Art Auction Winners

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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

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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!

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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

Coming in January ’13 to the Evans

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Starting in January, the Evans will be showing classic films on Fridays and Saturdays at 9:30 PM.  Here’s what we’ve got slated for January:

January 4-6

Chasing Ice — a documentary
Late show classic: The Blues Brothers

January 11-13

Late show classic: The Birds

January 18-20

Midnight’s Children
Late show classic: Casablanca

Jan 25-27

Late show classic: Citizen Kane

Coming Soon!

We’ll be showing The Rocky Horror Picture Show again on February 16th, as a late show. Mark your calendars!

Also, on the weekend of March 8th-10th, we’ll present a 007 marathon. Can’t wait!

Sellout Crowd at Warpaths Premiere

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There wasn’t an open seat in the theatre on November 2nd when the Evans presented the premiere of Warpaths.  Thanks to our customers, we raised $1600.00 toward our upgrade!

Photos courtesy Colin Corneau.




Warpaths: Every Town Had Soldiers premieres at the Evans

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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
204 720 3332
Marc George
204 765 3000 ext. 3531

Official website:

Save Our Screen

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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!

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.

The Post-Lifers to play at the Evans

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The Brandon Film Festival will be screening a short live action comedy/mockumentary film with Brandon connections. The Post-Lifers depicts a zombie infestation from the zombies’ perspective.

The film is the creation of Darren Hutchings, Greg Kovacs, Brad McMillan and Nathan Hawkins. Hutchings was born and raised in Brandon (with a little time in Neepawa) and is an alumnus of Brandon University. Kovacs lived in Brandon in the mid-80’s where he and Hutchings became life-long friends. Another friend from Brandon settled in Kitchener, Ontario and married McMillan. The trio explored their love of film and film-making and, with the help of Hawkins, have brought The Post-Lifers to life.

The Brandon Film Festival is proud to be a showcase for emerging film talent from Manitoba. We strive to bring independent, foreign, Canadian, documentary, and just plain good film to Brandon.

“The Post-Lifers” will be screened the weekend of March 30 – April 1 along with the feature length film Carnage at the Evans Theatre on the campus of Brandon University. Tickets are $6 at the door. Showtime is 7:30pm.

For further information about The Post-Lifers, contact Darren Hutchings at: or by phone at 416-623-8107.

Trailers for The Post-Lifers can be found at:

Special Event — If I Should Fall

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On Sunday, February 5th, 2012, the Evans Theatre will screen If I Should Fall, a modern documentary of what loss in war means through the eyes of the YouTube generation.  Director Brendon Culliton was student at Fanshawe College when filming began in 2010.

All box office proceeds from the movie will go to charity.

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