Film Festival Feast 2020

Film Festival Feast 2020

Film Festival Feast 2020

Saturday 1 Feb - 6pm - Upper Filberg Hall

Join us for a delicious dinner on Saturday Night at the World Community Film Festival. This is a wonderful place to gather, connect and reflect on the incredible stories shared at the 2020 festival. Dinner is served in time for those heading off to the closing Saturday night film.

Chef Bobby Herron and his Elevate Crew will be preparing a meal of comfort food made with an abundance of local ingredients. Starter course at each table will include fresh bread from True Grains Bakery, cheeses from Natural Pastures, Hornby Island Pate and other treats. Warm up with a hearty stew featuring pork from Lentelus Farms or a vegetarian option. This event is licensed and includes coffee, tea and dessert from Cumberland Village Bakery (with GF options).

Limited tickets are available for the World Community Feast!  Tickets are $20.

Note: No ticket required. Your name will be added to list so you can just arrive at the dinner. Only 80 seats available!

Ticket Sales End: Friday, 31 Jan, noon


Scroll down for links to the Film Festival and our sponsors

Film Festival Ticket Prices

Tickets will go on sale at the Sid Williams Theatre box office on December 3 at noon.
Ticket prices are “all inclusive” (including all surcharges and ticket handling fees)
Early Bird Festival Pass (until Dec. 31st) - $ 37.50
Youth (20 and under) and Low Income Pass –  $ 22.50
• Friday Jan 31st
Youth  (20 and under) and Low Income $10.50
(Saturday 10 am - 6 pm) - $26.50  
Youth  (under 20) and Low Income - $14.50
Children 12 and under - Saturday Daytime only - Free with an adult with a pass
Family Venue Only - Saturday (1 pm - 2:30)   - $7.50
• Saturday Evening (all ages) - $14.50
Limited Number of Low Income Tickets Available
SID - Sid Williams Theatre  |  UNS - Upper Native Sons Hall 
LNS - Lower Native Sons Hall  |  FFR - Florence Filberg Rotary Room

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Many thanks to our 2020 Sponsors.”  World Community Board of Directors.

Fairly traded, Organic Products for sale

Fairly traded, Organic Products for sale


We sell fairly traded, organic coffee, tea, chocolate, hot chocolate, cocao, olive oil, spices & more.

Products are available in the Comox Valley and beyond. You can also visit our warehouse every Thursday 10am - 12 pm. 

Location: #3 - 2440 Rosewall Cres.,

We hope to see you there!!

We are particularly proud of our ongoing relationship with our coffee growers in Pancasan and Dalia, near Matagalpa, Nicaragua. These producers get a guaranteed price above the world market price, freeing them from the risks of its fluctuations. Not only is this coffee superb, the gourmet Arabica beans are freshly roasted in small batches each week at Creekmore’s Coffee in Coombs, B.C.

Film Screening: Tues Jan. 21st – 7pm at NIC

Film Screening: Tues Jan. 21st – 7pm at NIC

THE SEQUEL - As we enter 2020, it’s a great time to imagine our collective future. Join World Community for the documentary, The Sequel, at the Stan Hagen Theatre at North Island College. The film explores the work of environmental economist David Fleming and the vibrant Transition Movement his ideas inspired.

Around the world, people are developing the skills, will and resources necessary to re-imagine civilization, even in the event of an uncertain future. We encounter extraordinary projects and people such as renegade economist Kate Raworth, philosopher Roger Scruton, Gaian ecologist Stephan Harding and localization revolutionary Helena Norberg-Hodge.

These visionaries are cultivating a resilience not reliant on the impossible promise of eternal economic growth. Instead, they are developing diverse alternatives and rekindling hope in the creativity and intelligence of people to nurse our communities and ecology back to health.

Everyone is welcome. Admission by donation   FMI: 250 337 5412

Film Screening: Tues, Nov. 19th, 7pm Stan Hagen Theatre, NIC, Courtenay.

Film Screening: Tues, Nov. 19th, 7pm Stan Hagen Theatre, NIC, Courtenay.

As California farmers struggle with drought and other impacts of climate change, our ability to grow and access local food is becoming more important every year. World Community’s film series continues with the film Five Acres (30 min.) followed by a panel discussion with one of the filmmakers and local food activists from Nanaimo and the Comox Valley.

The 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 BC’s first planned agricultural community. The history and future of this innovative agricultural project are portrayed in the film Five Acres, by Paul Manly and Laurie MacMillan. Manly comments “Through its important work on urban farming, restorative agriculture projects and employment skills training, Nanaimo Foodshare Society is helping build a healthy, sustainable and local food system while providing an inclusive work environment for individuals from vulnerable populations.”

