Silver Wave Film Festival

Silver Wave Film Festival Splashes on Fredericton Shores

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Silver Wave Film Festival; Celebrating The Local Film Community and More

Silver Wave Film Festival LogoExperience the vibrancy of the local film-making community with over 100 films by local, national and international filmmakers with the 2017 Silver Wave Film Festival. The festival runs from November 2nd to 5th, 2017. The Silver Wave Film Festival features some of the best documentaries from Canada and the US, award winning films from the Toronto International Film Festival and special guests. The annual film festival prides itself on featuring something for everyone.

This year’s event offers a showcase of multicultural, new youth screenings, French and English programming of all genres and lengths and a comprehensive industry series which brings experienced and emerging producers and filmmakers together. Silver Wave is jam packed with exciting events and programming with diversity and depth. The Festival is the brainchild of the board and staff at the New Brunswick Filmmakers™ Co-operative and is their volunteer labour.

“Celebrating 17years is an important milestone for the Silver Wave Film Festival,says Tony Merzetti, Executive Director of the New Brunswick Film Co-op. “When you reflect back on our beginnings and consider the market here in Atlantic Canada, it really is terrific to see how we’ve grown to become an important cultural event in New Brunswick and the Atlantic region. From our commitment to diversity in our programming and community atmosphere to our array of scintillating events, the New Brunswick Film Co-op looks forward to Silver Wave 2017 running November 2-5.”

2017 Silver Wave Film Festival Schedule

*Please note: Student rates require student ID & Senior rates are for those 65+.


Opening Gala Event: The Capital Project Presents: Awesome; I Shot That!
6:30 PM
Venue: Fredericton Boyce Market
Social Venue: Fredericton Boyce Market
Cinema Politica Showcase
7:00 PM
Tickets: Donations Welcome at the door
Venue: Conserver House
Canadian Shorts I
12:00 PM
Tickets: $5.00 general admission
Venue: Charlotte Street Arts Centre
Documentary Showcase (Memory & Identity)
12:00 PM
Venue: Charlotte Street Arts Centre
New Brunswick Shorts I
7:00 PM
Tickets: $9.00 adults/$8.00 students & seniors
Venue: Le Centre communautaire Sainte-Anne
Social Venue: James Joyce Pub, Gala Party at 9:30
Youth Shorts
2:00 PM
Venue: Tilley Hall, UNB Campus
Short Documentary Matinee II (People & Places)
2:00 PM
Venue: Charlotte Street Arts Centre
Short Works – Tall on Talent
9:30 PM
Tickets: $5.00 general admission
Venue: Tilley Hall, UNB Campus
Canadian Shorts II
2:00 PM
Tickets: $5.00 general admission
Venue: Charlotte Street Arts Centre
Documentary Showcase (The Beauty of the Maritimes)
2:00 PM
Tilley Hall, UNB Campus
Midnight Madness (Killer Ducks & Zombies)
11:30 PM
Tickets: $4.00 general admission
Venue: Tilley Hall, UNB Campus
Short Documentary Matinee 1 (People & Places)
3:30 PM
Tickets: $5.00 general admission
Venue: Charlotte Street Arts Centre
New Brunswick Documentary (The Quest for Ourselves)
4:00 PM
Venue: Charlotte Street Arts Centre
New Brunswick Shorts II & Silver Wave Awards
7:00 PM
Awards: 9:00 PM Tickets: $9.00 adult/$8 students & seniors
Venue: Le Centre communautaire Sainte-Anne–Gala Party Venue: James Joyce Pub
Closing Gala: New Brunswick Documentary
7:00 PM
Tickets: $9.00 adults/$8.00 students & seniors
Venue: Tilley Hall, UNB Campus–Social Venue: James Joyce Pub, Gala Party 9:00 PM

*Please note: Student rates require student ID & Senior rates are for those 65+.



Opening Gala Event: The Capital Project Presents: Awesome; I Shot That!

