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Festival Info

The Qualicum Beach Film Festival was created to bring community together through the art of film. The festival was founded by high school student and filmmaker Saffron Bisiker for her high school capstone project. We are committed to presenting a diverse and inclusive program that is appropriate for all audiences. 

Date & Time

March 12, 2023

Doors open at 1:30 pm

Show starts at 2:00 pm

Image by Felipe Bustillo

The Festival’s Program 


Qualicum Beach Civic Centre:

747 Jones St, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1S7

Our Founder:
Saffron Bisiker

Saffron is a filmmaker from Vancouver Island, Canada. Born in Calgary, Alberta, her family moved to Vancouver Island when she was one. Saffron began her career in the performing arts at the age of five, appearing in local plays around Qualicum Beach. At the age of twelve, she shifted her focus to film and TV, taking several film and acting classes in Nanaimo. Since then, she has directed, written, and produced several films, including the World War II short film We Are Just Soldiers and won the CineCentral's Best Film award for her one-minute short film Karen, which she worked on with her best friend. Saffron is excited to host the Qualicum Beach Film Festival and looks forward to seeing you there.


Submit Your Film

The Qualicum Beach Film Festival takes film submissions through FilmFreeway

Submissions closed February 10, 2023 at 11:59 pm

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