VIEWFINDERS TOUR: FALL 2017

 

This year’s ViewFinders School Tour, taking place in October and November of the 2017-2018 school year, offers a FREE program of matinee features, short film programs for school groups and several filmmaking workshops for students and teachers. The tour will visit Cineplex Cinemas in the Halifax Regional Municipality as well as in Saint John, Charlottetown, Yarmouth and Sydney. More details and booking information coming soon. 

 

 

YOUTH FILM COMPETITION 2017

 

The ViewFinders Atlantic Film Festival for Youth has announced its award winners for the ViewFinders Youth Film Competition Presented by DHX Media. Forty-six youth-made short films were showcased in the red-carpet screenings that took place at the Scotiabank Theatre Halifax on Saturday, June 3rd.

 

 

 

Award winners include:

 

People's Choice Grand Prize

RELIC

Spencer Hetherington (Saint John, NB)

 

Best Film by a Filmmaker 12 Years Old or Younger

THE MAGIC ROOM

Sadie Buxton (Chester, NS)

 

Best Drama First Place

RELIC

Spencer Hetherington (Saint John, NB)

 

Best Drama Runner Up

WRATH OF GOD

Logan Fulford (Stanhope, PEI)

 

Best Documentary First Place

THE WATER WITCH

Spencer Hetherington (Saint John, NB)

 

Best Documentary Runner Up

RACER READY

Maddie Gillis (Halifax, NS)

 

 

 

Presented by DHX Media and produced by ViewFinders  the competition accepts short films less than five minutes long from youth participants living in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

 

See our full event gallery here.

 

See the winning films here.

 

 

 

 

ABOUT VIEWFINDERS

 

Named after the optical window of a camera, ViewFinders began as week long film festival for young people and their families in 2002. Since then it has grown into an Atlantic Canada-wide youth initiative that brings the FIN experience to school groups and communities across the region.

 

Each year ViewFinders presents the best in regional, national and international films for youth, tackling issues from multiculturalism and community to sustainability and creativity. The program’s activities introduce students to the wonderful world of filmmaking through hands-on media workshops, and the ViewFinders Youth Film Competition provides a platform for young filmmakers - a proven launching pad for the next generation of talent.

 

ViewFinders is the first step in a life full of experiencing and celebrating the art of film and filmmaking.