Victoria Film Festival

Our Partners


Telefilm is dedicated to the cultural, commercial and industrial success of Canada’s audiovisual industry. Through its various funding and promotion programs, Telefilm supports dynamic companies and creative talent here at home and around the world. Telefilm also administers the programs of the Canada Media Fund.


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 leading content creation company with premier assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media.

The Times Colonist is the dominant medium in the B.C. capital, reaching a quarter of a million households every week. The newspaper’s lively blend of local news and informed commentary make it a must-read for Victorians who want to know what is happening in the capital and on Vancouver Island.

Host Hotel

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Victoria boasts an ideal downtown location steps away from the Inner Harbour, Victoria Conference Centre, 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 Chocolate Chip Cookie on arrival.


The Tyee is one of Canada’s leading sources of independent news, culture and solutions.

As Canada’s national public broadcaster, CBC Radio aims to provide a wide range of programming that informs, enlightens and entertains Canadians. Our programming is predominantly and distinctively Canadian, reflects all regions of the country and actively contributes to the exchange of cultural expression.

CTV is Canada’s largest private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV is Canada’s most-watched television network. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio and digital. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company.


The British Columbia Arts Council 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 Council supports a range of activities that includes funding for professional artists and arts organizations, community initiatives, training and scholarships

The Canada Council for the Arts is a national arm’s-length agency whose role is “to foster and promote the study and enjoyment of, and the production of works in, the arts.”

Le Conseil des arts du Canada est un organisme national autonome. Le Conseil a pour rôle de « favoriser et de promouvoir l’étude et la diffusion des arts, ainsi que la production d’oeuvres d’art ».

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.

Proudly representing BC as the Capital City, the City of Victoria is a community of choice for its temperate climate, natural beauty, recreational sites & economic opportunities.

The CRD is a local government that delivers 200+ local, regional and sub-regional services for residents of the region.

Creative BC is an independent not for profit agency responsible for promoting and developing the creative industries in British Columbia.

The B.C. Francophone Affairs Program supports programs and services in both English and French through the Canada – British Columbia Official Languages Agreement on French-Language Services (PDF) for approximately 70,000 Francophones and 300,000 Francophiles in B.C. to ensure our French-speaking community has access to information it needs.

Government gaming grants allow eligible organizations to apply for gambling revenues to support a broad range of programs and services. Find out about types of grants, eligibility requirements and how to apply.


Come visit The Bay Centre, downtown Victoria’s premier shopping destination. Covering one full city block in the heart of town, The Bay Centre has a mix of over 90 street front and interior shops where you’ll find unique, quality brands, diverse dining options, and exceptional service in an urban shopping environment.

Cineplex Entertainment is the largest motion picture exhibitor in Canada and owns, leases or has a joint-venture interest in 162 theatres with 1,639+ screens serving approximately 77 million guests annually.

The Parkside Hotel & Spa features some of the largest guest rooms in Victoria. All rooms feature LCD televisions, kitchenettes or full kitchens, separate bedrooms, spa-inspired bathrooms and private balconies. Guests can rest easy from touring the city and wake up to enjoy a cup of Silk Road tea or coffee with a breath of fresh air.

From our Farm to Your Plate. Our three restaurants at 10 Acres offer three unique West Coast dining experiences with dishes inspired by our own farm and other like minded local farmers and fishermen.

Clarke & Co. a cocktail forward restaurant that features a 14 seat bar, the cocktail list focuses on local and craft distilleries and our spirit list contains some of the top names from around the world. Our kitchen uses house made products or locally sourced products from other local shops, allowing us to feature what Victoria and British Columbia has to offer.

The Victoria Conference Centre is steeped in history yet technologically advanced.You’ll be struck by our bright airy spaces. They are a blend of traditional West Coast culture, fine art, natural light and lush foliage which fosters a welcoming atmosphere that inspires learning and conversations. Just outside lies the spectacular Inner Harbour and one of the world’s top travel destinations. Welcome to doing business in the most pleasurable surroundings possible! And you can get here easily via direct flights from major Canadian and U.S. cities.


