Atlantic Film Festival 2016 | 17 NFB Productions Featured
From Sept. 15-22, the 36th annual Atlantic Film Festival (AFF) will be bringing more than 225 films, documentaries and shorts to Halifax.
This year again, NFB productions will feature prominently at AFF, including a special showcase of the best in NFB animation and doc from across Atlantic Canada.
Here’s a quick look at the complete selection of NFB titles at the festival, including screening times and venues (follow the “Times and venues” links.)
From Atlantic Canada: 3 world premieres and more
Mabel (Teresa MacIness) – Times and venues
Feisty and fiercely independent, 89 year-old hairdresser Mabel passionately styles her way through life towards the salon’s 70th year in business.
Mystery of the Secret Room (Wanda Nolan) – Times and venues
An inspiring portrait of family, adversity, and resilience, this richly hued animated short tells the tale of 10-year-old Grace, who uses her creative superpowers to navigate the emotional landscape of her mother’s depression.
Bluefin (John Hopkins) – Times and venues
A tale of epic stakes set in North Lake, Prince Edward Island, “the tuna capital of the world.”
HAND.LINE.COD (Justin Simms) – Times and venues
A film by Newfoundland director Justin Simms that takes audiences back to Fogo Island almost 50 years after Colin Low’s legendary Challenge for Change films.
Little Big Bang (Duncan Major) – Times and venues
Printed manually on a vintage tabletop press using hand-carved linoleum blocks, this very short animation is about a new parent who learns about free expression and the power of letting go.
NFB films from across Canada
Theater of Life (Peter Svatek) – Times and venues
This feature doc puts a human face on the environmental impact of food waste.
Gun Runners (Anjali Nayar) – Times and venues
The story of two North Kenyan warriors who’ve traded their rifles for sneakers to become professional marathoners.
The Gift (Niobe Thompson) – Times and venues
Takes audiences inside an organ-transplant hospital, where life and death are in constant collision.