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What is ViewFinders? Play

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:

Filmmaking Competitions for Youth
School Tours (Festival in a Van)
Film Productions & Mentorship Programs

Strategic Partners 2013 - Conference Videos Play


The Atlantic Film Festival's Strategic Partners is one of the world's pre‐eminent co-production/co-financing markets focusing on feature film, TV and multiplatform fiction. Strategic Partners offers an intimate, organized forum for projects looking for financing as well as those still at an early stage - looking for the right partner. Its linear program is designed to provide unparalleled access to international co-production possibilities - all under one roof, set against the backdrop of the Atlantic Film Festival and the vibrant, coastal city of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Top Canadian and international industry players are selected to attend, including producers, investors, sales agents, funding agencies, broadcasters and distributors. Offering over 1000 pre-scheduled 1-2-1 meetings, coproduction focused roundtable sessions, cutting edge panels, visionary keynote speakers, screenings and receptions, Strategic Partners is a convergence of talent and innovation, producing tangible results.

2013 10x10 Music Videos Play

10 Atlantic Canadian filmmaker and 10 Atlantic Canadian musicians/bands were paired up to produce 10 music videos, over 5-days of on-the-ground shooting and editing. Selected filmmakers and musicians had access to video director mentors, professional film equipment and post-production support during the 5-day program.

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Spielberg Moments Play

Steven Spielberg is a cinematic magician whose films have a multi-generational appeal. Everyone has their 'Spielberg Moment,' whether it's the first time they saw one of his films and how it made them feel, or a particular character who continues to resonate.

'Spielberg Moments' are everlasting memories that everyone has. We've captured some of these at our Summer of Spielberg screenings. What's yours?
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