Lights, Camera, Action! Aultsville Filmfest returns for 12th year

January 12, 2018

Aultsville Filmfest

Aultsville Filmfest Committee members (from left) Melanie Baker-Brown, Andrea Filion and Pam Maloney.

Cinemas fans from across the region are gearing up for the 12th annual Aultsville Filmfest, which will feature 7 films over 3 days beginning Friday, January 26th.

“We are excited to bring Filmfest back for a 12th year,” says Pam Maloney, member of the Filmfest Organizing Committee. “We have folks from Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and beyond who come just for this event and stay for the weekend.”

This year’s line up includes films from France, UK, Switzerland, Israel, Columbia, Sweden, and USA. Films are selected from the Toronto International Film Festival – Film Circuit which helps distribute independent films to small communities. Other films are sourced by the committee to ensure a diverse festival journey!

“Our Saturday night feature, The Florida Project, has been getting a lot of buzz, with a Golden Globe Nomination for William Dafoe,” said Ms. Maloney.

The Aultsville Filmfest is an annual event that brings independent film to Cornwall and raises money to support operations and refurbishment at Aultsville Theatre.

Ticket Info

People can buy tickets to individual films at the theatre prior to each screening, or at the Civic Complex Box Office. Weekend passes are also available that provide tickets to all 7 films, along with access to wine/food receptions, coffee and snacks between films. All festival screenings take place at Aultsville Theatre.

Full Weekend Pass $125 – (includes 7 movies + social events)
Individual Movie Tickets: $15 (movie only) $10 students (movie only)

Aultsville Filmfest Lineup
Here is a closer look at the films:

From the Land of the Moon

Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard stars in this war romance film that earned eight nominations at the César Awards including Best Film.

Lady Macbeth

Telling the tale of a woman stuck in a loveless marriage with a man twice her age, Lady Macbeth premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival to stellar reviews and has gathered five awards at the British Independent Film Awards.

The Divine Order (Die göttliche Ordnung)

Taking place during the crux of the women’s suffrage movement, this 2017 drama showcases a small Swiss village and the women who demand a change to the status quo. The film skillfully blends comedy and drama and was selected as the Swiss entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards.

The Florida Project

Offering the audience Willem Dafoe’s greatest performance in years and premiering at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, The Florida Project is a heartwarming drama that showcases the challenges of American life through the eyes of a six year old.

In Between

In Between follows three Palestinian women living together in modern day Tel Aviv, forced with questioning their faith and traditions to walk their own path. The drama premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival and took home the NETPAC Award for World or International Asian Film Premiere.

Bad Lucky Goat

Bad Lucky Goat follows the quirky journey of a brother and sister during the 24 hours after accidentally running over a goat. Guaranteed to have the audience in hysterics, this comedy is a tale you won’t soon forget.

A Man Called Ove (En Man Som Heter Ove)

Based on the international best-selling novel of the same name, A Man Called Ove is a dramatic dark comedy that explores the loneliness that ageing can bring. The film was nominated for two Academy Awards including Best International Film.

About Aultsville Theatre

Located at 2 St. Lawrence Drive on the campus of St. Lawrence College, Aultsville Theatre has been in operation since 1976 and has hosted countless community and world class performances in its spacious, 658-seat theatre.

For additional information on Aultsville Theatre, please click here.

Make a Weekend of it!

Looking to a make a weekend of it? After grabbing your Filmfest passes, make sure to check out our Accommodations page to explore your options and complete your stay in Cornwall!