Thanks for a great season!

Thank you to our audience for making our year a success!
To give our volunteers a much needed break, we return with new movies in  Sept. 2014. Check back in September for our exciting new movies!
See you in the fall & bring a friend!
— The Evans Theatre volunteers

Two Brandon Films

Update:  Join us at 6:30 for a wine & cheese event before the shows. The documentaries will begin at 7:30, and there will be a Q&A session with the filmmakers afterwards.

Cost: $10 at the door.

Two Brandon documentaries premiere at the Evans on June 27th!
Gossip in the Graveyard

End of the Line

Art Auction Winners

Thank you all for your participation in our fundrasing auction. Your support toward our updgrade is very much appreciated. Your participation helped us raise $2725.00 toward our Evans “Save our Screen ” campaign.

Here are the winning bidders:

Cartwright – Kim Bright
Elkhorn – Community Futures Westman inc.
Elgin – Community Futures Westman Inc.
Lyleton – Julianne Kniskern
Napinka – Community Futures Westman Inc.
Neepawa – Community Futures Westman Inc.
Pipestone – Community Futures Westman Inc.
Melita – Community Futures Westman Inc.
Hartney – Brandon Dental Centre
Brandon CPR – Wayne Harrison
Brandon CNR/Prince Edward – Brandon Dental Centre
Brandon CNR/Prince Edward – Cando Contracting

Note: For the benefit of the Evans Fundraising – Lois made available a second CNR print!

Our heartfelt thanks to Lois Washington for contributing the works of William Hobbs. With out these prints our goal would be much further away.

We haven’t met our $90,000 goal yet but are now at half way point as a result of recently successful grants, public donations & the Hobbs Auction.

In just 7 months the public & grants have allowed us to raise a staggering $45,000. Unbelievable support from our audience has proven that Brandon wants the Evans to continue on .

Art Auction

Thanks to the generosity of Lois Washington, widow of the late artist and Evans patron William Hobbs, we have several signed and numbered limited-edition prints of Mr. Hobbs’ work to offer in a silent auction.
Please note: These are signed and numbered limited-edition prints, not original paintings.

Please call (204) 727-8841 to bid, or you can enter your bid in the form below.

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Vote and Win!

Now is your chance to select the top film of 2012!

Just tell us your favourite Film Circuit release of the past year. The Canadian film that receives the most votes will be presented with the Film Circuit People’s Choice Award: Canadian Film Category. The international film with the most votes is honoured with the Film Circuit People’s Choice Award: International Film Category.

One lucky voter will be eligible to win $500 for entering.

Vote at TIFF’s Film Circuit site

Warpaths: Every Town Had Soldiers premieres at the Evans

Street Media Inc., in association with The RCA Museum, Canada’s National Artillery Museum, is proud to announce that the documentary, Warpaths: Every Town Had Soldiers, will be premiering at the Evans Theatre on November 2 nd 2012. The event begins at 7:00PM with a champagne reception – the screening of the documentary and a special question-and-answer session with the filmmakers, Graham Street and Marc George, to follow.

This premiere is also part of The Brandon Film Festival’s 2012 fundraising efforts, as all net proceeds from the event will go to the Save Our Screen Campaign.

Warpaths: Every Town Had Soldiers is a broadcast-length documentary, featuring the stories of three men from Western Manitoba who fought for Canada during the First World War. This community-expression documentary was produced by Street Media Inc. and is written and hosted by The RCA Museum Director, Marc George.

Filming for this project took place in the spring and summer of 2012 and features many locations throughout the Westman area including the Town of Boissevain, Camp Hughes Provincial Heritage Site and The RCA Museum in Shilo. The filmmakers also traveled to France, following the footsteps of the Westman soldiers who fought for their country in the iconic Battle of Vimy Ridge.

This documentary was produced in association with MTS TV ‘Stories From Home’ (formerly Manitoba on Demand). The broadcast premiere of Warpaths: Every Town Had Soldiers is scheduled for November 8th 2012, exclusively on MTS TV.

To find out more, please contact:

Graham Street
gstreet@street-media.ca
204 720 3332
Marc George
marc.george@forces.gc.ca
204 765 3000 ext. 3531

Official website: www.warpathsdocumentary.com

Save Our Screen

With the coming switch to digital projection, the Evans Theatre (and the Brandon Film Festival Inc., the non-profit corporation which presents movies at the Evans) faces a significant challenge.  In as little as a year, we will be unable to show films in the traditional sense; all movies will be delivered on digital media, rather than on film.  Our projection system will be obsolete.

There is a significant cost to a digital conversion.  We face a fundraising challenge in the neighbourhood of $80,000.00.  That’s a lot of money, especially for a small theatre in a small city in a small province.  We need help.

We’re not just standing still; we’re looking into all possible options, including grants, corporate sponsorship, and donations.  The Brandon Film Festival Inc., by the way, is a registered charity, able to provide tax receipts for donations received.

We really enjoy showing films to the people of Brandon and Westman; we’d love to be able to continue to do so.  Please consider a donation, if you’re able.

How to donate

Donate online

Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!

If you’d prefer to send a cheque, our mailing address is:

Brandon Film Festival
PO Box 21084
West End Postal Outlet
Brandon MB
R7B 3W8

Cheques should be made out to Brandon Film Festival.