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John Landis expected at 2012 Victoria Film Festival

Acclaimed Filmmaker John Landis confirmed as a guest for the 2012 Victoria Film Festival.Victoria Film Festival Presents:John Landis in the House with Richard Crouse.Saturday, February 4 • 7:00 PM • Vic TheatreCelebrated filmmaker John Landis has been confirmed as a special guest for the 2012 Victoria Film Festival, where he will be joined by film critic Richard Crouse for an exclusive discussion during a special event and screening.Landis is best known for his comedies, including National L...

A $10,000 development prize at Victoria Film Festival

A $10,000 development prize is up for grabs at the next Victoria Film Festival. The competition will be a highlight of the Festival's SpringBoard industry event and pitches will be heard on February 4. The entire Festival runs February 3 - 12, 2012.KCTS9, a public television station in Seattle, Washington who is partnering with VFF, is seeking proposals to compete for a grant of US $10,000 to enable the winning filmmaker to develop a documentary project and prepare a trailer. The final round of...

The Victoria Film Festival (VFF) wrap and awards

  The Victoria Film Festival (VFF) brought another festive, energy-packed, and visually stunning celebration to the community. The Festival hand-picked unique movies from around the world, some that were later honoured with prestigious nominations including Genie-nominated films such as Trigger, and Leave them Laughing; as well as Oscar-nominated films such as Biutiful, In a Better World, The Illusionist, and Incendies (also Genie nominated). Sold out films included Chef of the South Polar ...

Director Bruce McDonald is coming to the Victoria Film Festival for a Q&A session

January 13th: Iconic Canadian director Bruce McDonald will be attending the screenings of his most recent works Trigger and Hard Core Logo II at the Victoria Film Festival (VFF), where he will discuss his films during a question and answer session at the screening.   Trigger: Friday • February 4th • Cap 6 Th 6 • 9:15 PM Bruce will be joined by actor Don McKellar at this screening. This is a story about two women who must overcome past grudges in order to come together...

NEWSLETTER N° 491: January 7, 2011

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NEWSLETTER N° 491: January 7, 2011

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Canadian Talent Celebrated at The Victoria Film Festival

The Victoria Film Festival (VFF), a proud supporter of Canadian talent, will be screening films made by notable and emerging Canadian film directors. Two attending Canadian luminaries are Ron Mann and Nick Versteeg.Ron Mann’s career has spanned three decades. At the age of 21, he made his first feature, which got funding on the basis of an award-winning short he had made in 1979 called The Only Game in Town. Mann’s contribution to film has earned him awards at many prestigious events includi...

FilmCan Student Film Making Contest Brings Community Together

December 6th, the Victoria Film Festival (VFF) is holding its annual FilmCAN program. This is a filmmaking competition for middle school and high school students. This year the VFF has made the program available to students all over Vancouver Island (including the Gulf Islands), offering young filmmakers a great opportunity to connect with wider audiences and to screen their film at this important Film Festival. Deadline to submit online to Vimeo is December 15, 2010. Winners receive prizes, and...

NEWSLETTER N° 484: November 11, 2010

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FilmCAN from the Victoria Film Festival

After a very successful first year, the Victoria Film Festival is happy to announce the return of FilmCAN to Victoria's middle- and secondary-school students – but it doesn't stop there as this year the Festival expands the program to include all of Vancouver Island’s schools. FilmCAN is an exciting online film competition that invites budding young filmmakers from schools on the island to make a short film on any subject and in any genre of their choosing. There are two categories: Grades ...

The Victoria Film Festival Welcomes Kris Kristofferson as this Year’s IN Award Winner.

Victoria, BC As part of its commitment to Independence, Innovation and Inspiration the Victoria Film Festival has developed an award for a person in the film industry who exemplifies these qualities through their work in film. The Victoria Film Festival Welcomes Kris Kristofferson as this Year’s IN Award Winner.   Richard Crouse, of Canada AM will host the inaugural IN Award ceremony celebrating lifetime achievements. We wanted to come up with an award that would honour...

Victoria Film Festival brings in 16% over last edition

“It was great to see so many more people out this year, we increased in all age groups especially with the 20 somethings and that's a great feeling – to present an event that reaches across the entire age spectrum,” said Festival Director Kathy Kay. We received some great feedback from festival goers this year, so hopefully we can carry that forward for an even better festival in 2010.”The interest from filmmakers around the world continued to provide a broad selection of film for Vancou...

NEWSLETTER N° 396: December 31, 2008

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The Victoria Film Festival

The Victoria Film Festival: Eight Days to the Final Deadline for SpringboardThe final deadline for Springboard registration is just eight days away. Top North American broadcasters and distributors continue to confirm attendance. Selwyn Jacob from the National Film Board, and Jonah Zalken in charge of acquisitions at Bravo! (Canada) and Book Television will take part in the one-on-one sessions. Director Larry Weinstein, whose movie Inside Hana’s Suitcase is generating great festival buzz has c...

Dough for Victoria Film Festival

Canwest Donates $140,000 to the Victoria Film FestivalVictoria, BC The Victoria Film Festival is pleased to announce that Canwest an organization with a strong history of giving back to the communities in which it operates has guaranteed the long-term health of the Festivals documentary programming with a multi-year financial commitment of $140,000.Were really excited about Canwests contribution to documentary film in Victoria. Its great when organizations can work together to improve access to ...