Each fall, the FIN Kids Festival Tour presents the best in regional, national and international films for youth, tackling issues like multiculturalism, technology, sustainability and inclusivity. Accompanying media workshops led by Atlantic Canadian filmmakers give students a hands-on introduction to the art of storytelling, shooting a scene, and working with a crew.
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2018 FIN KIDS FESTIVAL TOUR
The FIN Kids Festival Tour was once again a huge success!
The Festival Tour took place during October and November of the 2018-2019 school year, offering a FREE program of English and French language matinee features and short film programs for school groups, as well as several filmmaking and directing workshops for students.
2018 dates and locations included October 11 Yarmouth, NS; October 17 Halifax, NS (English program); October 18 Halifax, NS (French program); October 23 Charlottetown, PE; October 25 Saint John, NB; November 1 Sydney, NS
2018 offered the most diverse FIN Kids program yet, providing youth audiences with a varied program of films from the Atlantic Provinces, Canada, and internationally. The line-up included 49 screenings of feature films, documentaries, and short film programs and 62 films from nine different countries (all selected with the help of a Teacher’s Advisory Committee).
In addition to showing carefully curated youth-friendly festival films, the FIN Kids Festival Tour introduced students to the wonderful world of filmmaking through hands-on media workshops. The tour brings in local industry professionals from the areas they visit, such as filmmaker Frank Savoie and Ubisoft Creative Director AJ Morales, so that the youth can see strong examples of having a local career in film, storytelling and the arts.