20th Annual Festival Live In Nanaimo - Details Soon!
Submissions Closed
Submissions open in Fall 2024!
Full Festival Passes & Individual Programs
See you at the 2025 VISFF!
Live & Streamed
Details coming Fall 2024!

Filmmaker Resources

Sample Release Form – Waiver for actors, musicians etc.
Getty Images OCP – 4600+ royalty free images from the Getty Museum
CG Textures – Free images to use for 3D textures
Film Contracts
Music Release Form

Excel Music Co. – Royalty free music
Incompetech – Royalty free music
Moby Gratis – Free music for indie filmmakers from Moby
ccMixter – Creative Commons music discovery tool
Freesound.org – Creative Commons sound effects
Audacity – Free, cross platform, audio editing software

Filmmaker Communities
CineCentral Filmmakers Society – Facebook group
CineVic – Victoria society of independent filmmakers

Industry Information & Tips and Tricks:
No Film School – Resources and tutorials for filmmakers
Lights Film School – Video production tutorials on Youtube.com
Film Riot – DIY Filmmaking channel on Youtube.com
Freddiew2 – Behind the scenes & tutorials channel on Youtube.com
Sam and Niko – VFX tutorials channel on Youtube.com
FX Guide
Filmmaker IQ
Hurlbut Visuals.com
Vid Muze – Video technology blog.
Vincent Laforet – Tips and tricks

Guide to Cinematic Terms

Video Copilot
VFX Haiku
Creative Cow – The peer to peer support network for media professionals.