Category Archives: Film Festivals

HIFF is back!

In a town where we're blessed by a number of quality film festivals, the Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival has earned a reputation for being one of the scrappiest, offering a consistently avant garde and experimental cinematic program. The 2022 edition looks to meet that expectation with a slate of films screening over four days in-person…Read More

Halifax Black Film Festival 2022 has arrived!

Starting today is the 6th Annual Halifax Black Film Festival, running from through Sunday, February 27th. https://youtu.be/RaeVddI1nwg Expect a deep and broad selection of short films, features, and documentaries from Canada and around the world, all available to be watched online over the coming days. Individual tickets are $12 and an all-access pass $49. I…Read More

Academy Award Nominations #Reaction

The nominations for the '22 Academy Awards dropped on Tuesday morning, and as with every Hollywood awards season there were expectations met and expectations dashed. There's also the few naysayers who took to social media to say these awards are antiquated and irrelevant. They groused. They whined. They said, "Who cares?" That question's been asked…Read More

Hellifax Horror Film Festival 2021 preview

Just in time for Halloween, the second edition of the Hellifax Horror Fest arrives in Halifax on October 30 and 31, Saturday and Sunday. You might recall last year's inaugural event, which screened a collection of international horror shorts online. This year's two-day program includes nine screenings of 54 shorts and four features, and you…Read More

#FIN2021 Reviews — Petite Maman, Flee

Attending multiple screenings in one evening at a film festival you can't help but bear witness to unintentional, sometimes poetic cinematic segues. They were out in full force on Tuesday evening at the FIN Atlantic International Film Festival. First off, I attended Dementia, Dad & Me, Hannah Minzloff's documentary about her family and her father's…Read More

#FIN2021 Review — Titane

Directed by Julia Ducournau | Written by Ducournau with Jacques Akchoti, Jean-Christophe Bouzy, and Simonetta Greggio | 108 min | Amazon Prime The only film in FIN's 2021 Extreme program — can a program really be called a program if it only includes a single movie? Discuss — Titane is from the director of French cannibal…Read More