The Victoria Film Festival is about connection: audiences with diverse films, individuals with the tools to create and partners to their target markets. We offer the community ways to enrich their lives and participate in creativity.
– Kathy Kay, Festival Director
Interested in sponsoring a film? Want to treat your employees or clients to a night out at the movies? The Victoria Film Festival provides year-round opportunities for partners to actively engage with their target market. We will work with you to customize the perfect partnership package.
Find a brief outline of our demographics and reach here:
Contact our Development Coordinator at 250.389.0444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to build your customized partnership.
The Victoria Film Festival, a year-round provider of opportunities for partners to actively engage with their stakeholders, brings a 7,300-strong newsletter database to the table, a 10-day Festival with over 26,500 in attendance, a new screening venue in Sidney and year-round activities including Art of the Cocktail, the Free-B Film Festival, Feast: Food + Film, the new/upcoming Wild Water Festival and our own beloved Vic Theatre with daily films throughout the year, in a super-central location.
The Victoria Film Festival has the infrastructure to build awareness of our partner brands in a community-centric way that will clearly demonstrate the value you add to the community and reward your team with unique film experiences.All Director Government Host Hotel Media Producer Supporting Venue
The Bistro, The Commons and The Kitchen are three distinct dining establishments with the same passion to provide Victoria’s finest dining experience while promoting organic produce and ethically raised, hormone free livestock from our own 10 Acres Farm, and sustainable seafood harvested in proximity to Vancouver Island. The 10 Acres farm is located on the Saanich Peninsula.
The 10 Acres Bistro offers a unique West Coast experience showcasing the freshest foods from the island including meat, cheese, seafood and the finest seasonal produce direct from our farm. Enjoy a casual meal by fireplaces on our heated garden courtyard.
611 Courtney St / 250.220.8008 / Sun to Thurs 11am – 12am / Fri to Sat 11am – 1am
Blending a modern, comfortable aesthetic with industrial accents, the COMMONS was made for the community, a warm and welcoming place to meet. Our locally based menu featuring sustainable seafood and organic produce from our farm, local brews, live music are just some of the reasons to come by and hangout.
There is indoor seating for 120 and outdoor seating for 60 on our patio looking across at Victoria’s bustling Inner Harbour. Exuberant steamer bowls, generous sharing platters, creative cocktails and local craft beer on tap. Perfect for large groups and lively late night fun with DJs and live music.
620 Humboldt St / 250.940.0735 / Mon to Sat 11:30am – 1am / Sun 12pm – 12am
At The KITCHEN, our locally inspired menu guarantees you that the freshest, often most innovative ingredients available, are used to prepare your meal. What we don’t grow + ethically raise on our organic farm in North Saanich, we proudly source from other like-minded farmers, food purveyors + fishermen.
Indulge in an inspired dinner at the Kitchen and enjoy the best our local land and waters have to offer with the ambiance you prefer. We pair exquisite food with superior drink and friendly, detailed service.
614 Humboldt St / 250.385.4512 / Daily 5pm – 11pm
Alcheringa Gallery aims to create a following for the work of individual aboriginal artists from the Northwest Coast of Canada, Papua New Guinea, and Australia, in the fine art market in Canada and abroad.
The British Columbia Arts Council is an independent agency that supports arts and cultural activity in communities across British Columbia. From professional dance companies, to art galleries, local museums and music festivals – the Council works to enrich the lives of British Columbians in virtually every community in the province.
The Province of British Columbia’s gaming grants allow a wide variety of eligible non-profit organizations to apply for gaming revenues to support a broad range of programs and services. Human and social services, arts and culture, sport, public safety and students’ extra-curricular activities — all these areas are supported through gaming grants to community organizations.
Bee-Clean has been providing cleaning, restoration, consulting and facilities services for over 45 years and are proud to say that we are Canada’s largest janitorial service provider.
With passion and an unrelenting commitment to excellence, Bell Media creates content and builds brands that entertain, inform, engage, and inspire audiences through the platforms of their choice. Bell Media is Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media.
Campus Auto Group is all about relationships. While one of the largest dealerships on Vancouver Island, Campus Auto is still run like a small business with a team of dedicated, long-term automotive experts who embrace a culture of accountability and customer service. This leads to long-term relationships with their customers, who are happy to come back to deal with the same people again and again.
