ViewFinders is a week-long festival of film, video and media for youth. This year’s event will take place from Sunday, April 6 to Saturday, April 12, 2014.
VIEWFINDERS: ATLANTIC FILM FESTIVAL FOR YOUTH
Named after the optical window of a camera, ViewFinders: Atlantic Film Festival for Youth is a week long film festival for young people and their families. The festival offers daytime screenings and workshops for school groups, as well as evening and weekend activities that showcase youth-made films. ViewFinders celebrates the best in regional, national and international films for youth, tackling issues from multiculturalism and community to sustainability and creativity. Throughout its activities, the Festival opens doors for anyone looking to watch great films, meet and learn from industry professionals, and to experience the wonderful world of moviemaking through hands-on media workshops.
But really, ViewFinders: Atlantic Film Festival for Youth is more than that. Beyond the main event, held each spring, the ViewFinders team is hard at work to bring a whole series of year-round activities and programs to young people across the Atlantic provinces, including:
The AFF Outdoor Film Experience is pleased to present the Summer of Spielberg! To celebrate and to help spread the word, we have created Facebook cover pages featuring the amazing art of Nick Brunt. Follow these links to download them!
From March 6-10th,ViewFinders will be in beautiful Cheticamp, Nova Scotia shooting a documentary about La Mi-Carême. Meaning "middle of lent" or "mid-lent," La Mi-Carême is one of the oldest Acadian traditions and occurs half-way through the solemn observance. For centuries, locals are donning elaborate masks and traveled from home to home in order to break their commitment to lent without their identity being revealed to the rest of the community. La Mi-Carême is still celebrated every winter in Cheticamp, and the documentary ViewFinders is making in partnership with the French Second Language Division of the Department of Education will follow a group of FSL High School students taking part in the festivities for the very first time.
Shaw Media Director's Series: YOUNG FILMMAKERS, apply now.
The Shaw Media Director's Series is accepting applications from young filmmakers, ages 13 to 18. Learn from the pros. Hang out on a real film set. And see your hard work hit the silver screen at next year's ViewFinders Film Festival. It's FREE, but space is limited.