ANGIE’S ARTS: Submissions open for 2016 Victoria Film Festival

Late submissions deadline is September 11, and all entries must be received by September 25 of this year.

* Aspiring filmmakers can now submit their entries for the 22nd annual Victoria Film Festival, taking place February 5 to 14, 2016. VFF is expanding its film selection to include a new experimental category, and is returning the popular ConVerge program.

ConVerge encourages filmmakers between the ages of 6 and 24 to submit their short film — up to 30 minutes — free of charge. Films selected to be part of the ConVerge program will be screened at non-traditional venues around Victoria.

The experimental category requires submissions to be outside the range of traditional narrative, documentary or animated films, but can still contain aspects of the styles. The early bird rate for all other submissions is $20, available until July 9. The regular fee of $40 applies from July 10 to August 7. Late submissions deadline is September 11, and all entries must be received by September 25 of this year.

To submit or for more information, visit victoriafilmfestival.com.

 

Film commission president to speak at Sidney North Saanich library

If you’ve always been curious about the inner workings of Hollywood, or if you want to find out how Sidney was chosen as the setting for the TV show Gracepoint, then check out the library next week.

Annie Wong-Harrison, president of the Southern Vancouver Island Film and Media Commission, will be speaking about the ins and outs of the movie business.

The presentation begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 21 in the Nell Horth room at the Sidney North Saanich library, 10091 Resthaven Drive in Sidney. Admission is free. For more information, call 250-655-3467.