We are pleased to announce that the Vancouver Island Short Film Festival’s (VISFF) annual fundraising gala will once again be held at the Firehouse Grill in Nanaimo at 7pm on November 6th.
“Funds raised at the Gala fundraiser will go towards artist fees for filmmakers,” said Festival Director Johnny Blakeborough. “We strongly believe in supporting filmmakers with financial support for their creative ideas. This fundraising party will help us maintain a healthy and active film community on Vancouver Island.”
Tickets are $20, which includes appetizers, a drink, and the chance to meet some of our community’s most talented filmmakers. Sold out in previous years, the evening will feature music by The Massless, live art with Carly Neigum and Eddy Graham, and a movie trivia contest. Fundraiser tickets can be purchased in advance at the Firehouse Grill and the Nanaimo Arts Council. Tickets will also be available at the door.
The deadline to enter short films into the VISFF is November 1st, so filmmakers still have some time to submit their entries.
The VISFF is unique in bringing together filmmakers and audiences for the longest-running short film festival on Vancouver Island. The festival also places a unique focus on diverse film subjects and genres, as well as high quality stories. Filmmakers from Vancouver Island and around the world showcase their work at the VISFF. This 10th annual Festival will take place on February 6 and 7, 2015 at Vancouver Island University’s Malaspina theatre. Tickets for the 2015 VISFF will go on sale through the Port Theatre in November, and will also be available at the show.