THE ATLANTIC FILM FESTIVAL

The Atlantic Film Festival (AFF) is an eight-day celebration of film, media and music from around the world. It’s a festival that turns Halifax – a charming and historic coastal city – into an international Mecca for the arts, abuzz with filmmakers, industry types and film lovers. 

Offering a first-look at the best international films of the festival season, the AFF is a champion of local filmmakers, committed to bridging the gap. We attract some of the biggest players in film, media and music from around the world. All of our film selections are chosen with our community in mind and our special events are designed to bring us all together. A not-for-profit organization, the AFF depends heavily upon its strong ties to the surrounding and thriving arts community.

The AFF began as a tiny, grassroots operation in St. John’s, Newfoundland in 1981, relocating to Halifax the following year. Just three decades later, the AFF has blossomed into one of Canada’s premier film festivals. Whether for industry folk, unabashed film lovers or curious onlookers, the AFF offers a slew of opportunities to engage through film. Today’s Atlantic Film Festival is now a year-round celebration, growing beyond our eight-day cornerstone event in September to include:

Atlantic Film Festival - 150+ films from Atlantic Canada and around the world, Industry Events, Script Development Program, Retrospectives, Parties & Receptions

Strategic Partners - Co-production market, 200 top industry players, 1-2-1 meetings, keynotes, panels, Trans Atlantic Partners - TAP (international co-production mentoring program), Cannes Producers Network Reception

ViewFinders Atlantic Film Festival for Youth - Curriculum based film & workshop program, Hands-on workshops, Masterclass and discussions with top industry professionals, ViewFinders Productions, Festival in a Van

AFF Outdoor Film Experience - 6 public screenings on the Halifax Waterfront July-August 2013, Variety of community screenings throughout the year.

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Latest Buzz

34th Atlantic Film Festival Closing Night!

It's Day 8 of the Festival, and what an amazing run! Some of the best is yet to come, with our Closing Night Gala Film MAPS TO THE STARS, David Cronenberg's latest, as well as the always stylish and fun Closing Night Celebration at the Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites. Come celebrate with us as we wrap up another incredible week of movies, events and celebrations!

The 34th Atlantic Film Festival Awards

The Atlantic Film Festival honours the exceptional innovation and talent demonstrated by Atlantic filmmakers in this year’s Festival program. Congratulations to all the winners!

Atlantic Film Festival Audience Award

The Atlantic Film Festival Audience Award for Best Feature honours the exceptional innovation and talent demonstrated by filmmakers in this year's festival program. The Audience Award for Best Feature is chosen, well...by you, the audience. You could win a trip for two to Montreal (accommodation and airfare paid)! from TTI Travel. Presented by the Atlantic Film Festival, and sponsored by TTI Travel. VOTE NOW!!

Tickets

You've got the Program Guide, you've got the App, now go get your Passes and Tickets! New this year is our Festival Experience Pass - all access to absolutely everything we have to offer. We have a variety of other passes available, and single tickets as well of course. Detailed information just a click away below!