This year’s festival includes over 75 films from Atlantic Canada.
The 15th edition of the Silver Wave Film Festival was announced on Friday with a public event at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre that included the unveiling of this year’s lineup and the official festival trailer.
As one of Atlantic Canada’s premiere film events, Silver Wave annually spotlights the province’s rich film talent and cultural legacy in film. This year’s lineup includes over 50 films from New Brunswick including more than 30 shot and filmed in the province’s capital. With over 75 films from Atlantic Canada and more than 100 in total, the SWFF is the largest celebration of NB films to take place anywhere in the province.
“Silver Wave is always a proud moment for all of us who’ve had the privilege of volunteering on the festival annually,” said Tony Merzetti, NB Film Co-op ED and Silver Wave Co-organizer. “This year’s festival celebrates 15 years and is designed to bring back longtime movie lovers and fans, and to engage new audiences.”
Running November 5-8, SWFF 2015 will host several screenings of local and international shorts and documentaries with many features elected from a number of submissions. At the centre of this year’s festival in this special anniversary year is the NB Shorts Gala, a celebration of NB short films in one major screening programme on the Saturday night of the festival, prior to the Silver Wave Awards.
In addition to the festival’s massive list of features and screenings, SWFF also includes a wide range of industry discussions and presentations covering topics ranging from producing personal storytelling documentary films and making films on a tight budget, to a showcase of shorts and features directed women and a session dedicated to the film industry right here in New Brunswick. There is certainly a lot of quality content packed into this year’s festival experience.
Festival passes are now on sale NB Film Co-op offices located in the Charlotte Street Arts Centre. To learn more about SWFF and this year’s amazing list of screenings, visit www.swfilmfest.com and check out the trailer below. See you at the festival!