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.

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



People’s Place Library        283 Main Street

or at the venues during the festival


October 26

Friday  afternoon 12:00-6:35

 Cineplex Theatre

People’s Place Library

Town Council Chambers


Friday night 7:00-9:30

Antigonish Legion/CACL


October 27

Saturday 9:00-5:45

Cineplex Theatre

People’s Place Library

Town Council Chambers



a chance to gather with other festival goers

Saturday evening, October 27 6:00-8:00

 Antigonish Legion/CACL

75 St. Ninian Street

Tickets $12.00 on sale at

People’s Place Library before October 24

Upcoming First Friday Film
Active Measures
Friday October 12, 2018
StFX Schwartz 215
admission by donation

Active Measures outlines Russian efforts to manipulate democratic political outcomes, particularly the 2016 American presidential election. Filmmaker Jack Bryan exposes a 30-year history of covert action devised to disrupt and control world events. The film follows a trail of money, real estate, mob connections, and on-the-record confessions that lead directly back to The White House.

"For anyone trying to navigate the labyrinth of personalities and events behind the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the last US presidential election, this film is a comprehensive and indispensable primer." Bruce DeMara, Toronto Star

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And see what they said about AIFF . . .

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”