Check out our amazing trailer for the 11th annual Vancouver Island Short Film Festival, which takes place on Feb. 12 and 13. Tickets available at visff.com/tickets. There will also be limited ticket sales at the door.
The Vancouver Island Short Film Festival organizers worked hard this year to establish a judging panel who have built excellent reputations in the fields of film, television and theatre. The judging for this year’s festival has just been completed and we are excited to announce the winners on Feb. 13th.
Thirteen films have been chosen for screening at the 11th annual Vancouver Island Short Film Festival (VISFF), February 12 at 7pm and February 13 at 2pm and 7pm. The Festival takes place at the Malaspina Theatre at Vancouver Island University and all of the films will be shown at each screening.
This year VISFF organizers received 47 films from local and international filmmakers.
This year’s selected films are:
A Late Thaw by Kim Barr
Dude, Where’s My Ferret? by Alison Parker
I Am Not Perfect by Sopithan Rajeswaran
Kindergarten, Da Bin Ich Wieder by Aubrey Arnason & Kalyn Miles
LOST by Michael Chen
Mind Game Demon by Angie Hawes
Moth by Evan Britz
Sweet Dreams Norma Jean by Dave Hamilton
The Home Show by Graham Stark
Tugende Baseballer by Hubert Kang & Heather Mosher
Unlock by Isaac Hor
With Dad by Matt Kincses
Vancouver Island Traditional Foods Conference by Elizabeth Kawahara
“We are very excited about this year’s selection of films,” said VISFF Director Karla Duarte. “This year’s films were especially great”.
Over half of the 47 entries of short films came from Vancouver Island filmmakers, as well as 13 from the mainland, 4 entries from across Canada and 3 from Malaysia, Los Angeles and the Czech Republic. “Very strong lineup this year in so many different genres, techniques and storylines. Happy to be a part of this important BC event!” said Selection Committee Member, Terence Fitzgerald.
The selected films will screen Friday, February 12, 2016 at 7pm, followed by a musical performance by Nanaimo’s own Boomshack; Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 2pm, followed by a filmmakers’ Q&A; and Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 7pm followed by the awards ceremony.
VISFF sells out every year and tickets are now available online at www.visff.com/tickets, through the Port Theatre and some will be available at the door. Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for regular tickets. The Vancouver Island Short Film Festival is a Nanaimo Arts Council event. For complete details, check us out on facebook.com/visff or email email@example.com. To purchase tickets go to https://tickets.porttheatre.com, visit the Port Theatre (125 Front Street) or call 250-754-8550.
The 12th Vancouver Island Short Film Festival took place on February 10 and 11, 2017 at the Malaspina Theatre at Vancouver Island University. Stay tuned for 2018!
Supported by the Nanaimo Arts Council, the Festival debuted in 2006 and held a sold out screening of short films by B.C. filmmakers at the Nanaimo Entertainment Centre.
Since then, the Festival has grown, receiving entries locally and from around the world, placing Nanaimo on the map as a film festival host that specifically serves short filmmakers. By valuing quality and diversity the 2017 Festival will showcase amazing short films in a multitude of genres and styles.
The Vancouver Island Short Film Festival creates opportunities for filmmakers, not only to screen their films, but to network with other film professionals and inspire growth in our film community. For more information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-802-9462.