Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Short Film Festival Tickets On Sale Now

Vancouver Island Short Film Festival 2012
 Tickets are on sale now for the 7th annual Vancouver Island Short Film Festival, which takes place on April 13 and 14 at the Malaspina Theatre at Vancouver Island University.

Tickets are available at the Nanaimo Arts Council in Nanaimo North Town Centre, the House of Indigo on Church Street and the Nanaimo Art Gallery on the Vancouver Island University campus. Some tickets will also be available at the door. Tickets for this crowd-pleasing show are $15 and are also available online at

All types of short films were accepted for consideration into the festival. 

“The quality and diversity of styles and ideas is what really sets our festival apart,” said VISFF Director Johnny Blakeborough. “This is our seventh year and each year our submissions get better and better.”

The VISFF is open to submissions from all over the world but it has always been a place to showcase the work of Vancouver Island artists. Last month, a three-person jury selected 13 films that will be shown at the festival on April 13 and 14 at 7 PM at the Malaspina Theatre on the Nanaimo VIU campus.

“Our main goal is to turn the spotlight on our talented local filmmakers,” said Blakeborough. “More than anything, this festival is for them. It’s an opportunity to show their films in front of a large audience.”

There will be two screenings of the 13 jury-selected films. Opening night will be Friday April 13 and will feature a filmmaker’s question and answer panel after the film screenings. There will be food, music and an awards ceremony at the second screening on Saturday April 14. Awards will be handed out for best films and cash prizes for winning filmmakers.
The Vancouver Island Short Film Festival creates opportunities for local filmmakers. The festival is not only a venue for their films, but also an opportunity to network with other film professionals and inspire growth in our film community.
The Vancouver Island Short Film Festival is made possible with the assistance of the Nanaimo Arts Council and the Elephant Room Creative. Information on the Vancouver Island Short Film Festival is available on the website at For more information, contact Festival Director Johnny Blakeborough at or phone 250-729-3947.


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