N.L. con­tent headed to At­lantic film fes­ti­val

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A short film about the life of the late Janet Ed­monds is among the lo­cally pro­duced short films be­ing shown at the FIN At­lantic Internatio­nal Film Fes­ti­val.

Ed­monds, a well-re­spected lo­cal ac­tress, passed away in 2017 af­ter be­ing di­ag­nosed with cancer. At the time, she was play­ing Lady Mac­Beth in Per­chance Theatre’s 2015 pro­duc­tion of Mac­beth.

The film, “Life’s Short. Wear the Sparkly Ear­rings,” is di­rected by Heidi Coombs-Thorne. Lo­cal di­rec­tor Emily Bridger will have two films show­ing at the fes­ti­val. “Waste It” is the story of an artist deal­ing with “the fleet­ing na­ture of ro­mance through film­mak­ing, only to run into con­flict with her cast and crew.”

Bridger’s “Lament­ing Pluto,” wherein a young woman tries to find her place in the world through a dis­cus­sion of the cos­mos runs for 15 min­utes at the fes­ti­val.

Lo­cal writer and di­rec­tor Devin Shears’ “A Dream­ing House” will ap­pear on the big screen as well.

The film takes in the sounds of “the dreams and night­mares of a lonely old house.”

Bruce Bren­ton’s “Tu­to­rial” will also get a show­ing at the fes­ti­val. The film fol­lows a fa­ther and young girl who try and work to­gether.

The FIN At­lantic Internatio­nal Film Fes­ti­val runs Sept. 12 to 20 in Hal­i­fax, N.S.

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