Since 1995, the Victoria Film Festival has been the center for film on Vancouver Island by offering a diverse selection of Canadian and international programming. With a commitment to providing the public with entertaining and high-quality films, the Victoria Film Festival has extended its programming to include year-round events. In fact, the Victoria Film Festival has grown from the Victoria Independent Film & Video Festival to the Victoria Film Festival, led and supported by Director Kathy Kay and Head Programmer Donovan Aikman. Together they bring a wealth of experience in artistic, technical, and operational guidance.
By supporting the practice of all media artists with particular focus on Canadian independent artists through exhibition of their work, the Victoria Film Festival has proven to be a pillar for artistic innovation and creativity. With the 2018 edition set to take place February 2-11, 2018, festivalgoers can expect to see work that further supports the Festival’s mandate which is to create dynamic media experiences that fuel a personal evolution for artists and audiences. The Victoria Film Festival will also continue to share artistic work with Victoria’s diverse communities through the Indigenous program, as well as present screenings of Asian, Quebecois, UK and Italian films.