Antigonish International Film Festival

By Trina Davenport
First published on Oct 3rd 2014


The Antigonish International Film Festival will be opening Friday October 17 showing films from 12:00 noon until 9:00 pm. On Saturday films will be shown from 9:00 until 5:30 and then the traditional wrap up of the festival occurs with a community dinner. This is a great opportunity to get together with other festival goers, have a relaxed delicious meal and discuss the films. The conversations are always lively and inclusive and you will have a chance to share what you enjoyed or disagreed with, what you learned, and what new ideas you found exciting.

The Prissy Pig Café and Deli has a tasty menu planned of vegetarian chili, fresh garden salad, apple crisp for dessert and coffee or tea. Easting Bread and Honey Company, as part of their long-time sponsorship of the film festival, will be providing delicious bread and rolls. A cash bar will open at 5:30 and the meal will be served at 6:30.

There will be door prizes, too!

Tickets for the dinner are $15 and are on sale at Lyghtesome Gallery. Seating is limited, so get your tickets early!


There are so many good films shown simultaneously, it is some-times hard to find time to eat!  But there are options!  Antigonish Breaking the Silence will be offering coffee, tea, (regular and decaf), herbal tea, hot chocolate, juice and baked goods at the People’s Place, Community Room on Friday from 12:00 – 5:00 and on Saturday from 9:00 – 5:00. Additionally, they will be offering light lunch snacks at the People’s Place Meeting Room on Saturday from 11:00 – 2:00. The money raised from the donations for these items will support Breaking the Silence accompaniment and advocacy work, as well as the New Hope Foundation School in Guatemala.


Seeking Netukulimk

Martha Stiegman & Kerry Prosper’s film about traditional Mi’kmaq fishing traditions. 

Sometimes Life Has a Way of Surprising You: The Park Bench Players

The world premiere of Peter Murphy’s film about Antigonish’s own famous award-winning Park Bench Players 

Treasures of the Old Forest

A film about the wildflowers of Nova Scotia’s vanishing old growth forests by Henri Steeghs

See details of the films and schedule at

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