“When all is said and done, the Atlantic Film Festival is about people. The Sponsors, The Team and most importantly, The Audience.  As we close the chapter on 35 and look towards 36, we would like to say thank you to all of you, for being a part of this year’s Festival. We could not do it without you and we hope to see you again next year - September 15 - 22, 2016. Book your vacation now!”

- Wayne Carter, Executive Director, Atlantic Film Festival



MARCH - APRIL, 2016 JUNE - AUGUST, 2016 SEPT 15 - 22, 2016 SEPT 15 - 18,  2016 ONLINE


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Atlantic Canadian Short Films at the 2015 Creative Nova Scotia Awards Gala

As part of the celebrations for the 2015 Creative Nova Scotia Awards Gala (Saturday, November 7th), a series of free daytime NS art presentations will be offered in room 301, at the Halifax Central Library.
At 3:00pm, a program of Atlantic Canadian short films will be screened, courtesy of the Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative Atlantic Auteurs program and the Atlantic Film Festival’s REEL EAST COAST series. The program includes films by innovative Nova Scotian film makers Lisa Rose Snow and Jessie Harley, among others.

2016 ViewFinders - Call for Submissions!
ViewFinders is an Atlantic Canada wide youth initiative that brings the Atlantic Film Festival experience to school groups and communities across the region. Each year ViewFinders presents the best in regional, national and international films for youth, tackling issues from multiculturalism and community to sustainability and creativity.

The 2016 ViewFinders: Atlantic Film Festival for Youth is now proudly accepting film submissions via FilmFreeway.com. FilmFreeway offers free HD online screeners, Vimeo and YouTube integration, and more.

Please Note: Festival Office Closure

The Atlantic Film Festival offices will be closed from October 3rd until October 13th, 2015.  If you would like to leave a message, please call 902.422.3456 or email festival@atlanticfilm.com. 

Winners of the 35th Atlantic Film Festival announced!

The Atlantic Film Festival, in the midst of its highly successful 35th year, announces its award winners for the event, September 17th-24th in Halifax. The Industry Awards Reception took place on Sunday, Sept. 20th in the Imperial Ballroom at The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites.

Click the MORE DETAILS link to see the award winners.

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