Friday, December 19, 2008

Vancouver Island Short Film Festival

Local Film Festival Continues to Grow

The Nanaimo Arts Council

Vancouver Island Short Film Festival (VISFF) has drawn more films than any previous year, an amazing 62 entries to this year’s festival.

“We are absolutely amazed at the quality of films this year, I didn’t think our local filmmakers could surpass the quality of last year but they have,” said VISFF organizer Johnny Blakeborough.

The festival will take place on January 23rd and 24th - 7:00 PM - at the Malaspina Theatre on the Nanaimo Campus of Vancouver Island University

All types of short films were accepted for consideration into the festival. Films had to be 10 minutes or less to be considered. The festival will include a screening of the 15-20 jury selected films, an intermission with concession and an awards ceremony for best films, selected by a panel of judges, with prizes for winning filmmakers.
“Our main goal is to turn the spotlight on our talented local filmmakers. More than anything, this festival is for them. It’s an opportunity to show their films in front of a large audience.” Last year’s Vancouver Island Short Film Festival was huge success with an amazing, positive response from the audience and the participating filmmakers.

Tickets to the festival are now on sale at the Nanaimo Arts Council Gallery in Nanaimo North Town Centre, Falconer Books at Park Place Mall and The Nanaimo Art Gallery VIU Nanaimo Campus. Tickets will also be available at the door. Tickets are $15.

The Vancouver Island Short Film Festival is a Nanaimo Arts Council event. The Nanaimo Arts Council is dedicated to the promotion, development and support of all the arts in Nanaimo and area. Information on the Vancouver Island Short Film Festival is available on the website at For more information, contact or phone 250-729-3947.


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