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2019 Winter Film Festival

January 25, 26 and 27, 2019

Current Program


Sunday February 11, 2018



Leisure Seeker

Sunday March 4, 2018



Film Stars don't Die in Liverpool

Sunday March 25, 2018

film stars


Call me by Your Name

Sunday April 15,  2018



The Rider

Sunday April 29,  2018


Mark your calendars - the dates for our next series have now been confirmed

  • Sunday September 16
  • Sunday September 30
  • Sunday October 21
  • Sunday November 18
  • Sunday January 13 - 2019

Films for these dates will be announced later - hopefully in August.

Also confirmed are the dates for our 2019 Festival

NFS Weekend Film Festival
Jan. 25, 26, 27 - 2019


poster rider
We are pleased to announce that Rider, winner of multiple International Awards, has been confirmed as our fifth film in the Spring 2018 series.  You can see full details of it in the program pages here.

It will screen on Sunday April 29 at 4:00pm at Rainbow Cinemas.

Single tickets will be available at the NFS Mall table or at the usual outlets after April 15.


At the Annual Winter Film Festival Reception on Saturday January 20, 2018, draws were made for six prizes including the VIA Rail grand Prize.

NFS 2018 Festival VIA winnerBelow is a list of winners.

  1. AGN – one year family membership – Ted Hunt
  2. Rainbow Cinema – 4 passes – Sarah Holland
  3. Vintage Film Festival – 2 weekend package $150 value  – Doug Irwin
  4. 2018 Vintage DocFest ReaRview, courtesy of Marie Dressler Foundation 2 Weekend Passes at The Loft – April 21, 22 – Retail Value $100 – Winner is Sandra Lane
  5. 2 passes to the 5 Thursday evening talks at Northumberand Learning Connection next series Rivers: Currents of Change - winner is Heather & Ray Barfoot
  6. $500 voucher to Via Rail – winner is Edward Hagedorn – photo at right.

PoetsThe movie shown on April 9th was Paterson which was about a bus driver who found meaning in his humdrum life through his poetry. Because poetry was featured in the movie, NFS decided to ask Cobourg’s Poet Laureate, Ted Amsden, to join us. He was introduced by James Pickersgill, member of the Cobourg Poetry Workshop who said that Cobourg was known across Canada as the home to a good number of poets and people who liked to hear poetry read.

At top-right is a photo of James and Ted.

Ted read out a poem by American poet Ron Padgett who wrote the poems featured in the movie.

Film Sundays has now booked the dates for the Fall 2017 series. Mark your calendar for the following:

  • Sunday September 17th
  • Sunday October 1st
  • Sunday October 22nd
  • Sunday November 12th
  • Sunday January 7th

All screening are at 4PM as usual. The program will be selected over the summer and tickets will be on sale from the usual outlets by around mid August.

When the film  (Margureite) arrived at Rainbow, it was tested to make sure it was OK.  Theatre manager Avril Lowes called NFS and asked if it would be OK - the film is in French but has no English sub-titles!  This is of course, NOT OK so a frantic call was made to TIFF and to the Film Distributor for a film suitable for audiences in Cobourg.  A replacement was not received in time so the screening had to be cancelled.

Patrons were advised in an email at around noon and offered refunds or passes to a future movie.

This would have been our 200th film shown and was the first one with a serious problem.  Our thanks to Rainbow's staff for their assistance and for the weekend help from TIFF and the Distributor.  Unfortunately they were not able to resolve the problem.