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VIEWFINDERS: ATLANTIC FILM FESTIVAL FOR YOUTH
Named after the optical window of a camera, ViewFinders: Atlantic Film Festival for Youth is a week long film festival for young people and their families. The festival offers daytime screenings and workshops for school groups, as well as evening and weekend activities that showcase youth-made films. ViewFinders celebrates the best in regional, national and international films for youth, tackling issues from multiculturalism and community to sustainability and creativity. Throughout its activities, the Festival opens doors for anyone looking to watch great films, meet and learn from industry professionals, and to experience the wonderful world of moviemaking through hands-on media workshops.
But really, ViewFinders: Atlantic Film Festival for Youth is more than that. Beyond the main event, held each spring, the ViewFinders team is hard at work to bring a whole series of year-round activities and programs to young people across the Atlantic provinces, including:
The 12th annual ViewFinders: Atlantic Film Festival of Youth has come to a close. It was an extraordinary week for youth film. We definitely saw some world class short films from some exceptionally talented Atlantic Canadian young people. To all those who submitted films this year as well as those who support their dreams, thank you for participating.
From March 6-10th,ViewFinders will be in beautiful Cheticamp, Nova Scotia shooting a documentary about La Mi-Carême. Meaning "middle of lent" or "mid-lent," La Mi-Carême is one of the oldest Acadian traditions and occurs half-way through the solemn observance. For centuries, locals are donning elaborate masks and traveled from home to home in order to break their commitment to lent without their identity being revealed to the rest of the community. La Mi-Carême is still celebrated every winter in Cheticamp, and the documentary ViewFinders is making in partnership with the French Second Language Division of the Department of Education will follow a group of FSL High School students taking part in the festivities for the very first time.
CALL FOR ENTRY | 33RD ATLANTIC FILM FESTIVAL
The Atlantic Film Festival is now pleased to make a Call for Entry to the 33rd Annual Atlantic Film Festival taking place September 12-19, 2013.