The Niagara Integrated Film Festival is delighted to announce that a special charity screening of Disney•Pixar's Finding Dory will take a prime space in this year’s festival lineup. This screening is made possible by the continuing generosity of Walt Disney Studios Canada, who last year provided the festival with a sneak preview screening of the Academy Award winning Inside Out.
The overwhelmingly successful 2015 screening of Inside Out raised money in aid of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada, a charitable cause that NIFF will once again be fundraising on behalf of. A significant portion of the box office revenue from this year’s screening of Finding Dory will go towards supporting the charity, whose mission state-ment is “To provide a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confi-dence and skills for life.” www.bgccan.com.
Finding Dory is the highly anticipated sequel to the Academy Award winning Finding Nemo (2003), and is the latest family feature from Pixar Animation Studios. The film reunites everyone’s favourite forgetful blue tang, Dory, with her friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past. Director Andrew Stanton is back, along with Ellen DeGeneres and Albert Brooks, as well as a host of new characters, voiced by the likes of Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy, Diane Keaton and Idris Elba.
Also screening with Finding Dory is Piper, the new short film from Pixar that tells the story of a hungry sandpiper hatchling who ventures from her nest for the first time to dig for food by the shoreline. The only problem is, the food is buried beneath the sand where scary waves roll up onto the shore. Piper is directed by Alan Barillaro.
NIFF’s charity screening of the film will take place on June 17 in Partridge Hall, at the newly completed FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, in downtown St Catherines.
Tickets for this year’s festival are now on sale.