CVIFF 2024 Festival Pass

CVIFF 2024 Festival Pass

Dates & Times

  • Fri May 3, 2024

Type

In-Person

Series

Community Groups

Prices

  • Festival Pass $90

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Box Office

250.338.2430

tickets@sidtheatre.com

Presented By: Comox Valley International Film Festival

Immerse yourself in all the films and activities the festival offers. With a festival pass you can see all of the films, live script readings, film panel and parties all at a discounted price!

*Workshops not included

Day 1 Friday May 3


CVIFF 2024 Short Film Program 1 - Experimental
Friday May 3 at 1:00 pm
96 minutes + Q & A

What’s a film festival without experimental short films! These forward thinking, tongue in cheek, avant-garde films promise new and different perspectives. This programs promises to get you thinking outside the box.

Titles

February Sixteen Nineteen Forty-Seven by Jessica Miinguuaqtii
Cinching Saddles by Kevin Sengara, Aman Pannu
Heirloom by Marilyne Lamontagne
The Fox by Martin Garde Abildgaard
Groove, Slam, Work It Back by Amélia Simard
And If You Hear Me by Martin Rodolphe Villeneuve
Pinwheel Horizon by Ian Ebright
This Bitter Earth by Diana Ali Chire
Gentleman Bandit by John Ledingham
Charcoal by Ethan Wingrove
Trees, Birds, Rocks by Lorne R. Kraft


CVIFF 2024 Short Film Program 2 - Overcome
Friday May 3 at 4:00 pm
96 minutes + Q & A

The films in this program stand up and deliver. Life is full of challenges, it's how we deal with them that makes us who we are.

Titles

Triage by David Rendall
Sight For Sore Eyes by Trevor Meyer
Dog Days by Carlotta Beck Peccoz
Retour Á Hairy Hill by Daniel Gies
Operation Stuplloyd by Vincenté Kabo Baker
Conviction by Bruce Thomas Miller
Take Care by Tony Massil
Teddy Picker by Alfie Stewart


CVIFF 2024 Opening Night Feature - Seagrass
Friday May 3 at 7:30pm

Feature length films take us on journeys. Potent and visual stories can make us laugh or cry, they can provoke thought or inspire, and they can transport us to worlds unknown.

*Script competition winners announced prior to feature film.

Feature Film
Seagrass
Directed by: Meredith Hama-Brown

Desperate to find a deeper connection in her marriage after the recent death of her mother, Judith (Japanese Canadian) brings her family to a self-development retreat on a remote island. But when they befriend another interracial couple who seem to have the perfect marriage, Judith begins to recognize how irreparably fractured her relationship is. Meanwhile, their two daughters are plunged into a destabilizing world under the constant stress of their parents’ crumbling relationship. In the end, the family must collectively face their most unnerving insecurities before they become permanently
broken.

Shot on Gabriola Island, BC

Rated 14A


Day 2 Saturday May 4



CVIFF 2024 Short Film Program 3 - Connection
Saturday May 4 at 12:30 pm
97 minutes + Q & A

This short film program packs a punch! Exploring themes on connection and our need to connect or reconnect as part of the human experience.

Titles

7 Minutes by Ricky Gervais
Chiles Rellenos by Natalia Urquiza Garcia
Buddy Love by Kiefer O'Reilly
Alive…aha Fuck by Ivy Watson
Alone In The Arctic Skies by Noah Penner
Lake Erie by John Vassallo
5 AM by Matthew Berberi
Downwind by Nathan Rivers
Split Ends by Alireza Kazemipour
He Dead, Thanks by Anna-Marie Ramm, Margherita Arco


CVIFF 2024 Short Film Program 3 - Community
Saturday May 4 at 3:30 pm
93 minutes + Q & A

The short film program is about our sense of place. Who is around us and where we belong - Community.

Titles

[Insert short film title here] by Kory Orban
The Untouchable by Avazeh Shahnavaz
Linda by Joe Lycett
Smoking In Public by Stelios Kouk
Roll on By by Lyra Kathleen Murphy
Slip by Sonya Chwyl, Anik Desmarais-Spencer
Lichtblick - Glimmer of Hope by Sophia Tamaro
Pivot by Ana Gusson
Tiny by Ritchie Hemphill, Ryan Haché

Filmmakers in attendance! Stay after for a Q & A.


CVIFF 2024 Film Panel & Feature Film - The Great Salish Heist
Saturday May 4 at 7:00 pm

Feature length films take us on journeys. Potent and visual stories can make us
laugh or cry, they can provoke thought or inspire, and they can transport us to
worlds unknown.

*A Film Panel will take place prior to feature film - Added bonus with this ticket. Stay tuned for details.

Feature Film
The Great Salish Heist
Directed by: Darrell Dennis
Cast: Graham Greene, Tricia Helfer, Ashley Callingbull, and Darrell Dennis
Produced by: Harold C. Joe & Leslie Bland

When First Nations (Native American) objects are removed from burial sites, bad things happen. STEVE JOE, a traditional archeologist for the Moquahat people, believes that his misfortune, and the bad luck of his community, are a result of the displacement of sacred artifacts now locked up behind a sophisticated security system in a local museum. Steve and a group of misfits from his Rez break into the museum and reclaim the sacred artifacts that rightfully belong to their people.

The First Indigenous Heist Film Ever Produced! Locally filmed on Vancouver Island.


The Comox Valley International Film Festival, (CVIFF), is non-profit organization that discovers and supports independent films from around the world, and introduces them to audiences. We believe in the power of a good story!


Summary of Ticketed Events Dates and Times
Friday May 3, 2024
1:00-3:00 pm - Short Film Program: Experimental
4:00- 6:00 pm - Short Film Program: Overcome
(6:30-7:30 pm Filmmaker & Screenwriter reception)
7:30- 10:00 pm - Feature Film: Seagrass (prior to film: welcome and announce script winners)

Saturday May 4, 2024
12:30-2:30 pm - Short Film Program: Connection
3:30-5:30 pm - Short Film Program: Community
6:30-7:30 Film Panel
Intermission
8:00-10:00 pm Feature Film: The Great Salish Heist