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Vintage Film Festival

movie-reels79The Foundation produces the Vintage Film Festival every year on a weekend in October. Full details here.


Marie Dressler House

MDH with new sign

The history of the Marie Dressler House is here.  It is now the home of the Interactive Canadian Women in Film Museum.

Dressler House is located at:
212 King street West (Hwy 2),
Cobourg, Ontario, Canada.

The Marie Dressler Museum has been expanded and is now called "Canadian Women in Film Museum".


Opening hours for Summer 2022
Tuesday thru Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Visit the new museum's website here for details of how to book your visit at other times


Latest Bursaries

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    Stephanie Kooman 2017

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    Morgan Murray 2017

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    Ben Hughes 2018

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    Carter Holmes 2017

  • Malcolm Jack

    Malcolm Jack - 2022

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    Olivia Rapsos 2019

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    Sydney Stewart 2018

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    Ava Bogyay 2019

  • Alyssa Brush

    Alyssa Brush - 2022

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    Kieva Earle 2018

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    Andrew Atanasoff 2019

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    Mackenzie Earle 2017

  • Georgia Callaghan

    Georgia Callaghan - 2022

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    Juliette Sinnott 2019

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    Graham Beer 2018

  • Isabell Haig

    Isabell Haig - 2022

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    Kyler Tonkin 2017

Opening on Saturday September 8, 2018 - Closes on November 10, 2018

Held at Art Gallery of Northumberland, West Wing, 3rd floor, Victoria Hall, Cobourg

The exhibition will actively demonstrate the connection, in both past and present, to Marie Dressler and the Town of Cobourg. Visitors will leave with an understanding of who Marie Dressler was, what she meant to Cobourg, and what she means today.

The exhibition will also highlight the importance of preserving heritage by addressing topics of oral histories, commemorative plaques, and ways in which the community shares in the development of storytelling and heritage preservation.

newspaperThe exhibition also features talks by local experts at the Art Gallery:

  1. Saturday, September 15th at 2:00 p.m.
    "Music and Cinema" presented by John Kraus, Musical Director of Northumberland Orchestra and Choir, Cobourg
  2. Sunday, September 23rd at 2:00 p.m.
    "Art and Cinema" presented by Olex Wlasenko, Curator, Station Gallery, Whitby
  3. Thursday, September 27th at 7:00 p.m.
    "Stage and Cinema" presented by Antonio Sarmiento, Artistic Director, The Cameco Capitol Arts Centre, Port Hope

Admission is Free for the Exhibition and for the series of talks.

Donors and Sponsors

Delphine and Bill Patchett;
Irving, Lester and Low;
Patrick Houlihan, RBC Dominion Securities;
Lynn Hardy, RBC Dominion Securities;
SMM Law;
Town of Cobourg (Community Grant);
HTM Insurance;
Staples Canada Inc.;
Langhorne, Irwin, Wharram-Spry;
Rutherford Lynch Tozer;
John Lillico.