City Hall Clock Tower?
During spin the bottle?
In the doghouse?
The VFF has created an afternoon of play to demonstrate the explosion of change in what, where and how we’re watching. We solicited a young jury to sift through hundreds of short films submitted by youth ages 9 – 24. The result is 50 of the best short films in the most unconventional spaces we can find. We’re taking you out of a darkened cinema and turning you on your head for the social experience and experiment of your year.
Experience ALL of ConVerge: 50 films, 30 pop-up cinemas, 1 afternoon with two times (11 AM and 2 PM) for the ticketed event in incredible unique venues around downtown Victoria… and don’t miss the afterparty following the 2 PM tour!
Purchase your ticket today — you’ll exchange it for a wristband at the Bay Centre or the Victoria Public Market at the start of your “tour” on February 13, as those are your launching pads to access and experience all our crazy, crazy films and venues.Buy ConVerge: 11 AM start: $20 Buy ConVerge: 2 PM + afterparty! : $30
Click “How to Converge” below for times and details!
Saturday • February 13
11:00 am – 1:30 pm • Tickets: $20
2:00 – 5:00 pm with exclusive afterparty • Tickets: $30
Go to our Box Office(s) 30 minutes before your time slot to turn in your ticket for a wristband and a map to the venues. The wristband will identify you as a ConVerge patron, giving you access to all the venues.
Capacity at the venues varies from 1 to 20 – if a venue is full, there’s another one around the corner! Remember to keep a sharp eye out because we’ve also got some surprises along the streets as you go between venues. You may even need to be kidnapped to see a film!
Box Office 1
Bay Centre, Bottom floor VFF storefront
(near Douglas St. escalators)
Box Office 2
Victoria Public Market @ The Hudson
The After Party
Yep, for those who purchase tickets to the 2:00pm time slot, we’ve got a little thing called a “party” going on after ConVerge is over.
Meet up with other ConVergers at Box Office 1 in the Bay Centre at 5:00pm to enjoy a complimentary beverage and appetizers to build your strength up after all your wanderings.
Get a little taste of Converge at a free street party on Friday, February 12th, or immerse yourself fully with the ticketed film event on Saturday, February 13th.
Friday • Feb 12 • 4:30 – 7pm
We’re shutting down Broad St. between Yates and View and pulling out the stops for your TGIF party time. You’ll be chanting from the street as we offer a taste of our playful-est ConVerge ever. Featuring films on the big screen, visual artists, fun time with the new Virtual Reality technology, and live music by Bučan Bučan. And, of course, the spunky and crazy ways we like to show you films by today’s youth.
On the outdoor screen:
Faunethic by Véronique Girard, Montreal
Alternate World by Dylan Derek, US
On the indoor screen:
Quest for the Hesperides III by Evalida Taillefer, Victoria
Bay Centre Fountain exterior
Agos, the Manila Dream
Ma. Angelica Gonzalez • Phillipines • 10min
Bay Centre VFF Box Office
Ji-Rung Yang • Taiwan • 4min
Cameron Brunt • Australia • 12min
Car (Broad at View)
Andreea Cristina Bortun • Romania • 16min
Trounce Alley (3 stations)
Natalie Sutton • UK • 3min
The Chalk Circle
Soheyl Seraji • Iran • 3min
Hee-Woo Goh, Sonhee Kong • South Korea • 5min
Udruga Dignitas • Croatia • 8min
Wolf Sheep Arthouse (Trounce Alley)
I am Under Construction
Ennya Larmit • Netherlands • 5min
Evangeline Brooks • USA • 3min
Gwyneth Christoffel • USA • 6m
Victoria Academy of Dramatic Arts (3 stations)
Eilat Ben Eliyahu • Israel • 17m
Demet Sever • Turkey • 11min
Aline Boyen • Belgium • 14min
The Old Hat Hair Shoppe
Anand Prahash • USA • 15min
Sho Schrock-Manabe • USA • 7min
Old Vic Fish And Chips
Raghed Charabaty • Nova Scotia • 5min
Liam Sanderson • UK • 4min
Legends Comics and Books
Daniel Roque • Portugal • 10min
Locker (Cherry Bomb Toys entry)
Andreea Cristina Bortun • France, Romania • 11min
Broad Street Cycle
Jisu Choi • South Korea • 3min
Pierre Schantz • USA • 3min
Postbox outside City Hall
Anneliese Scheck • USA • 15min
City Hall Attic
Fabio Landi • Italy • 15min
City Hall Clock Tower
Maria De Sanctis • Ontario • 14min
Inkyoung Kip • South Korea • 7min
Centennial Square (4 stations)
Pedro Araujo • USA • 12min
Ella Bennett • UK • 13min
Lauren Arthur • Australia • 4min
Kaho Yoshida • BC • 4min
Yann Gorriz • UK • 12min
Rob Savage • UK • 3min
Brig Wigintton • UK • 11min
Limousine @ McPherson Theatre
To New Beginnings
Macy Armstrong • Ontario • 2min
Rebecca Celsi • USA • 4min
Blink in Dragon Alley
Flower of Carnage
Kandise Adams, Megan Horton • UK • 3min
Kristina Wong • Ontario • 13min
Henry Drayton • USA • 14min
Fisgard Parkade (3 Stations)
Kapitolina Tcvetkova • UK • 2min
Space With No Borders
Roman Trofimov • Russian Federation • 11min
Kristina Mileska • Ontario • 11min
We Are All Dying To Live
Roberto Costa • Venezuela • 20min
Roast @ Victoria Public Market
Ji-won Oh, Leah wee, Da-hae Oh, Yu-rim Choi • South Korea • 7min
Javier Gómez Sánchez • Spain • 3min
*flash your wristband and get 25% off Feb 13 at Roast
Keep your eyes peeled and you might catch these quickies in the most unusual of places:
The Cereal Killer
Britney Ngaw • Canada • 1min
Ekin Levent • Turkey • 2min
TLC: Tough Lovin’ Care
Meghan Cook • USA • 1min
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