The UWPG Film Festival is celebrating 20 years of great film making, with the 2022 edition showcasing an exciting lineup of 29 short films, documentaries, experimental and animation works created by post-secondary students from all over Canada and the across the globe. The Festival runs October 19 – 21, 2022.
“We are delighted to share that this year we are offering two Shorts Programs that feature Manitoban and Canadian works, as well an International Shorts Program and a variety of industry panels and talks,” said Festival Director Eric Peterson. “The films we have selected this year range from absurdity to personal stories that reflect or draw inspiration from real life.”
The Festival will take place over 3 days and continue to offer virtual screenings via Livestream on YouTube Live. There will also be an Encore Screening of all programs on October 22, 2022.
The Festival’s mission is to provide a stepping stone for student filmmakers to expose themselves to the greater industry outside of their post-secondary institutions, as well as to celebrate new emerging filmmakers.
Peterson adds, “This year’s 11 works featured by Manitoba filmmakers show the growing talent of filmmakers in our province. The UWPG Film Festival is a great opportunity to showcase these works and also collaborate with our expanding film industry and community in the province in order to spotlight possibilities for post-secondary students and future students of film study. We also continue our increasing efforts to highlight work from across Canada and the world, and we look forward to featuring more exceptional films in the years to come as we pass our 20th anniversary milestone.”
The UWPG Film Festival is free. You can attend in person at the Asper Centre for Theatre and Film (masks required); or online at UWPG Film Festival. The Festival programs will be streaming on YouTube Live.