Edmonton Folk Festival FilmThe Hill: A Documentary of the Edmonton Folk Music Festival is about to be released in DVD.  Folk Films, a co-operative of Edmonton film makers, has spent a number of years capturing the essence of the Edmonton Folk Music Festival (EFMF) from main stage performances, workshops to backstage interviews with musicians and volunteers.  They have documented the intimate nature of the festival that overtakes the city hillside for four days every summer where tens of thousands flock to hear the music and thousands more volunteer their time to be part of the magic. Principal photography is complete.  The target date for premiere is late 2012. The finished production will be a high quality DVD with several special features.  Blue Rodeo, Solomon Burke and Bill Bourne are just some of the over 30 artists to be highlighted.

The film’s director and producer, Dave Morgan, reported in a recent phone interview that they now have a 2 ½ hour rough cut of the DVD and are in post-production. In the meantime, they are also trying to rustle up some more financing so they can complete the packaging and promotional aspects of the film. Once The Hill is completed, they plan to hold screenings at Metro and Garneau Cinemas for Folk Festival members and volunteers and to enter it in various film festivals in Canada and elsewhere and travel across Alberta to screen it in schools, legions and other public venues.

Dave, and the twenty or so members of the co-operative, offer interested individuals and companies the opportunity to be part of this initiative by purchasing advertising on the DVD, the website and other accompanying promotional materials. If you’re interested in the many promotional opportunities they offer, call Dave Morgan at 780-990-9622 or by email at folkfilms@gmail.com. You can also contact him through the film’s website at www.edmontonfolkfilms.com.