posted on January 10, 2014 by Kara Johancsik
The Victoria Film Festival started as the Victoria Independent Film & Video Festival in 1995, a three-day festival that showcased three Canadian feature films, and several short-length films. From there, the fan base, the length, and the audience of the film festival grew. Today, the Victoria Film Festival runs the Free B Movie Festival in August and the Art of the Cocktail in the fall, in addition to the ten-day long Film Festival in February.
To celebrate the kick-off off the 20th year of the Victoria Film Festival, head to the Opening Gala Party, a 1960s-themed bash that includes music, dancing, and local food. Last year’s Gala sold out, so be sure to get your tickets ahead of time!
This year’s festival features over 50 different feature-length and short films that have come to Victoria from around Canada and all over the world. The lineup includes Canadian films such as Our Man In Tehran, a gripping documentary that details the events of the Iran hostage crisis from a Canadian perspective, and Enemy, a film by Denis Villeneuve starring Jake Gyllenhall in which a Toronto man discovers his double. You’ll also find movies from the Cannes Film Festival, from Sweden, the Netherlands, India, Italy and more. To view the complete list of films, visit the Victoria Film Festival’s films page.
Tickets for individual films are available online, but if you’re planning to catch many of these fantastic films, it will be worth your while to get a pass. Film Passes are $145 and admits the holder to all regular screenings. The Gold Pass will gain the holder access to the opening Gala, the End of Festival Bash, as well as several other during-festival events. Platinum passes are also available for the Film Fest lover. Find out more about the different passes here.
If you do plan to see a film, you’ll have to purchase a $2 film festival membership at the same time as the tickets.
Last year, shows sold out quickly, so get your tickets now!
See you there!