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Bonds forge as Trans Atlantic Partners wraps at IFP

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Trans Atlantic Partners has wrapped its third module, in conjunction with the Independent Filmmaker Project in New York City, with several international partnerships expected to emerge in the coming months.Producer Antonello Cozzolino of Montreal says hosting an additional third module of the intensive co-production training program in New York was an inspired decision.“We went through the week with the same goals, helping each other when needed, and we leave New York knowing we have solid pot...

Twenty-four producers from Canada, Europe and the United States have been selected to participate in Trans Atlantic Partners

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  Trans Atlantic Partners tags impressive slate of producers for third annual co-production training opportunity Twenty-four producers from Canada, Europe and the United States have been selected to participate in Trans Atlantic Partners, co-presented by Canada's Strategic Partners, Germany's Erich Pommer Institut and New York's Independent Filmmaker Project. The impressive list of producers will take part in the 2011 event - an intensive, three-module film training program...

Strategic Partners Shines Spotlight on Producers Down Under

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  Strategic Partners, a production of the Atlantic Film Festival, is thrilled to announce the addition of a third Spotlight country to its roster, with Australia set to share the stage at this dynamic international film and television co-production market event. State agencies Film Victoria, Screen NSW, Screen Queensland, ScreenWest and South Australia Film are all on board to support selected producers to attend Strategic Partners 2011, set for Sept. 15-18 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Can...

Film festivals in Canada

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Are you looking for film festivals in Canada? Use our country festival search engine to search by Call for entry, Date and Submission Fee.http://www.fest21.com/en/festivals?filter0=&filter1=&filter2=Canada&filter3=**ALL**&filter4=**ALL**You can also search festivals accepting film submission on fest21.comList of first 10: $100 Film FestivalThe $100 Film Festival presents a fresh program of short Super 8 and 16 mm films from around the world to the Calgary community every yea...

Atlantic Film Festival

The fourth major film festival in Canada is the international Atlantic Film Festival, held every September in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Strong East Coast roots support a unique format for AFF with its distinctive focus on film and music.

Atlantic Film Festival

Known for its warm and festive atmosphere, the Atlantic Film Festival is a 10-day celebration of film and video from Atlantic Canada and around the world. The Festival is committed to screening an inspiring and engaging collection of moving pictures.

Atlantic Film Festival shaping up

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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...

Strategic Partners (SP) announces keynotes

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Strategic Partners (SP), Canada’s only international co-production market for film and television projects announced today that two internationally renowned names in the film and television industries, Frida Torresblanco and Noreen Halpern, are slated to deliver keynote addresses to this year’s capacity number of delegates including delegations from the spotlight countries of Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. Frida Torresblanco, acclaimed producer and creator of Ritmo Films, will present the ope...

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 ...

Music Meets Film at the Atlantic Film Festival

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No one knows better than the Atlantic Film Festival that a film without music is like popcorn without butter. Which is why every year, as part of the Inspired Music Program, they produce a compilation CD in conjunction with the East Coast Music Association that highlights the best in east coast music.From Nathan Wiley, to Joel Plaskett Emergency, to Spesh K to the Rhapsody Quintet there is something for everyone’s taste on the Atlantic Film Festival Music & Image Take 3 CD. The CD is distrib...

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...

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...

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 ...

Film and TV Movers and Shakers Make Deals in Halifax

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Atlantic Film Festival’s industry event Strategic Partners will bring together 180 international film and TV decision makers from six countries (Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, UK, US and Canada) to conduct a impressive 600 meetings in just three days.“The potential economic impact of these meetings is in the tens of millions,” said Jan Miller, Strategic Partners Director. Taking place from September 15 to 17, the goal of Strategic Partners is to facilitate international co-productio...

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 ...

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. “...

25th Atlantic Film Festival closes with awards

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The 25th Atlantic Film Festival (September 15-24) announced today 14 of the 15 Atlantic Film Festival awards of 2005. The winners are as follows: Atlantic Canadian Awards:Best Atlantic Short Film ($5,000 services)Tim Wilson – The Last WeirOutstanding Writer’s Award Daniel MacIvor and Amnon Buchbinder – Whole New ThingRex Tasker Award for Best Documentary ($1,000 cash)Andrea Dorfman – Sluts: The DocumentaryOutstanding Performance by an Actor – MaleDaniel MacIvor and Aaron Webber – Who...

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...

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...

Viewfinders Festival for youth wrap up comments

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ViewFinders: International Film Festival for Youth (VF4), April 19-23, a presentation of the Atlantic Film Festival, announced a record fourth year with an overall attendance of 6,750 children, teens and families for screenings, workshops and events including the ViewFinders School Program. This represents a general attendance increase of 23 per cent with a 27 per cent increase in box office.“All the programs really worked together and complemented each other,” said Kellie Manning, ViewFinde...

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