Celebrate #OBrazenAge on VOD with our Instagram Challenge and Giveaways!

Celebrate #OBrazenAge on VOD with our Instagram Challenge and Giveaways!


Share the ‘Lens of your Life’ in our #OBrazenAge Instagram Photo Challenge & Giveaways!

After a fantastic series of ‘Pop-Up Film Premieres’ capturing O, BRAZEN AGE audiences and critics across the country, First Weekend Club celebrates the online VOD release of the poetic and artful Canadian film on CanadaScreens.ca with the #OBrazenAge Instagram** Photo Challenge!

Join our Instagram #OBrazenAge Photo Challenge and a chance at some awesome giveaways from Canadian Film Supporting Partners:

HI- Tofino Whaler’s on the Point Guesthouse, TOMS, Penny Frances Apothecary, SAVOIEClothing.com, Old Yale Brewing and Terence Jack Band!

In theme with the artists in O, BRAZEN AGE film, it’s YOUR turn to capture and share the ‘Lens of Your Life’ through your photos, of life, art, poetry, adventures-  All the things! 

You can even post a photo of yourself watching O, Brazen Age, now available on VOD at CanadaScreens.ca, just $1.99 to rent through April 30th, 2017!

What We’re Giving Away!

  2 night’s Stay at HI Tofino: Whaler’s on the Point Guesthouse

  Male winner- Choice of one pair of TOMS shoes

  Female winner- Choice of one pair of TOMS shoes

  One bottle of ‘Penny Frances Apothecary Truth Serum’

  Adventurer’s backpack and cap from Old Yale Brewing

  A unisex sweater from SAVOIEclothing.com

  CD of acclaimed Terence Jack Band album “Never Get Back”

How it Works / Rules

Posting & Themes

Simply post to your Instagram** account photos that represent your artful view of the things you come across in your life;

Could be the things you create, the creative things you see that inspire you, or your images as you encounter the ultimate creation- Nature!

This is all up to your interpretation. There’s no wrong or right. It’s YOUR creative view-point, It’s YOUR lens, and YOUR artful lens of what inspires you.

*There’s no limit to how many photos you post, and we just ask that you please stick to official Instagram posting etiquette and guidelines.

Qualifying for Giveaways:

Anyone can join the #OBrazenAge photo challenge!  But to qualify for the giveaways you must do the following 3 things when you post to Instagram.

1) You must live in Canada

2) You must add the handle and hashtags, @1stWeekendClub #OBrazenAge and #PhotoChallenge in the original post.

3) Follow us and our incredible #OBrazenAge Giveaway Partners Instagram Accounts: 

@1stWeekendClub @TofinoHostel @TOMScda @PennyFrancesApothecary @Savoie.Clothing @TerenceJack @OldYaleBrewing  (They are mentioned and tagged in our Instagram Posts also) 

**Note:  Per Instagram rules, we must mention this is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm they are 13+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram’s term of use.

PS: There’s no limit to how many photos you post, but we ask that you please stick to official Instagram posting etiquette and guidelines.

Photo Finalists / Judges

– After May 1st, 2017 The national FirstWeekendClub.ca and O, Brazen Age filmmaking teams will select 15 photos that will become ‘Semi-Finalists’

-From here, judges from among our giveaway partners will vote for their TOP 7 #OBrazenAge photos.

-Those TOP 7 photos / photographers will be blind-matched with one of the above-mentioned giveaway prizes.

-Winners will be both DM’d on Instagram an announced on our @1stWeekendClub Instagram profile. As well as in other social media.

-Winners must allow their photo/ post to be shared on social media and online by FirstWeekendClub.ca, CanadaScreens.ca and all other affiliated partners, winners’ photos will be given photo credit / Instagram account mentions.

-Winners will supply @1stWeekendClub Instagram admin with correct, legal contact info, email, and mailing address.

About FirstWeekendClub.ca & CanadaScreens.ca

First Weekend Club is a national non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the theatrical release of Canadian Films, and sharing Canadian Film news!

CanadaScreens.ca is our VOD Canadian Film platform where you can rent Canadian films online, anytime, from anywhere in Canada!