Canada Council for the Arts offers a broad range of grants and services to professional Canadian artists and arts organizations. It also seeks to raise public awareness of the arts through its communications, research and arts promotion activities.
Canadian Heritage and its portfolio organizations play a vital role in the cultural, civic and economic life of Canadians. Arts, culture, and heritage represent $54.6 billion in the Canadian economy and more than 630,000 jobs in sectors such as film and video, broadcasting, music, publishing, archives, performing arts, heritage institutions, festivals and celebrations.
The Capital Regional District (CRD) is the regional government for the 13 municipalities and three electoral areas that are located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. The CRD has a direct relationship with individuals, households, businesses, organizations and institutions that access regional utilities and services, and with communities that collaborate for regional services on behalf of their residents.
Enjoy great movies, fresh popcorn and over 100 drink choices while sitting in plush recliners.
CFAX 1070 is Victoria’s News Authority
CFUV is Victoria’s volunteer-driven, campus and community radio station. For 30 years, CFUV has championed local culture by supporting independent musicians with airplay, live performances and recently videos. CFUV promotes community events, provides a forum for discussion of important local issues, and gives Victorians the opportunity to access the airwaves.
Cineplex Entertainment is one of Canada’s leading entertainment companies and operates one of the most modern and fully digitized motion picture theatre circuits in the world.
Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria is a community of choice for its temperate climate, natural beauty, recreational sites and superior economic opportunities. The city is alive with people and activity.
Our spirit list combines local craft distilleries and top shelve products from around the world. Designed to appeal to even the most discerning palates: our team of bartenders will create a tailored cocktail experience for you every time, whether you choose a classic cocktail or leave it in the hands of our staff to create a signature cocktail. Our chef has combined local products and producers with international cooking techniques, allowing for an approachable family style eating experience. We enjoy working with the community around us, supporting our craft breweries, wineries and farmers. Victoria is our home and we would like to invite all of our partners, neighbours and visitors to join us for an evening or just a quick visit. See you soon.
Creative BC brings a strategic and integrated approach to the growth and development of the province’s creative industries.
CTV is Canada’s largest private broadcaster, offering a wide range of leading news, sports, and entertainment
de Vine Vineyard is a family farm distillery and winery near Victoria, BC! de Vine enjoys the warm summers, cooling ocean breezes, and rich clay-loam soils of the Saanich Peninsula.
Come visit us in the Tasting Room for a flight of five wines, chosen daily by our hilarious and knowledgeable staff. Meeting visitors from the Island and from around the world, who quickly become new members of the de Vine family is without compare, the best part of our job.
The Directors Guild of Canada, B.C. District Council (DGC BC) represents the creative and logistical personnel in the film and television industry in British Columbia. The DGC BC Collective Agreement covers the categories of Director, 2nd Unit Director, Production & Unit Manager, plus those employed in the various Assistant Director and Locations Departments.
Do250 is your best place to find things to do in Victoria. From concerts to comedy, film to food, and charity events to book readings, Do250 is the one-stop destination for planning your week. Plus, we are constantly giving away free tickets, backstage passes, and exclusive prizes. Signing up is free and easy, and also allows you to discover and promote events, share your picks with others, buy tickets online, and be the first to know about all the awesome happenings in Victoria.
Set at the southern tip of beautiful Vancouver Island, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Victoria boasts an ideal location just steps away from the Inner Harbour, Victoria Conference Center, boutique shops, whale watching, museums and many arts and cultural activities. Enjoy a warm welcome when you stay at our contemporary Victoria, BC, hotel. You will even be greeted with a signature DoubleTree cookie when you check-in.
The DVBA (Downtown Victoria Business Association), is a not-for-profit business improvement association (BIA) that seeks to improve the business climate of Downtown Victoria for its members, downtown residents, visitors and other stakeholders.
To be a proactive champion for Victoria’s downtown business community, promoting sustainable economic vitality through direct action and advocacy.
Downtown Victoria is welcoming, vibrant, and the preferred regional hub for business, culture, services and amenities.