Samuel Robins, Superintendent of the Vancouver Coal Mining and Land Company had some visionary ideas. In 1884, Robins purchased Harewood Estates, a large parcel of land between Nanaimo and the base of Mount Benson. He subdivided the area into five-acre lots and made them available to mining families as homesteads at affordable prices.

Executive Director of LUSH Valley Food Action Society, Maurita Prato says “I love what is happening with Nanaimo Foodshare Society, our sister Island Food Hub, the City of Nanaimo and the 5 acre farm. There is a lot to learn from this collaborative model of urban farming and community food security.”

Admission is by donation. Everyone is welcome. FMI: Janet (250) 337 5412

Following that there’s a film screening on Tuesday Dec. 3 – 7pm at NIC: Artifishal (81 min)

Artifishal is a film about people, rivers, and the fight for the future of wild fish and the environment that supports them. It explores wild salmon’s slide toward extinction, possible threats posed by fish hatcheries and fish farms, and our continued loss of faith in nature. Discussion to follow. Everyone welcome. Admission by donation

Film Screening: The Whale & The Raven- Tues. Nov 5th . 7pm at NIC

Film Screening: The Whale & The Raven- Tues. Nov 5th . 7pm at NIC

Journey via film to Whale Point and Fin Island research outposts in the Great Bear coastal region and meet the remarkable people who call this place home including leaders of the Gitga’at First Nation and whale researchers Hermann Meuter and Janie Wray.

World Community hosts a screening of director Mirjam Leuze’s new documentary at the Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College, Courtenay. The film illuminates the many issues that have drawn whale researchers, the Gitga’at First Nation, and the Government of BC into a complex conflict.

As the Gitga’at First Nation struggles to protect their territory against the pressure and promise of the gas industry, caught in between are countless other beings who live here: humpbacks, orcas, and porpoises who use the Kitimat fjord system as a feeding ground- and playground.

The rhythm of the film mirrors the life in the region, taking the time to reflect on people’s thoughts, on the heartbeats of the forest, and allowing viewers to discover this unique and stunningly beautiful land and seascape at the pace of its wildlife.

Admission is by donation. Everyone is welcome.  FMI: Janet (250 337 5412)

Addressing Climate Change – Part 4 – Tuesday, October 1st at 7pm – Upper Native Sons Hall

Addressing Climate Change – Part 4 – Tuesday, October 1st at 7pm – Upper Native Sons Hall

What if the lifestyle changes needed to reduce our environmental impacts actually made our lives more meaningful, rewarding and fun? Join World Community for its final night of public events in the series “The Climate Crisis: Adaptation, Activism and Resilience” 

Organized as a bazaar or marketplace of ideas, “Opportunities for Personal and Community Action” will feature presentations and displays by local change makers - businesses, non-profits and individuals –  who offer concrete ways to reduce our carbon footprint and enhance resilience at the family and community level.

Learn how to add renewable energy to your home, reduce food and packaging waste, invest in planet-healing ventures or thrive by living in cohousing. Have a good idea? Audience members will be encouraged to share their own suggestions and aspirations for changes that we can undertake now.

In the coming decades it is anticipated that climate instability will affect every aspect of our lives. Learning what we can do now to mitigate our impacts is crucial; building the capacity to adapt and thrive in a changing world is equally critical. Perhaps most important is seizing the opportunity this change presents us to begin to re-orient our lives towards the kinds of positive changes that will bring deeper life satisfaction and greater connection with our community.

Randy Chatterjee
Tony Edwards
Tom Dishlevoy
James McKerricher
Nancy Gothard  and Ryan O’Grady
Ginette Matthews
Elaine Codling
Helen Boyd
Admission is free. Everyone is welcome. For more information contact 250-650-8694
Here is an overview of the Action Items discussed after the event:
“Continue to rethink everything - less consumption, more conscious consumption”
“Bus travel”
“Solar panels installed and predominantly a plant-based diet”
“Buying more and more local produce”
“Sell my second car!”
“Less time on Facebook (ha ha)”
“Participate in the Eco-Challenge”
“Consciously avoid single use plastics”
“Invest in low/no carbon ventures”
Good Ideas
Plant two trees a year and keep them watered
Community-based carbon offset program
Adopt a stream
Turn down the heat and put on socks and sweaters
Create an estuary coordinating body
Stop all outside burning
Have more marches
Free buses
Improve the bus system - better network required
More of this kind of fair. It’s a buzz!
More bike lanes and connections for bike routes
Bikes not planes!