Wednesday, May 4, 2016

May the fourth be with you: watch this local Star Wars fan film

Posted By on Wed, May 4, 2016 at 2:48 PM


In March, we posted this Jedi mind trick (i.e. casting call) for actors to audition for a local Star Wars fan film to be entered in the 2016 Star Wars Fan Film Awards. Today, from a galaxy not that far away, director David Connellan presents his official entry, The Mask of Leia. 

Written by Ian Wilson, and starring Halifax actors Britney Canzi as Princess Leia and Fox Lidstone as a remarkable Han Solo lookalike (check him out in our 2015 Hal-Con photos), the five-minute short is set after the battle of Endor. It's a dramatic piece with an impressive use of digital effect and Jabba the Hut. I've got a good feeling about this. May the fourth be with you!

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Smartphone Film Festival deadline extended to March 14!

Posted By on Tue, Mar 8, 2016 at 4:52 PM


Due to a technical glitch, or what we're lovingly calling "spissues," the Halifax Smartphone Film Festival (SPFF) submission deadline has been extended until Monday, March 14!

You now have the rest of this week and this whole darn weekend to create a short-film on your cellphone for a chance to win over $2,000 in cash, prizes or an Eastlink phone! Head on over to SPFF.CA to check out contest rules, submission guidelines, FAQs and all the deets on the SPFF Screening Party on April 22 at the Halifax Central Library. Lights, camera, action!

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Bluenose-Ability: Film Festival now seeking submissions

Posted By on Thu, Sep 24, 2015 at 4:54 PM

Local non-profit reachAbility is now accepting short films for its first-ever Bluenose-Ability Film Festival, which will take place in Halifax from December 3 to 5. Launching on United Nations' International Day of Persons with Disabilities, BAFF is the first disability film festival in Atlantic Canada (joining disability festivals all over the world): 

The Bluenose-Ability Film Festival (BAFF) is seeking submissions from Atlantic Canadians of short films (20 mins or less) dedicated to the theme of disability culture, inclusion, accessibility and disability awareness. BAFF encourages greater participation of persons with disabilities in a media event that honours and celebrates the unique contributions of the growing disability arts and culture movement. We exhibit the most innovative and provocative works from both seasoned filmmakers. We are currently seeking submissions from amateur film makers, as well. Successful entries will be showcased at the Peggy Corkum Music room and the Keshen Goodman Library.

*Short Films for Adults cost $10.00 per entry – Deadline October 25
*Short Films for Youth and BAFF-Y Film competition entries are free – Deadline November 9

The festival also includes workshops and education sessions, as well as prizes like new cameras and gift cards for participants: "Our goal is to showcase innovative and provocative works from both seasoned filmmakers and emerging media arts professionals from Atlantic Canada and around the world." Find more information about submission categories at


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