Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival presents: Atlantic Auteurs Shorts Screening

Fri, Jun 14, 2019 at 9pm

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Atlantic Auteurs showcases recent work by well-known names in the regional film community paired with exciting offerings from new voices.

FRIDAY JUNE 14 • 9 PM •  75 MIN.


The Atlantic Auteurs program celebrates eleven new short films from a diversity of regional filmmakers, including several HIFF alumni and some exciting new voices. HIFF is proud to be screening the premiere of Josh Owen’s Ghoulish Galactic Grievances, an immersive and intoxicating trip into a frenzied world of ghouls and goblins. Henry Colin’s delicate and beautifully shot Passage makes you feel like you are being let in on a secret. You will never look at a doughnut the same way after viewing Lisa Morse’s completely unique optically printed 16mm experimental animation hybrid film, A Nice Big Zero For You. Another analogue treat is Rena Thomas’ Selkie, an intimate and sensual return to the ocean, skillfully composed on black and white Super 8 film. These and more complete the impressive showcase of Atlantic Canadian filmmaking talent at HIFF 2019.


A Nice Big Zero For You • Lisa Morse • 2019 • 7 min.
It's Only Monday •  Nicole Steeves • 2019 • 5 min.
Passage • Henry Colin •  2018 • 10 min.
Ghoulish Galactic Grievances •  Josh Owen •  2019 • 13 min.
Selkie •  Rena Thomas • 2019 • 3 min.
Circles Music Video •  Tim Tracey •  2019 •  3 min.
Embracing The Overcast •  Kelsey Power •  2018 • 5 min.
Dear Diary • Ross Unger • 2018 •  6 min.
Mr. Horizon • Erica Meus-Saunders & Hesam Hanafi •  2018 • 3 min.
Prizefight •  Todd Fraser • 2018 •  13 min.
Into The Impossible • Angie & Tracey Richard • 2018 • 6 min.

Many of the filmmakers will be present at the screening for Q&A


About HIFF

Now in its 13th year, HIFF provides a unique venue for filmmakers and media artists to share their work in a forum dedicated to the celebration of independent cinema. Since its inception, HIFF has showcased the Atlantic region's most innovative works alongside the films of acclaimed visiting artists. As a filmmaker's festival, HIFF brings the directors of the works we show to Halifax in order to create opportunities for them to connect directly with audiences and local artists through hosted Q+A's, artist talks and workshops. HIFF also presents a number of professional development initiatives, designed to assist local filmmakers with improving their skills and getting their films programmed at festivals around the world.   


Neptune Scotiabank Stage Theatre

1593 Argyle Street
Halifax, NS B3J 2B2

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