January 7th, 2019 – Victoria, BC – Victoria Film Festival (VFF) The Victoria Film Festival opens 25th edition with French comedy Sink or Swim Ten-day fest unspools with more films, new Nordic program, interactive VFF guide The Victoria Film Festival dives into its 25th anniversary Feb. 1 with French director Gilles Lellouche’s comedy Sink or Swim (Le grand bain), about a group of […]
April 26, 2018 – FEAST: Food & Film returns for a 6th time this June The Victoria Film Festival has announced the line-up for its fifth annual FEAST: Food & Film Festival with events taking place on June 14, 15, and 16. FEAST will host six mouthwatering screenings over the three day period. Kicking it […]
April 20, 2018 – Movie Under the Maltworks opens with The Big Lebowski Once again the Victoria Film Festival is bringing back the hit outdoor film screening series “Movie Under the Maltworks”. The film series features three films which kicks off on May 26th with the 90’s cult classic The Big Lebowski at the Phillips Backyard. […]
February 15, 2018 – After 10 days of abuzz crowds flowing into 7 of Victoria’s best cinemas, the 2018 Victoria Film Festival has rolled up its beloved pink carpet for another year. The Festival kicked off at the Victoria Conference Centre with the premiere of the film Waterboys directed by Robert Jan Westdijk, who was in […]
January 30, 2018 – Littlefinger on the Big Screen at the Victoria Film Festival Fans who have been left wanting to see more of Lord “Littlefinger” Baelish after the most recent season of Game of Thrones will have the chance for an up close view at this year’s Victoria Film Festival. The HBO series star, […]
January 18, 2018 – Pink Carpet to be rolled out for Game of Thrones star, and a Gay Icon In less than three weeks, the Victoria Film Festival (VFF) will be taking over cinemas from February 2nd -11th for the 24th edition of the Festival. As the most diverse cinematic experience on Vancouver Island, this […]
January 8, 2018 – Vancouver – National Film Board of Canada (NFB) Legendary First Nations filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin and BC animator Hart Snider will be in attendance at the 2018 Victoria Film Festival (February 2–11, 2018), along with a selection of eight animated and documentary works from the National Film Board of Canada. Obomsawin will be at The Vic on February 3 […]
Dec 29, 2017 The Victoria Film Festival is back to chase away your February greys with a return to Sidney. After the smashing success of the 2017 line-up, the VFF is bringing more must-see films from around the world to the Star Cinema from February 2 -11, 2018. With multiple sell-outs during the 2017 Festival – […]
Dec 13, 2017 Christmas is just around corner and since it’s the season for giving, the Victoria Film Festival is releasing some of the titles that will be part of the 24th annual festitivities, running February 2 – 11, 2018 – just in time to get Film Vouchers or Passes for the last gifts on your list! […]
May 11, 2017 Movie Under the Maltworks opens with Dazed and Confused This summer the Victoria Film Festival brings back the hit four film series “Movie Under the Maltworks” which kicks off with the 90’s classic Dazed and Confused on May 27th at the Phillips Backyard. Travel back in time to 1976 to celebrate the […]
May 4, 2017 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Action – Victoria Film Festival Call for Entries Opens on May 10th It may be months away, but the Victoria Film Festival has officially opened the call for entries for the 2018 season, running February 2-11, 2018. Winner of MovieMaker Magazine’s ‘Top 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry […]
April 25, 2017 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FEAST: Food & Film returns for a 5th time this June The Victoria Film Festival has announced the line-up for the fifth annual FEAST: Food & Film Festival with events taking place on June 15, 16, and 17. FEAST will host six scrumptious screenings. Kicking off on Thursday, June […]
February 15, 2017 After a jam-packed 10 days, the 2017 Victoria Film Festival is coming to a close. With the addition of two new venues not even the 2017 snowstorm could hold the Festival back. The festival began with a screening of Window Horses directed by Vancouver local Ann Marie Fleming followed by the Spring […]
August 22, 2017 Tickets Now On Sale for Victoria’s Inaugural Wild Water Festival Tickets are now on sale for Victoria’s newest festival, WILD WATER. Hang ten with the Victoria Film Festival, as we present extreme sports, adventure and water issue films. “WILD WATER is a film festival for those who love all things water. This […]
