Saturday, September 25, 2010

Best of the Festival Day is today.

Three amazing programs on our last day, including the winner of our Audience Award, Best Director, and Best Documentary, The Man of a Thousand Songs, playing in Best of the Festival 2.

Best of Festival 1

Best of Festival 2

Best of Festival 3

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Repeat screening of The Corridor tonight!

If you missed the sold-out screening of The Corridor last night, we are proud to announce a repeat screening tonight at 7pm in Park Lane 8.  You can purchase tickets now online or at our Atlantic Film Festival Box Office on the Spring Garden level of Park Lane mall all day.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Ride, Rise, Roar has been cancelled.

Please be aware that we have had to cancel our screening of Rise, Ride, Roar Thursday night in Park Lane 4 at 7:10pm.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Best of the Festival program 3 Announced!

If you miss the CBC Atlantic Shorts Gala tonight you can now see them on Saturday, September 25th in our Best of the Festival program 3.  The Gala shorts will be preceded by the Best Canadian Short Film and Best Atlantic Short Film as chosen by our Festival Jury.  The screening will take place at 9:30pm at the Oxford Theatre.  See you there!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Add your voice to the conversation at the online program guide

We're on Day 3 of the Festival, and by now we've screened quite a few films.  We would really like to encourage everyone using the 30th Atlantic Film Festival's  Online Program Guide to sign in to rate and review what you've seen so far. There are some great reviews up already so why not add your voice to the conversation? We like to know what you loved or loathed so that we can make our programming the best it can be for future years.  Also I'm sure that filmmakers are keen to hear what you thought of their films.  You can get involved by heading here and signing up if you haven't already.  As well comments on the blog are always welcomed if you want to let us know what you think of the 30th Atlantic Film Festival.  Now go get out and see some films.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Fresh and Local Film: Light is the Day

If you’re on the hundred mile film diet, and want what’s fresh, independent and local at the festival, check out Halifax director Laura Dawe’s apocalyptic drama, Light is the Day. Shot in Pictou with a Halifax-based cast and crew, the film also boasts an awesome soundtrack of local music including Dog Day, Ruby Jean and the Thoughtful Bees, Jon McKiel and more. Forget international funding and corporate sponsors, much of Dawe’s film was paid for by her local community, with rock shows and dance parties serving as fundraisers.

Read all about the film’s evolution from a school assignment to a feature at the 30th Atlantic Film Festival in The Coast,  The National Post and Dal News

Join the Light is the Day Facebook group here

(posted by Programmer Tiina Johns)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Atlantic Film Festival Opening Day Film Link Round-Up for 16/09/10

The Atlantic Film Festival starts today! Thanks for the reminder New 95.7 I was a little groggy this morning. (link)

Entertainment Reported Stephen Cooke from the Chronicle Herald has some 1 minute film video reviews up on the Herald site.  Check out what he has to say about some of the big films at the Festival. You can even log in to give your own review. (link)

Hockey Night in Halifax (link)

Music & Image rocks on for another year (link)

Our Executive Director is a Man of Action (link)

Ann Verrall made a film out west and has brought it back to Halifax (link)

Lots of Bravo!FACT shorts at our 30th (link)

We finally got branded this year by our talented friends at Spectacle Group (link)

Come and see homegrown Cape Breton actress Allie MacDonald in Score: A Hockey Musical (link)

Look who's coming to Halifax! (link)

Tastiest film in the Festival (link)

Music+Movies=Music&Image (link)

Great documentary from Fredericton heads to Halifax (link)

The hard working team of Strategic Partners makes magic happen every year (link)

Come out tonight and party with the cast and crew of Score: A Hockey a Fort! (link)

Check out the amazing Behind the Scenes film stills show at ViewPoint Gallery, happening now and also make sure to attend their panel this Saturday at Sonic Temple (link)

Our Music & Image program is still doing great things for Atlantic Canadian recording artists (link)

Lots of great music themed films happening again at this year's Festival, most notably local doc A Drummer's Dream (link)

It's been noted previously but Glen Matthews really is in a lot of stuff at this year's Festival (link)

Our good friends at the 1st annual Canadian Surf Film Festival are having their official launch this Saturday at the AFF's Festival Headquarters (link)

I still laugh every time I even think about the signature menu that Fid put together for the 30th Atlantic Film Festival (link)