2019 VANCOUVER ISLAND UNIVERSITY $15 + service charge
February 1 @ 7:00 PM
February 2 @ 2:00 PM
February 2 @ 7:00 PM


Call for Entries is now closed.

Vancouver Island Short Film Festival accepts entries via FilmFreeway.com – The deadline to enter your film was November 16, 2018 deadline.

A minimum of two spots will be reserved for local filmmakers. The Festival will take place February 1st and 2nd, 2019.

All types of short films will be accepted for consideration into the Festival. All films must be 12 minutes or less including credits. Films will be projected in High Definition. Please submit your video in a .MOV, .MP4, .AVI or .MPG format. We will accept multiple submissions, but each submission requires a separate entry fee. If selected, we will show a maximum of 2 films per filmmaker. Filmmakers from any country may enter. All non-English language films must be presented with English subtitles. VISFF values local filmmakers and reserves a minimum of 10% of the total show running time to screen local films.

Entries will be viewed by a Selection Committee and an Awards Panel. A Policy for the Selection and Judging Committee can be found here. It also outlines the guidelines for accepting short films. All decisions made by both the Selection and Awards judges will be final. A short list of the selected films will be announced by January 4th, 2019. If your film is accepted into the Festival, we may contact you to request production stills, bios, and any other pertinent information, if not uploaded onto FilmFreeway. Each accepted filmmaker will receive artist fees ($50 per film, per showing) and 2 complimentary tickets to the Festival.

There will be a filmmakers’ Q&A with those that wish to participate after the Friday evening show on February 1st. The evening screening on Saturday will be followed by an Awards Ceremony and After Party. Awards will be given out in several categories.

Films will be used for screening at the event and for promotional purposes for the Festival and for the annual VISFF tour. For info visit www.visff.com or email submissions@visff.com.