Three short films that were shown at this years VISFF have been nominated for multiple Short Drama Leo Awards!
The Magic Ferret (Nominated for 2014 VISFF Best Film)
Backward Fall (Winner of 5 VISFF Goldie Awards including Best Performance, Best Writing, Best Student, People’s Choice and Best Film)
Performance – Male
Floodplain (Nominated for 2014 VISFF Best Film)
Performance – Female
Congratulations to all the nominees, a full list can be found at the Leo Award website.
The ninth annual Vancouver Island Short Film Festival was a resounding success with a record setting 560 people in attendance over the two nights (February 7 and 8). When MC Matt Carter took the stage and asked new festival-goers to raise their hands, roughly ¼ of the attendees revealed themselves to be brand new to the event, eliciting a round of applause from festival volunteers, coordinators, repeat visitors, and especially Festival Director Johnny Blakeborough and Show Coordinator Matthew Lettington.
This years’ winners are…
Most Promising Performer: Rich Travale “The First Time We”
Best Performance: John R. Taylor “Backward Fall”
Best Technical: Shimon Machida “Rain”
Best Writing: Andrew Pollins “Backward Fall”
Best Student: Andrew Pollins “Backward Fall”
Best Original Music: Curtis L. Wiebe “Bome Gnomski”
People’s Choice: Andrew Pollins “Backward Fall”
Best Film: Andrew Pollins “Backward Fall“
The VISFF is tonight at Malaspina Theatre!
The doors will open at 6pm, show starts at 7pm! Tickets can be still purchased online for $15 or $10 for students. We will also have tickets available at the door, cash only (sorry). Come early as they tend to go fast.
The show is at the Malaspina Theatre (Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo Campus) in building 310, here is a link to a campus map. The closest parking lots are G and H, accessed from Fifth Street. All parking at the university is pay parking until 8 pm. You do not need to pay for parking after 8pm.
For our out of town guests here is a link to Google Maps to help in finding the University.
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