NANAIMO— Tickets for the 15th annual Vancouver Island Short Film Festival (VISFF) are now on sale. For the first time ever, VISFF is featuring two lineups of short films, which will be screened February 7 & 8, 2020 at Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo campus.
25 films from ten countries, including Canada, Mexico, Iran and France, were selected from amongst 227 submissions. The selected films have been split into two lineups which will each be screened twice during the festival. To catch all 25 films, audience members can attend screenings on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon, or both the Saturday matinee and awards night. All the films will be in contention for the coveted Goldie Awards, celebrating the best films as selected by the VISFF Judging Committee.
Program 1: Screens Friday at 7:00pm & Saturday at 2:00pm in the Malaspina Theatre
- ASTEROID SEASON (Earthstar Smith, Vancouver)
- WAWATAY (Mark Jones (Producer), Toronto)
- BARGAIN BIN BED (Rob Shaw, Vancouver)
- DUST (Shane Book, Victoria/U.S.)
- SHEEP (Théo Chasson, France)
- BARK (Ryan Irving, Calgary)
- MANDATORY (Javad Khorsha, Iran)
- TWINLESS (Ronalee Israel & Sapir Danan, Israel)
- SUCH A SMALL THING (Juno Rinaldi, Hamilton)
- RUST BUCKET (Morgan Wynne, U.S.)
- MINOR ACCIDENT OF WAR (Diane Weis, U.S.)
- LAURA (Kaayla Whachell, Abbotsford)
- PEETE (Simon Madore, Toronto)
Program 2: Screens Friday at 7:00pm in Building 320 (followed by the Filmmakers’ Q&A) & Saturday at 7:00pm in the Malaspina Theatre.
- THE GIRL/ LA FILLE (Keegan Connor Tracy, Burnaby)
- TAMPON (Erica Orofino, Canada)
- DEEPNESS OF THE FRY (August Niclasen, Denmark)
- GOING UP (Forman Howes, Vancouver)
- GILTRUDE’S DWELLING (Jeremy Lutter, Victoria)
- SAFETY (Fabrice Joubert, France)
- SQUARE ONE (Emily Sargent, U.K.)
- RIVER THERAPY (Raymond Knight, Nanaimo)
- SONATINA (Wong Hoi, Hong Kong)
- OSUBA (Federico Marsicano, Italy)
- NOTHING TO SAY (Aubry Mintz, Toronto)
- ALWAYS DANI (Rosa Carranza, Mexico)
Tickets make great Christmas presents and they’re on sale now through The Port Theatre by phone at 250-754-8550, in person at the Box Office, or online at www.porttheatre.com. Tickets are $18 for one show, or $28 for both. For more information on the films, including short descriptions, visit https://visff.com/films-current/. Please note, the films are not rated and may contain violence or sexual content, so they may not be suitable for all ages. Viewer discretion is advised.
Media contact: Hilary Eastmure, 250-327-4240