Thursday – November 2, 2017 – 6:30 PM
Venue: Fredericton Boyce Market
Social Venue: Fredericton Boyce Market

The Capital Project Presents: Awesome; I Shot That! – World Premiere

Director/Writer: Tim Rayne/Producer: Arthur Thomson/Fredericton, NB, Canada, 2017

The Capital Project is inspired by the amazing music scene that has been taking place in New Brunswick over the last few years. The scene is bourgeoning with musical talent – from rock, pop, folk, country, hip hop, jazz and blues and alternative music genres. This innovative documentary film and web series explores the New Brunswick scene, featuring over 90 performances and 150 interviews with bands, solo musicians, music educators, theatre performers, festival organizers, venue owners and music promoters.The Capital Project Presents: Awesome; I shot that! is a live concert event that will feature a screening of segments of the documentary between performances by some of the bands featured in the documentary. The whole event will be filmed and will serve as the end of the film and webseries! In fact, audience members are invited to shoot clips of the event on their phone, and upload them to potentially be included in the documentary!

Join us on Thursday, November 2 at the Fredericton Boyce Farmers Market for The Capital Series Presents: Awesome; I Shot That! Doors open at 6:30PM. FREE!



Cinema Politica Showcase

Friday – November 3, 2017 – 7:00 PM
Donations welcome at the door
Venue: Conserver House

Water Warriors 

Director/Producer: Michael Premo/Length: 22:00/New York, United States, 2016Water Warriors is the story of a community’s successful resistance against the oil and gas industry. When an energy company begins searching for natural gas in New Brunswick, Canada, indigenous and white families unite to drive out the company in a campaign to protect their water and way of life.


New Brunswick Shorts I

Friday – November 3, 2017 – 7:00 PM
Venue: Le Centre communautaire Sainte-Anne
Social Venue: James Joyce Pub, Gala Party, 9:30 PM

Full Circle – World Premiere

Director: Arianna Martinez/Writer: Jean-Michel Cliche, Arianna Martinez, Gordon Mihan/Producer: Lance Blakney, Arianna Martinez, Gordon Mihan/Cast: Jean-Michel Cliche, Arianna Martinez, Gordon Mihan/Length: 9:13/Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, 2017

Andi and Drake wake up to find themselves trapped in a mysterious basement. If they want to survive they’re going to have to work together. But is everything exactly as it seems?

Coached – World Premiere

Director: Gordan Mihan/Writer: Gordon Mihan, Thomas Wilson/Producer: Lance Blakney, Arianna Martinez, Gordon Mihan/Cast: Gordon Mihan, Thomas Wilson, Sam Wilson, Natasha Tobias-Cliche/Length: 12:00/Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, 2017

A snapshot of a youth hockey team’s early morning practice and the two coaches who may or may not want to be there.

The Gatekeeper – World Premiere

Director/Writer: Jeffrey Kelley/Producer: Jeffrey Kelley, Ian Estey/Cast: Jeffrey Kelley, Christina Isbill, Scott Brownlee, Vincent Gregg/Length: 12:00/Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, 2017

An aging boxer, now scrambled and well past his prime, must face the consequences of going one round too many to pursue a dream he cannot realize.

Beach Fuzz – World Premiere
Director/Writer: Joel Thompson/Producer: Jesse Anthony/Cast: Jimmy MacKinley, Jon Blizzard, Keith Ruttan, Clayton Boone, Annick Blizzard/Length: 12:00/Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, 2017When two bumbling big city cops from Toronto get assigned to a stake out in lake country New Brunswick, they have to fit in like locals or risk blowing their cover on the biggest assignment of their lives.
The Most Interesting Film Director in the World 
Director/Writer/Producer: Doug Sutherland/Cast: Doug Sutherland, Andrew Long/Length: 4:37/Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, 2017We spoke with a legendary film director about the future of cinema in the 21st Century.
[VIEW TRAILER] Cabby – World Premiere

Director/Writer: Jon Blizzard/Producer: Annick Blizzard, Jon Blizzard/Cast: Clayton Boone, Chris Gairns, John David Thornton, Annick Blizzard/Length: 15:00/Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, 2017

After a traumatic experience, a spineless taxi driver spends the evening with a mysterious passenger who is determined to awaken his true potential.

[VIEW TRAILER] Headline Heroes – World Premiere
Director: Robert Parsons, Danny Thebeau/Writer/Producer: Robert Parsons/Cast: Andrea Cyr, Sheldon Garland, Robbie Burns, Gary Stackhouse/Length: 15:00/Quispamsis, New Brunswick, Canada, 2017With the importance of America in our world and the current state of affairs; it’s important to remember the past, and lessons learned, or we may be in jeopardy of making them all over.
Theorem – World Premiere
Director/Writer: Jamie Oon/Producer: Paul Erskine/Cast: Paul Erskine/Length: 5:00/Rothesay, New Brunswick, Canada, 2016A scientist battles to save his family as deadly solar and meteorite storms threaten global mass extinction.



