In 2000, we began presenting films in Kelowna as an affiliate of the Shuswap Film Society, a wonderful group of people in Salmon Arm who have been providing films in Salmon Arm for many years. In 2008, we became independent and formed the Kelowna Film Society, a non-profit organization. The prestigious Toronto International Film Festival has been the society’s main source of powerful offerings from the world of cinema, including foreign language offerings, Canadian films, hard-to-find independent films, quality documentaries, as well as crowd-pleasing comedies, dramas and the occasional block-buster.
We thank our loyal audiences and volunteers for their tremendous support!
Our last AGM was held June 2022 at the Barlee Park with Board of Directors for 2022-2023 elected as follows:
• Chair: Ruth Mellor
• Vice-Chair: Ed McLean
• Film Selection Committee Chairperson: Janet Baron
• Secretary: Brenda Gilbert
• Treasurer: Wayne Bridges
• Member At Large: Ruth Wilson
• Brochures: Brenda Gilbert
• Scholarships and Bursary Committee Chairperson: Brent Mardon
• Member At Large: Martyn Topham
• Member At Large: Nicola Woodward
Committees of the Board:
• Print Traffic: Gary Mellor and Ruth Wilson
• Volunteer Coordinator: tba
The Kelowna Film Society Annual General Meeting is typically scheduled each year in June.
We currently have our full complement of volunteers. However, if you have the time and interest to help us out in any capacity (volunteer, committees, or Board Director), please contact us and we will add you to our volunteer reserve list.
The society has supported local film students and film makers with grants, bursaries and other assistance totaling more than $30,000.