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Better Cities Film Festival – St. Catharines Edition

5 November 2022 | 3:00 pm

Better Cities Film Festival

The Better Cities Film Festival – the world’s best short-film festival on building more healthy, sustainable and vibrant cities, towns and communities – returns on tour to St.Catharines, Saturday 5 November, 2022.

Sponsored by Better Neighbourhoods, co-programmed by the Niagara Artists Centre, and in partnership with the St.Catharines Downtown Association, this year’s films will be curated around the themes of; housing, urban design, sustainability, and arts & culture.

Bringing together industry specialists, community leaders, residents, and the development community, we invite you to share in learning about urban design, innovations in housing development, transportation, and creative strategies for addressing the challenges faced by urban communities.

Join us for a full day of activities in addition to the film screening and panel discussion, including neighbourhoods tours, an East-End St. Paul Street walkability workshop, and an after party at NAC.

The Better Cities Film Festival Sat 5 Nov 2022 Itinerary:

10AM + 11AM Neighbourhood Walking Tours – FREE

Learn about local architecture, traditional neighbourhood design, and missing middle housing in your own community. Limited spots available. Please register for tours here.

3PM – 5PM Better Cities Film Festival Screening and Panel Discussion – PWYC

Screening at The Film House – FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre 250 St Paul St, St.Catharines ON. Tickets available through the Performing Arts Centre Box Office and are by pay-what-you-can donation (suggested $10) with proceeds to Community Care.

5:00PM – 7:30PM Better Cities After Party – FREE event with your film ticket

Join us for snacks and drinks at the Niagara Artists Centre, 354 St Paul Street St.Catharines 

Ongoing / 11AM Guided Tour – East-End St. Paul Street Walkability Workshop – FREE

Want to learn to assess the walkability of a street like an urbanist? Pick up a self-guided survey anytime or join a walking workshop at 11AM to evaluate the quality of the streetscape along the East End of St. Paul Street. Surveys available for pick up from 10AM at the Niagara Artists Centre. Guided walking workshop starts at 11AM.

About The Better Cities Film Festival  The Better Cities Film Festival collects, curates and presents the very best films on the theme of making better cities, towns, and neighborhoods. We honor the top films and filmmakers with awards. (And applause!) And we screen those films to a vast audience around the world through our flagship event (a four-day film festival), and through satellite screening events in a growing number of host cities.

Better Cities Film Festival – St. Catharines Edition is sponsored by Better Neighbourhoods Inc. Better Neighbourhoods Inc. focus on designing places that people love. With over 45 years of experience in land development consulting, Better Neighbourhoods Inc. has established excellent working relationships with local municipalities, architects, builders, and consulting firms in the Niagara Region and beyond.

For more info about Community Care programs visit: 


5 November 2022
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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The Film House
250 St Paul St
St. Catharines, ON L2R 3M2 Canada
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(905) 688-0722
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