Island Film news

Eveline O’Rourke took the reins as president of the Nanaimo Film Society at the Society’s AGM on May 18, 2005. She takes over from Jerry Pink who completed a two-year term as president of the Society.Jerry remains on the board as past president.

Eveline moved to Nanaimo 12 years ago and supports the community in many capacities. Her career began as a nurse and later as a music teacher before serving as the president of Tourism Nanaimo and the Vancouver Island Symphony. As well as being the Chair of Nanaimo Film Society’s funds committee for several years, Eveline is also a member of the Nanaimo Cultural Committee and Nanaimo and District Museum. Welcome aboard Eveline!

Also of note is the departure of Beth Walrond, founding president of the Nanaimo Film Society. And Amanda Thomson has decided to return to school at U Vic. As Liaison/Admin, Amanda helped lure many productions to the Nanaimo area and staff are sad to see her go.


Linking independent filmmakers and musicians in Greater Victoria, CineVic initiates Victoria’s first music video competition.

Think you have a song that would make a great music video? Think that you would like to produce a music video? Here is your chance! Reel-To-Reel’s organizer Kemi Craig is putting out a call for local independent musicians to submit one song to CineVic: Society of Independent Filmmakers’ office at 2022 Douglas St. by 4:30pm Wednesday, July 27th.

From the entries, 7 songs will be selected from a cross-section of genres for production by competing teams.

Tuesday, August 2nd at 6:00pm film production teams which have signed up prior will randomly select one song to produce a music video for. The completed videos must be submitted Friday August 26th and will be screened at Logan’s Pub (1821 Cook) on Sunday, August 28th at 8pm. Two cash prizes of $175 will be awarded: one to the Audience Favourite and another selected by a jury for artistic merit. Prizes will also be awarded for runners-up.

“We are always looking for ways to inspire filmmakers to tell stories entirely with images. What better way to do that than to leave the soundscape of a film to Victoria’s musicians?” asks CineVic Executive Director Bryan Skinner “Music and filmmaking go hand in hand and we are excited to bring the independent music and film communities together to produce a great night of interesting independent music videos, and hopefully future cross pollination” The entry fees are $75 per production team or $50 per production team with at least one CineVic member as the Director, Editor, or Producer. Each Production team will receive 3 tickets to the screening. All rights to the music submitted are retained by their original holder, and all images created are the property of the producer. Bands/musicians must be residents of the Capital Region. For more information please write or visit

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