ViewFinders: Atlantic Film Festival for Youth

Coming to Halifax Regional Municipality April 29th & 30th, 2015!


Named after the optical window of a camera, ViewFinders: Atlantic Film Festival for Youth began as weeklong film festival for young people and their families in 2001. Since then it has grown into an Atlantic Canada wide youth initiative that brings the Atlantic Film Festival experience to school groups and communities across the region.
Each year ViewFinders presents the best in regional, national and international films for youth, tackling issues from multiculturalism and community to sustainability and creativity. The program’s activities like the VF School Tour, introduce the wonderful world of filmmaking through hands-on media workshops. And through film competitions, ViewFinders provides a platform for young filmmakers, a proven launching pad for the next generation of talent.
ViewFinders is the first step in a life full of experiencing and celebrating the art of film and filmmaking.

What is ViewFinders?

Contact us:
Jenna MacLeod - ViewFinders Coordinator

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Latest Buzz

Script Development Program: Feature Film Outlines Selected

Outlines for feature films from Jesse Harley, Glen Matthews, Tamara Segura and the team of Adam Deviller & Bob Mann have made this year’s cut. These writers will complete three workshops, led by story editor Michael Melski, in preparation for the 2015 Script Pitch Event at the 35th Atlantic Film Festival. Films will be pitched to a room of industry professionals, with the aim of attracting a producer and/or director and a chance to win a $10,000 development prize from The Harold Greenberg Fund.

Atlantic Filmmaker Focus: Allan Hawco

The Atlantic Film Festival is a champion of Atlantic Canadian filmmakers. In keeping with this promise, every month we profile some of the most incredibly talented people in the filmmaking industry today. This month, we look at actor/producer/writer Allan Hawco.

Winners of the 14th annual ViewFinders: Atlantic Film Festival for Youth Film Competition announced!

Finalists screenings and the awards ceremony took place at the Scotiabank Theatre Halifax (formerly Cineplex Bayer's Lake), June 6th. Prizes were awarded for live-action, documentary and animated film categories. All finalists were also eligible for prizing in the Grand Prize and People’s Choice Award category, sponsored by Bell Aliant Community One.

It's the Summer of SuperHeroes!

Produced by the Atlantic Film Festival (AFF), the 15th annual AFF Outdoor Film Experience presents “Summer of SuperHeroes”. The free outdoor film series is presenting a theme this year rather than a specific star in eleven fan favourites throughout HRM, this June, July and August. WATCH THE TRAILER HERE. #SOSH15 #AFFOFE2015