Short Works-Tall on Talent

Friday – November 3, 2017 – 9:30 PM
Tickets: $5.00 general admission
Venue: Tilley Hall, UNB Campus

APOTAMKIN –Canadian Premiere
Director/Writer: Carly “Carr” Sappier/Producer: Eveleen Kozak/Cast: Ciara John, Riaan Smit/Length: 9:01/Tobique First Nation, 2017Inspired by stories heard from the Wolastoqiyik elders in Tobique First Nation. Step inside of this world of song and dance as it is influenced by the sea monster (Apotamkin) who captures those who disrespect the waters.
[VIEW TRAILER] Roles World Premiere
Director/Writer/Producer: Ty Giffin/Cast: Nicolas Nicolle, Andrew Giffin/Length: 7:23/Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, 2017A young custodian working the night shift on New Year’s Eve spots a casting call for a film. As he struggles with hope and his reality, he engages his older co-worker in a deep conversation on their smoke break.
[VIEW TRAILER] The Pub – World Premiere

Director/Writer/Producer: Carlee Calver/Cast: Laura-beth Bird, Mathew Gracie, Nic Nicolle, Amy Wainwright/Length: 3:38/Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, 2017

Three friends celebrating at a pub are interrupted by the discovery that an old enemy has tragically died. One friend continues to dwell on the event, leading her to contemplate her own mortality and what it means to be alive.

One False Move 
Director/Producer: Rob Parsons/Length: 4:23/Quispamsis, New Brunswick, Canada, 2017This music video from the Phakt’s album Dropping Inwards unfolds in the visual style of Hip Hop videos back in their heyday.
Sticks and Stones
Director: Zack Kirkpatrick/Producer: Amy Bourgaize, Matt Rogers/Length: 7:30/Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, 2017This film by Fredericton High School students questions why judgment exists and shares how students cope. (Best Documentary at the 2017 What’s Up Doc? Film Festival)
What We Hide – World Premiere

Director/Writer/Producer: Kelly Soong/Cast: Holly Spicer, Jonah Su/Length: 5:28/Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, 2017

Two people living in a world that hides behind a painted mask, where one’s true face is reserved for only intimate settings seek comfort in each other and find the balance between authenticity and social taboo.

Help – World Premiere
Director/Writer/Producer: Mackenzie Keirstead/Cast: William Wakefield/Length: 3:29/Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, 2016How it feels to have a life centered around depression.
Crossworlds – World Premiere

Director/Writer: Camille Coulombe/Cast: Natasha Youssef, Jon Blizzard/Length: 7:31/Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, 2017

Canadian newcomer Sabrina finds it difficult to make a connection with her islamophobic neighbour, Joe. Little does she know, she might be the only person he has left.

Fishermen’s Daughter – World Premiere

Director/Writer/Producer: Pierre Huard/Cast: Lisa Richard/Length: 3:15/Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, 2017

A music video about a woman coming home to her small fishing village after making it big in the city.

Nativia – World Premiere

Director/Writer: Natasha Francis, Tyler Francis, Lisa Jodoin, Cat LeBlanc, Melissa Lunney, Corrina Merasty-Gallant, Tony Merzetti, Allan Saulis/Producer: NB Film Co-op, artsnb/Cast: Allan Saulis, Corrina Merasty-Gallant, Tyler Francis, Lisa Jodoin, Natasha Francis/ Length: 7:12/Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, 2017

Colonialism. (NB Film Co-op/artsnb Indigenous Film Slam #2)

In the Moment – World Premiere

Director: Mackenzie Keirstead, Erin Sawden/Writer: Jason Daley/Producer: Tony Merzetti/Cast: Travis Grant, Clarissa Hurley, Curtis Allen/Length: 7:00/Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, 2017

Henry’s job interview goes sideways when a joint falls out of his pocket.

