Letter: history lesson

Re: “A Celebration of Cimema,” March 3-9

Re: “A Celebration of Cimema,” March 3-9

While I’m glad to see it’s doing well, CineVic really needs to be more accurate about the history it is celebrating.

The Antimatter Film Festival did not “split off from” or “come out of” CineVic. Antimatter was started in 1998 by Deborah de Boer and myself under the auspices of Rogue Art, now Deluge Contemporary Art — which celebrates its own 20th anniversary this June. CineVic board members at the time actively tried to prevent us from starting Antimatter, seeing it as competition for their festival.

We in the nonprofit cultural sector get little enough recognition for our work already, without having our accomplishments attributed to others.

Todd Eacrett, Festival Director, Antimatter

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