Tumbleweed brings three nights of short films to Osoyoos

Seattle filmmakers Geoff  Klein (left) and Mo Fine (right) and friends relax at the Globe at Veranda Beach Resort following the first night of the Tumbleweed Film Festival in Oroville earlier this month. The two bring their festival to Osoyoos this weeken

Seattle filmmakers Geoff Klein (left) and Mo Fine (right) and friends relax at the Globe at Veranda Beach Resort following the first night of the Tumbleweed Film Festival in Oroville earlier this month. The two bring their festival to Osoyoos this weeken

OSOYOOS, BC – The Tumbleweed International Film Festival rolls north to Osoyoos, B.C. for three consecutive nights of short films from around the world, Aug. 16-18, at Nk’Mip Resort’s Desert Cultural Centre.
Filmmakers Geoff Klein and Mo Fine bring their popular festival back to Osoyoos for its second year after completing their third successful festival in Oroville earlier this month.
Films brought to Osoyoos are from Tumbleweed Film Festivals annual event in Oroville and audience and juried favorites will be featured. Movies start at 7:30 p.m. on each of the three nights, but there’s much more to the festival.
“Enjoy a truly magical evening of movies at the Nk’Mip (pronounced in-ka-meep) Resort’s stunning Desert Cultural Centre as you sample tasty local wines, beers and food, while watching fun short films from around the world,” said the co-founders of the event.
In addition to fine films from around the world, there is food and other entertainment as each night begins with a wine tasting starting at 7 p.m. On Thursday night, the Kick-off Event, there will be an opening ceremony that may include storytelling, drumming and dancing.
“Watch burst-out funny comedies, including animation, as well as thought-provoking dramas and documentaries. Some films come with twists and turns, some with a little drama and most will leave you smiling,” said Fine.
Friday is Red Carpet Night and features an evening of comedies and romance. Fine and Klein suggest movie-goers bring a date and watch some of the funniest and most romantic films of the fest.
“Along the way, there will also be some twists and turns, a little animation, a possible tear-jerker and a little pause for reflection,” said Klein.
Some of the films’ directors will be on hand for a Q and A on Friday night.
Saturday night is Awards Night. Enjoy a special evening of award-winning films from around the world, while you sip local award-winning wines and beers, invite the co-founders.
“Tonight’s films include many award winners from various festivals, including the Sundance film festival. There’s even a comedy with Dame Judi Dench,” Klein said.
And like Friday night, some of the films’ directors will be on hand for a Q and A on Saturday night, as well.
For more information on the festival’s films, purchasing tickets and sponsors, see www.tumbleweedfilmfest.com.

About Gary DeVon

Gary DeVon is the managing editor of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and celebrated his 25th year at the newspaper in August 2012. He graduated from Gonzaga University with a degree in Communications - Print Journalism, with an emphasis in photojournalism. He is a proud alumnus of Oroville High School. His family first settled in Okanogan County in the late 1800s. His parents are the Judy DeVon and the late Larry DeVon and he has two younger brothers - Dante and Michael. Many family members still call Oroville home. He is single with a grown daughter, Segornae Douglas and a young granddaughter, Erin.

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