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Posters painted by Peter Doig will be available for sale to patrons of the Festival starting Friday, October 23, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. at Victoria Hall, Cobourg.  Posters are 18" by 23" and are priced at $30 including tax.  Two inch tubes will be available for $2.00.  There will be a limit of 3 per person.

If any posters are available at the end of the festival, they will be available online for the same price although there will be an additional charge for shipping and handling.

There are no advanced sales or reservations.

Each year, the Marie Dressler Foundation awards one or more bursary/Scholarships to grade 12 students at Bursaries 2015l-r Kieran Yates, Connor Dobos, Sabina LitherlandWest Northumberland High Schools (Cobourg & Port Hope). The scholarships are worth $1000 and applications are submitted via the schools in the area. The money is primarily raised from the proceeds of the Vintage Film Festival but also from sponsors, yard sales and other events.  On June 27, 2015, the three winners for 2015 were congratulated and given their awards - see photos below.

On Saturday July 19, the Marie Dressler Foundation was pleased to present $1000 cheques to each of the four scholarship winners for 2014.  The money is raised primarily through the activities of the Vintage Film Festival and its sponsors.

As usual, the presentation was made at Marie Dressler house but this year there was more ceremony than usual. 

Oscars Won by films shown in 2012 program.

1927/28  Wings* 
Outstanding picture, engineering effects 
1927/28  Seventh Heaven* 
Actress, director 
1927/28  The Circus* Chaplin was given a special award at the Oscars for writing, acting in, directing and producing this movie.
1929-30  All Quiet on the Western Front**
Outstanding production, director 
1930 Min and Bill 
1931 The Music Box 
Short subject - comedy 
1934 It Happened One Night 
Outstanding production, actress, actor, director, writing (adaptation) 
1940 Rebecca** 
Outstanding production, cinematography (b&w) 
1942 Yankee Doodle Dandy
Actor, music (score-musical), sound recording 
1946 The Best Years of Our Lives** 
Outstanding motion picture, actor, supporting actor, director, film editing, music (score), writing (screenplay), special award 
1951 An American in Paris 
Outstanding motion picture, art direction (color), cinematography (color), costume design (color), music (score-musical), writing (story & screenplay) 
1951 Rashomon 
Honorary foreign language film 

* silent
** audience selection

Our collection of photos from the Festival is here.

Door prize winners:

MacKechnie House B. & B. – 2 night stay
Cary Grant Screen Legend Collection DVD Box set
Toronto Silent Film Festival Tickets for 2 Opening Night Film “The Wind"
2 Vintage DVDs
2 Vintage DVDs
Cathy Goden
Jana Beeke
June Chambers
Elizabeth Wilson
Judy Duncan

We managed to find funds for two winners again for 2013. As usual we announced the winners at Dressler house in the summer (see photo below right) and then the two winners were invited to our Gala on Friday night. We continue to be amazed and impressed with the level of talent in the Cobourg area - but we had to pick only two!

Maia Desjardins (at left) - Maia was home-schooled and on the Honour Roll for four years with the Virtual Learning Centre. She is attending the University of Guelph to work towards an honours degree, majoring in arts, studio art and history. Her main interest is in design and she's been mentored by renowned costume designer Suzanne Mess, who lives in Cobourg. Maia said she chose Guelph because it has a good visual arts program "which a lot of people don't know about. They also have beekeeping, so I might take that as well."