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Lights, Camera, Cure: all together to fight cancer!

Lights, Camera, Cure: all together to fight cancer!

Lights, Cam‍‍‍era, Cure, a special evening in benefit of the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, be held on Thursday, October 19 at the Centrepointe Studio Theatre. The goal is to help raise financial support and increase cancer awareness. The first of its kind in the Ottawa region, this charity film festival features a series of shorts by award-winning local, emerging and professional filmmakers.

Organized by Vixens Victorious, the group not only has been committed to supporting the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation but also helps with crucial programs, research, clinical trials, and support for people facing cancer and their loved ones within Ottawa and the surrounding area.

Formed in 2015 by two best friends, Jennifer Mulligan and Jen Mielke, Vixens Victorious began from a very personal catalyst. On the group's website it is revealed that in “less than one month after Jennifer Mulligan lost her mother to pancreatic cancer in 2013, she found out that Jen Mielke, had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Both women received significant support from Ottawa's cancer treatment community and wanted to give back, so toward the end of Mielke's treatment; they officially formed Vixens Victorious.”

Lights, Cam‍‍‍era, Cure will include a welcome reception with a silent auction featuring many items donated by local businesses. It will bring together a range of talented film and media artists from the nation’s capital to showcase and pay tribute to their successes.  

Some highlights From This Year's Film Lineup:

The Buckley Brothers: selected as a finalist on CBC's Short Film Faceoff and winner of Best Comedy at the Lady Filmmakers' Festival in Beverly Hills, California

Sam and Seb Buckley live with their parents on a small farm. Everyone in town knows them as the Buckley brothers. Even though one is black and one is white, the boys have always insisted that they are identical twins. When they were young, their mother felt there was no harm in just letting it go, but now that they're grown men, she's not so sure.

Before Me: selected to appear in almost a dozen film festivals around the world

Eight-year-old Mathis becomes influenced by his father's xenophobic worldview after his recently-divorced mother grows closer to her Muslim neighbour.

Atlas World: winner of Best Film and Best Director through TIFF's New Wave Jump Cuts program

A malignant spirit forces a girl into a perilous journey through a watery underworld. An authorized music video for "Atlas World" (Solomun Day Remix) by Liu Bei.

Attendees will have a chance to mingle with some of the filmmakers over refreshments and bid on items in a silent auction before and after the screenings while donating all proceeds to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation.

Tickets at $35 plus a service fee and they are available through Vixens Victorious’s website. There will be a limited number of tickets available at the door.

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