By 7 p.m. tomorrow night, Cinéfest will begin for the first time with a Sudbury film.
The Riverbank is the premiere gala screening during the festival, Sept. 15.
Festival director Tammy Frick said after watching the film, it was the obvious choice for launching into a week of Canadian, international and independent film.
“Our audiences are going to love it,” she said. “It has that feel of 'Northern Ontario.' The cinematography is beautiful.”
A number of other films with Sudbury connections are screening at the festival. The Truth, starring Forest Whitaker, Eva Longoria and Andy Garcia, is a featured gala as well.
Along with showcasing the growing film industry in Greater Sudbury, this year's edition of Cinéfest will continue to illustrate what's happening in film at a variety of levels.
Frick and Patrick O'Hearn, managing directors of Cinéfest, also announced a number of films in the special presentations, world cinema and Canadian features that will be screening at the festival.
Special presentations include Rebelle, All In Good Time, Rust and Bone, The Hunt, No, Amour and Stories We Tell. World cinema productions screening include Citadel and The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia.
A number of Canadian films, like Blackbird, The Disappeared, Every Emotion Costs and Margarita were also unveiled.
All Cinéfest screenings take place at Silver City.
For more information about the festival or the films that will be screening, visit www.cinefest.com.