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.
Hand.Line.Cod (Trailer), Justin Simms, provided by the National Film Board of Canada
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.
Little Big Bang, Duncan Major, provided by the National Film Board of Canada
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.
Theater of Life (Trailer), Peter Svatek, provided by the National Film Board of Canada
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.
Gun Runners (Trailer), Anjali Nayar, provided by the National Film Board of Canada
The Gift (Niobe Thompson) – Times and venues
Takes audiences inside an organ-transplant hospital, where life and death are in constant collision.