Neil’s Harbour; A Day Down Home

On a cold winter’s day in a small rural fishing village in northern Cape Breton, residents go about their daily routines.                 

Director: Emily Fricker

Runtime: 4 minutes


Journey of Feet

A short documentary of the filmmaker’s co-op work experience in Tanzania on a pilot program, to document and interpret 'Oral History' in Arusha and Mikumi.

Director: Erica Meus-Saunders

Runtime: 3 minutes


Conversations Without Borders

Two questions: where are you from? And where is home? The answers created a conversation, and the conversation taught us all about Canada, its people, and what brought them here.

Director: Yael Gazit, Meagan Brown

Runtime: 10 minutes


East Side Till the Grave

East Side Till The Grave dives into the world of African-Nova Scotian rapper MAJE, whose story reveals obstacles within Halifax's hip-hop community, and the genre’s influence on the city's culture.

Director: Victoria Walton, Bronwen McKie

Runtime: 10 minutes


Living the Dream

Living the Dream explores the relationship between immigration, ancestry, and the present moment through the way it has impacted the lives of four young filmmakers.

Director: Mackenzie Keirstead, Vu Pham, Luke Lee-Knight, Mathew Gracie

Runtime: 7 minutes


I Am Pride

A young man explains how he got by in public school by accepting his sexuality and pushing past judgment. He embraces himself through movement and cherishes every moment.

Director: Janelle White

Runtime: 5 minutes




Bahej Melli arrived in Halifax on his 16th birthday after leaving Syria in 2012. As Bahej embraces his childhood, the “refugee” label is stripped away.                   

Director: Dina Lobo, Sarah Rae

Runtime: 10 minutes


Noise and Wild Sound

A team of filmmakers travel to Tanzania where they learn about themselves and realize their appreciation for the diversity of their world and how that diversity is reflected by Canada.

Director: Carter Thurber

Runtime: 7 minutes

Donair Dynasty

A glimpse into the cultural impact of the donair: the official food of Halifax, and the restaurant that started it all.

Director: Gwydion Morris, Cameron Kennedy

Runtime: 5 minutes


An urban pop-up choir provides the opportunity for strangers to meet and create a sense of community through song.

Director: Shane Pendergast, Evan Hoffman

Runtime: 5 minutes


From Away Reception and Awards Presentation

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 8:00PM – Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, 1055 Marginal Rd, Halifax


Join us to celebrate the ten From Away Post Secondary Film Competition finalists. Meet the filmmakers and mingle in the historic Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 as the award winners are announced. This event is open to “Festival Film” and “Festival Experience” Passholders, and From Away Ticket Holders exclusively.


Retrouvez-nous pour célébrer les dix finalistes du concours cinématographique postsecondaire « From Away ». Rencontrez les réalisatrices et réalisateurs  dans le lieu historique du Musée canadien de l’immigration du Quai 21 tout en découvrant le nom des lauréats du concours. Cet événement est uniquement ouvert aux détenteurs du Pass « Festival du Film », du Pass « Festival Experience » et aux acheteurs de tickets du programme From Away.