19th Annual Festival Live In Nanaimo - March 22 & 23, 2024
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The 19th annual Vancouver Island Short Film Festival back in 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 includes a diverse mix of comedies, dramas, animated films, documentaries and everything in between with shorts from Iceland, France, Iran, the US and across Canada!

Audiences will be able to experience the whole festival in person and online.

Program One: March 22nd Screening Details
Time:
Doors at 6:30, Screening at 7:00.
Venue:  in-person and online at Malaspina Theatre.
Tickets: Individual Program & Full Festival Passes available here.

Program One will feature live and pre-recorded Q&A’s with featured filmmakers and live music, (alcoholic and nonalcoholic) beverages and popcorn to enjoy during the pre-show and intermission. Be sure to bring some cash to grab a slice from Nanaimo’s best pizza place, Mambos Gourmet Pizza, during intermission. 

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
Time:
Doors at 6:30, Screening at 7:00.
Venue:  in-person and online at Malaspina Theatre.
Tickets: Individual Program & Full Festival Passes available here

Program Two will feature live and pre-recorded Q&A’s with featured filmmakers and live music, (alcoholic and nonalcoholic) beverages and popcorn to enjoy during the pre-show and intermission. Be sure to bring some cash to grab a slice from Nanaimo’s best pizza place, Mambos Gourmet Pizza, during intermission. Program Two will conclude with the Goldie Awards Ceremony!  

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 our current films here.

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Images from past festivals