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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.
  • Best Atlantic Short Award is open to all eligible Atlantic Canadian short films.
  • Best Atlantic Director Award is open to all eligible Atlantic Canadian features, shorts, and documentaries.
  • The Michael Weir Award for Best Atlantic Screenwriter Award is open to all eligible Atlantic Canadian features and shorts.
  • Best Atlantic Cinematographer Award is open to all eligible Atlantic Canadian features, shorts, and documentaries.
  • Best Atlantic Editor Award is open to all eligible Atlantic Canadian features, shorts, and documentaries.
  • Best Atlantic Original Score or Song 
    Award is open to all eligible Atlantic Canadian features, shorts, and documentaries.
  • Joan Orenstein Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress Award is open to all eligible Atlantic Canadian features and shorts.
  • David Renton Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor Award is open to all eligible Atlantic Canadian features and shorts 
  • Best Atlantic Documentary Award.
  • Best Atlantic Short Documentary Award.
  • Best Atlantic Animation Award.

Rules

  • Projects completed after March 1, 2019.
  • Only films completed no more than 18 months prior to the 39th Atlantic International Film Festival will be considered for admission.
  • 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
    November 29, 2019
  • Regular Deadline
    May 15, 2020
  • Deadline
    May 29, 2020
  • Late Deadline
    June 12, 2020
  • Final Deadline
    June 26, 2020
  • Notifications
    August 07, 2020
  • Event dates
    17 — 24 September 2020
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.

  • Regular Deadline — $45
  • Deadline — $35
  • 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.

  • Regular Deadline — $35
  • Deadline — $25
  • 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.

  • Regular Deadline — $45
  • Deadline — $35
  • 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.

  • Regular Deadline — $35
  • Deadline — $25
  • 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.

  • Regular Deadline — $45
  • Deadline — $35
  • 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.

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