The seventh annual Central Alberta Film Festival will be running October 18th to 21st, with nearly 20 hours of films to be screened.
Films submitted for consideration for the festival are all scored by film industry judges, such as directors, producers, and college or university instructors from film and arts departments.
This year, 14 films scored eight or higher out of a possible ten.
CAFF Submissions Coordinator Heather Thiessen said it is a substantial accomplishment for a film to score at this level, since the score is an average between four of these expert judges.
"It's exciting to see the quality of submissions get better every year,” Thiessen said. “And it's energizing to see the quality of film makers from Alberta. We have submissions from eight countries this year and our Alberta film makers are rocking it."
The film festival which ends with a gala award ceremony, is run entirely by volunteers.
Eight to ten volunteer greeters and ticket-takers are required to welcome audiences over the four-day event.
“If you love watching movies, especially films you can’t see in most theatres, volunteering for Central Alberta Film Festival is the way to go,” said Brent LaBrosse, CAFF Volunteer Coordinator. “Volunteers get to watch some of the films while they are working.”
Anyone interested in volunteering at the festival should email LaBrosse at firstname.lastname@example.org. More about CAFF can be found at www.cafilmfestival.ca.