The North Valley Mountain Film Festival is once again partnering with three local businesses to offer a People’s Choice Award for the 2020 event. Valhalla Mountain Touring(VMT), Ambler Mountain Works and Ice Creek Lodge have all made generous contributions towards the award. Cash prizes of $300, $200 and $100 will be awarded respectively to the “best” three films voted by the audience at the February 29th film festival.
“We’re thankful for the support of VMT, Ice Creek Lodge and Ambler for once again sponsoring the People’s Choice Award. We hope this award will encourage more Kootenay photographers and film makers to make submissions to our festival,” said coordinator Myles Berney.
“We receive excellent submissions from local artists every year and anticipate that the quality will continue”, added Berney. “Our goals haven’t really changed. We strive to provide a community venue for emerging and professional media artists to showcase their work. We think that by offering this award, and advertising in nearby communities, we can provide that homegrown grassroots vibe, while at the same time expanding to a more regional event”.