About the Festival

Notice: The Festival has been postponed until further notice as a community health precaution due to COVID-19 risk. Check back here periodically for updates.

Festival Screening at
Providence Farm

 The Cowichan Valley Film Society brings the Traveling World Community Film Festival to the Cowichan Valley each year in March with thought-provoking documentaries addressing local and global environmental and social justice issues.

The annual festival has run very successfully in Courtenay, BC since 1990. The curated collection of documentary films now travels to many communities across Canada. These thought provoking, activism inspiring films cover a wide range of topics. They are certain to educate, entertain and create conversation in our community. 

The Cowichan Valley Film Society is working toward making this festival free for the whole community and to annually increase viewership through various initiatives. At the festival, our volunteers prepare, sell and serve local organic savoury and sweet items, fruit and beverages. The ingredients and food items are, for the most part, donated by local individuals and businesses in our community. Organizations, businesses and individuals with shared community ideals also support the festival by becoming sponsors. Please help us to spread the word by telling your friends about us. You can download a copy of the programme for our 2020 screening here.