Mark your Calendars. January 25th, 2014 at the Wasaga Beach RecPlex, 1724 Mosley Street from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm where all 44 films and videos will be viewed in two locations Hall 1A and the Oakview Room. You will be able to vote for your favourites by category. It's your chance to help pick the winners. Admission is $3.00 each and $5.00 for families. The popcorn will be free. Tickets are available at Re/Max, Beach Booster, Taste of Paradise, Wasaga Beach Chamber of Commerce and at the door. You can also participate in the online portion of our voting by going to the film festival website to view and vote on line. During the breaks dancers by the Danceroom and Dance by Design will be performing. There will also be artists' exhibits.
The evening event you have been waiting for is the Red Carpet Gala Awards. Hall 1A Doors open at 5:30 pm. Picture this. You are at "The" best dress up event in town. You will be served from our servers (dressed in Black & White) the "best in class" complimentary hors d'oeuvres our premier local caterer Taste of Paradise can fashion. You will enjoy your friends and new acquaintances during the breaks sipping wine and beer (cash bar) as you mingle and view the art displays shown by our local artists.
Our black linen covered tables will be where you sit down with your entourage at our Red Carpet Gala Awards Program to view one of the town's best roster of local talent you could ever put together. Darlene Watters will be performing as welcoming vocalist as you enter the Red Carpet Gala event. A Ball Room Dance Duo from Dance by Design will wow you with their talent and style. One of our well-known Wasaga Beach entertainers, Sawyer Bullock magician extraordinaire, will dazzle you. And it just doesn't stop there - You may mistake her for Shania Twain yet its none other than our very own Rebecca Stephens, Country and Pop Vocal Artist from Wasaga Beach who will be performing for us. If you want a glimpse of what she can deliver check out the Music Video called "There is a Light" produced by Mary Ann Watts as an entry for this year's WBSFF at The Wasaga Film Festival. The Beach's very own Singing Triangle Squad from the Wasaga Beach Performing Arts Children's Theatre (PACT) will be singing a few Broadway hits. Amid all of this entertainment will be the showing of film trailers and the presentation of awards. Our Platinum Category award winners will receive a trophy and $500.00 in cash. Our Gold and Silver Category award winners will receive framed certificates. Tickets for the Red Carpet Gala Awards are $20.00 each and are available at Re/Max, Beach Booster, Taste of Paradise, Wasaga Beach Chamber of Commerce and at the door.
Supporting our home grown Wasaga Beach Short Film Festival is what this community is all about. Share in our vision "Bringing the World to Wasaga Beach through a shared passion for film and the power of storytelling"
As the film festival grows it promises to be a key attraction at our planned "Festival Square" to be built on Beach 1&2. You can help make this a reality. We would love to see you there to share in what our local film makers and artists have to offer alongside the international and national works we have attracted to our great town of Wasaga Beach.
"Be the Beach", send your thoughts and comments to Gary on how we make our efforts count.
Gary Cerantola is President of Critel Professional Services and chairs the Wasaga Beach Chamber of Commerce Promote Wasaga and the Wasaga Beach Short Film Festival Committees. You can now listen to Gary on Monday at 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm and Sunday at 2:00 pm on "It's Your Town - Beach Talk".