2011 VISFF

Dear filmmakers and film lovers
This year there are many more challenges to putting on the festival than in previous years but the Nanaimo Arts Council and the festival team are committed to ensuring the Vancouver Island Short Film Festival is on-going. You may be aware, there have been numerous government cuts to funding for arts and culture. This has had an impact on our programming budget. Therefore, we will not be accepting film entries for VISFF 2011. We hope to offer a special 5 year retrospective event in early 2011. We will be hearing from potential funding sources by the end of November. We will update the local film community with regards to anticipated plans for 2011 shortly thereafter. Thank you for your continued support.

Johnny Blakeborough
Director Vancouver Island Short Film Festival