Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Parrsboro Film Festival launches its fifth annual celebration of Atlantic Canadian cinema Oct. 23 with an original lineup of films, filmmakers, music, and more.

This year’s lineup includes Relative Happiness, a quirky and comic romance set in rural Nova Scotia; Heartbeat, Andrea Dorfman’s feature film starring poet and musician Tanya Davis; and Cast No Shadow, which won several awards at the Atlantic Film Festival, including Best Atlantic Film and Best Director. Several filmmakers will also be in attendance to talk about their films. The full lineup and schedule are available here. Ticket and pricing information is available here.

The idea for a film festival was hatched in 2011 by a group of local film buffs who enjoy and appreciate independent films, especially those made in Atlantic Canada or with a strong Atlantic Canadian connection.

All films are screened at The Hall (, which has a big, 16-foot retractable screen, soft theatre seating, exceptional surround sound—and popcorn! Join us as we celebrate five years of film-festival success.