Submissions Now Open: 2013 Vancouver Island Short Film Festival 

The Vancouver Island Short Film Festival (VISFF) would like to invite local filmmakers of all levels of experience to submit original short films of any genre for the 2013 show. Sponsored by the Nanaimo Art’s Council, VISFF is Vancouver Island’s only film festival dedicated to showcasing local talent. The eighth annual show will take place Feb. 1 and 2 at 7 p.m. at Malaspina Theatre on the VIU Nanaimo campus. It will include showings of 12–20 selected films, a Question and Answer event for filmmakers and viewers alike, and cash prizes for several categories, such as Best Film. Films are required to be 12 minutes or less in length, and filmmakers are welcome to submit as many entries as they choose, as long as each entry is submitted separately with the appropriate forms and fees. Each entry is subject to a $30 submission fee, but films submitted before Oct. 1 qualify for the $25 early-bird fee. The final deadline for submissions is Dec. 1. Visit <> for entry forms and Festival guidelines. For further information, email <submissions@>

or call 250-729-3947.

Western Edge Theatre Fall 2012 Line-Up: 

Western Edge Theatre has announced that the line-up for fall 2012 will consist of a three part mini-series, scheduled throughout the end of Sept., Oct., and Nov. In the first installation, Jesse Award winner Anthony Holland, (Tuesdays with Morrie) will recount his personal experiences as a British soldier in World War II through story, song, and authentic photographs in One Man in His Time. In his one-man show, Holland, who was positioned in Egypt and Libya during “The Desert War,” will share his wartime experiences of comradeship, adventure, and loss. The show takes place at Nanaimo Center Stage (25 Victoria Rd.) Sept. 28 and 29 and Oct. 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m. and there will be a matinee on Oct. 7 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for students and $20 for adults.

Two other shows in the series include The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, a comedy about technological discovery which will run Oct. 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m. and 28 at 2 p.m. at Headliners (165 Fraser St.) and Canadian folksinger Bob Bossin’s Songs and Stories of Davy the Punk, a biographical account of Bossin’s father’s gambling adventures in ’30s and ’40s Toronto, which will also run at Headliners on Nov. 23 and 24 at 7:30 p.m. and 25 at 2 p.m. A series pass for all three shows is $25 for students and $45 for adults. Please visit <www.westernedge. org> for more information.

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