Film Festival Opens Next Week

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Silver Wave is Back and Bigger Than Ever.

swfficon141The 14th annual Silver Wave Film Festival (SWFF) announced its full festival programme last Friday, featuring over 120 films, a full slate of special events and an industry film summit, to be presented over four days in Fredericton, November 6-9, 2014.

“Silver Wave is on a mission annually, to spotlight the creative talent of New Brunswick filmmakers and filmmakers around the world,” said Tony Merzetti, SWFF Co-organizer. “There were so many incredible films from New Brunswick and around the globe submitted this year that we had to add additional programming. It was very exciting to receive so much amazing creative content. The province of New Brunswick is pleased to support what many call ‘the best little grass roots film festival around’.”

The festival’s opening night gala will take place on Thurs. Nov. 6, at 7pm at Tilley Hall, room 102, UNB Campus. The evening will feature Fu Elliot, directed and written by Moncton based Jaret Belliveau and Matthew Bauckman and produced by David Eberts. This award winning film has played at major film festivals around the world and is slated to have its theatrical release right after it opens at SWFF.

Following the opening gala film presentation is the New Brunswick Music Video Showcase. This exciting new event will spotlight filmmakers and the bands they admire and support, and will take place at the James Joyce Thurs. Nov. 6, at 10pm.

The festival is also very excited to present the film Aller-Retour, which was directed by Moncton based filmmaker Gilles Doiron, produced by Jean-Marc Goguen and written by a team of New Brunswick youth from different areas of the province. Aller-Retour takes place on Sat. Nov. 8, at 2pm at Le Centre communautaire Sainte-Anne.

The Festival’s closing gala presentation on Sun. Nov. 9 at 7pm will be The Divorce, by Saint John-based director, writer Rob Parsons and producer Elaine Shannon. Rob’s latest feature film sees the indie director veering once again into laugh-out-loud comedy with outrageous scenes played out to full effect. The Divorce plays at Tilley Hall, room 102, UNB Campus.

Featuring the most anticipated short films from around the province, filmgoers will want to be first in line to see NB Shorts I and II on Friday and Saturday night of the festival at 7pm on Nov. 7 and 8 at Le Centre communautaire Sainte-Anne.

Also included in this year’s line up are stellar short film programs, featuring both a Canadian and international selection, Midnight Madness where sci-fi meets horror, Next Gen Shorts, ViewFinders at SWFF, French Youth Shorts hosted by cinéRelève, CLiFF films that focus on the many nuances of labour and the people that work for a better life, and a timely look at fracking compliments of Fredericton’s own Cinema Politica who always strive to bring the unvarnished story to the world.

Rounding out this year’s complete program on the final day of the festival is a fantastic line up of documentaries of all lengths covering a variety of topics from a disturbing look at the internal workings of New Brunswick Power, a fishing disaster with a lasting heartache, code kids, wild animals turned into pets, beautiful areas of New Brunswick, artists and their craft, Don Cherry and hockey memories, and memorable places and people taking place on Sun. Nov. 9 all day long at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre. 

The 14th Annual Silver Wave Awards, honoring the amazing talents of New Brunswick, Canadian and International filmmakers, actors and crafts people will be handing out major hardware on Sat. Nov. 8, between 9-11pm at Le Centre communautaire Sainte-Anne.

The Media NB Film Summit, a one-of-a-kind event focusing on film, television and digital media, will take place as part of SWFF, Friday Nov. 7 at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre. There will be pre-scheduled private industry meetings, production focused roundtable sessions, cutting edge panels and speakers.

Full Passes are on sale today, October 24, 2014. They can purchased in person at the Film Co-op by emailing: to inquire or Tel: (506)-455-1632 OR by paypal online on the SWFF website:

Individual tickets for all screenings can only be purchased in advance of the screenings at the door. (cash only)

Receive the most up-to-date information, including sneak peeks and festival highlights at, on Facebook at and on Twitter at @silverwavefilm

For more information, contact:
Cat LeBlanc, Silver Wave Film Festival Publicity
 (506) 455-1632


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