AFCOOP 40th Anniversary Screening – June 6th

Linda Joy

HIFF presents AFCOOP 40th anniversary screenings – Friday, June 6th  at 7pm and 9pm.

The Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival opens with a retrospective of short films that celebrates the 40th anniversary of AFCOOP.  Selected from hundreds of films, the series has been split into two screenings – one of the most recent twenty years, the other spanning the cooperative’s beginnings through the 1980s.

The line-up features:

Two Brothers and a Filmmaker John Brett (1976)

Linda Joy Bill MacGillivray (1985)

8 Frames Per Second Chuck Clark (1986)

Jackass Johnny Alex Busby & David Coole (1988)

Cherries Thom Fitzgerald (1995)

Nova Scotia Tourist Industries Jim MacSwain (1998)

Pustulations Lisa Morse (2002)

Tell Me Shandi Mitchell (2004)

Bohemian Town Helen Hill (2004)

There’s a Flower in My Pedal Andrea Dorfman (2004)

Three Part Harmony Amanda Dawn Christie (2006)

Wake of Calum MacLeod Marc Almon (2006)

Assembled Becka Barker (2006)

Glamour Guts Jasmine Oore (2008)

When You Sleep Ashley McKenzie (2012)

Cells and Stalks Herb Theriault (2013)

Hive Jeff Wheaton (2013)

Stick around after the screenings for an anniversary party.

Closing the festival will be another celebratory screening for the Centre For Art Tapes’ own anniversary of 35 years – a perfect addition to the film festival’s observance of the many shared contributions and initiatives of the media arts community and it’s institutions.

For the first time, HIFF takes place at Neptune’s Scotiabank Studio Theatre. Full program information and tickets are available at