About the Festival
This year’s festival features stories about people around the world who are re-inventing their world and their future.
The films are a celebration of activism. All over the world, and right here on Vancouver Island and BC, hope shines through in action taken by ordinary people who are finding a way to a sustainable world by daring to confront global forces with the strength of their own vision.
The Nanaimo Global Film Festival Group is a central Vancouver Island coalition of peace and social justice groups interested in screening films about the world situation and the Canadian context. Members of the NGFF believe a better world is possible and that ordinary people need better information about the world and its systems.
The Nanaimo Global Film Festival has been operating since 2005, and is one stop for the Traveling World Community Film Festival, which originates with the World Community Development Education Society in Courtenay.
Info for Saturday, February 10:
A snack bar will be open on Saturday from 11AM – 7PM in Building 355, Room 211, operated by students from VIU’s Workplace Essential Skills and Training program. Bring your own mug if you can!
As participants in the Growing Opportunities Farm Community Co-op, the students will also have squash for sale. Bring a bag if you’d like to take home some squash that was grown in Harewood at the 5-Acre Farm.
Special Thanks to The Green Store and the VIU Students’ Union for selling advance tickets.
Tickets are currently available at the door; cash only, please.
Ticket pricing options:
Weekend pass: $30 Regular, $20 Student and Senior
Six-punch pass: $24 Regular, $16 Student and Senior
Double-bill pass: $10 Regular, $7 Student and Senior
Thank You to Our Sponsors
Global Village Nanaimo
Shq’apthut – A Gathering Place
‘Su’Luqw’a’ VIU Community Cousins
World Community Development Education Society
Vancouver Island University
VIU Faculty of Arts & Humanities
VIU Department of Media Studies
VIU Faculty Association
2018 Film Schedule
This year’s films will be screening at Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo Campus
in buildings 355, 356 & Shq’apthut (A Gathering Place).
*Each number in brackets represents the duration of the film.
Friday, February 9th, 2018
|Time||A Gathering Place (Building 170)||Building 355, Room 203||Building 356, Room 109|
|18:00||• The Road Forward (102)|
Q&A with Fred Speck
|19:00||• Love the Sinner (17)|
• Rebels on Pointe (90)
|• Dolores (98)
Panel Discussion with Cherene Palmer (Hospital Employees Union), Melissa Stephens (VIU), Anna Atkinson (VIU)
Whether you're interested in volunteering this year, or would like more information about tickets, the schedule or tickets, please do not hesitate to contact us!