Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 1:11pm
The 13th Annual Nickel Independent Film Festival
The 13th Annual Nickel Independent Film Festival
“We’re Off To See The Nickel!” from June 18-22, 2013
The Nickel Independent Film Festival’s program celebrates independent creation with 47 films featuring Canadian films from Vancouver, Nova Scotia, Ontario, British Columbia, New Brunswick and 21 shorts from filmmakers in Newfoundland and Labrador. Films from the United States, China, Sweden, Spain, Ireland, France, Afghanistan, and the UK show a strong international selection. From our continuing partnership exchange between the Nickel and Samhloacht Kerry Film Festival, we...
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 11:35am
Workshop Series Press Release
It’s back! Just in time for our 13th birthday the Nickel Workshop Series is back with a great lineup of workshops and panels for everyone from seasoned film professionals to aspiring young filmmakers.
This year we are very excited to announce our Producing Bootcamp Masterclass with Canadian indie film producer/distributor Avi Federgreen (One Week, High Life). In this intense and interactive one-day workshop, Avi will walk you through what you need – and what it takes – to produce independent films in Canada today. This is producing experience from the trenches – not the stuff they...
Monday, April 22, 2013 - 3:03pm
Meet The 2013 Nickel Team!
The Nickel is pleased to announce that local comedian Matt Wright has joined the Nickel family as this year's Festival Coordinator.
Matt will be working closely with our Director Janelle Hickey to bring St. John's the best Nickel Festival yet! The Nickel is turning lucky number 13- so stay tuned for updates on events, workshop announcements and, of course, the lineup of incredible films for 2013.
Along with Matt the Nickel is excited to announce the return of Melanie Oates as our Special Events/Volunteer Coordinator and Victoria Wells as our Workshop Coordinator.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 3:31pm
2012 48-Hour Horror Challenge Winners!
The 2012 48-Hour Horror Challenge was a HUGE success!
On November 3rd and 4th 15 teams set out to write, shoot and edit a 5 minute horror film in 48 hours. What we received was 13 spooktacular films!
Our screening of the shorts on November 26th brought in a huge crowd of over 50 people into the cozy Underbelly Speakeasy and everyone was raving about the quality of the filmmaking- it just goes to show, ANYONE can make a film! If you've got a phone, you've got a camera!
Celebrity judges Adam Clarke and Toni Marie Wiseman aided in selecting our first, second and third...
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 2:55pm
2012 48Hour Horror Challenge Winners!
I know you've all been waiting patiently for the winner to be announced and finally I have your answer!
The winner of the 2012 48-Hour Horror Challenge is.....
"Respect Your Eldritch" by the Pizza Slobs! Congratulations guys! You win $500 worth of services from ASCO, $500 worth of services from NIFCO AND a screening at the 2013 Late Night Horror Show!
2012 Horror Challenge Winners:
Team Captain: Mike Feehan
Team Name: Pizza Slobs
"Respect Your Eldritch"
Character: Crazed Cannibal
If you didn't win, don't be...
Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 3:29pm
Fishing For The Future Schedule At A Glance
SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE
July 5-7, 2012
Innovation Hall Theatre Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation, MUN (formerly INCO Centre)
Free Parking in Lots 16 and 16A during the screenings
For Tickets, Call the Hall 753-4531
Tickets $12 advance, $15 at the door (cash only)
$50 for Full Festival Pass
Children’s Matinee 2 for $12/$15
All taxes surcharges included
Thursday July 5, 7:30...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 4:37pm
Fishing For The Future Film Festival Submissions
Check out our friends at The Fishing For The Future Film Festival!
St. John's, NL Canada July 5-7, 2012
Norris Point, NL, Canada September 28-October 1, 2012
The Fishing for the Future Film Festival will mark the 20th anniversary of the closure of Newfoundland and Labrador's northern cod fishery, and will provide an opportunity to celebrate and learn from past and present film and video work on maritime communities, oceans, marine fisheries and aquaculture in Canada and around the world.
The Festival will include two sets of live screenings and an online...
Monday, April 9, 2012 - 1:40pm
2012 Rural School Tour Winners!
Ruth Lawrence and Martine Blue are back from our very successful School Tour!
This year's top three films were:
OMG: Paige Smith, Brietta Stewart and Bronwyn Hendersen; Coquitlam, BC
Todd: youth from Project AWARE; Saco, Maine
Zombie Attack: Nathaniel Loman with the Rooms Animation Club; St John’s, NL!!
The top local film? Tales from the Trails by George Woodhouse!
Congratulations everyone! Check out more about Reel Youth here: http://reelyouth.ca/index.html
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 12:16pm
10 Provinces, 10 Years
That’s the idea behind The Nickel Independent Film Festival’s Spotlight Series. Our goal is to shine the spotlight on ten short films from each of Canada’s ten provinces over the course of ten years. That’s 100 Canadian-made short films to bask in the spotlight by the time the Nickel’s Spotlight Series wraps in 2021.
A special curator from each province will act as a provincial programmer, select ten splendid shorts, and send them our way. Our mission is to share the unique culture of each province and applaud the rich...
Monday, March 5, 2012 - 3:17pm
And The Oscar Goes To....
A huge congratulations to Eva Madden! Winner of this year's Oscar Prediction Pool by a whopping 84 points!
Eva will be enjoying an ultimate movie night out valued at $750!
Another congratulations goes out to our very own board member Dana Warren- she sold over 40 ballots and took home this year's seller's incentive- a $100 gift certificate to the Peppermill!
The Nickel would like to gratefully thank anyone who bought a ballot this year- we raised over 1400 dollars for the 2012 Festival.
A big thank-you also goes out to the wonderful businesses who donated to...