2014 Leo Award Nominees

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)
Picture Editing
Performance – Male

Floodplain (Nominated for 2014 VISFF Best Film)
Musical Score
Production Design
Performance – Female

Congratulations to all the nominees, a full list can be found at the Leo Award website.

VISFF 2014 Short Film Festival Draws Large Crowd

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.
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VISFF 2014 Award Winners

This years’ winners are…

Most Promising Performer: Rich Travale “The First Time We”
Best Performance: John R. TaylorBackward 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

VISFF 2014 – Tonight is the Night!

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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