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Atlantic Film Festival

The 2008 edition of the Atlantic Film Festival was the largest it’s ever been, with 254 features and short films rocking the screens around the city. Every year in September we prove that we’re a city full of cinephiles, lining up for tickets to the strangest movies, slices of celluloid that won’t ever get distribution outside maybe New York or Los Angeles. Witness the October release of Quarantine, the American remake of Spanish buzz flick , that played at the AFF. At least we got a chance to see the original on the big screen. Then there was Donkey Punch, Wendy and Lucy, Visioneers and a host of dynamite documentaries, such as Man On Wire and Of All The Things about songwriter Dennis Lambert’s Filipino comeback. Lambert even came to town to perform. It’ll be hard to top next year. 5600 Sackville, 422-3456 The Atlantic Film Festival

1st Runner-up: Halifax International Busker Festival, 430-8413

2nd Runner-up: Halifax Pop Explosion

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