The fourth annual Sea to Sky Film Festival, celebrating independent films, returns to the Eagle Eye Theatre in Squamish, Sept. 16 and 17. Festival director Adriane Polo says many submissions have been received, as films from around the world compete for top honours. All professional quality films and videos that are shorter than 30 minutes are eligible for entry. The screening committee, comprised of members of the community, will select films to be shown during the two festival evenings. A panel of five judges will award certificates in four categories: best comedy, best drama, best documentary, and best experimental. A People’s Choice Award will also be awarded for the most popular film at the festival. Last year 20 films were featured and nine speakers discussed the making of their films. A complete line-up of this year’s films and featured speakers will be available after Sept. 7 at ticket outlets. Tickets are $7 and are available at IDA, Eclectic Kitchen and the Howe Sound Inn, in Squamish. Both evenings’ screenings begin at 7 p.m. For more information, call (604) 898-5930.