Recipient: Reel Alternatives Vanderhoof Society
Sectors: Business Development
Strategy: Tourism-Recreational Infrastructure
Description: Reel Alternatives has demonstrated success with its Sterling Sturgeon Film Festival. However, rising costs are making it difficult for the organization to continue doing the film screenings through the regular venue(s), and the Society now aspires to purchase a portable digital system to enable them to collaborate with the local school (Nechako Valley Secondary School) and take the show to neighbouring communities. With this approval for funding assistance, Reel Alternatives will purchase a high definition Sanyo WM5500 Professional Projector. Portable digital delivery capacity will also enable the Society to make films available throughout the year, expanding opportunities beyond the confines of the film festival concept. As well, the proponent plans to use the equipment to showcase local talent/films from schools, both local and in neighbouring communities.