The third annual VISFF fundraising gala takes place on Thursday November 14, starting at 7 pm. Providing a fabulous excuse to get dressed up and enjoy some delicious food and drinks, the fundraiser supports the Vancouver Island Short Film Festival, as well as local film-makers. The gala will once again be held at the Firehouse Grill, which is known all over Nanaimo for its delectable sushi and drinks menus, and a $20.00 ticket is good for admission, a drink, and an appetizer.
DJ Sandeep The Soul Survivor will provide the music, and in addition, there will be movie trivia and a silent auction with a variety of awesome goods donated by local retailers, such as Adventuress Tours. Tickets are available at Lucid, The Nanaimo Arts Council, Firehouse Grill, Elephant Room Creative and at the door the night of the gala.
The submission deadline for the ninth annual Festival has passed, and the VISFF selection committee will soon carefully choose a selection of excellent films by new and returning filmmakers to show at the Festival on February 7 and 8 at Vancouver Island University’s Malaspina Theatre. This year’s submissions include films from Vancouver Island, the lower mainland, Alberta, Ontario, and even an international entry from France. The films range from one minute to 12 minutes, in all different genres, such as horror, documentary, comedy, animation, drama, art, and more.
The final selected films will be screened in front of a live audience and entered to win the Goldie award, designed by world famous ceramic artist Brendan Tang (www.BrendanTang.com). Tang was the recipient of the 2012 RBC Emerging Artist award, and his film Merging Lanes was a VISFF selection in 2007.
The Vancouver Island Short Film Festival is a Nanaimo Arts Council event, for complete details, check us out on Facebook, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250-729-3947.