Campus Auto Group is one of the largest car dealership groups on Vancouver Island, but in fact we continue to operate like a small-town local business. In addition to our lineups of new Honda, Nissan, Infiniti and Acura vehicles, we offer a massive selection of fully inspected pre-owned cars, SUVs, minivans and trucks, exceptional demo vehicles at incredible prices, and exclusive promotions.

Pedersen’s Rentals has rental equipment and supplies for weddings and special events of all kinds. Visit our showroom in Victoria, BC (Vancouver Island) to see new and innovative party ideas. Our party consultants are available to help you plan your next party.

Here at Toque Catering we make planning your event easy. From galas and fundraisers to gourmet boxed lunches, cocktail parties, media events, weddings and seated dinners, we can assist you with all aspects of planning.
With everything from cherry trees to street art, punk bars and art galleries, Fernwood is where we work, live, and play. For Fernwood Coffee, coffee is a way to engage community, connect to place, and to build relationships. Our coffee reflects that. We roast in what once was a bicycle courier call centre, and serve coffee and food in The Parsonage Cafe. We’re more than a hole in the wall or a hyper­ refined downtown locale: we’re a hub for the Fernwood community, a meeting place, a routine morning stop, a weekend ritual, and an active member of our community. Eclectic, bustling, and community driven, we strive to capture our experience of Fernwood in everything we do.
The Gulf Islands Film & Television School is more than a school – we are a film, video & animation production hub. Located on beautiful Galiano Island, BC, Canada, we offer intensive live-in programs throughout the year for junior (10-14 yrs) youth (14-18 yrs) and adults (19 yrs +). Under the close mentorship of award-winning media professionals, our students are immersed in all aspects of the production process.
Real estate developer in Victoria, BC

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.

Spinnakers is the Oldest Brewpub in Canada. It opened for business May 15, 1984!

If you are looking for events happening on Vancouver Island is where you’ll find everything | concerts, sporting events, festivals and much more!

Cascadia is a full-service group of Vancouver Island-based liquor stores, dedicated to elevating the liquor retail experience by delivering outstanding service, a surprising product range with a focus on local, organic and hard-to-find products from the Pacific Northwest and from around the world, all at everyday best value pricing.

Coworking is the new way of working.
We design and build convenient, cultural communities that integrate the individual’s core needs, to support happy and inspired lives.
Club Kwench is a not just a space; it is a lifestyle.

Fol Epi is an organic bakery in Victoria, BC.
At Capitol 6 enjoy great movies, fresh popcorn and over 100 drink choices while sitting in plush recliners.
The Consulate General of Italy in Vancouver is responsible for the following Provinces of Western Canada:
British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Yukon.Consulate General of Italy in Vancouver510 West Hastings Street – 1100 Suite (11th floor)Vancouver, BC – V6B 1L8 – Canada
The Italian Cultural Institute, Cultural Section of the Consulate General of Italy in Toronto, was established in 1976. The current premises have a historical value, they belong to the Italian Government and are located near the campus of the University of Toronto. The Institute 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.
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.
THINK MONK for all your basics and more. We are your complete source of products, furniture, design, technology and services for your office.
Nexus Newspaper is the student newspaper of Camosun College.
At Nature’s Path, we live for healthy, great-tasting organic foods. It’s why we get up in the morning. We are a family-run, passionately independent, sustainably-driven, deliciously-healthy organic food company that believes in “leaving the earth better than we found it”. Yes, that’s quite a mouthful, but we have a lot to say (and sometimes it’s okay to talk with your mouth full).
The Sidney BIA is a non profit organization that markets and promotes Sidney including the businesses and services that make up the BIA area. Through creative and authentic print and digital media messaging the SBIA promotes the people, offerings and place that makes up our vibrant town of Sidney, British Columbia.
Grüezi, Bonjour, Buongiorno, Bun di! Visit the official website of the Consulate General of Switzerland in Vancouver.
Trapped Victoria, a truly unique live gaming experience, providing year round fun, where you can experience the hottest new trend in date nights, family fun and corporate team-building. Come enjoy the masterfully designed escape rooms.
CAPI creates opportunities for local and international academics, policymakers, practitioners and members of the public to explore issues and exchange knowledge.
Education is not what it used to be. Our world has changed and we need to evolve along with it.
Today’s students live in new times, face unparalleled societal challenges and are technologically advanced well beyond their years
Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies at the University of Victoria (British Columbia, Canada).

