2011 Victoria Film Festival

The marquee lights around Victoria are ready to shine bright once again as the Victoria Film Festival gears up for its 16th year in the capital region from February 4-13. Since 1995, the festival has morphed from a low-key celebration of independent films into the annual gala that it is today.

Theatre Lights

Photo: Greg Bate on Flickr

In recent years, the Victoria Film Festival has seen attendance skyrocket with the addition of inclusive programming that appeals to a wider audience. Recent high profile guests such as Atom Egoyan, Barry Pepper and Beverly D’Angelo have also packed some star power punch into the festival. This year a large number of films have already been confirmed (click here for a list of 2011 films), including No Fun City, a Vancouver-set tale of the local music scene.

For more information on the films, the festival and the fabulous festivities, visit the Victoria Film Festival online. You can also like them on Facebook, check out Flickr photos from past festivals or follow the Victoria Film Festival on Twitter.

Want to make a weekend of the Victoria Film Festival? The Fairmont Empress Hotel is offering up the Lights, Camera, Action Film Festival package which includes overnight accommodation, breakfast for two, two film festival tickets of your choice and two tasty cocktails starting at $149CDN/$150US. Find out more or reserve your room online through the Fairmont Empress Hotel’s website.

Contest: Win a pair of tickets to Taste BC 2011 on January 18, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Vancouver. Enter here.

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