Welcome to AIFF

Festival Pass* (access to all films)

$20 regular / $5 student, unwaged
Seating on a first come, first served basis
*Admission by donation at the door for those
without a Festival Pass, space permitting


Lyghtesome Gallery 166 Main Street
People’s Place Library 283 Main Street
at the door during the festival


Thursday night 7:00-9:00
Cineplex Theatre

Friday afternoon 12:00-6:00

Cineplex Theatre
People’s Place Library
Town Council Chambers

Friday evening 6:00-9:00

People’s Place Library
Town Council Chambers

Saturday 9:00-5:30

Cineplex Theatre
People’s Place Library
Town Council Chambers

Saturday, October 28

St. James United Church Hall, 197 Main Street
catered by and a fundraiser for
Cultural Connections Antigonish
Hall opens at 5:30, meal served at 6:30
Tickets $20 on sale at Lyghtesome Gallery

First Friday Film Festival

Our First Friday Film Festival (FFFF) is a monthly program that extends the opportunity to view documentary films in Antigonish throughout the fall, winter and spring months. Recent themes included music, dance, art, animal rights, human rights and the environment. Choices include films that express the inherent mystery and intrigue of life, history and circumstances while celebrating challenging, creative and investigative storytelling.

Admission is by donation.

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Comments from past Festivals:
  • “You cannot watch these films and not be moved.”
  • “I was here last year. ... And it is really, really enjoyable. I’ve been to Toronto Film Festivals and … New York film festivals. And I have to say in comparison, ours rocks.”
  • “You wouldn’t see a lot of this stuff in a regular theatre … makes you think outside of the box, think beyond your own space.”
  • “It serves as a real spring board for conversation about different issues.”
  • “Cool films!” “Inspiring human stories!” “Thought provoking films.”
  • “There is Hope!”
  • “Truly excellent experience—will be back next year.”
  • “Refreshing, invigorating, well organized.”
  • “Friendly.”
  • “Uncomplicated, welcoming and provocative.”
  • “Outstanding films, very inspiring. What a great collection of films!”
  • “Uplifting, very informative.”
  • “Afterwards raving to each other about the must-see films we’d just seen!”
  • “Great experience!” "Very inspirational.”
  • “Opened my eyes to many world issues.”
  • “Opportunity to meet and talk with others.”
  • “Inspired & touched”
  • “Learned more than was expected. Changed my mind on things.”
  • “Many brave people and their stories.”
  • “Untold human misery persist; boundless hope also prevails.”
  • “Injustice surrounds us but can be stopped when people work together.”
  • “The dimensions of suffering and transformation, simultaneously occurring all over the world.”
  • “It introduces, exposes, empowers and teaches about global issues and how they affect us here at home.”
  • “Struck by surface [media] coverage of events in contrast to the in-depth info of these films”