The Vancouver Island Short Film Festival (VISFF) has drawn more films than any previous year, an amazing 62 entries to this year’s festival.
A jury will select the 15-20 films that will be shown at the festival on January 23rd and 24th at the Malaspina Theatre at The Nanaimo Campus of Vancouver Island University and awarded prizes by a final panel of judges.
“We are absolutely amazed at the quality of films this year, I didn’t think our local filmmakers could surpass the quality of last year but they have,” said VISFF organizer Johnny Blakeborough.
Tash Baycroft and Frederick Robinson from Nanaimo debuted their locally produced dramatic short film “Gone” at the 2007 Vancouver Island Short Film Festival. They have since gone on to rave reviews world wide, showing their smart thriller at the New York Film and Video Festival and most recently at Cannes. We congratulate Tash and Frederic for their well deserved success!
The Vancouver Island Short Film Festival (VISFF) has drawn in an amazing 60 entries to this year’s festival, up from 44 last year and 33 in the first year.
A jury will select the films that will be shown at the festival on January 18th and 19th at the Malaspina Theatre and awarded prizes by a final panel of judges.
“We are thrilled with the quality of films,” said VISFF organizer Johnny Blakeborough.
All short listed films will be shown at the January 18th and 19th screenings with the chance to win awards in several categories.
Hayley Sales, actress and singer from Vancouver Island, has released her second album titled Sunseed distributed by Universal Music Canada.
Hayley won the VISFF best acting award for her performance in the 2006 best short film “It Haunts Me” by Richard Olak.