Director: Julie Frigault/Writer: Sylvie LeBlanc/Cast: Jason K. Roy, Claudie Landry/Length: 10:00/Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, 2017David Lynch style noir, about a big city Ontario cop arriving in Moncton to solve a disappearance.
The Eagle and the Crow – World Premiere

Director/Writer: Ashley Phinney, Lisa Jodoin, George Paul, Allan Saulis, Brett Colfter, Alora Simon, Oliver Cloud, Gage Perley, Julianna Peter Paul/Producer: artsnb, NB Film Co-op/Length: 5:00/Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, 2017

The legend of the eagle and the crow. (artsnb/NB Film Co-op Indigenous Film Slam #1)



Midnight Madness

Killer Ducks & Zombies
Friday – November 3, 2017 – 11:30PM
$4.00 general admission
Venue: Tilley Hall, UNB Campus

Duck Duck Noose – World Premiere

Director/Writer: John David Thornton/Producer: Jared Carney/Cast: Ryan Griffith, Annick Blizzard, John David Thornton, Lynwood Dow, Wade Hicks/Length: 2:45/Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, 2017

Friends on a hunting trip realize the local water fowl may be more dangerous than they could have ever imagined.

[VIEW TRAILER] Turned – New Brunswick Premiere
Director/Writer: Brett Holmes/Producer: Michael G. MacDonald/Cast: Stephanie Steele, Daryl Babstock, Daniel Dobson, Roy Pellerin/Length: 5:04/Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2016Awakening from a car crash a woman is thrust into a zombie apocalypse.
Anonymous Zombie – Canadian Premiere
Director: Richard MacQueen/Writer: Adam Bunce, Richard MacQueen/Producer: Richard MacQueen, Nathan Savage/Cast: James Mullinger, Jesse LaPointe, Courtney Arsenault, Kyle Wills/Length: 78:00/Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, 2017

A motley group of addicts attend a secluded rehab farm that gets infested with Zombies.




Canadian Shorts I

$5.00 general admission
Saturday – November 4, 2016 – 12:00 PM
Venue: Charlotte Street Arts Centre

[VIEW TRAILER] Skyline – World Premiere
Director/Writer: Colin MacDonald/Producer: Colin MacDonald, Annie Valentina/Cast: Annie Valentina, Gharrett Patrick Paon, Matthew Nette, Margaret Legere/Length: 13:35/Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2017In the wake of a life altering medical diagnosis, Molly is forced to examine the life she has built with her partner, who sees her condition more of a burden than a tragedy.
[VIEW TRAILER] AmeriKa – New Brunswick Premiere
Director/Writer: Ryan Ward/Producer: Mackenzie Gruer/Cast: Toby Grey, Mackenzie Gruer, Ryan Ward, Maurice Whitfield, Zarif/Length: 14:00/Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2017A portrait of two parents and their 8-year-old son struggling against the harsh realities of inner-city life in an alternate version of modern day America.
Play Rewind Play – New Brunswick Premiere

Director/Writer: Stephanie Clattenburg/Producer: Stephanie Clattenburg, Sahar Yousefi/Cast: Petra O’Toole, David Casey, Wendy Lecuyer, Tanya Colbo/Length: 10:46/Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2017

In a near future, where time travel is as common as air travel is today, a young woman spends her days revisiting one painful memory.

Pearls – New Brunswick Premiere

Director/Writer: Shelley Thompson/Producer: Kimberlee McTaggart/Cast: Robb Wells, Jennie Raymond, Michelle Raine/Length: 10:00/Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2017

Miranda realizes her son Donald can only become the woman she is by defying her father and leaving their farm, in an outfit Miranda provides that includes a much-loved heirloom.

Breathing Through a Straw – New Brunswick Premiere
Director/Writer/Producer: Leigh Rivenbark/Cast: Christian Lloyd, Trevor Pease, Tarah Consoli, Will Brisbin, Doug Mertz/Length: 18:00/Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 2017When a hookup ends in homicide, Parker decides to confront the man who abused him as a child.



Youth Shorts

Saturday – November 4, 2017 – 2:00PM
Venue: Tilley Hall, UNB Campus

SCRAPPY – Canadian Premiere

Director/Writer/Producer: Dawn Westlake/Cast: Nefertina Lizárraga, Kong, GrissyG, Dismas/Length: 4:17/Los Angeles, United States, 2016

Based on the poem by Donald G. Westlake, “Scrappy” tells the story of a child’s courage in challenging an adult’s momentary lapse in judgment.

[VIEW TRAILER] Sidekick – Canadian Premiere
Director/Writer: Jeff Cassidy/Producer: Jeff Cassidy, Sage Brocklebank, Kristian Andresen, Betty Dubney/Cast: Josh Dallas, Christian Michael Cooper, Emily Bett Rickards, Tom Cavanagh/Length: 15:01/Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 2016A struggling father uses a bedtime story to impart an important life lesson to his son.
Relic – New Brunswick Premiere

Director/Writer/Producer: Spencer Hetherington/Length: 5:00/Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, 2016

A girl digs up a mysterious relic that takes her to another dimension where a creature is lurking.

