The 2013 Salt Spring Film Festival will be held March 1-3 on Salt Spring Island in the Gulf Islands region of British Columbia, Canada.
This film festival aspires to inform and stimulate islanders and visitors alike by presenting independent documentary film from BC, Canada and beyond. The films explore the arts, culture, social justice and environmental and humanitarian issues. The filmmakers attending the festival present their work and lead dynamic discussions about the concerns they raise.
In addition to the films and discussions, Salt Spring Film Festival also serves up delicious, organic local food and other events to delight and engage attendees. Admission to the festival is by donation to benefit the non-profit Salt Spring Film Festival Society.
We recommend you match your film festival experience with the locally owned and managed BC Gulf Islands lodging of our member bed and breakfast inns, where hospitality and cultural awareness are paramount to your hosts.
Films at 2013 Salt Spring Film Festival
This year’s films highlight environmental issues, cultural icons, big business workplace safety, midwifery, professional sports, non-violent resistance in the West Bank, the Occupy movement, violence against women, gang outreach and much, much more. Available previews of these films include:
Big Boys Gone Bananas
The story of Nicaraguan workers taking on a corporate giant.
Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin
Chronicle of midwife training.
Investigating Nestle’s business with water.
The Carbon Rush
The reality of carbon credits and offsetting.
See the largest glacier calving ever filmed.
How a Jesuit priest reaches out to L.A. gang members.
The Iran Job
How a U.S. pro basketball player wound up playing for an Iranian team.
Finding the core of love in the Occupy movement.
On the Line
Exploring the impact of an oil pipeline.
One Billion Rising
Uncovering violence against women.
There’s More than Films to Enjoy at Salt Spring Film Festival
Scrumptious culinary delights will be prepared by Locavore Chef Bruce Wood, Milly Sinclair and her Gulf Island Secondary School culinary students. Enjoy a taste of many locally sourced and exquisitely prepared food creations.
The Social Justice Bazaar gathers local organizations to educate festival goers about their contributions to the culture of the BC Gulf Islands and beyond.
Choose British Columbia Gulf Islands Lodging as Locally Active and Globally Minded as the Salt Spring Film Festival
Our BC Gulf Islands Bed and Breakfast inns offer locally owned and operated lodging to complement your attendance of the Salt Spring Film Festival and all the events and activities across the British Columbia Gulf Islands region.
What’s Your Salt Spring Film Festival Expectation or Experience?
The Salt Spring Film Festival has been an annual event since 1998 and has steadily grown to earn its place among the finest regional movie events in Canada.
Please share your plans for this 2013 event and memories of past Salt Spring Film Festival events.