Golden Film Festival back this year

The annual festival, hosted by the Gentlemen's Leisure Club of Golden, is on Saturday Feb. 2.

The Gentlemen got their feet wet last year, hosting the Golden Film Festival for the first time. They have brought it back this year, and it is going to be even bigger and better.

The annual festival, started by camera operator and editor Cliff Markham, and taken over by the Gentlemen’s Leisure Club of Golden last year, is taking place at the Mount 7 Rec Plex on Saturday Feb. 2.

This great community event features foreign, Canadian, and even local films that showcase a wide array of themes. Last year there was everything from art films, comedic shorts, full length documentaries, and enough extreme sports films to keep the Golden crowd happy.

Awards were handed out for Feature Length, Gentlemen’s Choice, Medium Length,  Youth Film, and Short.

This year the Gentlemen have teamed up with Golden Area Initiatives to present a new category for the local movie makers – The Pure Golden Award.

This new category is all about Golden, B.C. The Gentlemen have asked film makers to let them know why they love Golden in 90 seconds. The first place winner will receive a $500 cash prize.

Tickets for the festival are $10, and are available at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.

For more information go to gentlemenofgolden.org.