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VISFF Festival Info

The 19th annual Vancouver Island Short Film Festival happened person & online on March 22nd & 23rd, 2024!

Our 2024 Selection Committee chose an incredible lineup for the 2024 VISFF on March 22nd & 23rd, 2024, at the Malaspina Theatre in Nanaimo, BC.

The program included a diverse mix of comedies, dramas, animated films, documentaries and everything in between with shorts from Iceland, France, Iran, the US and across Canada!

See all the photos from the event here.

Check back in Fall 2024 for details about the 2025 VISFF!

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Program One: March 22nd Screening Details

Death & Ramen (Tiger Ji, USA)
THE SPRAYER (Farnoosh Abedi, Iran)
The Breakthrough (Daniel Sinclair, USA)
Mystic Tiger (Marc Martinez Jordan, USA)
27 (Flóra Anna Buda, France)
The Steak (Kiarash Dadgar Mohebi, Iran)
The Gold Teeth (Alireza Kazemipour, BC, Canada)
CHICKEN (Lucy Mcnulty, Emma Pollard, BC, Canada)
Reflection (Cameo Wood, USA)
The Dog – A Rapidly Condensed Guide to Treading Water (Michael Makaroff, BC, Canada)

Program Two: March 23rd Screening Details

Chat Mort (Annie-Claude Caron, Danick Audet, QC, Canada)
FÁR (Gunnur Martinsdóttir Schlüter, Iceland)
Simone (Aisha Amin, USA)
Ah Boy Yah!!! (Gerald Ng, BC, Canada)
The Girl with the Red Beret (Janet Perlman, QC, Canada)
Groove, Slam, Work It Back (Amélia Simard, BC, Canada)
Cranberry Juice (Rebeca Spiegel, BC, Canada)
Lupe Q and the Galactic Corn Cake (Javier Badillo, BC, Canada)
Nalukuk Night (Jennie Williams, NL, Canada)
Soleil de nuit (Fernando Lopez Escriva, Maria Camila Arias, QC, Canada)

Learn more about the films here.

The  2024 Youth Showcase:

The Youth Showcase was a program of exceptional 18 short films by filmmakers 18 years old and younger.

The line up of shorts included a mix of comedies, dramas, documentaries and everything in between.

Youth Showcase Program: March 23rd Screening Details

The Pageant (Maia Cassie, Salt Spring Island, BC)

Past the Time (Tansi Robinson, Nanaimo, BC)

Promises (Jada Chang, Canada)

I’ll Be Back (Brook DeSchutter, Nanaimo, BC)

GRACE (Yun Ko, Langley, BC)

At First Sight (Leora Ulyana Thornton, North Vancouver, BC)

Three Colours (Lana Gredelj, Croatia)

Echoes of Solitude (Tobin Letnes-James, Chilliwack, BC)

Gwich’in Elder: Mary Effie Snowshoe (Western Arctic Youth Collective, Northwest Territories)

School Yard Swindle (Finn English, Nanaimo, BC)

Undecided (Mya Eugene, Nanaimo, BC)

Gone (Anthony Gu, Vancouver, BC)

Syrup (Kyonna Clarke, Chilliwack, BC)

A conversation with E (Esabella A.K. Strickland, Taylor Mitchell, Mary Skylar Larkin, Vancouver BC)

Whispers of the North (Kael Gough-Johnson, Kyonna Clarke, Chilliwack, BC)

Beauty (Macy Bryce, Powell River, BC)

Two Worlds (Multiple Filmmakers, Northwest Territories)

You can learn more about all the fantastic shorts featured in the Youth Showcase here.

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Images from past festivals