The Atlantic Film Festival recently released its full festival schedule which means that their Festival Genius Box Office page is now live!
Noted as a top festival in Canada, the Atlantic Film Festival is held every September in beautiful, historic yet contemporary city of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Strong east coast roots support a unique format for the Atlantic Film Festival with its distinctive focus on film and music. Large enough to attract the world’s most notable actors, directors and producers, but intimate enough to be innovative and flexible in its approach to the changing needs of our industry, audience and the communities we serve.
The AFF provides an unpretentious atmosphere for watching some of the best international, Canadian and Atlantic Canadian films, while showcasing some of the best musical talent the region has to offer. Check out the films already buzzing at the AFF and buy your tickets today!
Roaming | Michael Ray Fox | 2012
Rhys Bevan-John has a starring role as a high-functioning autistic video game developer named Will in Roaming, Michael Ray Fox’s Film Nova Scotia/Telefilm Canada First Feature. Evoking memorable performances such as Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man and Clare Danes in Temple Grandin, Bevan-John charts out a deeply humanistic corridor for his character as Will struggles to find a job, maintain his friendships and independence, and even find love with an old high-school flame, all in the unforgiving East Coast winter. With powerhouse local actors and artists Corey Bowles and Daniel Lillford in crucial supporting roles as best friend and father, respectively, Roaming takes an unflinching view of living—and eventually triumphing—as an autistic person today.
The Disappeared | Standi Mitchell | 2012
Lifeboat. The Old Man and the Sea. Knife In the Water. Dead Calm. This is the lineage of motion pictures evoked by Halifax novelist, screenwriter and director Shandi Mitchell in her startlingly confident debut feature, The Disappeared. The story of six East Coast men in two dories lost at sea, the film etches character against an elemental urge to survive on the broad, mysterious and ever-changing Atlantic Ocean, in all its pitiless magnificence. With an ancient compass, oars and their brawny arms and wits as their only tools, the men must wage a desperate struggle to retain their humanity and any shards of hope while an indifferent universe of ocean swells, flat calms, enveloping fog and, ultimately, despair threatens to overwhelm them.