Cowichan Valley Film Festival 2018
Featured films and winners
For the 2018 Cowichan Valley Film Festival, we gave away over $3000 in prizes and cash. This included an original painting by local artist Soleil Manion, $600 in credit at local Co-op Media, $200 in cash to local and student documentary winners, and personalized trophies for each of 6 winners.
of our 2018 showing
WINNER – Documentary
This documentary was done by a student, Geoff Arrowsmith. It is about a child named Neil who was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at 6 month old. He started therapeutic riding when he was 11. It follows his journey with animals and healing.
WINNER – Comedy
If you want to laugh straight for 8 minutes and 48 seconds, come watch this short film called ‘The Audition’. Dave has a frustrating experience before an important audition.
Ben Macphail is an up-and-coming filmmaker from Vancouver, Canada. In the past, he has done production and post-production work for the University of British Columbia and Shaw Cablesystems, and is further known for his directorial work on his award-winning student short film, “Sunset Trail.”
A hilarious comedy, loving newlywed husband Paul Seger is making the other guys in the neighbourhood look bad. Time for The United Guys Network to step in and teach him how to be a ‘real’ husband.
WINNER – Local
A beautiful local film. A little girl finds a stuffed rabbit and tries to reunite it with it’s owner.
Award winning film maker Michael Chen.
WINNER – Student
Introducing Keaton House. Keaton House has been involved in arts–singing, playing piano, and mixing from a young age–but only recently got into film. The creates structure through rhythm and sound, rather than just picture. He is a director, with a focus on story and natural pacing.
Made by a local film maker named Jamie Francis,
is it about a brother and sister go for a hike in the woods. But where did Jimmy go?
Trail building is an art form, at least that’s what we would have you believe. Filmed in Whistler over the last several years, Steve Storey’s crew has learned a thing or two about what to do and what not to do when out in the woods building your dream trail. They have assembled a short video on how to build better trails and save any aspiring trail builders from making the same mistakes thru did. And remember, safety first! You can’t undo a chainsaw cut…
WINNER – Horror
At the end of the 19th century, an aristocrat becomes convinced that his mansion and grounds are haunted.
WINNER – Drama
A short film about a love lost and the lengths some are willing to go to get it back.