ReFrame Film Festival’s mid-winter community celebration of documentary film and media art is in full swing in Nogojiwanong-Peterborough and across the country.
With a lens on social and environmental justice, ReFrame aims to build active and engaged community audiences through the curated presentation of thought-provoking documentary film.
Opening to rousing success at Showplace Performance Centre in downtown Peterborough on January 26th, with a screening of the stunning Oscar-nominated film All the Beauty and the Bloodshed, ReFrame 2023 features panel discussions, filmmaker Q&As, and a dazzling exhibition in partnership with Artspace Peterborough which is free and open to the public until February 25th.
At the heart of this year’s festival is the online program of over 60 films running until Friday (February 3), available to anyone with access to a device and an internet connection — anywhere in Canada.
ReFrame is acutely aware that income disparities present barriers to participation for many, and seeks to promote income-based accessibility to our programming, so as many people as possible can engage with this astounding collection of films and the important ideas they present.
The festival offers a no-questions-asked, pay-what-you-can policy for every single screening in our 2023 virtual festival.
To access the films, visit the ReFrame Virtual Theatre at watch.eventive.org/reframe2023 and create a login with the ReFrame’s streaming platform Eventive. Do so by clicking on the “Login” button in the top right corner of the page and enter your email address and a unique password. From there, the full catalogue of ReFrame 2023 films is available to stream on-demand for whatever price feels accessible to each viewer.
ReFrame also continues its successful Community Access Program, wherein ticket packages are shared with local advocacy groups and service organizations who distribute them among their membership at no cost.
For the 2023 festival, ReFrame is grateful to Black Lives Matter Nogojiwanong, Community Race Relations Committee of Peterborough, Curve Lake First Nation, Electric City Culture Council, New Canadians Centre, PARN Rainbow Youth, Peterborough Native Learning Program, Women and HIV/Aids Initiative, YES Shelter for Youth and Families, and Youth Leadership in Sustainability for helping us to share these essential films with our essential community.
ReFrame is a registered non-profit charitable organization with a small but mighty team of staff (one contract and two year-round positions) and ticket and pass sales represent just 16 per cent of our annual revenue.
If you are in a position to support the work that we do, tax deductible charitable receipts are available for contributions of $20 and up, and can be made through our website at reframefilmfestival.ca/support/donate/. We are immensely grateful for the generosity of those who help us to keep ReFrame as accessible as possible.
ReFrame is proud to have been igniting the long nights with illuminating film for 19 years, and are deeply gratified to share these important works with so many. See you at the movies!
kawarthaNOW is proud to be an official media partner and sponsor of local films at the 2023 ReFrame Film Festival.