New/Old Scotland Short Films Festival – Bear River, Tues July 11

Hosted by Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival
The Atlantic Filmmaker’s Cooperative, in partnership with the Edinburgh International Film Festival, is pleased to present New / Old Scotland—a touring program of short films travelling across Nova Scotia. Come out and join us for some amazing short films from Nova Scotia and Scotland.

Afterwards join us for a Q&A session with EIFF Programmer Lydia Beilby and Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival Coordinator Bretten Hannam.

Scribbledub | 3 min | UK
A film conversation using 16mm film and a projector, with both the sound and image being created by painting and scratching directly on to 16mm film stock. ‘Scribbledub’ explores the dependent relationship between image and sound – the ‘scribble’ creates the ‘dub’, the ‘dub’ informs the ‘scribble’.

East West | 6 min | NS
Dreams and memories of a lost love are thread together with haiku and found audio tracks between the coasts of Nova Scotia and Japan.

Monument Part One | 6 min | UK
‘Monument Part One’ mixes diary film, interviews with early cinema collector Peter Jewell and landscape filmmaking compiled over a year to explore ideas of transience, birth and cinema.

Swimming in the Imaginary | 1 min | NS
Curtains of hair part to reveal a changing mental landscape.

MAN |12 min | UK
MAN is an expansion of gender and language, a journey of physical transformation through the wilderness of pregnancy echoed by the sole remaining recording of Virginia Woolf’s voice.

Graminoids | 6 min | NS
A lilting paean to the manifold strains of native grass that cultivate upon Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh. Frenetic movement and textures dominate the frame, and the synergy between sound, locomotion, and image creates a hypnotic sensory panorama.

The Canoe | 8 min | NS
A woman finds refuge in an empty summer home when her camping trip is interrupted by a storm.

Bound | 11 min | NS
When a group of foreign workers appear at his brother’s sawmill, a struggling shopkeeper must face a troubling decision.

Righteous | 11 min | NS
After an argument with his sister about her choice of boyfriend, a young black man spends the day blowing off steam, striking a psychological blow to a white male after believing he is being profiled – an encounter that becomes much more after he discovers that his target is closer than he could ever expect.

Tuesday, July 11 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM
@Oakdene Community Centre
1913 Clementsport Road, Bear River, Nova
Free Admission