Taper Head – New Brunswick Premiere

Director/Writer/Producer: Spencer Hetherington/Length: 5:00/Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, 2016

A teenager, a roll of tape, and a head full of good intentions.

Afternoon of the Dead World Premiere

Director/Writer/Producer: Matt Carr and Monika Titford, Faith Thibodeau, Julie Huard, Emma Stephens Madison MacLean, Allyson MacLean, Alexandra Dawson, Sam Hawkes, Nathan Scott/Length: 6:18/Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, 2017

In the wake of a zombie apocalypse, a group of kids realize it’s survival of the fittest. (2017 NBFC Kids Film Camp)

(Not Clickbait) – World Premiere

Director/Writer/Producer: Matt Carr and Kayla Rathburn, Mathieu Audet Leger, Matthew McKinnon, Mya Jefferies, Pierre Huard, Alexandre Paulin, Jonah Lockhart, Felix Audet Leger, Clara Weber, Sophia Thomson, Caleb Morimanno/Length: 8:14/Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, 2017

In the internet age, teens will do anything to get flowers and likes, even get themselves killed. (2017 NBFC Teen Film Camp)

[VIEW TRAILER] The Importance of Dreaming
Director/Writer/Producer: Tara Audibert/Length: 10:29/Sunny Corner, New Brunswick, Canada, 2017The forbidden love between an Owl and a Fox drives them away from friends and family as they search for happiness together.
Magnolia’s Dollhouse – New Brunswick Premiere

Director: Geordie Joseph/Writer: Geordie Joseph, Mathias Lundin/Producer: Guilherme Almeida Cast: Bart Anderson, Allison James, Hilary Marsh, Anna Maiche/Length: 6:54/Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 2016

A struggling author trying to cope with his young daughter’s developing illness spends his days escaping into his fictional world.



Canadian Shorts II

$5.00 general admission
Saturday – November 4, 2017 – 2:00 PM
Venue: Charlotte Street Arts Centre

I Love You More – New Brunswick Premiere

Director/Writer: Kevin Hartford/Producer: Shaun English/Cast: Koumbie, Taylor Olson/Length: 6:00/Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2017

Two twentysomethings try to alleviate their boredom by seeing how far they can go to prove their feelings for each other.

Dog Cancer Variety Show – New Brunswick Premiere

Director/Producer: Walter Forsyth/Writer: Struan Sutherland/Cast: Cathy Jones, Glen Matthews, Rhys Bevan-John, Mocha/Length: 6:00/Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2017

A reporter (Cathy Jones) covering a fundraiser for sick dogs will go to any length to get a leg up on her colleagues.

Lobster Festival – New Brunswick Premiere

Director/Writer/Producer: Todd Fraser/Length: 5:00/Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada, 2017

The activities and participants celebrating the long running Shediac Lobster Festival.

Gibraltar Point (transformed) – New Brunswick Premiere

Director/Producer: Penny McCann/Length: 6:07/Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 2017

The random alchemy of hand-processing techniques creates a landscape that transcends the observable, edging into the sublime.

Cut – New Brunswick Premiere

Director/Writer/Producer: Taylor Olson/Cast: Taylor Olson, Adrian Choong, Koumbie, Michelle Raine/Length: 4:30/Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2017

After a late night working, Tommy explains how he found the body of his partner Kev in their home.

Calling – New Brunswick Premiere

Director/Writer/Producer: Henry Colin/Cast: Nick Piovesan/Length: 4:50/Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2017

Sadness. Loneliness. A young man leaves a message for his mother. .

See Weeds – New Brunswick Premiere
Director/Writer/Producer: Dawn George/Length: 3:00/Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2017An examination of three weeds – dandelion, coltsfoot, and goldenrod and each weed’s direct effects on film stock, via hand-processing with eco-processing techniques.
Perfectly Sane – New Brunswick Premiere

Director: Koumbie, Taylor Olson/Writer: Taylor Olson/Producer: Taylor Olson, Koumbie, Victor Stegemann, Mike Velemirovich/Cast: Taylor Olson/Length: 5:00/Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2017

A man with bipolar disorder struggles to decipher whether he needs his medication, and whether or not he is sane.

