Tofino Film Festival

Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th February, 2017
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The Tofino Film Festival is a 4-day cinematic celebration at the end of the road! With a selection of “best-of-the-fest” movies from around the globe, we invite you to provoke your imagination, stimulate conversation, and challenge your ideals with an engaging line-up of cinematic arts, wine and food!

February 16th: Guerilla Film Festival

The Guerilla Film Contest is an annual amateur short film competition. Winners are determined by judges panel and people's choice and are announced that evening. All proceeds from the night support screening fees for festival features. Come cheer on your friends and vote for your favourite film. Entry is a minimum $5 donation/person and includes 1 ballot entry form. Prizes awarded for 1st ($500), 2nd (Prize Pack), and 3rd (Prize Pack) place choice films. See submission rules for full application process.

Showtime: 8:00pm
Venue: Shelter Restaurant | 601 Campbell St.

February 17th: Cinema Politica Documentary

The Yes Men Are Revolting (2014)
For the last 20 years, notorious activists the Yes Men have staged outrageous and hilarious hoaxes to draw international attention to corporate crimes against humanity and the environment. Armed with nothing but thrift-store suits and a lack of shame, these iconoclastic revolutionaries lie their way into business events and government functions to expose the dangers of letting greed run our world. 

Doors & Snacks: 7:00pm
Showtime: 8:00pm
Duration: 1h 31min
Venue: Clayoquot Community Theatre | 380 Campbell St.
Entry: $10

February 18th: Shorts Programme

We are carefully curating a selection of short films for your viewing pleasure. Full details coming soon!

Time: 8:00pm
Venue: Long Beach Lodge Resort, 1441 Pacific Rim Hwy
Entry: $10

February 19th: Dinner Theatre with Q & A

Hosted by the talented team at Wolf in the Fog, the final evening of the festival will include a dinner theatre presentation of Bugs on the Menu. Tickets will include a family style meal prepared by renowned chef, Nick Nutting.

​Q&A Period will feature film producer, Mark Bradley and Director/Producer/DOP, Ian Toews (to be confirmed). 

​Bugs On The Menu: Doc | 78 min | 2016
The feature sustainable food documentary Bugs on the Menu was shot in four continents over two years. It is a comprehensive examination of entomophagy (aka: ‘bug eating’), from the perspectives of cultural traditions in Latin America, Africa, and SE Asia. Experts Dr. Arnold van Huis of The Netherlands (author of the UN report “Edible Insects”) and Washington D.C.’s Sonny Ramaswamy of the USDA provide scientific analysis of this food industry revolution.

It also follows startup companies, such as Ontario’s Entomo Farms, Salt Lake City’s Shark Tank-winning Chapul, Boston’s female-led insect chip company Six Foods, Austin’s Hult Prize-winning Aspire Food Group, Vancouver’s famed Indian restaurant Vij’s, and Seattle’s celebrity cook, The Bug Chef. These and other restaurateurs, cricket farmers, scholars, and scientists are part of a movement to normalize insect eating in the west, as an alternative to accepted, but resource intensive proteins like chicken, pork, and beef.


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