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FIN: Atlantic International Film Festival

International Youth Film Festival.

About

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. Festival 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, Atlantic Film Festival for Youth is more than that. Beyond the main event, held each spring, the festival's team is hard at work to bring a whole series of year-round activities and programs to young people across the Atlantic provinces, including:

  • Filmmaking Competitions for Youth,
  • School Tours,
  • Film Productions & Mentorship Programs.

Program

Filmmaking Competitions for Youth:

  • Animation,
  • Live Action,
  • Documentary,
  • Youth-Made,
  • French Language Films.

School Tours
Film Productions & Mentorship Programs

Awards

  • The Gordon Parsons Award for Best Atlantic Feature 
    Award is open to all eligible Atlantic Canadian feature length films selected to the 38th Atlantic International Film Festival.
  • Best Atlantic Short 
    Award is open to all eligible Atlantic Canadian short films selected to the 38th Atlantic International Film Festival.
  • Best Atlantic Director 
    Award is open to all eligible Atlantic Canadian features, shorts, and documentaries selected to the 38th Atlantic International Film Festival.
  • The Michael Weir Award for Best Atlantic Screenwriter 
    Award is open to all eligible Atlantic Canadian features and shorts selected to the 38th Atlantic International Film Festival.
  • Best Atlantic Cinematographer 
    Award is open to all eligible Atlantic Canadian features, shorts, and documentaries selected to the 38th Atlantic International Film Festival.
  • Best Atlantic Editor 
    Award is open to all eligible Atlantic Canadian features, shorts, and documentaries selected to the 38th Atlantic International Film Festival.
  • Best Atlantic Original Score or Song 
    Award is open to all eligible Atlantic Canadian features, shorts, and documentaries selected to the 38th Atlantic International Film Festival.
  • Joan Orenstein Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress 
    Award is open to all eligible Atlantic Canadian features and shorts selected to the 38th Atlantic International Film Festival.
  • David Renton Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor 
    Award is open to all eligible Atlantic Canadian features and shorts selected to the 38th Atlantic International Film Festival.
  • Best Atlantic Documentary 
    Award is open to all eligible Atlantic Canadian documentaries selected to the 38th Atlantic International Film Festival.
  • Best Atlantic Short Documentary 
    Award is open to all eligible Atlantic Canadian short documentaries selected to the 38th Atlantic International Film Festival.
  • Best Atlantic Animation 
    Award is open to all eligible Atlantic Canadian films selected to the 38th Atlantic International Film Festival.

Rules

  • Projects completed after March 1, 2016.
  • Projects must be a premiere in Halifax.
  • Submit via Filmfreeway or Withoutabox.
  • Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

City premiere required.

Jury and Organizers

Alex Brundige (Programming Manager).

Documents

Place

Canada
Halifax

Official website

atlanticfilm.com/festivals/viewfinders

Contacts

Address:

c/o FIN Atlantic International Film Festival
1892 Hollis Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada B3J 1W6

Phone: 902-422-3456
Email:
festival@atlanticfilm.com
programmgr@finfestival.ca

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    December 08, 2017
  • Deadline
    May 18, 2018
  • Regular Deadline
    June 01, 2018
  • Late Deadline
    June 15, 2018
  • Final Deadline
    June 29, 2018
  • Notifications
    August 10, 2018
  • Event dates
    13 — 20 September 2018
Categories & Fees

Features may be fiction or documentary of any genre, and from any of the four Atlantic Canadian provinces: Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, and Nova Scotia. The length of the project must be over 60 minutes.

  • Deadline — $35
  • Regular Deadline — $45
  • Late Deadline — $55
  • Final Deadline — $65

Shorts may be fiction or documentary of any genre, and from any of the four Atlantic Canadian provinces: Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, and Nova Scotia. The length of the project must be under 60 minutes.

  • Deadline — $25
  • Regular Deadline — $35
  • Late Deadline — $55
  • Final Deadline — $65

Features may be fiction or documentary of any genre from any part of Canada outside of the Atlantic provinces. The length of the project must be over 60 minutes.

  • Deadline — $35
  • Regular Deadline — $45
  • Late Deadline — $55
  • Final Deadline — $65

Shorts may be fiction or documentary of any genre from any part of Canada outside of the Atlantic provinces. The length of the project must be under 60 minutes.

  • Deadline — $25
  • Regular Deadline — $35
  • Late Deadline — $55
  • Final Deadline — $65

Features may be fiction or documentary of any genre from any part of the world outside of Canada. The length of the project must be over 60 minutes.

  • Deadline — $35
  • Regular Deadline — $45
  • Late Deadline — $55
  • Final Deadline — $65

Shorts may be fiction or documentary of any genre from any part of the world outside of Canada. The length of the project must be under 60 minutes.

  • Deadline — $25
  • Regular Deadline — $35
  • Late Deadline — $55
  • Final Deadline — $65
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