The 7th Siding Festival of Film has a special interest and preference in submissions that are 'Rural' and or remotely themed locations outside of urban areas.
- 7th Siding defines ‘Rural’ and remote films as those with a focus on and/or produced in non-urban environments.

Films can be any genre including drama, documentary, animated, music video, experimental and student...with a preference towards film which have a 'Rural' theme or component.

Films must be Independently produced.

Enter your film in one category only.

Due to current global situations we are restructuring the festival to accommodate new regulations.

Pending regulations we will host indoor screenings at the Tivoli Theatre.

The single screen Art Deco style Tivoli Theatre first opened in November 1938.
This 250-seat theatre is modernized with a Christie-equipped digital projector.

One of British Columbia's largest agricultural regions, the Creston Valley enjoys proximity to the United States (10 minute drive to the border with Idaho), excellent accommodations, a vibrant downtown core and state-of-the-art recreational facilities -- all at play in the region's unique confluence of strong foodie and arts cultures, with its incredible restaurants, galleries and myriad points of interest along Kootenay Lake.

'7th Siding' was the original name for Creston, BC.

7th Siding Festival of Film is a non competitive festival dedicated to promoting awareness, appreciation and education of the cinematic arts to our local community.
Therefore there are no awards.

7th Siding Festival of Film is a volunteer run festival with a very low budget, so we cannot afford to pay screening fees at this time.
7th Siding Festival of Film is not for profit and is part of the Kootenay Film Society.

**Enter your film in One Category Only**

The 7th Siding Festival of Film has a special interest and preference in submissions that are 'Rural' and or remotely produced locations outside of urban centre’s.
- 7th Siding defines ‘Rural’ and remote films as those with a focus on and/or produced in non-urban environments.

**- films which are submitted and deemed non-Rural by exhibiting solely or consistent urban scenes, metropolitan or city-scenes, risk being declined.**

- Films can be any genre including drama, documentary, animation, experimental, music video, student.

- Films must be Independently produced.

- Submissions will be juried for acceptance of rules and regulations as set out by the 7th Siding Festival of Film.

- Student films and film school submissions are welcome.
If your film is a Student project, enter it in the ‘Student Category’ only.!

- Foreign-language films must be English subtitled. No over-dubbing, please.

- The Filmmaker authorizes the Festival to use a short clip less than 30 seconds for promotional purposes only.

- All film genres and derivations thereof are welcome. However, films seen as containing gratuitous scenes of violence, racism, sexual assault, exploitation or political extremism will be declined.

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  • Susan Backs

    Motherhood and Being a Sandwich or The Best Laid Plans is so grateful to be selected. Thank you so much and thanks so much for all of your hard work in putting on this festival.
    Peace and grace,
    Sue Backs and Emmett Hanly

    December 2021
  • It is a very difficult and troublesome business nowadays to organize and support the festival! Thank you so much for your attention to my film!

    November 2021
  • Joe Chang

    I am happy with the participants in this film festival and of course proud that my film 'I am not an Angel' has been selected.

    November 2021
  • Bilal Hussain

    It was great to have been selected for my award winning short film Jessica: Part Two.

    November 2021