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Vintage Film Festival

movie-reels79The Foundation produces the Vintage Film Festival every year on a weekend in September. Full details here.  The Foundation also produces RearView Doc Fest on a weekend in April.  More here.

Last 17 Bursaries

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For more than 28 years Marie Dressler Foundation has promoted the love of film through Vintage Film Festival, and more recently RearView DocFest, funding student bursaries, and by creating a public museum in honour of Marie Dressler. This continues to be possible only with the generous support of our loyal patrons, donors, sponsors and volunteers.

The continued health and safety of our patrons and volunteers at our events is our first priority.  With this in mind, given the inherent risk of the COVID-19 pandemic to our patrons and volunteers, we have cancelled our charitable fundraising events for 2020. Unfortunately, this leaves the Foundation without any earned income in 2020 to meet ongoing core expenses, such as insurance and utilities.

Your financial assistance now will help us to be there for you in 2021. Now, more than ever, we need your continuing financial support! Please donate what you can.


A tax receipt will be issued for donations of $20 or more to donors who provide their mailing address (registered charity # 13018 8535 RR0001).