The Victoria Film Festival is ramping up for its 2010 events, activities and film screenings. Hosting over 100 films over the course of 21 days the VFF is a year-round celebration of film and movie making on Vancouver Island.
Coming from 30 countries around the globe, the films are either animation, narrative, documentary or experimental. Festival screening categories include Canadian Wave, Future Perfect, Pleasure Paradox, Special Presentations, and World Perspective.
Special events include Converge, where you’ll take to the streets of Victoria wandering through 30 short film screenings in unique microvenues as well as Sips n’ Cinema which pairs screenings with wine tastings at Legacy Art Gallery or Whitebird Lounge.
Running January 29th until February 7th the entire festival kicks off with an opening gala screening of Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky directed by Jan Kounen at the Capitol 6 January 29th. The festival will wrap up with the closing gala screening of independent film, Unmade Beds directed by Alexis Dos Santos.
The full festival program is available for download. Tickets for individual screenings are $9 (with a one-time $2 festival membership fee), festival passes are $125 and VIP passes are $250. You can also purchase gift certificates or packs of 10 tickets.
If you’re going to head over from the mainland the festival has also arranged an exclusive offer with the Fairmont Empress. For $169/night you get two film tickets for every night you stay in the hotel, a full English breakfast, and cocktails in the festival lounge. The offer valid for stay between January 26 and February 10, 2010. You can email [email protected] or call (250) 384-8111 for more information.
You can catch up with the VFF on Facebook or on Twitter @VicFilmFest. According to their Twitter profile, they will be hosting a follow/re-tweet contest this afternoon at 3:00pm.