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Lights, Camera, ACTION! The 17th Annual Silver Wave Film Festival

The 17th Annual Silver Wave Film Festival

What are you doing November 2-5? If you said “attending the Silver Wave Film Festival”, (SWFF) well then, you are in for a treat!  With over 80 total films, (50 of which are New Brunswick produced films), this year’s festival will definitely be worth its weight in films!

In its 17th year, the SWFF screens feature films, documentaries and short films shot in the province and produced right here, by New Brunswick filmmakers.  In addition, you can expect some of the best film and videos from Canada and around the world. For the full schedule click here.

Silver Wave Film Festival

New this year: The Thursday night opening gala (Nov 2) will be held at the Fredericton Boyce Farmers Market.  As part of the gala evening, a special feature entitled “The Capital Project Presents: Awesome; I shot that” brings you the best in the flourishing New Brunswick music scene. A live concert will feature segments of the documentary between performances by some of the bands featured in the documentary.  And the cool factor?  The whole event will be filmed and will serve as the end of the film and web series! 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!

So if you are new to the SWFF you may be wondering what it’s all about.  Well, first let me mention the sheer affordability of this festival. For an extremely economical $40, you get an “All Access Pass”, gaining entry to any and all films over the 4 day period! You will never find a better price for this type of festival.  If you are student, even better! For $20 you can get the same All Access Pass.

Silver Wave Film Festival

This festival has great content from beginning to end.  From the popular “NB Shorts” to the Industry series, there is something for all movie buffs. You will be entertained, that I am certain! And let’s not forget Friday’s “Midnight Madness – Killer Ducks and Zombies”, a post-Halloween treat! This screening begins at 11:30pm and features a number of films that will be sure to evoke wonder, curiosity and good old fashioned goose bumps!

Curious? Intrigued? You should be! Plan to attend this year’s Silver Wave Film Festival and witness the extraordinary talent from our own backyard and beyond!