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Witness acts of courage, humanity & solidarity on International Holocaust Remembrance Day: Jan. 27Powerful, Provocative and Important: Alanis Obomsawin's <i>Trick Or Treaty?</i>  on Jan. 30Join us February 6 - 14 for Bright Nights: The 5<sup>th</sup> Baltic-Nordic Film Festival
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A New Year
Thursday, 22 January 2015
Hello CFI supporters!
 
Due to rising costs, and for the first time since 2010, the Canadian Film Institute will raise its individual ticket prices by one dollar. Starting now, CFI Members, Students, and Seniors will pay $9.00 per film; the general public admission price per film will be $13.00. This modest increase will help us to continue our public programming activities, bringing you the best of Canadian and international cinema on a year-round basis.
 
Please note that price of yearly individual CFI Memberships ($15.00) and Ambassador Passes ($250.00) will not change.
 
And now, let's dive into the New Year in our new venue. We can't wait to get our 2015 programming year started at the beautiful, state-of-the-art River Building Theatre at Carleton University, and we are thrilled to be in partnership with Carleton University.
 
2015 kicks off at 8:00pm on Tuesday, January 27th, with a special screening of 50 ITALIANS, in honour of Holocaust Remembrance Day, at our "old stomping grounds" of the Library and Archives. Then, on Friday, January 30th at Carleton University, we present a free screening of TRICK OR TREATY?, with legendary filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin in attendance to introduce and discuss her new film. The following Friday, February 7th, we'll be launching our 5th annual Bright Nights: The Baltic-Nordic Film Festival, featuring the exciting, edgy cinemas of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
 
Vive le cinéma!
 
Sincerely,
Tom McSorley
Executive Director
 
Jerrett Zaroski
Programmer

... and the rest of the CFI team




 
 
Farewell 2014... Onward, Octogenarian!
Friday, 19 December 2014
To all of our CFI supporters,
 
Thank you all so much for a wonderful 2014, which featuring many magical nights with marvelous films, guest film artists, and record attendance levels at all our film festivals. The success of these events and our organization is a result of your passion for the best of Canadian and international cinema. We are grateful for your support.
 
In 2015 (the CFI's 80th anniversary year!), we will continue to work hard to bring the best of world cinema to you. We will also be heading to a new and exciting venue at Carleton University: the 388-seat River Building Theatre. Details to come in early January.
 
For now, all of us at the Canadian Film Institute wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season.
 
See you next year!
 
Warm regards,
Tom McSorley
Executive Director
 
Jerrett Zaroski
Programmer

Michael Peterson
Sponsorship Coordinator
 
The Transformable Moment
Monday, 01 December 2014
Café Ex returns on Thursday, December 4th, as the Canadian Film Institute welcomes Toronto-based filmmaker Stephen Broomer to present a collection of his experimental films, followed by an in-depth discussion with the audience at Ottawa's Club SAW.

One of Canada's most prominent experimental filmmakers, Stephen is also a film preservationist. His evocative, tonal films have featured at numerous festivals including TIFF Wavelengths, Views from the Avant-Garde, and the Berlin Directors Lounge.

Join us this Thursday at 7pm, as Stephen showcases his work and answers your questions over drinks at Club SAW, 67 Nicholas Street. Admission is "pay-what-you-can". The evening will also feature the launch of the CFI's latest publication, The Transformable Moment: The Films of Stephen Broomer. All attendees will be entered in to win a signed copy of the book – donate "what-you-can" now for an extra chance to win!

If you would like to pay in advance, donate here. For more info about the event and Stephen Broomer, be sure to check out the event page here, or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .
 
500th EUFF Film This Sunday!
Thursday, 20 November 2014
This Sunday, November 23rd, the European Union Film Festival will be presenting its 500th film!

To celebrate this special occasion, door prizes will be given away before the film, including Canadian Film Institute and European Union themed gifts, 5-film Passports for this year's EUFF, and gifts from Embassies and sponsors!

Simply buy a ticket and attend the Slovenian film "CHEFURS RAUS!" on Sunday, November 23rd at 7:00pm and you'll be entered into the draw.

See you there!
 
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