Now starting its twelfth successful season, OPEN CINEMA is dedicated to the innovative use of cinema as a tool for community engagement. Screenings of documentaries in café-style venues are followed by open forum discussion with invited guests. Live events are amplified using virtual engagement and streaming tools, creating a hybrid cinema experience to Connect the Docs! OPEN CINEMA is a program of MediaNet in Victoria, BC.

What folks say about OPEN CINEMA

“The movies were entertaining and informative. The social aspect was good for the soul. Thank you for a great evening!”

by Anonymous

JOIN US AT MADRONA FARM ON SEPT 7, 2014!

Please join us to celebrate the start of the harvest season at the 7th annual CHEF SURVIVAL CHALLENGE on Sunday September 7, 2014.

Music, food, Adrenaline Zipline, kids tent, fun and games for the whole family!

Buy your tickets HERE and 50% supports OPEN CINEMA Season 12!

Please support your local chefs, farmers, foodies and filmmakers! See you at the farm!

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UP NEXT at OPEN CINEMA

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OPEN CINEMA Season 12 Launches November 19: JUST EAT IT!

PLEASE NOTE: Season 12 launches on Nov 19, 2014! We’re soo excited to announce our Season 12 launch in collaboration with Victoria’s Capital Regional District […]

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VICTORIA EVENT CENTRE, 1415 Broad Street (elevator access) and STAR CINEMA, Sidney and ARTSPRING, Saltspring Island

NEWS & FEATURES at OPEN CINEMA

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Making Waves! OPEN CINEMA Season 11 Review

It’s been a big year for OPEN CINEMA! This month, it’s been exactly a year since OPEN CINEMA founder and director Mandy Leith set off […]

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Connecting the Docs: Live Blogging via Facebook

The tweetchat portion of our OPEN CINEMA events has been humming along nicely since 2012, gaining a progressively wider reach with each documentary, reaching up […]