A wide array of genres including drama, comedy, thriller, documentary and more will be presented at the Victoria Film Festival in February.
Three award-winning National Film Board of Canada (NFB) productions will be presented at the 2022 Victoria Film Festival (VFF), taking place February 4 to 13, both in-person at The Vic Theatre and online across British Columbia.
Someone Like Me, directed by Sean Horlor and Steve J. Adams (80 min)
Someone Like Me follows the parallel journeys of Drake, a gay asylum seeker from Uganda, and a group of strangers from Vancouver’s queer community who are tasked with supporting his resettlement in Canada. Together, they embark on a year-long quest for personal freedom, revealing how in a world where one must constantly fight for the right to exist, survival itself becomes a victory.
Sean Horlor and Steve J. Adams are a filmmaking team based in Vancouver. Sean was raised in Victoria.
Dear Audrey, directed by Jeremiah Hayes (90 min)
Acclaimed Canadian activist-filmmaker Martin Duckworth has devoted his life to peace and justice. But now he’s put down his camera to fight for the most important cause he’s ever faced. While caring for his wife through the final stages of Alzheimer’s disease, Martin’s love deepens as he looks back on an epic life and career.
Meneath: The Hidden Island of Ethics, directed by Terril Calder (19 min)
Meneath: The Hidden Island of Ethics dives into the innate contrasts between the Seven Deadly Sins (Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Pride and Envy) and the Seven Sacred Teachings (Love, Respect, Wisdom, Courage, Truth, Honesty and Humility), as embodied in the life of a Métis Baby Girl. Convinced by Jesus that she’s soiled and destined for Hell, Baby Girl is affirmed by Nokomis’s teachings, which fill her with strength and pride and put her on a path towards healing.
The 10-day festival, which is offering both in-person and online viewings this year, runs February 4-13 and features screenings of more than 100 local and international films and a variety of special events.
To view the full program and to purchase tickets, please visit victoriafilmfestival.com.