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15th Annual Vancouver Island Short Film Festival Now Accepting Entries
NEWS   |   August 1, 2019

Entries for the 15th annual Vancouver Island Short Film Festival (VISFF) are now open. Filmmakers from Canada and around the world are invited to submit their short films, the best of which will be screened February 7 and 8, 2020, in Nanaimo, BC.

For the first time ever, VISFF is accepting submissions up to 15 minutes in length, including credits.

“Based on feedback from local filmmakers, we’re excited to be extending the length of short films we accept from 12 to 15 minutes,” said VISFF Director Karla Duarte. “Short film is a challenging medium so giving filmmakers an extra 3 minutes will create more opportunities to tell a captivating and compelling story.”

VISFF is also adding a second lineup to the festival schedule, effectively doubling the number of films showcased during the event.

“We’ve been receiving more than 100 submissions per year for the last few years, and we have a faithful audience of short film lovers in Nanaimo and so it’s time to expand!” said Duarte.

Entries remain free for local filmmakers, and two festival spots will be reserved for films made on Vancouver Island. For all other filmmakers, the early-bird entry fee of $25 USD per film is in effect until September 30.

Films can be submitted through FilmFreeway. For more information, filmmakers are encouraged to contact submissions@visff.com.