July 11, 2016 – For Immediate Release Art of the Cocktail, Back this October! The Art of the Cocktail, Victoria’s premier cocktail festival, returns on October 22 and 23. Come celebrate cocktails in all their glory! Kicking off at the Crystal Gardens on Saturday, October 22, the Grand Tasting is going to be token free […]
July 6, 2016 – For Immediate Release 2016’s Free-B Film Festival Line-up announcement! Friday and Saturday night excitement is back this August with the return of The Free-B Film Festival. You bring your blanket, flashlight and snacks, and we’ll bring the movie. Screenings start at 9 p.m. every Friday and Saturday night in August. Bring […]
May 27, 2016 It may be months away, but the Victoria Film Festival has opened their call for entries for the 2017 edition of the long running Festival. The 23rd annual Victoria Film Festival will run February 3-12, 2017. Winner of MovieMaker Magazine’s ‘Top 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee’ for the past two […]
May 17, 2016 The Victoria Film Festival has announced the line-up for their fourth annual FEAST: Food & Film festival, running over two weekends in June. With events taking place on June 17, 18, 24 and 25, FEAST will host two scrumptious weekends. Kicking it off on Friday, June 17th at the Vic Theatre is […]
April 5, 2016 April 20, 2016 marks the third year to celebrate Canadian film with National Canadian Film Day and we’re celebrating at the Vic Theatre! With over 250 events across the country to celebrate Canada’s 149th birthday, this year has more than double the screenings of last year. The Vic Theatre will screen 2016 Victoria Film Festival Opening Gala film My Internship in […]
March 29, 2016 Following World Water Day on March 22, the Victoria Film Festival opened the call for entries for their latest mini-festival, the Wild Water Festival. With a focus on extreme water sports, travel and the environment, the Festival looks to highlight the role water plays in its many forms in September 2016. “Wild […]
February 15, 2016 After a jam-packed 10 days, the 2016 edition of the Victoria Film Festival has ended. The Festival began on Friday, February 5th with the Springboard sessions and continued over the weekend with In Conversation With… Semi Chellas, award-winning producer and writer of hit TV series Mad Men, as well as award-winning documentarian […]
February 10, 2016 The Victoria Film Festival has brought ConVerge back to Victoria for one day only on Saturday, February 13th. To celebrate its return, there will be an all-ages block party on Friday, February 12th from 4:30 – 7pm. On Friday afternoon, Broad St (between Yates and View) will be closed and taken over […]
February 8th, 2016 Amid stormy weather, the 22nd annual Victoria Film Festival kicked off another year with a dream-filled reception at 1008 Government St, following the screening of Philippe Falardeau’s latest film My Internship in Canada (Guibord s’en va-t-en guerre). First time actor Irdens Exantus was in attendance and said a short intro with CTV’s […]
Thursday, January 28, 2016 With less than ten days until the 22nd annual Victoria Film Festival, the tickets are selling quickly and the guests are booked. With the guest list spanning from local to international, there’s a lot of talent attending the 2016 Festival. From Patricia Rozema and Larry Weinstein to Semi Chellas and […]
Wednesday, January 19, 2016 What a year for the Victoria film industry! On top of the Vancouver Island South Film & Media Commission having a record-breaking year, the 22nd annual Victoria Film Festival has another fabulous line-up including a variety of filmmakers with local ties. Award-winning local director, Connor Gaston, has the hometown premiere of his first feature-length metaphysical film, The Devout. The Devout will screen Thursday, […]
Wednesday, January 6, 2016 The Victoria Film Festival (VFF) released their 2016 Program Guide highlighting the 10-day Festival, taking over Victoria February 5-14th, 2016. Last night at the Commons, CTV News’ Adam Sawatsky kicked off Festival season announcing highlights of this year’s line-up and the winners of the annual student film competition, FilmCAN. The 22nd […]
Thursday, December 17, 2015 With only a week until Christmas, the Victoria Film Festival is releasing some of the international titles that will be part of the 22nd annual Festival, running February 5th – 14th, 2016 – just in time to get 2016 VFF Film Vouchers or Passes for the last gifts on your list! […]
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 With just over two months until the 22nd Victoria Film Festival, now is the time to get your favourite film fan some vouchers (5 or 10 pack) or a Film Pass to the 2016 Victoria Film Festival, February 5 -14th. You can gift a taste of the 10-day Festival with the […]
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