Him – New Brunswick Premiere

Director/Writer: Lorna Kirk/Producer: National Film Board of Canada/Length: 2:00/West Jeddore, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2016

Hand-drawn charcoal drawings movingly depict the loneliness and bewilderment of a child seeking safety in a war zone, exploring the powerlessness of the refugee experience.

Aleatoria – New Brunswick Premiere

Director/Writer/Producer: Christopher Spencer-Lowe/Cast: Misha Horacek/Length: 5:00/Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2017

Aleatoria, disorder incarnate, the lady of the wheel. Spinning and churning the stuff of chaos. Created through random processes, chance and the unpredictability of being are at her command.

Four Eyes – New Brunswick Premiere

Director/Writer: Michael Clowater/Producer: Jessica Miller/Cast: Sprague Graydon, Mylo Gosch, Elisha Henig, Parker Ledterman/15:00/Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2017

Life is a fight, but what if you’re shit at fighting?


Short Documentary Matinee (People and Places)

$5.00 general admission
Saturday – November 4, 2017 – 3:30 PM
Venue: Charlotte Street Arts Centre

Let Mama Rest – World Premiere
Director/Producer: Craig Jackson/Length: 8:00/Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada 2017James Davis is a devoted husband who ends up in a protracted legal battle over his wife’s dying wish to be buried in their front yard.
[VIEW TRAILER] Last Halloween – New Brunswick Premiere
Director/Writer/Producer: O. Corbin Saleken/Length: 10:00/Vancouver, British Columbia, 2017An exploration of Halloween; the most wonderful day of the year.
Pictures Don’t Lie – New Brunswick Premiere
Director/Producer: Lulu Keating/Distributor: Moving Images Distribution/Length: 20:00/Dawson City, Yukon, Canada, 2016Through his own words and illuminated with family photographs, JJ Van Bibber tells the story of his life in the Yukon Territory.
Meet Maurice Crosby – New Brunswick Premiere
Director/Writer: Lisa Rose Snow/Producer: Rachel Bower/Length: 8:00/Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2017This short documentary celebrates the life of 90-year-old photographer Maurice Crosby, known for capturing the physical and cultural landscape of Canada’s East Coast between the 1940s and 1990s.
Like Father Like Son: A story of two cameras 
Director/Writer/Producer: Benjamin Hayward, Vanessa Cambrelen/Length: 10:01/Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, 2017Documentary based on footage filmed by the interviewer’s grandfather in the 1950s and father in the 1990’s in New Brunswick and other areas. It asks, can we know our family and where we’ve come from through film?
Pay with a Poem: World Poetry Day 2016 
Director: Matt Rogers/Writer: Matt Rogers, John J. Guiney Yallo/Producer: Matt Rogers, Robert Gray, Jon Dewar: Frictive Pictures/Length: 3:25/Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, 2017This short documentary follows Dr. John J. Guiney Yallop, professor and poet, as he takes part in the ‘pay with a poem’ initiative in celebration of UNESCO World Poetry Day.
Funny as F.U.C.C. – World Premiere

Director/Producer: Larry Collicott/Length: 14:39/Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, 2017

Funny as F.U.C.C. is a look inside the Fredericton United Comedy Collective, a group of independent New Brunswick comedians.



New Brunswick Shorts II

$9.00 adult/$8.00 student & senior
Saturday – November 4, 2017 – 7:00 PM
Venue: Le Centre communautaire Sainte-Anne

Silver Wave Awards:
Start Time: 9:00 PM
Social Venue: Silver Wave Gala Party, James Joyce Pub at 10:30 PM

Prayer for the Lost – World Premiere

Director/Writer: Natasha Francis/Producer: Kennlin Barlow, Tyler Francis/Cast: Raven Peyote, Natasha Francis/Length: 5:40/Indian Island, New Brunswick, Canada, 2017

A prayer for the lost examines in poetic form the epidemic in Canada of murdered and missing aboriginal women.

Side of the Road – World Premiere

Director/Writer: Nancy Lynch/Producer: Gary Belding/Cast: Chris Gairns, Maggie Vaughan, Christina Lovegrove Thomson, Dale Strickland, Larisa Tamjidi/Length: 9:30/Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, 2017

Could a chance encounter between two unlikely strangers change the course of their lives?

