The Victoria Film Festival designs vibrant film events and accessible programming by supporting unique artistic voices to forge meaningful connections with art, ideas, and communities.
To create dynamic media experiences that fuel personal evolutions for artists and audiences.
For 25 years, the Victoria Film Festival continues to bring unique films, art, and creativity to our great city. Over the years, the Victoria Film Festival has expanded to offer events, educational programs, and screenings throughout the year, cementing its reputation as the centre for independent film and media arts on Vancouver Island.
Our Events & Programs:
February: Victoria Film Festival
10 days of local, Canadian, and international films, creative events, industry mixers, and artist-to-audience outreach.
June: FEAST: Food & Film
An inspired experience pairing food-focused feature films with food, wine, and spirits. From the quirky to the sublime!
Spring & Summer: Movie Under the Maltworks
Kick back with a cold beer, a tasty snack, and a great cult-classic in the unique venue of the Phillips Brewery backyard. There’s always a quirky surprise to keep you on your toes!
August: Free-B Film Festival
Free, family-friendly films played under the stars every Friday and Saturday in August. Treasures from movie-making history in the park, what could be better?
October: Art of the Cocktail
A two-day festival celebrating the art, craft, and tradition of classic cocktails through seminars, competitions, special events, and everyone’s favourite, the Grand Tasting.
Year Round: CineKids
Our educational programming that supports, encourages and inspires youth to explore the world of filmmaking. World-class filmmakers into schools, a youth short-film making competition, and free one-hour filmmaking workshops.
Year Round: The Vic Theatre
Festival-quality films all year long. Also featuring fun events like Quote-Alongs, retrospectives, theatre rentals, and the best concession in town (local beer, wine, and cheese)!
What People Are Saying
"Your festival can’t be kept a secret. What you are doing is too important to the creative efforts of artists not just in Canada, but in the creative community as a whole, across borders."
— Beverly D’Angelo, actress (Entourage, National Lampoon’s Vacation)
"(The Festival) provides such a variety of films/documentaries that wouldn't be shown at mainstream theatres. It also allows you to experiment, to get out of the rut of things you might normally go to see"
— VFF Donor
"VFF enhances my quality of life and that of the City of Victoria"
— VFF Donor
"... I support the goals of the festival and like how you get there"
— VFF Donor