Fan Favourites specializes in used video games, consoles, and movies, plus themed merch of all shapes and sizes. We love all things Nintendo, Playstation, XBOX, SEGA, Minecraft, Adventure Time, Star Wars, Doctor Who, and so much more!
With over a decade of video game and movie retail experience (not to mention the years of our childhood spent happily clutching our controllers), our passion and extensive knowledge are at your service.
We offer fair trade-in or cash on your previously owned titles and consoles. Plus, disc repair to save your scratched treasures from the trash! Come check us out!
Fernwood Coffee Company is a small roastery and cafe in Victoria, BC. We hand craft fine roasted coffees and serve the highest standards of espresso and filter coffee as well as offering a menu of locally sourced, in-house prepared food.
When I was 18, I build my first brick oven in my driveway. I was working in a little anarchist bookshop at the time and was very enthusiastic about fermented foods. A man named Adam Nicholson came into the shop and we spoke about the value of bread and community and the role that food plays in pulling us together which is something that I felt as strongly about then as I do now.
Over the course of that summer, he and I built the oven and that’s when I really started baking bread. Though it was fairly terrible bread – I loved the process of working with wild yeast and fermenting out dough as well as firing the brick oven. Eventually, I started getting better and so did the bread.
In 1998, I met Erika Heyrman and we worked together selling bread at the Moss Street Market. After doing that for a couple of years, we took the plunge and opened Wildfire Bread and Pastry together in 2000.
In 2004 I started working with a farmer in Vonda, Saskatchewan named Marc Loiselle to bring a heritage variety of wheat called Red Fife back into production.
I left Wildfire in 2005 but continued baking bread, selling out of my basement and at the Moss Street market until I opened Fol Epi in 2009.
We are your neighborhood photography store.
Our new location now includes a fully-equipped portrait studio and a new up to date digital photo lab able to produce prints from locket size to wall size prints in canvas, print or metal.
We are now able to print photo gift products on site in hours not weeks….
We continue to offer “done right the first time” passports and other international IDs ready in minutes…
Our frame selection continues to make us your favourite destination for selection and size.
Helping Victoria, Vancouver Island and the Islands “Do More” with their images!
Francophone Affairs/Programme des affaires francophones – Le « Victoria Film Festival » reconnaît le soutien financier accordé dans le cadre des dispositions prévues dans l’Entente de collaboration Canada – Colombie-Britannique en matière des langues officielles. »
The Victoria Film Festival acknowledges the financial support of the Province of British Columbia through the City of Victoria and the Canada-British Columbia Official Languages Agreement on French-Language Services.
Le Festival du film de Victoria reconnaît le soutien financier de la province de la Colombie-Britannique par le biais de la ville de Victoria et de l’Entente Canada-Colombie Britannique en matière de languages officielles pour les services en français
The Golf for Kids Charity Classic is an unparalleled event day boasting an incredible golfing experience, raffle draws, silent and live auctions, and the biggest prize table on Vancouver Island. The Golf for Kids Charity Classic has raised more than $2.1 million for local children’s charities.
This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.
Ce projet a été rendu possible en partie grâce au gouvernement du Canada.
Harbour Air Seaplanes is a scheduled service, tour and charter airline based in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, with flights from Vancouver and the Lower Mainland to Victoria, Nanaimo, and the Gulf Islands.
Harbour Living is Vancouver Island’s events website. Offering the most comprehensive event information in Victoria, Nanaimo and Vancouver Island.
Hartwig Industries is an expanding property holding and development company with holdings and/or projects in British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan.
The Istituto Italiano di Cultura is a centre for cultural and academic activities, a school of Italian language and civilization, a source of information about contemporary Italy, its regions and its multilayered cultural heritage as well as a venue for art exhibitions, lectures, films, and video screenings. In addition, the Institute provides the opportunity for cultural collaboration between Italian and Canadian organizations and individuals, in order to facilitate exchange in the field of theatre, music and cinema.
The Consulate General of Italy provides consular services, associations, tourist offices and commercial initiatives. Presenta i servizi consolari, le associazioni, gli uffici del turismo e le iniziative commerciali.
The Japan Foundation aspires to the role of catalyst for international exchange throughout the world, presenting valuable and appealing aspects of Japanese culture to other countries and promoting mutual understanding with peoples around the world.
