NorthWestFest 2016 is a Cross-Media Cornucopia!

EDAC is a proud sponsor of this year’s NorthWestFest. One of the reasons we support this particular festival is the core philosophy of inclusion and diversification at the heart of the festival. Now, more than ever, we are seeing the creative arts blend across genres and formats. NWF is a celebration of film, music, and interactive media.

The festival is being run by Guy Lavallee, who has many years of festival production experience and has an unstoppable vigor for finding interesting and engaging properties to bring to Edmonton. EDAC is excited to work with Digital Alberta to bring the “Games People Play” series to the festival as well as programming the Lunch and Learn series at the ultra-cool Needle from Monday to Friday next week.

Heiko Ryll, EDAC’s faculty lead, and executive director, Owen Brierley, sit on the NWF board and have bees ardent supporters of the festival as it transitioned from the formerly venerated Global Visions Film Festival to its newly expanded format as NorthWestFest.

Check out the trailer made by Sally Poulsen, who works at NWF and is an alumna of EDAC.


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