Canadian Sport Film Festival Announces 2014 Winnipeg Program

  • 6th Annual CSFF to screen 10 films from around the world, with screenings taking place February 7th at the Park Theatre and February 8th at The Forks
  • Opening night is highlighted by the Manitoba premiere of The Crash Reel, tracking snowboarder Kevin Pearce’s attempt to recover from a serious crash that derailed his quest for Olympic gold
  • 8 premieres, including 3  Canadian premieres and the theatrical premiere of Tailwind: Prairie Harvest
  • Return of the “snowscreen” for our free outdoor screening at The Forks on Feb 8
  • For more information on the CSFF or to purchase tickets, visit http://sportfilmfestival.ca/csff-winnipeg/

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WINNIPEG, January 23, 2013 – The sixth annual Canadian Sport Film Festival (CSFF) today announced its return to Winnipeg with a 2014 program that features 10 films from around the world. Headlining the CSFF, taking place February 7-8 in Winnipeg at the Park Theatre and The Forks are the opening night features: The Crash Reel, a profile of snowboarder Kevin Pearce and his attempted comeback from brain injury – a film named one of the best documentaries of 2012 by the Tribeca Film Festival; and Tailwind: Prairie Harvest, the theatrical premiere of Steve Langston and friends’ 1200-km bike tour of Manitoba to highlight local food growers and the biodiversity of our province.

The CSFF brings together the theatre of sport and the medium of film to tell unique, provocative and passionate human stories from around the world.  The Festival connects filmgoers to the story beyond the scoreboard, behind the camera and told with a critical lens.

“As always, this year’s program features a strong line-up of outstanding films,” said Russell Field, Executive Director, CSFF.  “But we are thrilled this year to present such a strong roster of films never before seen in Manitoba, including the award-winning The Crash Reel, and to be returning to The Forks for our innovative free event, eight short films screened outdoors on a screen made of snow. Only in Winnipeg.”

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Media Inquiries:

Russell Field, Executive Director, Canadian Sport Film Festival
204-797-7217
[email protected]

 

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