[VIEW TRAILER] Handscape – World Premiere

Director/Writer/Producer: Peter de Niverville/Length: 1:19/Riverview, New Brunswick, Canada, 2017

On an early Spring day, two hands explore the sky against a backdrop of leafless trees.

A Ways Away – New Brunswick Premiere

Director/Writer: Ryan O’Toole/Producer: Jillian Acreman/Cast: Gharrett Patrick Paon, Camille Coulombe/Length: 15:24/Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, 2017

An ex-socialite couple hide in a suburban mansion, avoiding the city, their old life and an unspecified threat.

My Husband’s Jump – World Premiere

Director: R. W. Gray/Writer: Brittany Lauton/Producer: R. W. Gray, Jon Dewar, Matt Rogers/Cast: Bonnie Piesse, Alex Rioux, Alexa Higgins, Ian Goff, John Ball/Length: 12:00/Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, 2017

An Olympic ski jumper watches her husband jump, but most peculiarly, this time he does not come down. What unfolds is a storm of people turning to her for answers, seeking to understand the impossible.

Glitter – World Premiere

Director/Writer: Tracey Lavigne/Producer: Annick Blizzard, Jon Blizzard/Cast: Hannah Duijnstee, Alex Fullerton, Libby Boudreau, Laura-Beth Bird, Clarissa Hurley/Length: 13:00/Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, 2017

Tara knows this much is true: She and her best friend are total social pariahs. Prom is totally bogus. And the new girl at school is totally… totally.

[VIEW TRAILER] Why Good People Do Bad Things – World Premiere

Director/Writer: Tim Rayne/Producer: Arthur Thomson/Cast: Ryan Griffith, Jason Roy, Wally MacKinnon, Jack LeBlanc, Liam MacKinnon/Length: 19:30/Fredericton, NB, Canada, 2017

Two estranged brothers are left a family cottage after the death of their father. Contemporary neo noir western that takes aim at some of the province’s complex issues regarding regional and personal identity politics.





Documentary Showcase (Memory & Identity)
Sunday – November 5, 2017 – 12:00 PM
Venue: Charlotte Street Arts Centre

Belle-Île-en-Mer, a Breton and Acadian Island – French with English Subtitles
Director/Writer/Producer: Phil Comeau/Length: 26:00/Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, 2016A group of Acadians from the Maritime provinces travel to Belle-Île-en-Mer in France, to celebrate with the islanders the 250th anniversary of the arrival of the Acadians.12 awards, including Best Short (FICFA Moncton), Platinum Remi Award (Houston, Texas), Special Jury mention (Lafayette, Louisiana), Award of Excellence (San Diego, California) and 8 Awards of Excellence (Roswell, Georgia).
Herménégilde Chiasson: Constraints and Break-offs – French with English Subtitles 
Director/Writer: Ginette Pellerin/Producer: Pauline Bourque/Length: 52:00/Grand-Digue, New Brunswick, CanadaThis documentary was designed as a work of art in the rather unconventional style of artist Herménégilde Chiasson. The film uses as its starting point a constraint, that of using each of the letters of Herménégilde’s name, and offers us a set of fragments illuminating various aspects of his life and work. No one has contributed more to the growth of the cultural life of contemporary Acadie than multidisciplinary artist Herménégilde Chiasson. For 50 years, he has enriched literature, theatre, the visual arts, and film with his creations and his presence. A major figure who is strongly committed to bringing Acadie into modernism, a prominent advocate of the arts in all their forms, Chiasson has been, and continues to be, at the forefront of cultural and artistic organizations that have laid the foundation for modern Acadie.



Short Documentary Matinee II (People & Places)

Sunday – November 5, 2017 – 2:00 PM
Venue: Charlotte Street Arts Centre

[VIEW TRAILER] The Echoes of Chloe Cooley New Brunswick Premiere
Director/Writer/Producer: Andrea Conte/Length: 7:00/Niagara On the Lake, Ontario, Canada, 2016The Echoes of Chloe Cooley tells the founding story of the Underground Railroad on the Niagara Frontier, and how the resistance of one woman created both, the first anti-slavery law in the entire British Empire, and the first refugee movement to Canada.
B is for Benefit – World Premiere

Director/Writer: Joel Thompson/Producer: Jesse Anthony/Length: 14:00/Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, 2017

This short documentary talks to some business leaders in New Brunswick who are making a difference with their B Corps or Benefit organizations.

