About the Festival

2016 Update

The Film Festival will be taking a break for 2016, but we will be back in 2017 with more great documentaries.



 The Cowichan Valley Film Society brings the Travelling World Community Film Festival to the VIU Cowichan Campus in early October each year.

Thought-provoking documentaries on local & global issues

 The Festival has run successfully in Courtenay for 25 years and the package of films now travels to other communities across Canada. The films focus on environmental and social justice issues around the globe and cover a wide range of topics.  They are sure to educate, entertain and inspire you. 

 The Festival takes place at the beautiful VIU Cowichan Campus, screening films in four state of the art classrooms over two days.  We prepare and serve local organic baked goods, soup, buns, fruit and beverages.

 We also run an opening night fundraiser each year with a film screening, wine and snacks, and a guest speaker or two knowledgeable about the film topic.