46 awesome films

Which ones were your favourites?

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Thank you filmmakers

For joining us, engaging and inspiring our audiences

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Wonderful volunteers

We couldn't run the show without you

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Sponsors and donors

Your generous support year after year helps keep us going

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The Salt Spring Film Festival

presented by Country Grocer

Our thanks go out to everyone involved in making the 17th annual Salt Spring Film Festival such a successful weekend. From the film lovers discovering documentary treats in every screening room, to the attending filmmakers making fantastic connections with the audiences. From the volunteers who gave their time to work with us, to our sponsors and donors who supported this community event so generously. Thank you one and all - and see you again March 3-5, 2017.

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2017 festival

The 18th annual Salt Spring Film Festival will take place March 3-5, 2017, at GISS (Gulf Islands Secondary School). Want to see what you missed this year? Check out our online guide to the 2016 films.

Social Justice Bazaar

During the Festival weekend the Salt Spring Film Festival Society hosts a Social Justice Bazaar. Many local organizations gather to educate the audience of their activities in the social fabric of Salt Spring Island.


The Salt Spring Film Festival is a non-profit charitable society incorporated in 2008, whose mission is to educate, inspire and activate our community through a festival of documentary film from Canada and around the world.

Audience favourites 2016

Requiem For The American Dream

Concise and clear, this is the definitive statement from activist/intellectual Noam Chomsky on the…

Racing Extinction

Scientists say we may lose half the species on the planet by the century's end - a major extinction…

Landfill Harmonic

Opening Night Film. Turning trash into hope and joy. The astonishing story of how the Recycled…


In this vivid portrait of a living artist, we get an unusual opportunity: to watch an (almost) full…