Halifax films jump out at international film fests

Cloudburst continues to reign, Charlie Zone gets into it

Opening The Canadian Film Festival in Toronto is Cloudburst, Thom Fitzgerald's tale of road-tripping ladies heading to Nova Scotia to get married. The film has been winning awards at film festivals locally and internationally---it took the Audience Award at the 2011 Atlantic Film Festival---and continues to show at places like BFI's Lesbian and Gay Film Fest, The Melbourne Queer Film Festival and the Omaha Film Festival. If you're in TO and want to see it, it screens on Wednesday, March 28 at 8pm. Tickets are at ticketweb.ca.

Meanwhile, another AFF veteran (where it won four awards) is getting in front of fest eyeballs. Michael Melski's Charlie Zone screens on April 13 at the Reelworld Film Festival in Toronto, a festival for multi-racial films produced in Canada and abroad. Following will be the film's European premiere at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, which will be followed by its US premiere at Worldfest Houston, a fest devoted completely to independent films.

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