January 2, 2016 – For Immediate Release
16 Films Selected for 2017 Vancouver Island Short Film Festival
Sixteen short films from around the world have been selected for the 12th annual Vancouver Island Short Film Festival (VISFF) in Nanaimo on February 10th & 11th at Malaspina Theatre.
The festival received a record 112 entries from 14 countries. The VISFF Selection Committee settled on a diverse array of films from Vancouver Island, the United States, Spain, Ireland, China, Iran and the UK.
This year’s films:
Me, Baby and the Alligator (Jean Faucher) Canada
Leonore’s Lullaby (Quentin Paquignon) China
Drifer (Olivia Lindgren) Vancouver
Found (Sunny Bahia) UK
Reproductive Cycles (John Gardiner) Nanaimo
Women’s Christmas Night (Oonagh Kearney) Ireland
Fish (Saman Hosseinpuor) Iran
Mia (Amanda Strong & Bracken Hanuse Corlett) Canada
Cradle (David Holechek, Jake Hart) US
Ingrid and the Black Hole (Leah Johnston) Canada
Croissant (Marius Conrotto Diaz) Spain
Lemonade Mafia (Anya Adams) US
Isolamento (Carmelo Zucco) Canada
It`s All In Your Head (Greg Jeffs) Canada
Descrambled Eggs (Kayla Jeanson) Canada
Sweat (Kristin Snowbird) Canada
“The VISFF Selection Committee worked hard to narrow down the most entries we’ve ever had”, said VISFF Director Karla Duarte. “the result is an impressive and unique combination of local, Canadian and international films.”
The selected films will be screened on Friday, February 10th at 7:00pm (followed by a filmmakers Q&A) and Saturday, February 11th at 2:00pm and 7:00pm (followed by the Awards Ceremony).
Tickets for the VISFF are $15 or $10 for students. They’re available at www.visff.com and through The Port Theatre. The Vancouver Island Short Film Festival is a Nanaimo Arts Council event. For more information, visit facebook.com/VISFF or email firstname.lastname@example.org.