Vic VR is a virtual reality arcade located in Victoria, B.C. We offer in store rentals of the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift on high end gaming computers with a large selection of games. Located near the Long and McQuade at Blanshard and Hillside, Vic VR was the first virtual reality arcade to open in British Columbia.

With seven local, independently owned garden centres in Beautiful B.C. at GardenWorks we are committed to making your gardening experience as enjoyable and rewarding as possible.

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.

Serious Coffee has been roasting coffee on Vancouver Island since 1994. Each Serious Coffee store is local-owned and operated. Serious Coffee has 22 locations on Vancouver Island and 1 cafe in Powell River. Serious Coffee Roasting Plant and Head Office is located in Duncan, BC.

The Golf for Kids Charity Classic is a golf tournament like no other. It’s an incredible golf experience with loads of prizes and even more fun – and it’s all in support of BC’s children in need.

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.

Over the years, Casa Nova Catering morphed from catering small banquets into providing full catering and decorating services to functions of over 900 people. The increased business was in large part from word of mouth by their happy customers.

At Sheringham Distillery we use time-honoured distilling methods and B.C. grown grains to achieve our sustainable and traditional approach to the production of our spirits.

Share in the joy of dining at Table 21, Victoria’s Newest Restaurant, where feature sharing plates showcase local, sustainable ingredients to fulfill your cravings.

Québec Cinéma a comme mission de promouvoir le cinéma québécois et produit notamment le Gala, la Tournée, les Rendez-vous et le Lab. #QcCinéma #GALAQCC #TOURNEEQCC #RDVQCC #LABQCC

Harbour Air offers breathtaking scenic tours, private charters and frequent scheduled flights between downtown Vancouver, South Vancouver (YVR), downtown Victoria, Nanaimo, Pitt Meadows, Comox, Sechelt, Whistler, Maple Bay, and Salt Spring Island.

The Union Club of British Columbia is an Exclusive Private Members Club situated in the Inner Harbour of Downtown Victoria, BC, Canada

Choux Choux Charcuterie is Victoria`s premier cheese shop, with over 40 different types of European and domestic cheeses, as well as house made charcuterie

At Soupa Café we pride ourselves on food that feeds the mind and soul just as much as the body. That is why you can trust that you will never find artificial colours, flavours or MSG in any of our products. Each of our recipes are homemade originals using fresh and local ingredients.

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.

The Mint at 1412 Douglas St. offers our delicious curries you’ve come to know and love. Grab a curry wrap or indulge in our unique curry boxes. We also have made-to-order sandwiches, a selection of salads and our daily soup.

Do 250 is Victoria’s comprehensive event listing and lifestyle guide. We will keep you in the know for the best things happening in the 250.

Agrius is an organic restaurant. Created in 2015 as an extension to the Fol Epi Organic Bakery, and using the Fol Epi baguette as our golden standard, we showcase the high quality, local, and sustainably sourced ingredients available to us here on Vancouver Island.

The LalliCare Clinic Skin Care and Hair Removal Center is delighted to welcome new and repeat clients to reap the benefits of our highly skilled practitioners and the state of the art equipment used in all aspects of treatment.

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 in 2012, we have been named the Best Indian Restaurant in Victoria for six years running.

United Way is a registered charity that connects people and resources throughout our community to identify and address our most challenging social issues.

The Victoria Arts Council is dedicated to raising awareness of and developing a positive, supportive environment for the arts through education, civic advocacy, projects and programs that reach artists and the community at large.
The Downtown Victoria Business Association is a proactive champion for Victoria’s downtown business community. We work hard to promote the economic vitality of our downtown core through events, promotions, programs and advocacy.

Embrace the Unexpected

Festival Films Year-Round at the Vic Theatre!

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 for more info on our movies and all the other good stuff!

Contact us
T: 250-389-0444
F: 250-389-0406

Box Office Hours:  9 AM to 5 PM
Monday to Friday

1215 Blanshard St, Victoria BC Canada V8W 3J4