4:37 | 2009
Wild West Dream follows the only active UK rough stock competitor on the European Rodeo circuit, Cambridge firefighter Gareth Boyd. It’s the story of a man following his cowboy dreams as he tries to balance his life in the UK with competing in Rodeos in France and Germany on his own steam and with his own buck.
Atlantic Film Festival
17 – 26 September 2009
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Atlantic Film Festival Association (AFFA) is a non-profit organization committed to promoting and building a strong film industry in Atlantic Canada and presenting the best films from this region and around the world to our community. Under the umbrella of the AFFA, there are four main entities: The Atlantic Film Festival, Strategic Partners co-production conference, ViewFinders: International Film Festival for Youth and alFresco filmFesto our outdoor summer film series.
Located in coastal Halifax, Nova Scotia, The Atlantic Film Festival (September 17 – 26, 2009) is a ten-day celebration of film and video from the Atlantic Provinces, Canada and around the world. Known for its warm and festive atmosphere, the Festival is committed to screening an inspiring and engaging collection of films and videos from Canada and the world. The AFF is now considered one of the top four film festivals in Canada.
Edmonton International Film Festival
25 September 2009 – 3 October 2009
Wild West Dream is being shown as part of Our Own Backyard. A celebration of the finest filmmaking created by Albertans, and people who grew up here, this programming stream includes films of all lengths — shorts, medium-length and features.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Just a couple hours drive from the glorious Rocky Mountains, Edmonton is known for its big sky and endless sunshine. Located east of Vancouver and west of Toronto, Edmonton is in the heart of the Canadian Prairies and our city is often called upon to be the set for independent and Hollywood movies. With a population of one million people, Edmonton is a city that loves movies. It’s reported that the number one, per capita, movie rental city in Canada is Edmonton. Need we say more? Oh yes, and we have the world’s largest shopping mall — West Edmonton Mall.
For nine days each autumn, Edmontonians feast on cinema. The Edmonton International Film Festival is a buffet of fantastic, independent films from around the globe. Whatever the genre, EIFF programmers search the world over for the most highly entertaining films that exhibit great storytelling qualities. Our schedule includes 40 feature-length dramas and documentaries, and more than 100 short films programmed into packages that include Sobeys Lunchbox Shorts.
EIFF encourages all filmmakers whose films have been selected, along with films we’ve solicited, to attend the festival. Over the years, we’ve had the pleasure of hosting John Waters, Norman Jewison, Deepa Mehta, Jorgen Leth, Arthur Hiller, Anne Wheeler, Werner Herzog, Don McKellar and more.