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Atlantic Canadian Films Shine Bright Alongside International Blockbusters as the 28th Atlantic Film Festival Announces Its Full Program The world is going blind. It’s summer camp and you are an awkward 10-year-old. Werewolves from Dartmouth are invading Dover. And you are about to spend two hours with the most revered punk poetess in the world. The 28th Atlantic Film Festival, happening September 11-20, 2008, announced today the array of 254 films that will be bringing the diverse and eclectic...

ViewFinders: a Growth Spurt for Popular Youth Film Festival

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Attendance at this year’s ViewFinders: International Film Festival For Youth rose to nearly 10,000 - a clear indication of the growing popularity of this little Festival. 'ViewFinders glowed golden this year, from the special guests who lit up the stage to the eye-popping quality of the youth-made film submissions for our Challenge competitions, to the record number of film fans who participated in the event,” said ViewFinders Director, Julie Glaser. “ViewFinders works hard to inspire our ...

Local Stars Shine in 27th Atlantic Film Festival Line-up

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Studded throughout 10 days of film & music celebrations at this year's 27th Atlantic Film Festival, September 13-22, 2007, will be local film luminaries like director/writer Chaz Thorne, producer Michael Donovan, actress Ellen Page, musician Buck 65 and more."We are proud of the international success attained by our regional filmmakers, actors and musicians, and excited about their prominence during this year's Festival," said Gregor Ash, Executive Director. "The Festival has ...

Local Stars Shine in 27th Atlantic Film Festival Line-up

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Studded throughout 10 days of film & music celebrations at this year’s 27th Atlantic Film Festival, September 13-22, 2007, will be local film luminaries like director/writer Chaz Thorne, producer Michael Donovan, actress Ellen Page, musician Buck 65 and more."We are proud of the international success attained by our regional filmmakers, actors and musicians, and excited about their prominence during this year’s Festival," said Gregor Ash, Executive Director. "The Festival has always been abo...

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...

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. “...

Halifax Atlantic City will screen 220 films and 50 shorts

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The 25th Atlantic Film Festival (AFF), September 15-24, 2005, announced today one of the largest line-up of films, industry programs and special events in the history of the Festival. This year's program includes a full slate of 220 Atlantic, Canadian and international films including the largest Atlantic program to date with 15 Atlantic features and 50 shorts. New special programs include: Focus on Germany, which will complement this year's Strategic Partners conference focus, plus the 25th AFF...

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...

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,...

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...

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