Jawl Properties is an integrated developer, owner and manager of premium office, retail and light industrial space in Victoria, BC.
With properties located in downtown Victoria, the award-winning Selkirk Waterfront Community and prime areas of Saanich, Jawl Properties has a wide inventory of space solutions to accommodate the needs of our clients.
Our aim is to provide our clients with market-leading office space solutions through responsive management services and a long-term commitment to high quality construction and maintenance practices. Jawl Properties is also fully committed to the local community and engages in sustainable and environmentally responsible business practices.
Kool FM – Today’s best music
L. A. Limousines has been serving Victoria and Vancouver Island since 1989. We are the largest fully diversified ground transportation company on Vancouver Island.
Our fleet includes late model Lincoln, Lexus, and Mercedes sedans, Lincoln Navigator luxury SUVs, vans, stretch limousines, and Navigator SUV limousines. We also have Vancouver Island’s only luxury limousine buses with seating capacity for up to 26 passengers.
L. A. Limousines provides safe, efficient ground transportation and our goal is to exceed your expectations!
Metropol is a Vancouver Island owned and operated business specializing in design, digital printing, and poster distribution. Metropol handles the event marketing for hundreds of bands, DJs, promoters, and venues, with a full digital print shop and an in-house design team.
Monk Office is Vancouver Island’s largest office products provider and the largest independent stationer in British Columbia.
Nexus newspaper is the student newspaper at Camosun College. With a diverse array of coverage of issues that matter to students and the community at large, every issue of Nexus is thought-provoking, interesting, and fun to read. Nexus is available on both Camosun campuses and at various points off campus.
Ottavio was born of a family tradition of Italian food since the 1920’s. Ottavio’s Nonno & Nonna owned a pasticceria, bar & gelateria in Torino, Italy, for over 40 years.
Ubalda, the daughter of the family, her husband and two children, immigrated to Victoria, Canada, in 1978, where they broadened their products to include hand rolled breads in addition to northern Italian cookies, pastries, cakes & gelato. They created the venerable institution, The Italian Bakery, on Quadra Street at Tolmie, where they were the first to introduce butter croissants & Italian pastries to the west coast of Canada.
Ottavio is another third generation family business started in 1997 by Monica Pozzolo & Andrew Moyer in Oak Bay. As the proprietors & sole employees (with the help of Ubalda in the shop) we opened Ottavio with fresh bread & pastries from the Italian Bakery, nine cheeses, Italian pantry items, an espresso machine & four stools at the counter.
Seventeen years later Ottavio is Vancouver Island’s #1 Delicatessen & Specialty Grocery retailer, with 20 employees, 240 artisanal cheeses, unique cured meats & the city’s best olives, an unrivaled selection of specialty dried goods from olive oils to pastas & Tuscan chocolate, hand rolled breads, our own organic & local fruit gelato, a licensed cafe & terrazzo offering light fare, Illy coffee & lunches & special events to enliven Oak Bay Village & encourage & strengthen our local food community.
Pedersen’s Event Rentals is a fully stocked event rental company in Victoria, BC. Pedersen’s is committed to offering our clients an innovative rental product. We will continue to offer the largest selection of specialty rental items, creating and following styles and trends in the event industry.
Custom Floral Design and Event Design
We work intensely with you to create your custom floral look – for your wedding, corporate or special event!
We provide a stress free experience for you – services include set-up, tear down, delivery – offer vintage and modern rentals and props and should you need Full Event design – we offer that too!
Robbins got its start back in 1958 when Jack Robbins, an entrepreneur at heart, founded our company as a small, one-lot business. Since then, we’ve grown to become Vancouver Island’s largest parking solutions provider, with more than 250 lots spanning all the way from Comox in the north to Victoria in the south. And even though our company has experienced incredible growth and development since those early days, four key values have always stayed the same: to offer property owning clients unique, customized parking solutions; to provide lot visitors with superior levels of customer service; to operate our business under the highest standards of professionalism and integrity; and to support and give back to our communities.
Serious Coffee has been roasting coffee on Vancouver Island since 1994. Each Serious Coffee store is local-owned and operated. Serious Coffee has 25 locations on Vancouver Island. Serious Coffee Roasting Plant and Head Office is located in Duncan, BC.
