NSCAD alumni at the Atlantic Film Festival
August 17, 2016

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Film still from Raghed Charabaty's #Deema, which will screen at the Atlantic Film Festival.
 
From shorts to features, the works of many NSCAD alumni will be featured during the upcoming Atlantic Film Festival. The 36th annual festival will be presented over eight days in Halifax, from September 15 to 22.

Here's a list of NSCAD alumni films and when they'll be screened.

Nathan Boone (BFA 2016) -- Barbicide -- Reel East Coast Shorts (Program 2) on Sept. 17, 1 pm at Park Lane

Raghed Charabaty (BFA 2016) -- #Deema -- Reel East Coast Shorts (Program 5) on Sept. 18, 4 pm at Park Lane.

Chelsea Innes -- Little Keys -- NexGen Shorts on Sept. 21, 9:45 pm at Park Lane.

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Film still from NSCAD student Chelsea Innes' Little Keys.
 
 

William D. MacGillivray (Alumni 1969) – Celtic Edge – Atlantic Broadcast on Sept. 18, 2:30 Park Lane

Jenna Marks (BFA 2013) -- How You Turned Into a Fish -- Reel East Coast Shorts (Program 4) on Sept. 18, 1:30 pm at Park Lane

Christian Sparks (BFA 2004) – Hors Circuits – Atlantic Broadcast on Sept. 18, 1 pm at Park Lane

Nicole SteevesGnomedrizzle – Reel East Coast Shorts (Program 3) on Sept. 17, 3:30 pm Park Lane

Kristen Swinkels (BFA 2008) – Transmission – Reel East Coast Shorts (Program 3) on Sept. 17, 3:30 pm Park Lane

Heather Young (BFA 2009) – Fish – Reel East Coast Shorts (Program 1) on Sept. 16, 3:30 pm Park Lane

Stephanie Young (BFA 2013) -- Tipping Point -- Reel East Coast Shorts (Program 4) on Sept. 18, 1:30 pm at Park Lane

As well, the Atlantic Film Festival will present Mi’kwite’tmn (Do You Remember), a short documentary film by Ariella Pahlke that explores the interdisciplinary practice of artist Ursula Johnson (BFA 2006). During the film, Johnson walks the viewer through the exhibition Mi’kwite’tmn (Do You Remember) as installed at Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery. The video also shows Johnson harvesting an ash tree for basket-making materials. The works and performances in the show examine ideas of ancestry, identity, and cultural practice. Using traditional techniques to build non-functional forms, the artist, who is nominated for a Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Art Award,  deconstructs and manipulates the function and image of Mi’kmaw basketry in an effort to preserve, remember, and build upon the traditional art form.

Mi’kwite’tmn (Do You Remember) screens as part of Reel East Coast Shorts 6 on Sept. 22 at 9:15 pm at Park Lane.

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Also of note: the feature film The Healer, written and directed by Paco Arango, has a NSCAD connection. NSCAD's Fountain Campus served as a location for the shoot, with Granville mall transforming into a subway stop. The Healer screens at Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane on Friday, Sept. 16 at 6:30 p.m.