Dartmouth director Heather Young makes lauded films—that are incredibly hard to find. NSCAD's new film fest is here to help that.
Dartmouth director Heather Young makes lauded films—that are incredibly hard to find. NSCAD's new film fest is here to help that.

NSCAD starting new film festival for April 2022

Indie flicks you can't see anywhere else will be shown April 4-5 at Cineplex Park Lane.

There's a common pattern when it comes to locally made movies. You hear about an interesting, innovative flick; you watch it make the rounds on the film festival circuit; you wait until you can see it yourself; it disappears, sometimes not even available to be streamed, as if it was a figment of your imagination the whole time.

NSCAD University gets how you feel, and is here to help with a new festival showing a handful of just such films. From April 4-5 at Cineplex Park Lane (5657 Spring Garden Road), rare releases from some of the school's most lauded alums will screen—with movies by Heather Young, Christian Sparks and more.

The slate of features includes Young's 2019 TIFF-debuted feature Murmur on April 4 and Sparks' film Cast No Shadow on April 5.

“NSCAD University’s film program is one of a kind,” says the school's interim president, Sarah McKinnon, in a press release announcing the festival. “Our award-winning faculty show students how to shape their vision and create poignant and memorable outcomes. We now have this wonderful event by which we can share some of their stories and celebrate their achievements.”

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Morgan Mullin

Morgan is the Arts & Entertainment Editor at The Coast, where she writes about everything from what to see and do around Halifax to profiles of the city’s creative class to larger cultural pieces. She’s been with The Coast since 2016.

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