Sidney is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island on the Saanich Peninsula – just a 20 minute drive from downtown Victoria. Our waterfront location allows for many other water related activities such as boating, sailing, kayaking, diving and fishing.
Sizzling Tandoor features a royal array of authentic North Indian cuisine. We are committed to preserving the culture and tradition of the region with the utmost standards within culinary experiences. Our versatile menu offers a selection of fresh and natural ingredients, wholesome sauces and flavourful spices. Following the success of our first downtown location, Since opening our doors in 2012, we have been named the best Indian Restaurant three years in a row in Victoria.
Enjoy a selection 9 soups daily including our 3 signature daily soups which are Chicken Stew, Chilli Con Carne and Red Lentil Mulligatawny (Vegan). The other 6 soups rotate daily.
We have 5 signature sandwiches too, our sandwiches include:
The Beet and Bean Baguette (Veggie)
The Chipotle Chicken Club
The Beasty Beef
The Dijon Egg
and of course the Baha Ham.
Choose from a selection of pastries including:
Pork/Beef/Mild and Spicy sausage Rolls
Carrot cake, date squares, chocolate brownies and the Soupa Vegan bar.
*All cakes come in bite size too*
Feel free to get your pastries and sandwiches pressed hot in our new panini press and don’t forget to make it a meal deal with our selection of choice for your favourite meal!
Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub & Guesthouses offers guests amazing ales and fresh local foods that can be enjoyed in their room for a romantic evening by the fire, or savoured in their harbour-facing restaurant.
Represents Switzerland’s interests and provides services to citizens of Switzerland and citizens of the Principality of Liechtenstein in the provinces of British-Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan as well as the Northwest and the Yukon territories.
As the official representative of Switzerland in B.C., we feel honored and we are proud to support the 2016 Film Festival in Victoria. Moreover, we are happy to contribute to the promotion of the VFF on an international level.
Telefilm Canada is dedicated to the cultural, commercial, and industrial success of Canada’s audiovisual industry. Telefilm supports dynamic companies and creative talent through its various funding and promotion programs.
With over 7 million customer visits per year, The Bay Centre is the premier shopping destination in downtown Victoria. The Centre maintains a unique mix of over 90 street front and interior shops, that offer a contemporary urban shopping experience wrapped in rich heritage appeal.
The Gulf Islands Film & Television School (GIFTS) is a creative media epicenter where first time rookies, youth & adults, live with and are mentored by Canada’s top media producers and industry professionals.
The Joint is many things to many people. Truthfully, we have multiple identities: a casual business crowd lunch eatery, tourist stop, destination for celiacs, vegans, and vegetarians, source for delivered gourmet pizza, and, in keeping with tradition of the location, also a late night bar crowd hot spot.
We make pizza with quality ingredients, including 100% real dairy cheeses, our homemade organic whole wheat pizza dough and our homemade gluten-free rice crust. Over the years, we have listened closely to customer requests, bringing these special items to our menu.
The Mint was founded in April 2002, by three unlikely friends, from Kathmandu, Toronto and Victoria, the common thread being great food and good times. Rajen Shakya, Michael Garner and Patrick Simpson have followed their dream to create a Dining Lounge that serves an eclectic blend of contemporary/West Coast dishes alongside traditional Himalayan cuisine that comes from Rajen’s own Family recipes. You can pair appetizers, share plates, or entrees with a mint cocktail, original martini, bottle of choice wine, or a specialty beer from our ever-evolving drink menu. We also offer a selection of delectable house made desserts to complete your dining experience.
Situated just one block from the Victoria Conference Centre and two blocks from the Inner Harbour and Provincial Legislature buildings, The Parkside Hotel & Spa is steeped in history and culture. Parkside is a sustainable resort hotel targeting LEED Platinum Certification. Parkside features a 25-metre indoor pool, The Parkside Spa, theatre, rooftop gardens, designer furnishings, gourmet kitches and inviting suites.
The Times Colonist is the oldest daily newspaper in Western Canada, and today reaches a quarter of a million households every week.
Weekly news and views from British Columbia featuring independent political and cultural analysis with fiesty reader discussions with every story.
