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Your Kontinent film festival begins July 17

Vjeko Sager will live in a tower for seven days during this year’s Your Kontinent festival. -
Vjeko Sager will live in a tower for seven days during this year’s Your Kontinent festival.
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A 10-day international film and media arts festival gets underway in Richmond next Thursday.

Presented by Cinevolution Media Arts Society and the City of Richmond, Your Kontinent takes place at Richmond Cultural Centre July 17 to July 26.

Now in its fourth year, the festival—running from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily—will showcase over 40 international films, media art installations and performances, workshops, discussions and summer camps for youth.

Returning are old favourites like Art in Containers, and Digital Carnival, and new attractions are also on offer, including Screen Bites and the Youth Filmmakers Showcase.

The centrepiece of this year’s festival is the Divination Tower in Minoru Plaza—a tower built by featured artist Vjeko Sager, who will live there for seven days, from dawn to dusk.

Among the first special events is Theatre Under the Sky, a drive-in style family-friendly event at Lansdowne Centre’s parking lot July 18 from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. The evening will include live music, micro-theatre performances, art activities and the screening of the animated film Spirited Away. Tickets are $2 for bike-ins and walk-ins, and $15 per vehicle for drive-in guests.

For tickets to events, including festival passes, visit ykfestival.ca.

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