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The EQUUS Film Festival Gallops to Canada - Headwaters Horse Country

May 10, 2018 -- The EQUUS Film Festival gallops along with tour stops scheduled across the United States and an exclusive engagement in Canada. Founded in 2013, the annual Film Festival takes place in New York City in November. In 2017 the EQUUS Film Festival presented over 80 films and over 60 WINNIE Awards including Equestrian Art Film, Director, Documentary, Commercial, International, Music Video, People's Choice and Best of Festival. The next tour stop is Headwaters located in Ontario, Canada, July 20-22, 2018.

Headwaters Tourism is proud to announce that the Headwaters region of Ontario will be the first and only Canadian stop of the highly acclaimed EQUUS Film Festival. For three days in July 2018, the historic Town Hall Opera House in downtown Orangeville will serve as the main stage venue for 19 films from across the world, celebrating the horse and the art of film-making.

Hundreds of films have gained recognition, found international distribution, and reached global audiences via the Festival. Film holds the power to experience a story in the most compelling way. The Festival empowers filmmakers to share their unique stories in the most optimal setting, a movie theatre. Founder and Director, Lisa Diersen said, "My goal is to show the world how horses can bring everyone together regardless of race, age, gender, abilities or disabilities. I am thrilled to partner with Headwaters Tourism to bring the Festival to Canada to share the wonderful world of horses and everything they can do to enrich our lives. I can't think of a better location than Headwaters Horse Country to share the art of equestrian storytelling."

Take this opportunity to secure your seat for the hottest ticket in Horse Country! Tickets are now on sale for the All-Access Festival Pass. All-Access Passes include the Friday night VIP Gala Reception and film screenings, and reserved seating for all films on Friday evening, Saturday afternoon, Saturday evening and all day Sunday. ALL-ACCESS FESTIVAL PASSES are available online at or phone 519-942-3423 ext. 2800 / 1-800-424-1295 (Toll Free). Sales for individual blocks of tickets open June 1st:
  • Friday Night VIP Experience (6: 30 pm to 9:45 pm) - $75*

  • Saturday Morning (10:00 am - 11:55 am) - FREE Family Films (general admission seating)

  • Saturday Afternoon (12 noon - 4:20 pm) - $25*

  • Saturday Evening (6:30 pm - 10:30 pm) - $25*

  • Saturday All Day Pass (12 noon - 10:30 pm) - $50*

  • Sunday Pass (11:00 am - 6:10 pm) - $35*

*All ticket prices exclude ticket service charge & applicable taxes.

Headwaters Tourism is the recognized destination marketing organization for the Headwaters region of Ontario, providing tourism services on behalf of the regional tourism industry and on behalf of our municipal partners in Dufferin County and the Towns of Caledon, Mono, Shelburne & Erin.

It's 45 minutes from Toronto. It's where Ontario gets real.

Headwaters Tourism holds media conference at Caledon Equestrian Park to announce dates for the exclusive Canadian Tour Stop of the EQUUS Film Festival.

Pictured above L to R: Monica Zambrano, Evanov Radio Group; Susan Gallimore, Town of Caledon; Michele Harris, Headwaters Tourism; John Brennan, Councillor - Town of Erin; Maria Britto, Mario Britto Real Estate; Rob Mezzapelli, Councillor - Town of Caledon; Ross Millar, Ross Millar Group; Karen O'Brodovich, Executive Producer - EQUUS Film Festival; Carol Greenwood, TIAO; Miranda O'Connor, Art of Storytelling; Constance Scrafield, Orangeville Citizen; Taylor Poelman, TIAO

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