We are an artisan cured meat producer based in Victoria, BC, Canada.
When we opened, our aim was to address a need in the community for high quality hand crafted cured meats using traditional techniques and ethically raised heritage breed animals. With the growing awareness and demand for products from this segment of the food industry, we felt that Victoria was ready to embrace a business that specializes in nose to tail inspired meat products.
Nicholas Waters, Executive Chef is locally born here in Victoria, British Columbia. Nicholas got into food at a very young age following his older brother Nathan’s footsteps. He is passionate about fresh ingredients, careful preparation and organization. He ensures everything he creates offers exquisite flavour, irresistible appearance and lingering pleasures. All of his ingredients are fresh, not processed and wherever possible, locally produced using sustainable practices.
Celebrating 80 years of changing lives, United Way Greater Victoria believes that at the heart of a healthy community are people who care − not just for themselves − but for those around them. United Way ‘unites’ the generosity of people – business, labour, government and individual donors – with the skills, knowledge and expertise in our community to help those in need. The funds raised through our annual campaign stay local and support over 110 programs across a broad network of social services. Our work, as a community leader, is as relevant today as it ever was. And with the ongoing support of our 11,000 donors, we will continue to changes lives long into the future. Together, We Are Possibility.
The Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives (CAPI) was established in 1987 as an important element of the University of Victoria’s plan to expand and strengthen its links with universities and other institutions in the Asia-Pacific region, especially with China, Japan, Southeast Asia, Korea, and the island states of Oceania. The Centre’s primary mandate is to conduct and facilitate research on policy issues related to the Asia-Pacific region. In addition, the Centre serves as a regional resource facility to the University and to the larger community.
At UVic Education we equip future educators of all kinds to make a difference in the lives of people everywhere.
Our faculty offers dynamic programming, research opportunities with nationally and internationally renowned leaders in their fields, and experiences that connect the past, present and future in a myriad of educational places and spaces
The Fine Arts faculty is comprised of the Writing, Visual Arts, History in Art, and Theatre departments, as well as the School of Music.
More than ever, an interdisciplinary approach to the questions of technology and society is required in order to keep pace with rapid technological change and an increasingly complex digital future. The Minor in Technology & Society positions students at the University of Victoria on the cutting edge of new and innovative educational responses to the real world of technological change.
Technology Integrated Learning assists the UVic community with technology-enabled learning and more. We can help faculty and staff create dynamic learning environments for their students. Innovative tools and strategies can transform learning. With CourseSpaces and the Online Academic Community, we support blended and online learning and enhance the traditional classroom. By evaluating emerging strategies and advocating for modern solutions, TIL keeps UVic on the cutting edge of technology in education.
VIATEC (Victoria Innovation, Advanced Technology and Entrepreneurship Council), started in 1989. Our mission is to serve as the one-stop hub that connects people, knowledge and resources to grow and promote the Greater Victoria technology sector (Victoria’s biggest industry).
We work closely with our members to offer a variety of events, programs and services. In addition, VIATEC serves as the front door of the local tech sector and as its spokesperson. To better support local innovators, we recently acquired our own building (Fort Tectoria) where we offer flexible and affordable office space to emerging local companies along with a gathering/event space for local entrepreneurs.
The Victoria Foundation is a community foundation and a registered charity accredited by Imagine Canada (view our CRA Registered Charity Return). By connecting visionary donors with causes that truly matter, we’re able to invest in people, projects and non-profit organizations that make our communities stronger – now and for the long-term. We’ve been doing so since 1936.
Are you looking for that special present? Perhaps you are wanting to recreate some childhood memories? Maybe you are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a few minutes through to a whole day. Whatever it is you are looking for, if you come and see us at Vintage Funk we’ll be happy to help the best we can!
Yalla draws from the rich, full flavours and lively characters of Israel’s abundant street vendors and cafes. Come say hello and try our fresh handmade falafel, delectably tender shawarma and mouthwatering hummus.
Indulge in local wine and beer, fresh popcorn and HOT MOVIES daily at Victoria's only independent and licensed cinema, or rent The Vic for your own screenings, fundraisers, parties or presentations. Check out thevic.ca for more info on our movies and all the other good stuff!