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89th Academy Awards®: LIVE Viewing Partay!

SUNDAY, Feb. 26th.  EIFF & The REC ROOM invite movie lovers, hipsters, fashionistas and, well, EVERYONE, to a LIVE screening of the 2017 Academy Awards.  Hosted by 630CHED’s Ryan Jespersen & blogger Kari Shelton, this won’t be like sitting at home in your underwear!   And if you haven’t seen The REC ROOM’s massive screen, know that it’s, well, massively impressive!  NO Cover Charge.  Food and bevvies available for purchase.  This is a fundraiser event for EIFF — bring cash for raffle prizes.  Dress like Holly wood!  You could WIN our Jury prize for Best Dressed.

  • 5pm : DOORS OPEN
  • 6:30-9pm : The 2017 ACADEMY AWARDS® LIVE BROADCAST

Thank-you to our Raffle PRIZE sponsors… KnifewearMcBain Camera | The Marc Restaurant | Metterra Hotel | On the Rocks | Roth & RambergSouthgate Mall | Trestle Creek Golf Resort | Urban TavernZenari’s Restaurant

OSCAR® Nominated Shorts : Live Action (Encore)

The 2017 OSCAR® NOMINATED SHORT FILMS : Live Action (130-mins.)
Thursday, Feb. 23 @ 8:30pm | The REC ROOM
14A Sexual Content, Language May Offend.

TICKETS: $10 (Advance). $15 at the door, 1-hour before showtime.  BUY Tickets NOW!

Don’t miss your chance to predict this year’s winners before the Oscars are handed out!  Let’s watch the 89th ACADEMY AWARDS® LIVE! on SUNDAY, Feb. 26th at The REC ROOM.  NO cover charge.  More deets HERE.


And the NOMINEES in the Short Film – LIVE ACTION category are:

SING | Dir: Kristof Deak | Hungary | 25-mins.
Synopsis: Zsofi is struggling to fit in at her new school – singing in the school’s famous choir is her only consolation – but the choir director may not be the inspirational teacher everyone thinks she is. It will take Zsofi and her new friend Liza to uncover the cruel truth.  English subtitles.  TRAILER.

SILENT NIGHTS | Dir: Aske Bang | Denmark | 30-mins.
Synopsis: Inger volunteers at a homeless shelter and falls in love with the illegal immigrant Kwame. Both live a hard life. Kwame finds comfort in Inger’s arms, but says nothing about his family and children in Ghana… until one day, when Kwame’s phone rings. English subtitles. TRAILER.

TIMECODE | Dir: Juanjo Gimenez Pena | Spain | 15-mins.
Synopsis: Luna and Diego are the parking lot security guards. Diego does the night shift, and Luna works by day.  Their worlds collide in a way that is best described as beautifully rhythmic.  English subtitles.  TRAILER.

ENNEMIS INTÉRIEURS | Dir: Sélim Aazzazi | France | 28-mins.
Synopsis: An interview at a local police station turns into an inquisition during which a French-Algerian born man is accused of protecting the identities of possible terrorists. English subtitlesTRAILER.

LA FEMME ET LE TGV | Dir: Timo von Gunten | Switzerland | 30-mins.
Synopsis: Every morning, Elise Lafontaine waves at the express train that passes her house. One fateful day, she finds a letter from the train conductor in her garden and her lonely life is turned upside down. The story is inspired by true events.  English subtitles.  TRAILER

OSCAR® Nominated Shorts : Live Action

The 2017 OSCAR® NOMINATED SHORT FILMS : Live Action (130-mins.)
Tuesday, Feb. 21 @ 6:30pm |  The REC ROOM
14A Sexual Content, Language May Offend.

TICKETS: $10 (Advance). $15 at the door, 1-hour before showtime.  BUY Tickets NOW!

Don’t miss your chance to predict this year’s winners before the Oscars are handed out!  Let’s watch the 89th ACADEMY AWARDS® LIVE! on SUNDAY, Feb. 26th at The REC ROOM.  NO cover charge.  More deets HERE.


And the NOMINEES in the Short Film – LIVE ACTION category are:

SING | Dir: Kristof Deak | Hungary | 25-mins.
Synopsis: Zsofi is struggling to fit in at her new school – singing in the school’s famous choir is her only consolation – but the choir director may not be the inspirational teacher everyone thinks she is. It will take Zsofi and her new friend Liza to uncover the cruel truth.  English subtitles.  TRAILER.

SILENT NIGHTS | Dir: Aske Bang | Denmark | 30-mins.
Synopsis: Inger volunteers at a homeless shelter and falls in love with the illegal immigrant Kwame. Both live a hard life. Kwame finds comfort in Inger’s arms, but says nothing about his family and children in Ghana… until one day, when Kwame’s phone rings. English subtitles. TRAILER.

TIMECODE | Dir: Juanjo Gimenez Pena | Spain | 15-mins.
Synopsis: Luna and Diego are the parking lot security guards. Diego does the night shift, and Luna works by day.  Their worlds collide in a way that is best described as beautifully rhythmic.  English subtitles.  TRAILER.

