We'd Like to Invite You

the storytellers and the filmmakers, the dreamers and the innovators, and all Kootenay folk to join us as we celebrate cinema from our region.

What is Kinesis?

Kinesis will be a four day event celebrating Kootenay Cinema, featuring screenings, professional development, social events and open space sessions. The selection of the word Kinesis is not incidental: we hope you will join us in setting a prosperous future in motion. This event is just the beginning.

What's the Schedule?
Friday September 22:

Programming will begin at noon on Friday. First up, we have a 30th anniversary retrospective held at Touchstones Museum and Archives, celebrating the making of Roxanne, the 1987 classic starring Steve Martin and Daryl Hannah that was filmed in Nelson. A free screening of the film will then be held from 4pm to 6pm at The Civic Theatre. At 6pm, there will be an opening night VIP social at The Civic Theatre followed by the locals only premiere of Sherpas Cinema's Imagination. The night will conclude with drinks and conversation.

Saturday September 23 and Sunday September 24:

Throughout each day The Civic Theatre will host many different events including: plenary speakers, panel sessions, workshops, professional development and screenings.

Plenary Sessions: Each Morning we will be hosting a number of speakers and meetings. More details will be released soon.

Panel Sessions: Join us as we invite leading innovators in the Kootenay Screen Based industry to take to the stage and open the discussion for the future of SBI.

Workshops: Participate in interactive professional development sessions that cover a range of topics.

Dine Around Lunches: Guests will sample special offerings from a number of Nelson's restaurants and be able to engage with like-minded individuals in groups of 8 to 10 people. Sign up will be available soon.

Screenings: Join us at The Civic Theatre as we showcase some of the Kootenays' finest cinematic works.

Monday September 25:

Monday will feature our open space sessions starting at 9am. Another Dine Around will be held for lunch. Open space sessions will resume at 1:15 and will wrap up at 4pm. At 6pm awards will be handed out at our marquee awards dinner, and Kinesis 2017 will officially come to a close.


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