Tickets for the 5th Annual Vancouver Island Short Film Festival are now on sale. The festival will include a screening of the 13 selected films and an awards ceremony for best films in several categories with prizes for winning filmmakers.
The 2010 festival will take place on two nights. Opening night will be Friday, February 12 and the second showing will be Saturday, February 13h. Both nights will commence at 7 p.m. at the Vancouver Island University theatre. Awards and an after party will be presented following the screening on the 13th.
After several months of preparation and promotion, followed by a thorough judging process, thirteen films have been selected for the 5th annual Vancouver Island Short Film Festival.
This year we were flooded with great original short films. Over the Christmas holidays a three-person jury selected 13 films that will be shown at the festival on February 12th and 13th – 7 PM – at the Malaspina Theatre at the Nanaimo VIU campus. The festival will include a screening of the 13 selected films and an awards ceremony for best films in several categories with prizes for winning filmmakers.
“The quality of storytelling, technical aptitude and artistry is improving every year,” said VISFF director Johnny Blakeborough.
Hundreds of local film buffs came out to Malaspina Theatre last weekend to celebrate the work of local filmmakers at the 4th annual Vancouver Island Short Film Festival. We received overwhelmingly positive feedback from filmmakers and film watchers. Thank you so much to everyone who helped make this possible!
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!