(Photo by Stephen MacGillivray)
NB FILM CO-OP MARKS 17th ANNIVERSARY FOR SILVER WAVE FILM FESTIVAL
The 17th annual Silver Wave Film Festival announces its full festival program, featuring close to 80 films and a full slate of special events, to be presented over four days in Fredericton, Nov 2-5.
“This year as your programmer of memorable stories made in New Brunswick and around the world, Silver Wave guarantees that audiences will be moved, educated and changed,” said Chris Campbell, Festival co-organizer and one of the three programmers.
Silver Wave is excited to announce that the Thursday night Opening Gala presentation on Nov 2 at 6:30 pm will take place at a new venue: the Fredericton Boyce Market.
Tim Rayne and Arthur Thomson’s 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. The Capital Project Presents: Awesome; I shot that. The Opening Gala 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 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!
This first of its kind exciting Silver Wave opener promises a night of music, film, and fun with craft beers on tap.
This year’s Friday night programming on Nov 3 is a treasure trove of shorts programming with NB Shorts I at 7 pm at Le Centre communautaire Sainte-Anne, Tall on Talent at 9:30pm at Tilley Hall, UNB Campus followed by a special Midnight Madness screening featuring two stellar horror shorts and the feature-length presentation of Anonymous Zombie, produced by Saint John filmmakers Rich MacQueen and Nathan Savage featuring British comedian, James Mullinger.
The Festival’s Closing Night Gala presentation on Sunday, Nov 5 will be Hemmings House filmmaker Lauchlan Ough’s City On Fire, written by Kate Wallace and produced by Stephen Foster and Megan Thelosen. British 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.
Rounding out this year’s complete SWFF program is a top line-up of Canadian shorts and documentaries from around the world.
The Silver Wave Film Festival will once again feature French-language films including Ginette Pellerin’s wonderful Herménégilde Chiasson: Constraints and Break-offs and, Phil Comeau’s joyous films Belle-Ile-En-Mer, A Breton And Acadian Island, and Zachary Richard, Cajun Heart. The films are in French with English Subtitles and will screen free of charge on Sunday, Nov 5 at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre at 12 pm and 4 pm.
A documentary showcase spotlighting the beauty of the Maritimes in films by Ryan Groom of Hanwell and Moncton based Craig Norris is sure to be a treat for filmgoers. Both films are lively, full of humour and present incredible vistas. They will play on Sunday, Nov 5, at 2 pm at Tilley Hall, UNB Campus.
Silver Wave’s annual industry series day on Friday, Nov 3 attracts producers, distributors, sponsors, local and international filmmakers, actors, technical and creative crew. The panels and one-on-ones present fresh and innovative ways to tell stories, across all platforms. This will take place at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre in the newly revamped upstairs space from 10 am to 4:30 pm, including a complimentary lunch, followed by the popular producer’s reception which offers complimentary nibbles, Picaroons craft beer, and wine.
Individual tickets are only available before each screening at each venue for all screenings between Friday-Sunday. Festival passes are on sale today at the Film Co-op office (cash or cheque). Passes can also be purchased online on the festival website: www.swfilmfest.com (box office link) and are limited in supply.
Tickets for the Opening Night Gala Event at the Boyce Market are currently available. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door, and can be purchased online at: www.thecapitalcomplex.com, or at the etixnow kiosks at Gray Stone and Grimross Breweries. (Restricted, 19 years old and up)
Receive the most up-to-date information, including sneak peeks and Festival highlights at our website: www.swfilmfest.com, our Facebook page: /silverwavefilmfestival, and Twitter account: /silverwavefilm
Key to Silver Wave’s success is the generous support of our sponsors and supporters and the amazing efforts put forth by our staff and volunteers,” says Film Co-op executive director and festival co-organizer Tony Merzetti. “Nothing makes us prouder than seeing audiences sharing the experience of movie magic.”
The Silver Wave Film Festival would like to thank:
Platinum Sponsors: Province of New Brunswick, City of Fredericton, Telefilm Canada, CBC, University of New Brunswick’s Faculty of Arts, Nick Wilson Videography, East Coast Camera Rentals, The Canada Council for the Arts, Picaroons, and the New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-operative,
Gold Sponsors: Don Chapman, M.A.D. 5 Films, Le Centre communautaire Sainte-Anne
Silver Sponsors: Arrowhead Electric Ltd., Crowne Plaza, ACTRA Maritimes, Royal Bank of Canada
Bronze Sponsors: RayneMaker Productions, Carlee JC, Charlotte Street Arts Centre, IATSE 849, Frictive Pictures, BoyneClarke Lawyers LLP, Royal Bank of Canada, Robert Simmonds Clothing, Insurmountable Sounds, Unplugged, Terry Kelly Productions, imagineNATIVE, Hemmings House, Cinema Politica, Mary Brown’s Famous Chicken & Taters, WIFT-AT.
Silver Wave also thanks all its dedicated supporters and volunteers.
About the Silver Wave Film Festival
The Silver Wave Film Festival (SWFF) is a four-day celebration of film, media, and music from around the world. It’s a festival that turns Fredericton – a scenic and historic city – into a center for the arts, abuzz with filmmakers, industry types, and film lovers. This year’s event celebrates 17 years of the Festival and takes place from Nov 2-5, 2017.
For more information, contact:
Cat LeBlanc, Publicity
(506) 455-1632 / [email protected]