THUNDER BAY -- The Northwest Film Festival is continuing to give critically acclaimed films a second chance at life.
Finding international films were either flying under the radar or passing over Thunder Bay theatres entirely, local film enthusiasts designed a film festival to enrich local movie scene in 1993.
Twenty three years later local movie enthusiasts still relish the opportunity to watch films that aren't available in mainstream theatres.
The two-day event returned to SilverCity Sunday with an array of award-winning films from around the world.
The North of Superior Film Association president Marty Mascarin said this year's lineup includes films from Iceland, Romania, Hungary, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada.
"The festival highlights the cinematic landscape of 24 films including Best Picture Winner, Spotlight as well as Ex Machina, Amy, Mustang, Theeb and Canadian film, Remember." Mascarin said.
Mascarin added the audience can expect to see a variety of dramas, comedies and a smattering of documentaries over the course of the festival.
"We have a very colourful line-up this year," Mascarin said.
"Although I don't think it will be as busy this year," said Mascarin, explaining that it's not the reflection on the quality of the product but the fact there's no heavy hitting film this year.
The Northwest Film Festival concludes Sunday Apr. 10 with shows running from 10 a.m to 7 p.m.
Individual tickets are $7 for NOSFA members are $10 for non-members.