AFF Outdoor Film Experience

Who can resist a night under the stars with a classic movie and the smell of popcorn wafting through the air? Whether young or old, local or visiting, the AFF Outdoor Film Experience fits the bill for good times. 

It’s outdoors. It’s movies. It’s an unforgettable Experience!

For the past 14 years, on Friday nights from the end of June to the end of August, the Atlantic Film Festival has delivered an entertaining outdoor film experience throughout Halifax – a larger-than-life inflatable screen showing classic movies under the open sky. With as many as 2000+ movie-goers coming together for each screening – all toting their lawn chairs, blankets, picnics and favourite company – this open-air cinema has a unique festival atmosphere that must be experienced first-hand.

Our programmers are constantly dreaming up an engaging theme for the next series. In recent years, our Summer of … theme has been very popular. People are always trying to guess what it will be!

While the theme changes from one year to the next, the objective remains:

• to bring the community together.
• to enjoy the film viewing experience in unique outdoor settings.
• to set the stage for the upcoming Atlantic Film Festival.

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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 

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.

2015 FULL PROGRAM Announce

The 35th annual Atlantic Film Festival has announced its full festival program, featuring over 200 films and a full slate of special events, to be presented over eight days in Halifax, September 17-24.

"Our audience will find that in this year’s program in particular the diversity of culture and community is on display like never before”, said Wayne Carter, Executive Director. “As new technology changes allow filmmakers to create their stories in more austere circumstances the incredible effect is the ability to hear a broader range of voices from around the globe. " 

2015 Atlantic Program Announce

The 35th annual Atlantic Film Festival proudly launches its program of Atlantic Canadian film selections, including the much-anticipated Atlantic Gala, to be presented over eight days in Halifax, September 17-24.