Kamloops This Week
Submissions for the 2016 Kamloops Independent Short Short Film Festival is accepting submissions for the March event.
Preferred format is .mov or .mp4 but DVDs of the films can also be submitted. The entries will be screened on March 6 at Paramount Theatre. Deadline to submit films is Feb. 26.
Films can be dropped off at Moviemart, 444 St. Paul St.
Exposing local artwork
Art Exposed is open for submissions in any medium, including two- and three-dimensional works.
Artists can submit two pieces and all will be on display at the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre, 7 West Seymour St., from March 11 to March 19. Deadline for submissions is Feb. 13.
Cash prizes will be awarded and for next year — the sixth annual Art Exposed — new categories of emerging and established artists have been added.
For more information, go online to kamloopsarts.ca.
First look at festival
The Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival has announced its first acts for next year’s event.
Canadian duo Whitehorse — Melissa McClelland and Luke Doucet — will be at the annual event next August. New Orleans Suspects is also heading north for the festival.
The band was created six years ago by Neville Brothers Drummer Willie Green, Radiators bassist Reggie Scanlon, Dirty Dozen Brass Band guitarist Jake Eckert, pianist C.R. Gruver and sax player Jeff Watkins. The Suspects has been praised as having a sound that “exceeds the sum of its notable parts.”
Early-bird tickets for the Aug. 19 to Aug. 21 festival are on sale now at rootsandblues.ca.