ENNEMIS INTÉRIEURS | Dir: Sélim Aazzazi | France | 28-mins.
Synopsis: An interview at a local police station turns into an inquisition during which a French-Algerian born man is accused of protecting the identities of possible terrorists. English subtitlesTRAILER.

LA FEMME ET LE TGV | Dir: Timo von Gunten | Switzerland | 30-mins.
Synopsis: Every morning, Elise Lafontaine waves at the express train that passes her house. One fateful day, she finds a letter from the train conductor in her garden and her lonely life is turned upside down. The story is inspired by true events.  English subtitles.  TRAILER

OSCAR® Nominated Shorts : Animation (Encore)

The 2017 OSCAR® NOMINATED SHORT FILMS : Animation (90-mins.)
Thursday, Feb. 23 @ 6:30pm | The REC ROOM
AB Film Classification Rating: PENDING.

Don’t miss your chance to predict this year’s winners before the Oscars are handed out!  Let’s watch the 89th ACADEMY AWARDS® LIVE! on SUNDAY, Feb. 26th at The REC ROOM.  NO cover charge.  More deets HERE.


And the NOMINEES in the Short Film – ANIMATION category are:

BORROWED TIME | Dirs: Andrew Coats & Lou Hamou-Lhadj | USA | 7-mins.
Synopsis: A weathered sheriff returns to a place he’s spent a lifetime trying to forget. With each step forward, he must find the strength to carry on.  BORROWED TIME screened at the 2016 EIFF!  TRAILER.

PEARL | Dir: Patrick Osborne | USA | 6-mins.
Synopsis: Set inside their home, a beloved hatchback, PEARL follows a girl and her dad as they crisscross the country chasing their dreams. It’s a story about the gifts we hand down and their power to carry love, and finding grace in the unlikeliest of places.  TRAILER.

PIPER | Dir: Alan Barillaro | USA | 6-mins.
Synopsis:  A hungry sandpiper hatchling ventures from her nest for the first time to dig for food by the shoreline. The only problem is, the food is buried beneath the sand where scary waves roll up onto the shore.  TRAILER.

BLIND VAYSHA | Dir: Theodore Ushev | Canada | 8-mins.
Synopsis:  Vaysha is not like other young girls.  Her left eye sees only the past. Her right, only the future. Like a terrible curse, Vaysha’s split vision prevents her from living in the present.  TRAILER.

PEAR BRANDY & CIGARETTES | Dir: Robert Valley | Canada | 35-mins.
Synopsis:  Drink and smoke…that’s what Techno Stypes really liked to do. And fight. Now he’s in China.  In need of a liver transplant.  “Get him back to Vancouver” instructs Techno’s father.  This isn’t going to be easy.  TRAILER.

OSCAR® Nominated Shorts : Animation

The 2017 OSCAR® NOMINATED SHORT FILMS : Animation (90-mins.)
Tuesday, Feb. 21 @ 9pm | The REC ROOM
AB Film Classification Rating: PENDING.

TICKETS: $10 (Advance). $15 at the door, 1-hour before showtime.  BUY Tickets NOW!

Don’t miss your chance to predict this year’s winners before the Oscars are handed out!  Let’s watch the 89th ACADEMY AWARDS® LIVE! on SUNDAY, Feb. 26th at The REC ROOM.  NO cover charge.  More deets HERE.


And the NOMINEES in the Short Film – ANIMATION category are:

BORROWED TIME | Dirs: Andrew Coats & Lou Hamou-Lhadj | USA | 7-mins.
Synopsis: A weathered sheriff returns to a place he’s spent a lifetime trying to forget. With each step forward, he must find the strength to carry on.  BORROWED TIME screened at the 2016 EIFF!  TRAILER.

PEARL | Dir: Patrick Osborne | USA | 6-mins.
Synopsis: Set inside their home, a beloved hatchback, PEARL follows a girl and her dad as they crisscross the country chasing their dreams. It’s a story about the gifts we hand down and their power to carry love, and finding grace in the unlikeliest of places.  TRAILER.

PIPER | Dir: Alan Barillaro | USA | 6-mins.
Synopsis:  A hungry sandpiper hatchling ventures from her nest for the first time to dig for food by the shoreline. The only problem is, the food is buried beneath the sand where scary waves roll up onto the shore.  TRAILER.

BLIND VAYSHA | Dir: Theodore Ushev | Canada | 8-mins.
Synopsis:  Vaysha is not like other young girls.  Her left eye sees only the past. Her right, only the future. Like a terrible curse, Vaysha’s split vision prevents her from living in the present.  TRAILER.

PEAR BRANDY & CIGARETTES | Dir: Robert Valley | Canada | 35-mins.
Synopsis:  Drink and smoke…that’s what Techno Stypes really liked to do. And fight. Now he’s in China.  In need of a liver transplant.  “Get him back to Vancouver” instructs Techno’s father.  This isn’t going to be easy.  TRAILER.

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