19th Annual Festival Live In Nanaimo - March 22 & 23, 2024
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March 22nd & 23rd, 2024

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Get your tickets for the 19th Annual Vancouver Island Short Film Festival (VISFF) happening on March 22nd & 23rd, 2024, at the Malaspina Theatre in Nanaimo, BC.

This hybrid in-person and online event features 20 outstanding short films from Canadian and international filmmakers. Each program includes a curated selection of 10 exceptional films, Q&A sessions with featured filmmakers, and our Goldie Award ceremony closing the festival on Saturday evening.

See our full 2024 program and learn more about the films here.

Join is for an exciting evening celebrating some of the best short films from around the world. Each screening begins at 7:00 pm, with doors opening at 6:30. Get there at 6:30 to get a good seat!

There will be free popcorn and beverages (alcoholic and nonalcoholic) available for purchase before each program and during intermission. Be sure to bring some cash to grab a slice from Nanaimo’s best pizza place, Mambos Gourmet Pizza, during intermission. 

Along with our annual festival, the VISFF is pleased to introduce the Youth Short Film Showcase at 1:00 pm on March 23rd, 2023, at the Malaspina Theatre. This family-friendly program will include 10 incredible short films by filmmakers 18 years and younger a Youth Goldie Award Ceremony! The Youth Showcase will be a fantastic event for the whole family, so come on out and support young filmmakers from Nanaimo and beyond! 

Our ticket package options include individual programs and full festival passes for both online and in-person events. A link for the live online event will be sent out to ticket holders closer to the event date. All prices include tax.