Did you know that St. John’s is a hub for international film festivals?

Check out three film festivals happening this year

African Roots International Film Festival

The African Roots International Film Festival (ARIFF) consists of a cinematographic projection highlighting the African continent and its diaspora in a very affordable way. This inaugural event is organized by SARFest (The St. John’s African Roots Festival). ARIFF and SARFest highlight Africans and Afro-descendants in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Dates: August 12-18, 2022

For more information and how to purchase tickets, visit here.

Nickel Independent Film Festival

The Nickel Independent Film Festival was founded in 2001 and is an organization dedicated to inspiring and celebrating independent film in Newfoundland and Labrador. The annual week-long festival takes place in summer, and screenings, special events, workshops, and film challenges happen throughout the year.

Dates: August 24-30, 2022

For more information, visit here.

St. John's International Women's Film Festival

The St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival (SJIWFF) is Canada’s longest-running women’s film festival. For over thirty years they have been screening films written and/or directed by women. SJIWFF, the province’s flagship film festival, plays an integral role in developing NL artists and cultural sector with women at the forefront.

Dates: October 19-23, 2022

For more information, visit here.

Published: August 17, 2022