17th Annual Festival Live In Nanaimo - Now Complete
Submissions Now Closed
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Live Streamed
April 8th & 9th, 2022

Become a Sponsor

We are delighted to invite you to participate as a Sponsor for the 17th annual Vancouver Island Short Film Festival!

For the past 16 years, VISFF has presented the best in short films attracting hundreds of local and international artists and film lovers. Since its beginnings, the VISFF has presented 220 short films from 882 submissions to over 5600 audience members.

The VISFF grows bigger and better each year, providing you with the opportunity to positively communicate your company’s name, image, products, and services to a clearly defined, socially aware, influential, and receptive audience that has historically demonstrated a high degree of loyalty to our supporters.

Our 2022 Sponsor Package will be available soon.

Your support directly impacts filmmakers.

All filmmakers are fairly compensated for the right to show their film, and the festival helps local filmmakers showcase their creations, network with other industry professionals,  and increase their reach.

A few cool examples:

Tash Baycroft of Nanaimo debuted his locally-produced dramatic short film “Gone” at the 2007 Festival. It has since received rave reviews worldwide, showing at prestigious events that include the New York Film and Video Festival and the Cannes Film Festival.

Parksville filmmaker Paul Wittington submitted his short animated film “Android 207” to our 2007 Festival and won Best Film, Best Technical, and People’s Choice awards. This wonderfully crafted film has since been shown at the Beloit International Film Festival and the Arizona International Film Festival. It also won awards at the Milwaukee International Film Festival, including People’s Choice.

Thank you for choosing VISFF as a community partner. The VISFF is a volunteer-based organization made up of film enthusiasts and art community experts.

Johnny Blakeborough
VISFF President