Festival 2015

The first festival took place from October 8th-11th at various venues along the north shore of Nova Scotia. Some of the key events are below.

A list of awards from 2015

A PDF of a run down of the 2015 festival


Top Canadian producer Bill Niven of Idlewild Films, Lukas Hassel a film maker and actor from New York and Steve Brazil of Bruised Productions share a joke at the International Co-Production Panel at Thinkers Lodge in Pugwash.

Jesse Craig, star of 2015's "The Only Game in Town" with Sohan Roy and Abhini Roy at the screening of Sohan's blockbuster film "Dam 999" at the de Coste Centre, Pictou

Actor, director and producer Kevin Kincaid ("Tortuous"), Actor and director Cory Bowles ("The Trailer Park Boys") and actress and politician Lenore Zann discuss the state of the Nova Scotia film and TV industry at the Stirling Room Club in Tatamagouche.

Director Brian Kohne and Producer Ray Rolak with the awards for Best Comedy and Best of Festival for their film "Get a job".

Bill Niven and Lukas Hassel discuss the benefits and pitfalls of international co-productions at Thinkers Lodge.

The Sunrise Film Festival in 2015 attracted film makers and visitors from India, Hawaii, New York, Dubai, Florida, Colorado and Taiwan. We were delighted to welcome Abhini and Sohan Roy and thanks to Queen Lili Restaurant of Pictou who provided a fantastic Indian buffet for the screening of the film "Dam 999".

A collection of photos from various events.

Christina Martin performs at the Launch Party at the Lobster Factory, Pugwash.