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 festival showcases 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 email@example.com or 250-802-9462.
Meet the team:
Karla Duarte (Director)
Karla Duarte holds a Masters in Tourism Management and over 10 years experience in event planning. Having traveled extensively and worked internationally on creating leisure experiences for visitors, Karla looks forward to presenting an inviting festival to all film lovers in her hometown of Nanaimo. In her spare time, Karla indulges in the joy of making desserts and sharing them with her sweet-loving comrades while philosophizing about history, economics, women’s rights, and love.