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Wells B.C. hosts fifth annual Moonrise Film Festival

The arts community invites film fanatics to its festival Aug. 25-27.

From Aug. 25-27, Sunset Theatre in Wells will screen 35 independent short and feature films by Canadian and international filmmakers, including Aim for the Roses, a documentary that was nominated for the ‘Best B.C. Film’ award by the Vancouver Film Critics Circle. Filmmaker John Bolton will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A.

Additionally, there will be a full hour of local short-film programming from the Cariboo, featuring productions from Wells, Quesnel and Barkerville. Filmmakers Richard Wright and Amy Newman, among others, will be in attendance.

For more information on the Moonrise Film Festival and the season filled with a variety of theatrical treasures that are sure to jog your senses, touch your funny bone, and give reason to ponder and celebrate, visit

All performances start at 8 p.m. unless otherwise listed. Tickets are $25 for a full weekend pass or $10 for day passes.

The Moonrise Film Festival is supported in part by Northern Development Initiative Trust and the Simon Fraser Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology.