Join us on February 20th at the Lunenburg School of the Arts for a FREE screening of 8 short films from the past 40 years of filmmaking at the Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative (AFCOOP).

AFCOOP was born in Halifax, 1973. In the more than forty years since AFCOOP’s creation, storytelling styles, politics, and technology have changed, but the Co-op remains member-driven and committed to helping artists make the films they want to make. This showcase of notable films from the past forty years aims to distill the essence of AFCOOP into one sitting short enough that your arse doesn’t get numb. Experimental, animation, documentary, and drama are all on display in a manic program.

This event is co-presented by Lunenburg Doc Fest, Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative , and Lunenburg School of the Arts. The show starts at 7pm at Lunenburg School of the Arts, 6 Prince Street, Lunenburg. Seating is limited. Arrive early to guarantee a seat.


TELL ME (dir. Shandi Mitchell, 2004, 4 mins) Questions go unanswered in this intimate look at the filmmakers’ inexplicit father.

CHERRIES (dir. Thom Fitzgerald, 1995, 8 mins) The debut film from one of our region’s most celebrated filmmakers tells the story of a woman who sets out to celebrate her menses.

HIVE (dir. Jeff Wheaton, 2013, 15 mins) A young woman recieves a message in her dreams from a colony of bees. Hive expolores the mythical relationship between humans, honey bees and the natural world around us.

JACKASS JOHNNY (dir. Alex Busby & David Coole, 1989, 25 mins) A frenetic travelogue across a troubled and paranoid Cold War era Canada.

FLOWER IN MY PEDAL (dir. Andrea Dorfman, 2004, 4 mins) A short film about bicycling and love.

LINDA JOY (dir. Bill MacGillivray, 1985, 25 mins) Linda joy Busby speaks directly to the cmaera as she discusses her battle with breast cancer. Sadly, Linda lost that battle, but the film, Linda Joy remains as a testament to her vitality, optimism, and bravery.

CELLS AND STALKS (dir. Herb Theriault, 2012, 2 mins) A series of close-ups allows us intimate access to the delicate structure of leaves, ferns and water reeds.

PUSTULATIONS ON MODERN LIFE (dir. Lisa Morse, 2002, 8 mins) This animated exploration of acne will make you laugh and cringe.

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