Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

March 04, 2008 15:54 ET

The Government of Canada Supports 3 Americas Film Festival

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - March 4, 2008) - The Honourable Josee Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages, today announced support for the 3 Americas Film Festival.

The 9th edition of the Festival will take place from March 26 to 30, 2008, in Quebec City. Over the course of five days, the Festival will present more than 200 films from the Americas and the rest of the world, including several Quebec productions. Federal funding of $10,000 will be used to help organize the festival.

"The Government of Canada is pleased to announce funding to the 3 Americas Film Festival," said Minister Verner. "We are proud to partner with communities to support activities that celebrate local history, arts, and heritage."

"This investment from Canadian Heritage will allow our organization to offer the community programming that reflects the talent of our local artists," said Sonia Corriveau, Executive Director of the 3 Americas Film Festival.

The new Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage (BCAH) program, announced in September 2007, provides Canadians with more opportunities to take part in local activities that present arts and culture and celebrate local history and heritage. This program will benefit many community events and celebrations in Canada throughout the coming year.

The Government of Canada is committed to building stronger communities and to providing all Canadians with opportunities to get involved in their communities and in celebrating Canadian arts and heritage.

This news release is available on the Internet at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Media Room.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage,
    Status of Women and Official Languages
    Dominic Gosselin
    Press Secretary
    819-997-7788
    or
    Canadian Heritage
    Marie-Claude Cadorette
    Regional Manager, Communications
    Quebec Region
    514-283-4027