Film Festival

Gay Chorus: Deep South – 7:30pm SID 100 min.
Gay Chorus: Deep South – 7:30pm SID 100 min.

  Gay Chorus: Deep South  Opening Night 7:30 SID 100 min. 2019 The Film Collaborative Director: David Charles Rodrigues    In response to a wave of discriminatory anti-LGBTQ laws in Southern US states and the divisive 2016 election, the San Francisco Gay...

Five Acres – 11:30 am LNS 30 min.
Five Acres – 11:30 am LNS 30 min.

  Five Acres  Saturday Films 11:30 am LNS 30 min. 2019 Manly Media Filmmakers: Paul Manly & Laurie Mac Millan Filmmaker attendingThe Five Acre Farm in the Harewood area of Nanaimo has a long history of producing local food. It's one of the last intact farms in...

Hayashi Studio – 11:35 am FFR 25 min.
Hayashi Studio – 11:35 am FFR 25 min.

  Hayashi Studio  Saturday Films 11:35 am FFR 25 min. 2019 hayashistudio.com  Filmmaker: Hayley Gray Filmmaker will be in attendance.Hayashi Studio follows the diverse lives that came to Cumberland BC in the 1900s and Senjiro Hayashi, the Japanese photographer who...

Tree of Life and Its People – 12:10 pm UNS 25 min.
Tree of Life and Its People – 12:10 pm UNS 25 min.

  Tree of Life and Its People  Saturday Films 12:10 pm UNS 25 min. 2019 Spartan Media Group Filmmaker: Ria and Lee Milliken  Renowned First Nations carver and multimedia artist Rande Cook says “This story is about our land and all that comes from it... as...

The Guardians – 3:00 pm SID 60 min.

The Guardians – 3:00 pm SID 60 min.

  The Guardians  Saturday films 3:00 pm SID 60 min. 2018 Filmmakers: Ben Crosbie & Tessa Moran  A visually dazzling meditation on the delicate balance between humans and nature, The Guardians elegantly interweaves the lives of the iconic monarch butterfly...

Wilder Than Wild: Fires, Forests & the Future – 3:00 pm UNS 57 min.

Wilder Than Wild: Fires, Forests & the Future – 3:00 pm UNS 57 min.

 Wilder Than Wild: Fires, Forests & the Future Saturday Films 3:00 UNS 57 min. 2018 Filmmaker: Stephen Most & Kevin White  www.wilderthanwildfilm.orgWilder Than Wild recounts recent California megafires, revealing how fuel build-up and climate change have...

Fashion’s Dirty Secrets – 3:05pm FFR 47 min.

Fashion’s Dirty Secrets – 3:05pm FFR 47 min.

  Fashion's Dirty Secrets  Saturday Films 3:05 pm FFR 47 min. 2019 BBC Filmmaker: Lucy Siegle  ‘Fast fashion’ has taken the clothing industry by storm. Retailers churn out affordable versions of the latest fashions from the runway to the store shelf, and we’re...

2040 – 4:10 pm UNS 92 min.

2040 – 4:10 pm UNS 92 min.

  2040  Saturday Films 4:10 UNS 92 min. 2019 LevelFILM Filmmaker: Damon Gameau  Award-winning director Damon Gameau embarks on a journey to explore what the future would look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions to the climate crisis...

Assholes: A Theory – 4:15 pm FFR 81 min.

Assholes: A Theory – 4:15 pm FFR 81 min.

  Assholes: A Theory   Saturday Films 4:15 pm FFR 81 min. 2019 NFB Filmmaker: John Walker  Some grapple with the challenge of treating other human beings decently. Others are just… assholes, claims Professor Aaron James in his New York Times bestselling book,...

Finding Solitude – 8:00 pm SID 22 min

Finding Solitude – 8:00 pm SID 22 min

  Finding Solitude  Closing Night 8:00 pm SID 22 min. 2019 www.findingsolitudefilm.com Filmmakers:  Jaiden George & Tristan Hinder-Hohlweg Filmmakers attending.      Finding Solitude is about saving the alpine, glaciers and forests on Vancouver Island....

From Seed to Seed – 8:00 pm SID 87 min.

From Seed to Seed – 8:00 pm SID 87 min.

  From Seed to Seed   Closing Night 8:00 SID 87 min. 2017 Bullfrog Films Filmmaker: Katharina Stieffenhofer  In Southern Manitoba,Terry and Monique are pouring their hearts into a small, ecological farm. In love with the land, their methods are derived from...

Film Festival Feast 2019

Film Festival Feast 2019

Saturday 2 Feb - 6pm - Upper Filberg Hall Join us for a delicious vegetarian feast on Saturday Night at the World Community Film Festival. This annual feast is a wonderful place to gather and connect to reflect on the incredible stories shared at the 2019 festival....

Threads – 8:00 pm SID 32 min.

Threads – 8:00 pm SID 32 min.

Threads Closing Night 8:00 pm SID 32 min. Collective Eye Films, 2017 Director: Kathy Stevulak Torn from her family, her paintings, and her beloved Calcutta after the partition of India, artist Surayia Rahman finds a new life in Bangladesh teaching impoverished mothers...

Soufra – 8:40 pm SID 72 min.

Soufra – 8:40 pm SID 72 min.

Soufra Closing Night 8:40 pm SID 72 min. Hydro Studios, 2018 Director: Thomas MorganExecutive Producer: Susan Sarandon Soufra follows the inspirational story of intrepid social entrepreneur Mariam Shaar, a refugee who has spent her entire life in the 69 year-old Burl...

The Reluctant Radical – 10:00 am UNS 77 min.

The Reluctant Radical – 10:00 am UNS 77 min.

The Reluctant Radical Saturday 10:00 am UNS 77 min. 2018 Director: Lindsey Grayzel www.thereluctantradicalmovie.com If a crime is committed in order to prevent a greater crime, is it forgivable? Is it, in fact, necessary? The documentary, The Reluctant Radical,...