February 6-15, 2015
Victoria, British Columbia Canada
What’s It All About?
The Victoria Film Festival (VFF) was launched in 1995 to expose the local film-loving community to an array of ideas and lifestyles through world cinema. It has grown from a three-day event to a full-fledged, 10-day movie fiesta.
The VFF is committed to cooperation and collaboration with other arts organisations as well as the business community. The festival’s programmes are interactive, entertaining and educational.
The mission of the Victoria Film Festival is to expose the film community to a wide range of ideas and lifestyle through the year-round presentation of film, video
and new media. The objective is to stimulate critical analysis and inspire individuals to recognise and utilise film as a creative tool.
Director: Francois Girard
Synopsis: After his single mother is killed in a car crash, 11-year-old Stet is uprooted from his small Texas home to an East Coast musical boarding school. He finds himself in a conflict with the Choirmaster (Dustin Hoffman), who hears potential in Stet’s voice.
Every year, the Victoria Film Festival scours for the best independent film from every far-flung corner of the globe to bring you the creme de la creme of cinema culture. The films selected for this year’s fest are:
This year, the festival features a strong line-up of the most Canadian of film forms: the documentary. The Canadian Gala opener is Autrui, Quebec writer-director Micheline Lanctot’s last film, about a woman whose life changes dramatically after meeting and caring for a homeless man. Other films showcased under this segment are:
Reel Asian is Canada’s largest pan-Asian film festival attracting over 14,000 attendees to two weeks of galas, screenings, forums, workshops and parties every November in Toronto. Works include films and videos by East, South and South-East Asian artistes from Canada, Asia and around the world. Films to be screened under this section are: