Trailer of Jerusalem Countdown, showing at Real to Reel Film Festival (Youtube)
The aim of the Real to Reel Film Festival is to challenge and inspire people towards positive values and greater understanding
From Christian films to documentaries that challenge our beliefs, the festival is a real bargain as well. For twenty dollars, your entire family can see all forty films from around the world. That includes films like the apocalytpic thriller film Jerusalem Countdown and the faith-based drama about a troubled teen called Saving Winston.
The bonus is there's no swearing, no nudity and no violence. In fact, the festival bills itself as "Cool, Clean and Compelling."
Paul Boge is the festival coordinator. He's also a filmmaker and an author. He told host Marcy Markusa of Information Radio that the festival is a fundraiser. "All the proceeds go to either Siloam Mission or Union Gospel Mission to help some of the poorest people in our community have a chance to get up. To me I love it because you can watch a movie and make a difference to somebody's life."
Sounds like this is a film festival that lives by its values. Check it out at North Kildonan Mennonite Brethren Church from February 21 - 26.