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Buck 65 to Headline the 27th Atlantic Film Festival Opening Party

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Juno award-winning artist Buck 65 will headline the musical entertainment at the 27th Atlantic Film Festival’s NBC Universal Canada’s Opening Night Party on September 13, 2007.Repeating what’s fast becoming tradition for the Festival, Argyle Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia will shut down to host this star-studded red-carpet event that last year attracted close to 3,000. Buck 65 is originally from Mount Uniacke, Nova Scotia but now lives in France. Last year his single ‘Devil’s Eyes’ w...

Atlantic Film Festival Opens With Shake Hands With The Devil

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The powerfully moving Shake Hands With The Devil, a dramatization from Halifax-based Oscar®-winning producer Michael Donovan, and multi-award-winning producer Laszlo Barna, will open this year’s 27th Atlantic Film Festival at the NBC Universal Canada’s Opening Night Gala screening on Thursday, September 13, 2007. Based on Canadian Lieutenant-General Romeo Dallaire’s award-winning book, Shake Hands With The Devil tells the story of Dallaire’s posting in Rwanda and his mounting horror and...

6th ViewFinders Announces Festival Awards

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ViewFinders: International Film Festival for Youth celebrated the talent of Atlantic Canadian youth on Saturday, April 28th at the Empire Theatres Closing Gala in Halifax, Nova Scotia, as it recognized the many budding filmmakers in the community. During three special Movie, Animation and Green Screen Challenge screenings during the Festival, where 10 young filmmakers saw their short film submissions on the big screen for the first time, prizes were awarded to the top 3 films as well as the Peop...

New generation of Canadian filmmakers prepare for short film production

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Today at NSI FilmExchange Canadian Film Festival emerging filmmakers from Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto, Winnipeg and Calgary were announced as the newest participants for the NSI Drama Prize training program, presented by CBC Television with support from program partner The Brian Linehan Foundation. Coordinated by the National Screen Institute, NSI Drama Prize is a professional training program which culminates in the production of a short film. Up to five teams receive one year of professional ...

Atlantic Film Festival Awards

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The following awards for the 26th Atlantic Film Festival were presented Friday, September 22 in the Bluenose Room at the Delta Halifax. Atlantic Awards Best Atlantic Short ($5,000 service package)Sponsored by Eyes Post Group and open to all Atlantic work 60 minutes and under.Winner: Justin Simms - Punch-Up at a WeddingHonourable Mention: Jackie Torrens - Pickled Punk Best Atlantic Feature Sponsored by the Atlantic Film Festival Winner: Camelia Frieberg - A Stone's Throw Michael Weir Award for ...

Winners of 26th Atlantic Film Festival’s Script Pitch

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Eva Madden and David Middleton were chosen as winners of the 26th Atlantic Film Festival’s Inspired Scripts program presented by Telefilm Canada and Astral Media The Harold Greenburg Fund. After pitching their scripts at the Astral Media The Harold Greenberg Fund Pitch Match Session to a group of industry professionals, the two scripts were chosen to receive up to $15,000 towards taking their first features from first to second draft stage. “Obviously getting development money is exciting bu...

6th alFresco filmFesto To screen Rocky Horror Picture Show outdoors

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6th alFresco filmFesto Takes a Jump to the Left with the First Ever Official Outdoor Screening of the Rocky Horror Picture Show in Canada alFresco filmFesto , a production of the Atlantic Film Festival Association, is back and geared up for six outdoor summer screenings, every Friday evening from July 28 through September 1, 2006. Screenings will take place at Tall Ships Quay, Halifax Waterfront, and will be projected on the wall of the Electropolis building. Gates open at 8:00 PM with showtime ...

Amateur filmmakers winners at NSI Amateur Movie Contest

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Amateur filmmakers from Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories and Nova Scotia picked up national awards on Saturday night during the final of the NSI National Exposure Amateur Movie Contest hosted by actor Jonas Chernick (Lucid, Seven Times Lucky, Inertia). The contest was presented by Movieola - The Short Film Channel at NSI FilmExchange Canadian Film Festival in Winnipeg. During a lively Oscars® style-ceremony, Jonas presented eight jury awards and two peoples’ choice a...

30 000 attended Atlantic Film Festival

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The 25th anniversary Atlantic Film Festival took place over 10 days on September 15-24, 2005, in Halifax, NS. The 26th Atlantic Film Festival will take place on September 14-23, 2006The Atlantic Film Festival announced a 24 per cent attendance increase from last year with 29,400 in overall attendance that includes 28 sold-out screenings and events and an increase in audience spread over all events. “We’re extremely happy with this year’s results,” said Gregor Ash, Executive Director. “...

