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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Please Note: Festival Office Closure

The Atlantic Film Festival offices will be closed from October 3rd until October 13th, 2015.  If you would like to leave a message, please call 902.422.3456 or email 

Winners of the 35th Atlantic Film Festival announced!

The Atlantic Film Festival, in the midst of its highly successful 35th year, announces its award winners for the event, September 17th-24th in Halifax. The Industry Awards Reception took place on Sunday, Sept. 20th in the Imperial Ballroom at The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites.

Click the MORE DETAILS link to see the award winners.

2015 FULL PROGRAM Announce

The 35th annual Atlantic Film Festival has announced its full festival program, featuring over 200 films and a full slate of special events, to be presented over eight days in Halifax, September 17-24.

"Our audience will find that in this year’s program in particular the diversity of culture and community is on display like never before”, said Wayne Carter, Executive Director. “As new technology changes allow filmmakers to create their stories in more austere circumstances the incredible effect is the ability to hear a broader range of voices from around the globe. " 

2015 Atlantic Program Announce

The 35th annual Atlantic Film Festival proudly launches its program of Atlantic Canadian film selections, including the much-anticipated Atlantic Gala, to be presented over eight days in Halifax, September 17-24.