Special Guests Announced for #FIN2019

A Sweet Release...

Posted: September 9, 2019

(Halifax, NS) – Along with a stellar lineup of films in the Gala Presentations Program, the 2019 FIN Atlantic International Film Festival, Sept. 12-19 in Halifax, is honoured to host world-class talent, including four-time Academy Award Nominee, Willem Dafoe, the much talked about director, Robert Eggers, award-winning Canadian directors, François Girard and Atom Egoyan and Nova Scotia superstar, Ellen Page.

The full list of special guests, includes:

MURMUR
Opening Night Gala Presentation
Thursday, September 12, 7 p.m. - Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
Heather Young, Director/Writer/Producer
Martha Cooley, Producer
Shan MacDonald, Actress

 

ASSHOLES: A THEORY
Gala Presentation
Friday, September 13, 6:30 p.m. - Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane
John Walker, Director/Writer/Producer
Ann Bernier, Producer

 

THE SONG OF NAMES
Gala Presentation
Saturday, September 14, 6:30 p.m. - Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane
François Girard, Director

 

THERE’S SOMETHING IN THE WATER
Gala Presentation
Saturday, September 14, 9:30 p.m. - Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane
Ellen Page, Director/Producer
Ian Daniel, Director/Producer
Ingrid Waldron, Producer/Author

 

GUEST OF HONOUR
Gala Presentation
Sunday, September 15, 6:30 p.m. - Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane
Atom Egoyan, Director/Writer/Producer

 

CONVICTION
Gala Presentation
Monday, September 16, 6:30 p.m. - Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane
Nance Akerman, Director/Cinematographer/Editor
Ariella Pahlke, Director
Teresa MacInnes, Director/Producer/ Editor
Subjects of the film will also be in attendance

 

REEL EAST COAST SHORTS GALA
Gala Presentation
Wednesday, September 18, 6:30 p.m. - Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane
Deanne Foley (RADICAL), Jenna MacMillan (SUNNYSIDE), Jillian Acreman (NORTH), Adam DeViller (BAD MORNING), Anna Wheeler (MELODY), Millefiore Clarkes (SOLASTALGIA), Bretten Hannam (WILDFIRE), Charles Wahl (LITTLE GREY BUBBLES), Sandi Rankaduwa (ICE BREAKERS)

 

WILLIE
Gala Presentation
Wednesday, September 18, 9:30 p.m. - Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane
Laurence Mathieu-Leger, Director/Producer/Cinematographer/Editor
Willie O’Ree, Subject

 

THE LIGHTHOUSE
Closing Night Gala Presentation
Thursday, September 19, 7 p.m. - Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane
Robert Eggers, Director/Writer
Willem Dafoe, Actor

 

In addition to over 50 filmmakers in attendance for feature and short films from Atlantic Canada, the 2019 Atlantic International Film Festival will also have the following guests travelling to Halifax:

Special Presentation

BLOOD QUANTUM
Jeff Barnaby, Director/Writer

 

Features Program

A FIRE IN THE COLD SEASON
Justin Oakey, Director/Writer/Producer/Editor

 

BODY & BONES
Melanie Oates, Director/Writer/Producer
Chris Hatcher, Producer

 

ENTROPIC
R.W. Gray, Director/Writer/Producer
Matt Rogers, Producer/Cinematographer

 

THE REST OF US
Aisling Chin-Yee, Director/Editor
Katie Bird Nolan, Producer
Lindsay Tapscott, Producer

 

SOMETIMES, ALWAYS, NEVER
Roy Boulter, Producer

 

 

THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
Matthew Rankin, Director/Writer/Editor

 

Documentaries Program

BECAUSE WE ARE GIRLS
Baljit Sangra, Director/Writer

 

GHOST ARTIST
Steven Palmer, Director/Writer
Edward Riche, Director/Writer

 

IT WAS ALL SO WONDERFUL: THE EVERYDAY MAGIC OF MARY PRATT
Kenneth J. Harvey, Director/Writer/Producer/Cinematographer

 

IT’S IN THE BLOOD (‘SAN FHUIL)
Beatrix A. Wood, Director/Writer/Producer/Cinematographer

 

LUBEN & ELENA
Luben Boykov, Subject

 

MY DADS, MY MOMS AND ME
Julia Ivanova, Director/Writer/Producer/Cinematographer/Editor

 

STANDING ON THE LINE
Paul Émile d’Entremont, Director

 

WHO LET THE DOGS OUT
Aly Kelly, Producer

 

For full details on all of these films, visit: finfestival.ca.

Tickets for screenings and special events along with passes are available online at finfestival.ca at the Festival Box Office in Park Lane Mall (5657 Spring Garden Road). For hours of operation, visit: finfestival.ca.

Tickets for the Opening Night Film & Celebration are available through the Dalhousie Arts Centre Box Office (6101 University Ave.), by phone at 1-800-874-1669 and online at dal.ca/dept/arts-centre or finfestival.ca. Tickets for the Opening Night Celebration alone will be available at finfestival.ca or at the Festival Box Office.

 

About FIN Atlantic International Film Festival

FIN Atlantic International Film Festival is an eight-day celebration of film and media from around the world. It’s a festival that turns Halifax into an international mecca for the arts, abuzz with movie-lovers and filmmakers alike. Discover a variety of local, national and international films that explore all corners of life, culture, entertainment and the global human experience. A champion of Atlantic Canadian filmmakers, all of our film selections are chosen with our audience in mind and our special events are designed to bring our community together.

A not-for-profit organization, FIN began as a tiny, grassroots operation in St. John’s, Newfoundland in 1981, relocating to Halifax the following year. Nearly four decades later, FIN Atlantic International Film Festival has evolved into one of Canada’s premier film festivals. Whether for unabashed film-lovers, curious onlookers, or industry folks, FIN offers an ocean of opportunities to engage through the celebration of film.

FIN is now a year-round celebration of film, growing beyond our cornerstone event in September to include: FIN Partners, FIN Kids, FIN Outdoor, FIN Makers and FIN Campus.

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