ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
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 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 (2021)
• $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) 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.
Films must not be older than 2 years.
The majority of the awards are focused on NB shorts made by NB resident filmmakers.
There is an award 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.

Overall Rating
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Hospitality
Networking
  • It's a privilege and honor to participate in this festival.

    November 2021
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    Response from festival:

    It's our honour to showcase your work Larry, keep creating! :) Cat and Festival Team

  • Ceyda Yagiz

    Cat and everyone on the team are very kind, caring with excellent communication skills. Feeling very grateful for all the souls I met thanks to Silver Wave Film Festival and for the lovely experience. Thank you!

    November 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Ceyda, so lovely to meet you virtually and screen your film, keep up the great work! Cat and Festival Team

  • Carolina Meza Torres

    Everything was excellent <3! The team was lovely

    November 2021
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    Response from festival:

    It was our pleasure to screen your work Carolina, congratulations on winning a SWFF award for Best Student Short! Cat and Festival Team

  • Excellent , honest festival that really took the time ,care, and heart for me for any concerns, questions i had before , during and after .

    November 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Dear André, it was a pleasure to screen your mystical and magical short film, congratulations on your nomination for Excellence in Cinematography. Cat and Festival Team

  • Michael Ray Fox

    The Silver Wave Film Festival is the bee’s knees!

    November 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Michael, thank you so much for submitting your film, it was amazing. Cat and Festival team