Category Archives: Film Festivals

Halifax Black Film Festival returns

From Friday, February 24 through Sunday the 26th, one of the most vibrant film festivals in the city will be screening new movies, hosting workshops and panels, and generally making its presence felt.  The 7th Annual Halifax Black Film Festival is part of a network of film festivals across the country providing a platform for…Read More

Belle Vie — #Devour22 review

The 12th edition of Devour! The Food Film Fest is running this week in Wolfville — a unique combination of food events, workshops, food rallies, and yes, short, feature, animated, and documentary films, including the following entry:  Directed by Marcus Mizelle | 77 min  Vincent Samarco strikes a rumpled, slightly shaggy, charming figure. He's a…Read More

Bystanders review #AIFF22

Directed by Koumbie | Written by Koumbie, Taylor Olson, and Lisa Rose Snow | 90 min  The script for Bystanders has won The Michael Weir Award for Best Atlantic Screenwriting, and it's well-deserved. Bystanders has a script I'd call courageous, how it wades into issues other writers might hesitate to consider. It's the story of…Read More

#LunenburgDocFest22 preview

For the first time the Lunenburg Doc Fest is running for seven days, from Thursday, September 22 through the 28th. That means more opportunity to see a broader selection of new documentaries, both on site and online. Here's a few that I've had the good fortune to see in advance:  Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On…Read More


As regular readers of FLAW IN THE IRIS — and followers of the site's Instagram account — know I've recently returned from Toronto where I covered the 2022 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival. (Click here to read all the reviews.) On the most recent episode of the podcast I co-host with the multimedia…Read More