ViewFinders: Atlantic Film Festival for Youth

Coming to Halifax Regional Municipality April 29th & 30th, 2015!


Named after the optical window of a camera, ViewFinders: Atlantic Film Festival for Youth began as weeklong film festival for young people and their families in 2001. Since then it has grown into 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 program’s activities like the VF School Tour, introduce the wonderful world of filmmaking through hands-on media workshops. And through film competitions, ViewFinders provides a platform for young filmmakers, a proven launching pad for the next generation of talent.
ViewFinders is the first step in a life full of experiencing and celebrating the art of film and filmmaking.

What is ViewFinders?

Contact us:
Jenna MacLeod - ViewFinders Coordinator

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ViewFinders Workshop Series - Weekly, April 1 - 22
Each week in April, leading up to the ViewFinders Film Competition deadline (May 1st, 2015), ViewFinders will be offering a filmmaking workshop for youth at the Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative (AFCOOP).

Workshops are FREE to attend, but pre-registration is required.
Register: or 902.422.3456
Atlantic Filmmaker Focus: Deanne Foley

The Atlantic Film Festival is a champion of Atlantic Canadian filmmakers. In keeping with this promise, every month we profile some of the most incredibly talented people in the filmmaking industry today. This month, we look at Newfoundland director Deanne Foley.

Calling all Educators! Register your class for the 2015 ViewFinders Atlantic Film Festival for Youth, NOW.

Since its inception, ViewFinders has brought over 50,000 young people to the movies. Through daytime screenings and workshops that have become popular as an annual class-trip destination for local teachers and their students, ViewFinders offers the best of international and local film while celebrating the original works of Atlantic Canadian young people with a passion for film and video.
New this year, ViewFinders is a free event. Although pre-registration is required, schools attending ViewFinders will only be responsible for the cost of transportation to and from the event.

ViewFinders Film Competition - CALL FOR ENTRIES

ViewFinders announces the 2015 Youth Film Competition presented by DHX Media! Youth, 18 and under, from the Atlantic Provinces, are invited to submit their short films by Friday, May 1 at 5 p.m. All films must be under five minutes long. The top entries are eligible for prizes that will be awarded at a special red carpet screening on Saturday, June 6.  Prizes will be awraded in three categories (animation, live action and documentary), as well as a grand prize.