Snakebite FIlm Festival is back in Penticton with its mission of "uniting communities"

Films, community, and fun

Penticton's most unique and inviting film festival will be back this February, aiming to fulfil its mission of "awakening culture, uniting communities" — all while having a ton of fun.

The Snakebite Film Festival started in 2017, showcasing South Okanagan stories and highlighting diversity.

This year, it will run from Feb. 2-5 at Penticton's Landmark Cinemas, featuring short films and feature films alike, both fiction and documentary.

Festival passes are now on sale at a rate of $54, but there are also add-on events to amp up the fun.

On opening night, Feb. 2, kick off the festival in style at the 1950s costume party gala at the Black Antler. Cash and other prizes will be available for the best outfits, and there will be drag performances and plenty of good music.

After the costume party no need to let those 50s duds go to waste. Enjoy some Summer Lovin' at a Grease sing-along showing.

Tickets for the two add-on events come at an added price, but as an accessible festival, Snakebite has set aside limited free tickets for students and the underemployed.

"Our festival has a vision to celebrate film and ensure access to our community regardless of ability or financial means," the festival explains.

Those tickets can only be claimed by one person at a time.

Snakebite is also American Sign Language-friendly, and will have an ASL representative at each of their films.

Keep up with the latest Snakebite information on social media here, and find ticket information here.

Contributed Snakebite Film Festival

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