Maria Hernandez
Maria Hernandez
November 5, 2019

Silver Wave Film Festival Preview

NB Film Co-op Executive Director Tony Merzetti announces Murmur | Photo by Karen Ruet

The Silver Wave Film Festival (SWFF) takes place every year during the month of November. Created by the NB Film Co-op staff and board, the festival celebrates New Brunswick made films and showcases films from around the world. SWFF consists of a variety of screenings, parties, receptions, workshops, panels and Silver Wave Awards. Their main goal is to support and promote the filmmaking talent of local and international filmmakers.  

Tony Merzetti, Executive Director of the NB Filmmakers Co-operative said that filmmaking is burgeoning with more people creating film work, so having an event such as the SWFF to showcase the best films is essential.

The festival is celebrating their 19th edition. Their launch event took place at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre on Friday, October 18th, 2019. The event was open to all and organizers of the event unveiled the full festival program. The festival will be hosting events from November 7th to November 10th, 2019.

Events

Opening Gala: Entropic

Date: November 7 at 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Location: Tilley Hall, University of New Brunswick Campus

Tickets are $9.00 adults/$8.00 students and seniors. Screening of “Entropic,” directed and written by Matt Rogers. The screening is followed by a Gala Party held at the Crowne Plaza at 9:30 p.m. Rated NC-17 (Adults only)

Cinema Politica Showcase

Date: November 8 at 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Location: Gallery on Queen

Tickets by donation. Documentaries: “Unnatural Landscapes,” directed by Bernard Hébert, “Our Forests at Risk,” directed and written by Mathieu Germain. Rated G

NB Shorts I

Date: November 8 at 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Location: Le Centre Communautaire Sainte-Anne

Tickets $9.00 adults/$8.00 students and seniors. Shorts: The Rubber Match, The Photograph, Dressing Down, Flow, Feline Fatal, Cine Vision TM, The Lost Word, Into the Impossible, The Playbill, End of Leash, 23X, Prizefight. Gala Party held at the Crowne Plaza at 11:00 pm. Rated PG-13

NB Shorts II

Date: November 8 at 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Location: Le Centre Communautaire Sainte-Anne

Tickets $9.00 adults/$8.00 students and seniors. Shorts: Can You Keep A Secret?, Vengeance Remains, Wretch, Death’s Toll, He Visited, Popsy, Timeman, Life’s A Bitch, The Minister. Gala Party held at the Crowne Plaza at 11:00 pm. Rated PG-13

Documentary Showcase

Date: November 9 at 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Location: Tilley Hall, UNB

Tickets $5 general admission. Documentaries: Searching For A Beautiful Bachelor, A Short History of Poverty, When I Let Go Of Your Hand, Insecure. Rated G

Canadian & International Shorts I

Date: November 9 at 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

Location: Charlotte Street Arts Centre

Tickets $5.00 general admission. Shorts: The Slate Sisters, One Last Last Heist, Presents, ShoeGazer, You’re Right Here With Me, Rewind. Rated PG-13 (Trigger Warning: violence, mild gore)

Canadian & International Shorts II

Date: November 9 at 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Location: Charlotte Street Arts Centre

Tickets $5.00 general admission. Shorts: Anthology for Fruits and Vegetables, Selkie, Grand Bassin, Dust, Pooling, Deep Blue, Wildfire, the irving tower, Phantasm, Solastalgia. Rated PG-13 (Trigger Warning: violence, mild gore)

Special Feature Presentation: Willie

Date: November 9 at 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Location: The Fredericton Playhouse

Tickets $5.00 general admission. Screening of “Willie,” directed by Laurence Mathieu-Leger. Film about Willie O’Ree, first Black player in the National Hockey League in 1958. Rated G

Short Documentary Matinee I (People & Places)

Date: November 9 at 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Location: Tilley Hall, UNB

Ticket $5.00 general admission. Shorts: I am Skylar, The Reunion, Anna Lisa, MANAPE MANI, This Ink Runs Deep. Rated G

NB Shorts Showcase (Rising Talent)

Date: November 9 at 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Location: Charlotte Street Arts Centre

Tickets $5 general admission. Shorts: Isosceles, Homeless. Rated G

New Brunswick Shorts III

Date: November 9 at 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Location: The Fredericton Playhouse

Tickets $12.00 adults/$10.00 students & seniors. Shorts: Unofficial Selection, Together We Move, When We Were Young, After The War, Velle to Want, Distortion, 54 North. Gala Party held at the Crowne Plaza at 10:30 pm. Rated PG-13 (Trigger Warning: violence, mild gore)

Canadian Feature Film Showcase

Date: November 10 at 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Location: Tilley Hall, UNB

Tickets $5.00 general admission. Film: The Dummy Factor. Directed and written by O. Corbin Saleken. Rated G

Short Documentary Matinee II (People & Places)

Date: November 10 at 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Location: Charlotte Street Arts Centre

FREE. Shorts: Anarchapocalypse, The Window, Behind Banana Vacuum, Ballet Sessions: Behind The Scenes, The Making of Almost Canadian. Rated G

New Brunswick Feature Film Showcase: Petal & Moth

Date: November 10 at 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Tilley Hall, UNB

Tickets $5.00 general admission. A film about human connection, “Petal & Moth.” Rated PG-13

Documentary Showcase (One Man Can Make a Difference)

Date: November 10 at 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Charlotte Street Arts Centre

FREE. A man from Nova Scotia accidentally rediscovered the medicinal value of the essential oil extracted from the cannabis plant, “Healing Cancer with Cannabis: The Rick Simpson Story.” Rated G

Closing Gala: Atlantic Feature

Date: November 10 at 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Location: Tilley Hall, UNB

Tickets $9.00 adults/$8.00 students & seniors. “Murmur,” A woman ordered to perform community service at a dog shelter ends ups taking home more animals than she can handle. Their companionship eases her loneliness. Gala Party held at the Crowne Plaza at 9:30 pm. Rated PG-13

If you would like to read a film synopsis you can visit http://swfilmfest.com/2019-schedule/.

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