Feel good with new film festival

A NEW virtual film festival is being launched this month, created by the people who run the popular and successful Banff Mountain Film Festival. The Feel Good Film Festival celebrates positivity and the art of happiness, and continues until 7th May.

The programme features a collection of hilarious and heart-warming short films guaranteed to put a smile on your face, says director Nell Teasdale: “From joyful explorations of wacky subcultures to heartfelt tales of triumph over adversity, the Feel Good Film Festival is a dose of joy and inspiration – delivered to your sofa!

“With stories about the extraordinary depth of the human spirit from around the world, this brand- new virtual film event is a celebration of finding happiness against the odds.”

The virtual events also include exclusive access to Q&As with film-makers, a feel-good quiz, behind the scenes footage, live prize draws to win fantastic prizes.

One of the film highlights is Arthur, the story of a dog who joined an adventure race through the jungles and mountains of South America. A scruffy yet dignified stray called Arthur befriends the captain of the Swedish adventure racing team, Mikael, and embarks on a remarkable journey to find a new home. Mikael and Arthur’s heart-warming story made headlines around the world, changed the laws on how street dogs are treated in Ecuador, and is even inspiring a Hollywood movie.

There are two shows, with a different set of films at each. Programme 1 continues on 23rd April, and programme 2 on 7th May. Films start at 7.30pm, and the viewing window for each event is 72 hours. To find out more, watch the trailer and book tickets, visit www.feelgoodfilmfest.com.

Pictured: Images from Arthur and Charlie Surfer.