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Vancouver Island South Film and Media Commission is hosting a virtual career fair


If you’re looking to get your foot in the door in the film industry, this weekend may be your chance. 

This Saturday and Sunday, July 11 and 12, the Vancouver Island South Film and Media Commission (VISFMC) is hosting a virtual career fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. held over Zoom. 

Experts across 17 departments, including makeup, costumes, design, acting, directing, and catering, along with multiple union representatives, will be available during the call to answer any questions applicants may have. Click here to view more information on speakers and schedules. 

The Vancouver Island South Film and Media Commission is a non-profit organization that has been operating since December 1984.

As stated in the organizations mission statement, [The VISFMC’S] mandate is to market and promote the locations, skills and creativity inherent in Victoria and Vancouver Island to the global film industry.” 

South Vancouver Island and the CRD are growing in popularity for film locations. In recent years, movies like Deadpool and The Planet of the Apes series have been filmed on the Island. 

As Victoria becomes a more popular filming destination, the VISFMC wants to “take [the city’s] evolution in the film industry one step further and become one of British Columbia’s major provincial players.”

The COVID-19 pandemic forced all VISFMC operations to halt this spring, as many film productions across the country did, and all staff are currently working from home. As restrictions in B.C. are lifted, productions are slowly starting to ramp up again. 

Those who hope to attend the event must first register online. To register, click here

Abby Neufeld
Abby Neufeld
Freelance writer for Victoria Buzz.

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