Closing Gala: Splinters w/Embrace the Blue and Borscht & Fresh Bread
Set on an apple farm in the Annapolis Valley, Belle returns home after the death of her father to confront family expectations, modern lifestyles and loss and all intersect poignantly in this lyrical film from Nova Scotia director Thom Fitzgerald.
Canada, 2018, 94 minutes
Director Thom Fitzgerald
Distributor Emotion Pictures
Embrace the Blue
Lyndell Findlay, a former UN aid worker, achieved a life-long dream by learning the craft and starting a traditional, artisanal, cheese-making operation in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Canada, 2018, 10 minutes
Director Douglas Keir Blackmore
Borscht & Fresh Bread
Infamous Nova Scotia filmmaker Lulu Keating recounts an evening when she received an unexpected visitor in her now-home, Dawson City, Yukon.
Canada, 2018, 2 minutes
Director Sarah Gignac