The headline says it all: The St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its “Films On The Go” program by adding a special stop at our island’s tiniest taphouse – Junco’s Pub.
Junco’s Pub, created and tended by Elling Lien, is a bar for birds, modelled after The Inn of Olde in Quidi Vidi. It includes an old iPhone repurposed as a TV. This internet phenomenon live streams the Junco’s Bar 24-7 at http://juncospub.com. And Friday, its TV will be screening 10 short films from 12-1pm NL time. Tune in with your lunch!
Films On The Go began as a provincial touring of short films selected each year by SJIWFF. These days, Films on the Go screenings can now be independently hosted by community organizations, rural movie theatres, arts and cultural initiatives, assisted living facilities, schools – and even pubs (human and avian alike).
All that’s needed is a DVD player, a screen, and an audience. Participating venues are sent a DVD of the short films, which are suitable for all ages … and species. Venues are also given program information and promotional material. Screenings can be held for free or nominal admission, or, to fundraise for a community cause. The 2015 Films on the Go program is available for screenings until the end of July – learn more at www.womensfilmfestival.com/filmsonthego/.