The Fabulous Festival of Fringe Film kicks off this evening at the Hanover Drive In.
Over the next ten days the film festival will be celebrated across Grey and Bruce Counties. (Durham, Hanover and Southampton).
You don't have to travel to Toronto to take in a film festival as the 17th annual Fabulous Festival of Fringe Film is back.
The film festival celebrates independent and experimental media art showcasing Canadian and international artists in the Grey Bruce rural setting.
Co-Artistic Director Debbie Ebanks Schlums calls it a unique opportunity for rural residents to take in high quality non mainstream films.
Ebanks Schlums says participants will not be disappointed, calling many of the films visually stimulating adding that she believes some of the films will connect with the audience in a very intimate way, as the artists share their stories through film.
Over the next week and a half over 40 films will be featured at a number of different venues in Durham, Hanover, Southampton as well as the James Mason Culture and Recreation Centre on the Saugeen First Nation.
In fact this yearâ€™s Fabulous Festival of Fringe Film includes three short films produced with Saugeen First Nations emerging film makers.
They include: Thunder Rolling Home by Sharon Isaac and Kelsey Diamond, Tune-In by Cassidy Ritchie, Tiffany Kewageshig, Adrian Kahgee and Lorie Kewaquom and The Ancestors Gift by Nalaka Pucan.
Durham resident Joschi Schea will also be unveiling his film Love and Disability.
Ebanks Schlums is pleased that the film festival is able to showcase Canadian, international as well as local artist films.
This years festival theme is "A Call to Action" as the film festival celebrates independent filmmaking in Canada.
In order to ensure the film festival is affordable for all, most films are just 5 dollars.
The Fabulous Festival of Fringe Film runs from July 18th to July 27th, Festival passes are available.
For more information and a list of films, venues and schedule go to fabfilmfest.ca .