Housing First – The Rest Will Follow 
Director/Writer: Gary Weekes, Lloyd Salomone/Producer: Lloyd Salomone/Length: 5:00/ Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, 2017A homeless woman successfully makes her way through personal illness and government bureaucracy over many years to finally live in her own apartment. Part of an ongoing initiative (Open Your Eyes Fredericton).
Sheldon Currie: A Cape Breton Writer – New Brunswick Premiere

Director/Producer: Charles Currie/Length: 7:30/Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2017

In this documentary, writer Sheldon Currie recounts his upbringing and the importance of telling Atlantic Canadian stories.

Suzanne Gauthier: one thing leads to another – New Brunswick Premiere

Director/Writer: Ariella Pahlke/Producer: Louise Waters/Length: 16:00/Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2017

Filmmaker Ariella Pahlke weaves the life and work of Suzanne Gauthier into a poetic narrative that encapsulates the curiosity, joy and perseverance underlying the creative impulse of an artist.

Director/Writer/Producer: Jack Butler/Length: 25:31/Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, 2017Hunger is a documentary that details the unseen issues that surround food insecurity and the use of food banks in New Brunswick. The film explores the challenges and realities of those who depend on this service for their very survival as well as the ongoing struggle that food banks face just trying to stay open.



Documentary Showcase (The Beauty of the Maritimes)

Sunday – November 5, 2017 – 2:00 PM
Venue: Tilley Hall, UNB Campus

Maritimes From Above 
Director/Writer/Producer: Ryan Groom/Length: 44:08/Hanwell, New Brunswick, Canada, 2017Maritimes from Above looks at the drone regulations while exploring the unique beauty of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The crew visits Meat Cove, Grand Manan Island and explores Walton Glen Gorge. They interview Transport Canada in Ottawa and there is a special appearance by the RCMP. The audience will learn and laugh as we hike to remote locations to get cinematic scenes of these wonderful places.
Surviving the Fundy Footpath 
Director/Producer: Craig Norris/Length: 41:04/Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, 2017Follow novice Bruce, a city slicker from Toronto with zero camping experience, as he and his guides attempt to complete one of Canada’s toughest multi-day hikes, the treacherous Fundy Footpath.



New Brunswick Documentary (The Quest for Ourselves)

Sunday – November 5, 2017 – 4:00 PM
Venue: Charlotte Street Arts Centre

[VIEW TRAILER] Zachary Richard, Cajun Heart – French and English with English Subtitles
Director/Writer: Phil Comeau/Producer: Jean-Claude Bellefeuille/Length: 80:00/Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, 2016Louisiana singer Zachary Richard is on a quest to understand why Acadians and Cajuns are a resilient people and understand the relevance of Acadian identity today. He traces the journey of his Acadian heritage in Canada to discover the trials and tribulations of his ancestors, the Richard and Boudreaux families.4 awards, including the Audience Award and Best Feature (FICFA, Moncton), Grand Prize Director’s Choice (Lafayette, Louisiana) and the Award of Merit (San Diego, California). – New Brunswick’s first film to be presented at the UNITED NATIONS in Geneva.



Closing Gala: New Brunswick Documentary

$9.00 adults/$8.00 students & seniors
Sunday – November 5, 2017 – 7:00 PM
Venue: Tilley Hall, UNB Campus
Social Venue: James Joyce Pub at 9:00PM

[VIEW TRAILER] City on Fire
Director: Lauchlan Ough/Writer: Kate Wallace/Producer: Stephen Foster, Megan Thelosen Starring James Mullinger/Length: 45:04/Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, 2016British comedian, James Mullinger, had it all when he was living in London, England; he was the comedy editor of GQ magazine, had his own TV show and a successful career in stand up, but the man who had it all wanted a better life for his family and moved across the pond to his wife’s hometown of Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. James thought his stand up career was over, but was surprised to find an untapped market on the fringe of Canada’s comedy scene. Over the course of 2 years, James rebuilt his career and discovered that, despite what some Saint Johners might say, anything is possible in his new hometown. City On Fire follows James as he prepares for the biggest and most challenging gig of his life, selling out his first arena show in his hometown that the likes of Jerry Seinfeld had trouble doing. The film explores Saint John, the motivation behind James’ comedy, what makes Saint John tick, and culminates with James’ first ever arena show. Can James fill 5,000 seats or is his mantra of “anything is possible” a load of bollocks?




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