Focus Group Therapy Wins Best Narrative Short in Colorado

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Focus Group Therapy Wins Best Narrative Short in Colorado and Screens in Shorts Gala at the Atlantic Film FestivalHalifax, NS, September 7, 2005 – The locally-shot short film, Focus Group Therapy, recently had its world premiere at the Westcliffe Digital Film Festival (Aug 27-29) in Colorado where it was the recipient of the Jim Jarmusch Best Narrative Short Award. Directed and co-produced by Nova Scotia director Michael Melski and written and produced by first-time Halifax writer/producer Ivy...

Co-Production Market at the Atlantic Film Festival

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Strategic Partners Co-Production Market Key to International Film and TV Co-ProductionsNow in its 25th year, the Atlantic Film Festival (AFF) is known primarily for its celebration of films from Atlantic Canada and around the world. Lesser known is that the Festival presents the yearly industry event Strategic Partners Co-Production Market that generates millions in international film and television co-productions.The goal of Strategic Partners is simple: facilitate international co-productions....

Atlantic City Fest reveils special events program

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The Atlantic Film Festival Announces Special Events, Programs and Opening Gala for Its 25th Anniversary The 25th Atlantic Film Festival, September 15-24, 2005, announced today a number of special 25th anniversary plans including: the new NSFDC Inspired Series, Strategic Partners focus on Germany, new Music & Image partnerships, alFresco Film on the Hill, an expanded visibility campaign and the Opening Night Gala screening of Thom Fitzgerald’s 3 Needles.“This is a big year for us,” says Gre...

ViewFinders: Fest for Youth Announces Award Winners

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ViewFinders: International Film Festival for Youth Announces Award WinnersViewFinders: International Film Festival for Youth (VF4), April 19-23, 2005, a presentation of the Atlantic Film Festival, announced a diverse range of award winners from the Festival including those from the Animation Challenge and Movie Challenge and scholarship recipient.“From internationally celebrated moviemakers to young talent from our own backyard, this year’s awards celebrates the best in film for youth and by...

Festival dates conflict situation in Montreal, to be continued

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A meeting was held Tuesday in Montréal between representatives of the Atlantic Film Festival Association (AFF), the Festival international de films de Montréal (FIFM) and Telefilm Canada, to address issues ensuing the date overlap situation.All parties have agreed to work closely together to resolve logistical considerations, such as print movement, guest and press relations between the AFF and the FIFM.“I appreciated the candour of the meeting and understand the realities of the situation,...

ViewFinders Atlantic City announces line up.

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The 4th annual ViewFinders: International Film Festival for Youth (VF4), April 19-23, 2005, a presentation of the Atlantic Film Festival, announced its line-up of close to 60 films and 40 workshops in its School Program and weekend family programs."This year’s program of workshops is fun, interactive and engaging," said Kellie Manning, ViewFinders Director. "From Jay Dahl’s Script to Screen to film lighting and animation workshops, we cover all the creative bases in our popular School Progra...

Montreal war of the fests: Atlantic Fest date challenged

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25th Atlantic Film Festival Blind-Sided by Festival International de Films de Montréal’s Recent Announcement of New DatesDuring a pivotal anniversary year, the 25th Atlantic Film Festival (AFF), September 15-24, 2005, has been blind-sided by the Festival International de Films de Montréal’s (FIFM) recent announcement of their new dates, September 18-25, which will completely overlap with those of AFF.“This is unacceptable,” said Gregor Ash, Executive Director, at a media conference in ...

Atlantic Fest in conflict with new Montreal Fest calls on media

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All news, arts and entertainment media are invited to attend a media conference held by the 25th Atlantic Film Festival to discuss and answer questions regarding the impact of the Festival International de Films de Montréal’s recent announcement of their new dates that will now overlap with the Atlantic Film Festival and other major film festivals across Canada. Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2005Time: 1:00 pm -2:00 pm AST (12:00 pm -1:00 pm EST)Location: The Delta Halifax, 1990 Barrington Stree...

Performers for Scripts Out Loud at The Atlantic Fest

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The Atlantic Film Festival Announces Performers for Scripts Out LoudThe 24th Atlantic Film Festival (September 17-25, 2004) is pleased announce that ACTRA Maritimes member actors Kristin Bell, Krista MacDonald, Dawn McKelvie Cyr, Tara Doyle, Brian Heighton, Njeri Watkins, Jeff Wright and Darrell Yates will perform, in front of a live audience, excerpts from four scripts that were developed through the Script Development Project at the annual Scripts Out Loud. Scripts Out Loud takes place on Sept...

Atlantic film fest jury is split in 2 groups

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The 24th Atlantic Film Festival (AFF) announced today that Brett Hendrie, Michael Melski and Stephen Reynolds have been selected for the Atlantic Jury and Charles Bishop, Duncan Hall and Paul Quinn have been selected for the Canadian Jury for this year’s Festival, September 17-25, 2004. The Atlantic Jury chooses 11 Atlantic awards while the Canadian Jury chooses two awards.“We made the decision to divide the jury into two this year because the intensive jury process for such a large program...

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