13th Annual Vancouver Island Short Film Festival

July 14, 2017

 Filmmakers from near and far are now invited to enter their short films for the 13th annual Vancouver Island Short Film Festival (VISFF).


Last year, the VISFF received a record-breaking 112 entries from 14 countries, and the final lineup featured 16 films from seven countries.


“We’re very excited to see if we can top last year’s submissions,” said VISFF Director Karla Duarte. “The audience really responded to the diversity of the films we screened, and we love showcasing local films alongside international entries.”


The VISFF has partnered with renowned Nanaimo artist and tattooist Russ Morland, aka LURK, to design the posters for the festival’s 13th year.


“There’s a sense of mystery and spookiness surrounding the number 13 and Russ’s otherworldly art really captures that,” said Duarte. “We know his eye-catching Call for Entries poster will appeal to filmmakers who like exploring new realms.”


Films must be 12 minutes or fewer, including credits. Entries remain free for local filmmakers, and two festival spots will be reserved for films made on Vancouver Island. Local films must be submitted in person at the Nanaimo Arts Council office or by contacting submissions@visff.com.


For all other filmmakers, the early-bird entry fee of $25 per film is in effect until October 13th. Films can be submitted through the FilmFreeway link at www.visff.com.


The Festival will take place February 2 & 3, 2018 at the Malaspina Theatre at Vancouver Island University.


Media contact: Hilary Eastmure, 250-327-4250

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