Having trouble deciding what to see at SWFF? Here’s a few recommendations.
This year’s edition of the Silver Wave Film Festival features an impressive array of films from home and way. This year the festival celebrates its 15th anniversary, and to mark this accomplishment organisers have put together a weekend of films unlike anything the province has ever seen. There are over 100 films in total and many from right here at home.
If you’re an experienced Silver Wave attendee, you no doubt have already scoped out the shows you don’t want to miss. But if you’re considering taking part in this festival for the first time, you might not know where to begin. On the odd chance that such a wide range of events may prove overwhelming to some of you, we decided we’d cater a list of five screenings that will guarantee a great SWFF experience. Here they are, in no particular order:
#1: East Coast Music Video Showcase
12 music videos produced right here in Atlantic Canada! A feast of audio/video mash-ups that prove without a doubt, the music video still has a place in this day and age. Expect great sights and great sounds.
Atlantic Music Video Showcase | November 6, 2015 | 8 p.m. | Wilser’s Room | FREE | See details
#2: Midnight Madness
Always a festival favourite, Midnight Madness showcases the weird and wonderful, everything from ghosts, murder and time travel to the grim, the dark and the strangely humorous. With nearly a dozen films on the cue, Midnight Madness never disappoints. #fakeblood
Midnight Madness | November 6, 2015 | 11:59pm | Tilley Hall, UNB | $3 | See details
#3: New Brunswick Shorts Gala
See 18 of the best films from New Brunswick filmmakers in this festival highlight event. The pride and joy of NB film will be on display. See films produced in Fredericton, Moncton, Saint John and Rothesay. A true testament to the strength of NB film culture.
NB Shorts Gala | November 7, 2015 | 7 p.m. | Le Centre communautaire Sainte-Anne | $15 (includes entrance into Silver Wave Awards and Gala Party) | See details
#4: NB Documentary Showcase
A screening of The Utrecht Seals/Les sceaux d’Utrecht. The Utrecht treaty was signed in 1713. It changed the face of the world. This documentary hosted by Algonquin Métis rapper Samiam, tells the story from the point of view of those who were not at the table to sign this most important treaty that had consequences for all populations of America.
NB Documentary Showcase | November 8, 2015 | 4 p.m. | Charlotte Street Arts Centre | FREE | See details
#5: Atlantic Feature – Noon Gun
Noon Gun is not your typical Canadian film. Working with a 10k$ budget, the film tells its non-linear story using uniquely non-union actors and captivating local music and locations.
After recording the fastest-selling tickets at the Atlantic Film Festival, Noon Gun‘s New Brunswick Premiere will be an important part of this year’s Silverwave Film Festival.
Atlantic Feature – Noon Gun | November 8, 2015 | 2 p.m. | Tilley Hall, UNB | $5 at the door | See details