THE ATLANTIC FILM FESTIVAL - SEPT 11th to 18th, 2014

The Atlantic Film Festival (AFF) is an eight-day celebration of film, media and music from around the world. It’s a festival that turns Halifax – a charming and historic coastal city – into an international Mecca for the arts, abuzz with filmmakers, industry types and film lovers. 

Offering a first-look at the best international films of the festival season, the AFF is a champion of local filmmakers, committed to bridging the gap. We attract some of the biggest players in film, media and music from around the world. All of our film selections are chosen with our community in mind and our special events are designed to bring us all together. A not-for-profit organization, the AFF depends heavily upon its strong ties to the surrounding and thriving arts community.

The AFF began as a tiny, grassroots operation in St. John’s, Newfoundland in 1981, relocating to Halifax the following year. Just three decades later, the AFF has blossomed into one of Canada’s premier film festivals. Whether for industry folk, unabashed film lovers or curious onlookers, the AFF offers a slew of opportunities to engage through film. Today’s Atlantic Film Festival is now a year-round celebration, growing beyond our eight-day cornerstone event in September to include:

Atlantic Film Festival - 150+ films from Atlantic Canada and around the world, Industry Events, Script Development Program, Retrospectives, Parties & Receptions

Strategic Partners - Co-production market, 200 top industry players, 1-2-1 meetings, keynotes, panels, Trans Atlantic Partners - TAP (international co-production mentoring program), Cannes Producers Network Reception

ViewFinders Atlantic Film Festival for Youth - Curriculum based film & workshop program, Hands-on workshops, Masterclass and discussions with top industry professionals, ViewFinders Productions, Festival in a Van

AFF Outdoor Film Experience - 6 public screenings on the Halifax Waterfront July-August 2013, Variety of community screenings throughout the year.

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Latest Buzz

Atlantic Film Festival offices closed for Natal Day

The Atlantic Film Festival offices will not be open August 4th. If you need to reach us, click on the 'More Details' link for our contact information and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.   

MISS CONGENIALITY this Friday!

The AFF Outdoor Film Experience presents the third Summer of Sandra screening with MISS CONGENIALITY. Sandra Bullock stars in this fan favourite comedy as a bumbling female FBI agent who goes undercover at a beauty pageant. Join us this Friday, August 1st at Tall Ships Quay (Google map) on the Halifax Waterfront!

THE PRINCESS BRIDE this Sunday!

The Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission presents a free outdoor screening of THE PRINCESS BRIDE as part of Natal Day celebrations! Come on out for this classic tale of love and adventure under the summer night sky at Ferry Terminal Park in Dartmouth on Sunday, August 1st! Bring blankets, chairs, friends and family and we'll see you there!

Summer of Sandra People's Choice voting now open!

We have opened the polls! THE PROPOSAL, TWO WEEKS NOTICE, WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING or TWO IF BY SEA are this year's choices for the Summer of Sandra, showing August 15th at Tall Ships Quay on the Halifax Waterfront. VOTE NOW!