Now for the third year, international cinema comes to Hamilton as the Art Gallery of Hamilton CIBC Wood Gundy World Film Festival showcases acclaimed films selected from the world’s top film festivals from Friday, September 24 to Sunday, October 3, 2011.
Our 2011 film festival line-up is now available…
Visit www.aghfilmfest.com for all the exciting film selections, dates, trailers and descriptions. You can visit the Art Gallery of Hamilton during Gallery hours to purchase and receive your tickets, or, go online at any time to purchase your film selections. VIEW LIST NOW.
Separate from regular film screenings, special events include Top Billing: Opening Night Celebration & Screening, SPARK: Igniting Change, and CLiC Cinema Hamilton Night.
Films are still $10 each. Here’s a reminder of all ticket options:
Festival Pass ($250):
Pass holders have access to all film screenings and events (including Top Billing, SPARK, and CLiC) so no need to pre-register. Simply arrive at the venue of choice at least 15 minutes before it begins, present your pass, and receive a ticket for that screening or event. Festival Passes purchased before September 12th will be mailed to address provided.
Festival Ten-Packs ($90):
If you know what you’d like to see, simply pick your 10 “must-see” choices online (or buy several tickets for one screening) and your purchase will default to $90 total – that’s one screening free!
If you’d prefer to make your selections on the go, purchase an “open” Festival Ten-Pack punch card and choose your films at anytime before they are shown. Ten-Pack punch cards purchased before September 12th will be mailed to address provided.
Please note that the Ten-Pack is not valid for Top Billing, SPARK, or CLiC events.
Event Tickets ($18 – $20):
Top Billing: Opening Night Celebration & Screening, SPARK: Igniting Change, and
CLiC Cinema Hamilton Night. An advance purchase discount applies to these events.
HST is included in all pricing.
Hamilton and area film audiences will experience films of all genres from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, United Kingdom and USA in the languages of English, French, Japanese, Korean, Italian, Northern Sotho and Spanish. In partnership with the Le Centre français Hamilton inc. and in keeping with the AGH’s themed French Connection year presented by TD, a selection of French and francophone films will be screened.
In partnership with the Le Centre français Hamilton inc. and in keeping with the AGH’s themed French Connection year presented by TD, a selection of French and francophone films will be screened.
New to this year’s film festival and ensuring that more film lovers can experience the best in world cinema is a selection of screenings in Burlington at the Encore Upper Canada Place Cinemas and a roster of free films screening, and presented in partnership with, the Hamilton Public Library – Central Branch.
“We’re delighted to offer a festival of top-quality international films that will amuse, inform, touch, shock, and entertain,” says AGH President and CEO Louise Dompierre. “As perhaps the most accessible of art forms, film offers the opportunity for our community to come together and join in a shared experience for two hours at a time.”
The AGH CIBC Wood Gundy World Film Festival will be screening films and holding events at the following venues:
• Empire Jackson Square 6 Cinemas (2 King Street West, Hamilton);
• Westdale Theatre (1014 King Street West, Hamilton);
• McIntyre Performing Arts Centre (Mohawk College Fennell Campus, 135 Fennell Avenue
• Ancaster SilverCity (771 Golf Links Road, Ancaster);
• Encore Upper Canada Place Cinemas (460 Brant Street, Unit 3, Burlington);
• and the Art Gallery of Hamilton (123 King Street West, Hamilton).
Returning this year is the CLiC Cinema Hamilton night on Thursday, September 29 at the AGH. The best in indie films from Hamilton 24, Hamilton Film and Music Festival and Hamilton Film Festival will be screened. A noted jury of film professionals will vote on their favourites.
Throughout the ten day festival, film buffs are encouraged to vote for the BMO Bank of Montreal Audience Choice Award. The winning film will be screened as part of the AGH ilovefilmseries regular screenings.