Press Release




reachAbility Association announces the inaugural Bluenose-Ability Film Festival (BAFF) is a WRAP.

For Immediate Release

Monday, December 7th, 2015

(Halifax) The reachAbility Association:  CEO, Tova Sherman announced the Winners for the Video categories for the Bluenose-Ability Film Festival (BAFF) 2015.

The opening of the 3 day festival started with the Gala on Thursday Dec 3rd at the Peggy Corkum Music Room being attend by members of the film Industry including the Directors guild. Along with representatives from various non-profit associations, general public along with two of the judges Dr. Bruce Mills (composer) and Bill Wood (comedian/actor).

On Dec 4th residents of Halifax got their first chance to see festival movies with the Main Library showcasing a number of films from finalists including West Child Story by this year’s youngest filmmaker at 13 years old. Over at the Keshen Goodman Library visitors were treated to Regional finalists including meeting the filmmakers of Laura’s Dream and A City, A Person along with the star of A City, A Person.

On December 5th the closing of the festival was a hit with a packed house including Judges, filmmakers, and general public. The award winning videos brought many to tears and laughter. But the most emotional moment of the night came when The Lion of Courage Award was given to Laura Osborne who was the subject of Laura’s Dream.  The Lion of Courage Awards is given to a person who exemplifies the courage of a lion in dealing with the obstacles which they must face on a daily basis.

The Bluenose-Ability Film Festival (BAFF) Award winners for 2015 are:

International Short Film Winner: Elsewhere (Italy)

International Short Film Youth: Before Me (Turkey)

Region Short Film (including all of Canada): Para Normal (Ontario)

Regional Short Film Youth (including all of Canada):  A City, A Person (NS)

The Schools Choice Award Winner: The Competitor (US) the Award was present by kids from Dartmouth High, Halifax West and Prince Andrew this year’s judges.

The Lion of Courage Award: Laura Osborne

Next years Bluenose-Ability Film Festival (BAFF) is scheduled for Dec 2-4 2016. Watch for call for submissions in March.

More information please contact: or call 902.429.5878