19th Annual Festival Live In Nanaimo - March 22 & 23, 2024
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March 22nd & 23rd, 2024
Award Winners Announced for 16th annual VISFF
Goldie   |   July 24, 2021

The 16th annual Vancouver Island Short Film Festival concluded with an Awards Ceremony honoring the best films in six categories. Goldie Awards, designed by multimedia artist Brendan Tang and named in honour of Shirley Goldberg, a respected Nanaimo film enthusiast, teacher, journalist and arts promoter, were presented to the winners.  Five of the awards were selected by the Judging Committee and the People’s Choice Award was decided by the audience based on the results of an online poll. Congratulations to the following nominees and winners!

Best Screenplay – Sponsored by Nanaimo News Bulletin 

Cool Affections


Winner: Ohrwurm (Earwig)


Best Cinematography – Sponsored by Coastal Community Credit Union 

Before the Beauty is Gone

Ohrwurm (Earwig)

Winner: Son of the Wind


Best Performance – Sponsored by Country Grocer

Abraham Asto in Baba

Anahita Eghbalnejad in The Blue Bed

Winner: Michaela Caspar in Ohrwurm (Earwig)


Best Music – Sponsored by Johnston Franklin Bishop

Baba – Music by Dave Chick at Hatched Productions 

Gyoro Goes to the Theatre – Music by Jason Howland

Winner: Freebird – Music by Jordan Hart


Best Film – Sponsored by The OV Arts Centre

The Blue Bed


Winner: Ohrwurm (Earwig)


People’s Choice Award – Sponsored by The BC Arts Council & Province of BC

Winner: Before the Beauty is Gone