Seventh annual Surrey International Film Festival a success

After putting on workshops earlier this year to train amateurs how to make films, the Surrey International Film Festival took entries for this year’s event as diverse as homelessness groups and local high-school students.

With over 25 entries from eight different countries, this year’s festival was bigger than ever but festival organizers decided to try something new this year.

“A couple of the filmmakers this year have competed in the festival before,” said festival director Glen Chua. “Matthew Furtado has a film in this year, last year he won the Best Editing Award.”

The festival also took entries from a few people who attended the filmmaking workshops held at the City Centre Library. Entries include a public service announcement from the Homelessness and Housing Society as well as a documentary from the Surrey Museum.

The films were screened on Nov. 1 and awards given on Nov. 2.

For a list of the winners, click here.

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