We’re about halfway through with the Victoria Film Festival, and we can’t believe how many more great movies they have in store for us!

Unfortunately we can’t make it to every single one of them – but here’s one that’s an absolute must: tonight’s Shorts program featuring short films made by local B.C. filmmakers.

Here’s a list of all the films that will appear in the program:

1. Scratchy

(Victoria Film Festival)

20 scenes from 4 or 5 unfinished animated motion pictures carefully assembled and orchestrated to an original music soundtrack from the legendary creator of Bambi Meets Godzilla. Directed by Marv Newland – 3 minutes long.

2. The Wishing Jar

(Victoria Film Festival)

One starry night, a little girl, Ruby, chases a star streaking across the night sky. With her walking, talking Teddy bear following close behind her, Ruby runs with hope to capture the star in her jar so that she can make one more wish. Directed by Denver Jackson from Victoria – 9 minutes long.

3. The House

(Victoria Film Festival)

It’s just your usual night down at the local rink but a moment of passion and skill can change the whole evening’s game. Directed by Rachel Moore from Victoria – 5 minutes long.

4. Lions in Waiting

(Victoria Film Festival)

A minor hockey player finds the courage to accept himself after being hazed and in turn, inspires another teammate to be fearless. Directed by Jason Karman – 17 minutes long.

5. Shop Class

(Victoria Film Festival)

Head back to junior high with young Hart Snider, a boy on the cusp of manhood. He’s lost amongst his peers, unable to ask out his dream girl and forced to take shop with the dreaded Mr.P. A dark and funny look at growing up in the ’80s. Directed by Hart Snider – 9 minutes long.

6. The Undertaker’s Son

(Victoria Film Festival)

Despite his desire to do anything but, Christopher Redding is going to work with his father for the first time to learn the macabre family business. When the duo is faced with a tragic death, Christopher is pushed to his breaking point, revealing a deeper conflict that simmers just below the surface. Directed by The Affolter Bros. – 14 minutes long.

7. What Appears to be the Problem?

(Victoria Film Festival)

In an aggressive attempt to deter youth from drug abuse, downtown Vancouver police officers produced a series of educational films and have travelled around the globe with their hard-hitting anti-drug program. Two decades later, in the midst of the worst overdose epidemics in Canadian history, we revisit the footage the officers collected in the 1990s, along with the drug users they filmed. Directed by Lindsay Fitzgerald – 30 minutes long.


All the directors except for Lindsay Fitzgerald will be attending the event, so don’t miss out on this mashup of local art that is sure to keep you talking for days!

Victoria Film Festival Shorts Program: BC

  • When: Wednesday, February 7th, 7 PM
  • Where: Odeon 5, 780 Yates Street
  • Admission: $11.43 – click here to purchase your ticket!