Event Celebrates Nova Scotia Filmmakers

first_img Film and television fans will have the opportunity to see some ofthe province’s best work on Saturday, Nov. 1 and Sunday, Nov. 2as the Atlantic Film Festival partners with the Nova Scotia FilmDevelopment Corporation for A Celebration of Nova ScotiaFilmmakers. The two-day film festival, programmed and sponsored by the filmdevelopment corporation, will screen several Nova Scotia produceddocumentaries, television series and feature films including thedocumentaries The Shag Harbour UFO Incident, Tough Guys, SoulSearching for the Blues, and Cecil’s Journey. Television series to be screened include The Classical Now (whichwill be airing on Bravo), highlights from the mini-series Storiesfrom the Sea (to air on Discovery Channel), an episode from TheChef at Large series aired on the Food Network, and an episodefrom the third season of Teletoon’s animated series Olliver’sAdventures. Also screening is the episode that Showcase networkviewers chose as the funniest of the Trailer Park Boys series.The feature film New Waterford Girl rounds out the schedule. “The Atlantic Film Festival has been introducing a number ofactivities, such as alFresco filmFesto and ViewFinders:International Film Festival for Youth, to extend its activitybeyond the nine-day event in September and is pleased to partnerwith the Nova Scotia Film Development Corporation to showcasesome of Nova Scotia’s compelling and entertaining film andtelevision,” said Gregor Ash, executive director of the AtlanticFilm Festival. The Atlantic Film Festival is one of the premier Canadian filmfestivals of the year, with an international reputation thatattracts filmmakers from across the country and around the world.Every September, an ever-increasing number of film fans andindustry delegates converge onto Halifax to experience thefestival, which features an entertaining and aspiring collectionof short and feature-length films from Canada and beyond. “We are pleased to partner with the Atlantic Film Festival toshowcase locally-grown film and television productions,” said AnnMacKenzie, chief executive officer of the film developmentcorporation. “The film development corporation invests in manyhigh quality Nova Scotia films and television shows and it isexciting to be able to showcase some of these projects to a homeaudience. Not only will the audience have the opportunity to viewsome of Nova Scotia’s best, they will also have the chance tospeak with the filmmakers about their experience making theseproductions.” The Nova Scotia Film Development Corporation is a provincialCrown corporation reporting to the Minister of EconomicDevelopment. The corporation provides a range of programs andservices to build the capacity and competitiveness of theprovince’s film, television and new media industries. The screenings will take place on Nov. 1 and Nov. 2 at the EmpireTheatre in Bayers Lake Business Park. Screenings will run from 6p.m. to 8 p.m. and from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. on both evenings. Checklocal listings for exact screening schedule. Admission is free. Tickets are available at the offices of theNova Scotia Film Development Corporation and the Atlantic FilmFestival. N.S. FILM DEVELOPMENT CORP.–Event Celebrates Nova ScotiaFilmmakerslast_img read more