“Since it’s inception in 2003, First Weekend Club has support the theatrical release of over 400 Canadian feature films. With traditional distribution models becoming increasingly ineffective, particularly for smaller budget films, First Weekend Club has evolved in the market space from simply helping to support a films release to partnering with filmmakers in creating and executing grassroots marketing strategies that actively engage with community partners and deliver unique cinematic experiences. Our pop-up cinema strategy is about creating fun, memorable experiences that travel and are unique to each community, with a compressed roll out and a quick launch onto CanadaScreens.ca, our VOD platform. We are excited about this direction and about working more closely with filmmakers in helping them find their audience both in theatres and online”.   ~Anita Adams, Founder, FirstWeekendClub.ca / CanadaScreens.ca

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Discover Our Incredible Giveaway Partners

HI Tofino: Whaler’s on the Point Guesthouse


Whalers on the Point Guesthouse is your ideal platform for exploring the Tofino/ Clayoquot Sound area. We are ideally located on the water in downtown Tofino. We offer clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation with views of Clayoquot Sound and the 5,000 year old village of Opitsat, a community of the Tla-o-qui-aht people and Nuu-chah-nulth nation. Whether you are interested in surfing, fishing, whale watching, storm watching, beach combing or just which to explore Tofino and its exciting arts, culture and restaurant scene, we offer the best value around. Spend your money on adventure, not your accommodation. At the end of each day, enjoy a hot drink or a cold brew next to the fireplace in the comfort of our great room overlooking the Sound, or relax in our cedar wet sauna before shooting a game of pool in our games room! Choose from our spacious private suites (2 – pc bathroom), private rooms or shared dorm style rooms, all with 9 ft ceilings and many with breathtaking waterfront views. We look forward to making your experience memorable.

TOMS Canada


Toms has given more than 70 Million new shoes to children in need!

Penny Frances Apothecary


Penny Frances Geranium Truth Serum

All items made by Penny Frances Apothecary are comprised of plant-based, organic (where stated), wild-crafted ingredients, including essential oils quality controlled and tested by certified aromatherapists and are free of petroleum, parabens, synthetic fragrances and chemical residues and NEVER TESTED ON ANIMALS. Sarah creates her own formulas, all her beautiful products are hand blended and poured micro batches to ensure freshness and ultra potency. True Love. Real Magic. Elixirs of the earth.

SAVOIE Clothing


Terence Jack Band


Terence Jack emerges with an energetic and refreshingly authentic sound on EP Never Get Back. Never Get Back is driven with a West Coast rock energy, calmness, and integrity that comes from his road-worn travels. The EP is packed with epic dynamics, big builds, and heartfelt stories, presenting Terence Jack at his strongest to date. It’s a hooky album with a polished sound, yet it never loses its inherent rawness and honesty.

Old Yale Brewing


About O, BRAZEN AGE film

O, BRAZEN AGE is the first feature film by Canadian writer and director Alexander Carson.
Part coming-of-age story, part art-cinema meditation on photography, memory, and souvenirs, O, Brazen Age creates a tender and haunting portrait of friendship and faith in the 21st century. The film follows a group of Toronto artists in their twenties on a search for new mythologies, invoking a cinematic landscape where classical literature collides with new wave aesthetics and 90’s pastiche. 


Carson’s work combines personal storytelling with poetic and lyrical approaches to narrative. His short films have earned critical recognition at major festivals across North America and Europe, including the Toronto International Film Festival and the San Francisco International Film Festival, where he received the Golden Gate Award for New Visions in 2014. O, Brazen Age is produced by Alexander Carson and Kyle Thomas at North Country Cinema, and Jeff Hanes at Walk On The Sunnyside, with the generous support of Telefilm Canada and the Canada Council for the Arts. O, Brazen Age will have its Canadian Premiere at the Vancouver International Film Festival in September 2015, before a wider multi-platform release the following year.


~ ”O, Brazen Age is an amazing film—funny, strange, so original and unforgettable. I love it. It’s like an art house version of St. Elmo’s Fire” ~ Sheila Heti 

~ “O, Brazen Age—one of the best Canadian films of 2015…  A contemplative joyride collage of cinema and literature” Josh Hamm, Pop Optiq

~“Carson’s intimate and spirited journey of self-discovery is both accessible and meaningful” Kamran Ahmed, Next Projection   author of How Should A Person Be? 

~ ”With humour and lyricism, Carson has crafted a definitive portrait of the young urban zeitgeist in Toronto. O, Brazen Age is a bold debut unafraid to reach towards the sublime”  Jordan Tannahill, author of Theatre of the Unimpressed



~Magnolia Independent Film Festival, 2017
~Blow-Up Chicago International Arthouse Film Festival, 2016

~No/Gloss Leeds Independent Film Festival, 2016

~The Block Film & Art Festival, 2016

~Victoria Film Festival, 2016

~Reykjavik International Film Festival 2015

~Vancouver International Film Festival, 2015