Friday, October 26, 2012

Blog Guelph: Guelph's Festival of Moving Media (FOMM)

One thing that distinctly brightens my dreaded November is our little jewel of a festival, FOMM. November 1 - 4 next week.

Here's a bit of back story: One of the world's first documentary film festivals, The Guelph International Film Festival (GIFF before TIFF was TIFF!) began in 1984 as a partnership between the Guelph International Research Centre (GIRC) and the Development Education Program of the University of Guelph's Centre for International Programs. Local businesses and City Council also contributed additional sponsorship, as they still do do today, along with many more varied sponsors.

After a brief hiatus, we became the Festival of Moving Media, FOMM.

The Festival continues to screen outstanding documentaries addressing local and international issues. One of the unique aspects of this festival is the opportunity the audience is given to discuss media art and the impact of films and videos after each screening. Many films include a host speaker and discussion after the screening. A large proportion of the films are by donation, keeping the festival affordable for all.

Do check us out this year. November is much nicer sitting huddled together in the dark.

-Downtown Lynn

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