Wednesday October 16: Be the Change Film Series Kicks Off in Collingwood
In its 12th season, BTC ramps up by adding 2 more months: September and May
The Be the Change Film Series (BTC) has become a Collingwood institution. Now in its 12th year, BTC has added a month on either end, extending the season from September to May. BTC screens environmentally and socially conscious movies at 5pm and 7:30pm every third Wednesday of the month at the Simcoe Street Theatre, across from the Collingwood Library.
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Next film on Wednesday October 16: Modified – A food lover’s journey into GMOs.
What’s new this year
“We’ve had such success with the series in the past couple of years that we’ve decided to build it up a bit,” says Shirra Harris, one of the BTC Film Series producers. “Adding two films over two months, introducing a post-film forum where filmgoers can discuss and create plans to implement in our community…we have a number of new initiatives up our sleeves. And the films this year are absolutely the best available. We’re very excited.”
Seeking a Title Sponsor
BTC’s longstanding title sponsor, Royal LePage Locations North, has moved on after over a decade of steadfast support. “We’re sad to see them go, but we thank them for their great support,” comments Carl Michener, a BTC producer and board member of the Blue Mountain Watershed Trust. “So we are on the lookout for a new title sponsor. The marketing exposure is quite attractive and includes the production of a professionally made short film (worth $2,000) about the sponsor’s business that airs before each showing.”
BTC’s many other sponsors include the likes of Conscious Water, Rockside Campbell Design and Blue Mountain Resorts. “We are fortunate to have them all,” says Michener. “People in the Collingwood Blue Mountains area are avid advocates for the environment and direction action—it’s great to see. Many of these businesses and organizations have been with us for many years. We know we can count on them.”
Proceeds support local environmental education
Proceeds from BTC benefit local environmental education programs organized by The Blue Mountain Watershed Trust, a Collingwood-based environment-focused charity entering its 25th year.
The BTC Film Series is designed to unite the Collingwood and surrounding communities around a variety of environment-centric issues. Provocative, carefully chosen films are selected around themes such as growing food sustainably, resource extraction and climate change.
The full film lineup for 2019-2020 includes:
Salmon Confidential – Salmon Confidential portrays the government cover-up of what is killing BC’s wild salmon.
Modified – A food lover’s journey into GMOs.
The Game Changers – A revolutionary new documentary about meat, protein, and strength.
JAN 15 – 2 Films
I Have Seen the Change – Canadian film about local climate change (Bowmanville).
Rising Tides – Sea levels rising and how extreme weather is affecting coastal cities.
Losing Ground – The first film to expose the impact of urban sprawl on American Agriculture.
Why We Cycle – Cyclists and scientists talk about the impact of cycling on citizens, society and cities.
Happening – A clean energy revolution.
Edible City – A documentary film about the good food movement.
About the Be the Change Film Series
The BTC Film Series was created in 2008 to educate and inspire the local Collingwood/Blue Mountains community into action. The Blue Mountain Watershed Trust Foundation is working together along with other community partners to provide the audience with a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of some of the most important ecological and social justice issues facing our local area and the communities of planet Earth.