Atlantic Auteurs 1

Wed, Jun 6, 2018 at 9pm

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HIFF is pleased to continue the tradition of promoting the work of our talented and passionate Atlantic filmmakers. HIFF 2018 includes 2 diverse programs of 21 short films made by filmmakers from the Atlantic provinces. This year’s line-up features emerging and established filmmakers working in animation, narrative, music videos, comedy, and experimental works.


Atlantic Auteurs - Program One: 63 mins

Atlantic Auteurs - Program One showcases recent work by well-known names in the film community paired with exciting offerings from new local voices. Halifax treasure James MacSwain strikes again with his fresh 16mm animation The Red Purse based on a story from the Halifax Explosion and shot in James’ unmistakable charming style. After the success of her feature film Werewolf, Ashley McKenzie returns to HIFF with a meditative journey through a Cape Breton waterfall. Todd Fraser continues his process-based experiments using both DV camera and 16mm hand processed film in the surprisingly funny it’s good to go see different areas. A bold new voice that stands out is Petra O’Toole with Madár, an understated documentary evoking big questions as an elderly woman attempts to rescue a dying bird.

Roller Skates & Hand Grenades || Dominic Fegan || 5:30 mins
Ring Ring, Death Phone || Tyler Messervey || 1:38 mins
krotoplaxx diary disc 1.1 || Ryan O’Toole || 11:40
it's good to go see different areas || Todd Fraser || 3:18 mins
Family Notices || Lynne Fox || 4:58 mins
The Red Purse || James MacSwain || 4:05 mins
Martha Brook Falls || Ashley McKenzie || 6 mins
Baby || Kenneth J. Harvey || 3:38 mins
Madár || Petra O’Toole || 3:02 mins
Missy || Jon Mann || 16:59 mins
Boil || Tim Tracey || 4 mins

Please join us for an Atlantic Auteurs Reception following the Atlantic Auteurs I screening.


These films were selected through an open call for applications and a peer jury process. The HIFF 2018 Atlantic Auteurs jury was made up of local filmmakers Erin Oakes, Winston DeGiobbi and Yalitsa Riden. We thank them for their time!

Neptune Scotiabank Stage Theatre

1593 Argyle Street
Halifax, NS B3J 2B2

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