2016 Schedule

2016 Surrey International Film Festival Schedule:

The 10th Annual Surrey International Film Festival is a completely FREE event, email us at RSVP@surreyfilmfest.ca to secure your tickets for each of the screenings!

November 22 – The Newton Cultural Centre
6:00PM – 10 Years of SIFF Films and Filmmakers

November 26th – Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall 
6:00PM – Showcase and Awards

The Surrey Arts Centre is located at: 13750 88 Avenue  Surrey, BC (in Bear Creek Park).
The New Surrey City Hall, Centre Stage is located at: 13450 – 104 Avenue, Surrey BC.
The Newton Cultural Centre, located at: 13530 72 Avenue, Surrey BC. 

Previous winners of the “Best of the Festival” trophy are:
2007 – Kashif Pasta “Open Doors” Tamanawis Secondary
2008 – Kenneth Lim “Memories of Forgiveness” Kwantlen Park Secondary
2009 – Monica Cheema “Transference” Fleetwood Park Secondary
2010 – Blake Davey “Fish and Boy” Earl Marriott Secondary
2011 – Julia Thrift “Washing Machine” Earl Marriott Secondary
2012 – Nicole Provost “Never Ever” W.J. Mouat Secondary School
2013 – David Manuel “O Angel of God” Simon Fraser University
2014 – Wahid ibn Reza “What Am I Doing Here” University of British Columbia

Who will be this year’s big winner?



Previous Year Schedules: 

November 1st – Student and Professional Short Film Screening – Studio Theatre, Surrey Arts Centre
6:30PM – Red Carpet Reception
7:00PM – Screening Starts
9:00PM – Meet the Filmmakers! (Q & A Session)

2014 Short Film Official Selections

“What Am I Doing Here”
While struggling with food addiction, a Bangladesh writer chases his dream of becoming successful in the western world without realizing what would happen if he doesn’t.
Dir. Wahid ibn Reza
University of British Columbia, British Columbia

“Knocking on Death’s Door”
Emmet cannot deal with the pain of loosing his wife and decides to end his own life.
Dir. Cole Jackson
Capilano University, British Columbia

A man wakes up in a parallel universe identical to our world while investigating the death of his brother. Since the two worlds are identical, which one is real? Perhaps we all just live in a dream…
Dir: Jack Chen
Fleetwood Park Secondary, British Columbia

“Snooze Time”
As Evie struggles with the weird and wonderful effects of time on her life and relationships, it becomes clear that time is playing its most annoying trick of all: it’s running out.
Dir. Ivan Barge
New Zealand

“The Vegan Muffin”
Australian director Edward Housden adapts the internet age novelist Tao Lin’s short story into a darkly comic vignette narrated by vegan model and actress, Tallulah Harlech.
Dir. Edward Housden

Three elderly men have fun spying on a woman through their binoculars from the covered
swimming pool in a sports centre. The glass walls of the pool are both their shield and their vantage point. But tonight Luis, Darío and Pedro will witness an occurrence that can’t be undone.
Dir: Aitor Gutiérrez

Dig is a short film about a young, Jewish Holocaust survivor who, twenty years following his exodus from Europe, sees the Nazi responsible for his family’s death, kidnaps him, and orders him to dig his own grave.
Dir: Joshua Caldwell
United States

November 14th – “LAYOVER” Premiere – Centre Stage, Surrey City Hall
6:00PM – Red Carpet Reception
6:30PM – “Layover” – Premiere screening
8:00PM – Q & A with MTV Award winning film maker of “Layover” Joshua Caldwell
9:00PM – Reception in Lobby

*LAYOVER has a suggested rating of 14A for suggestive and course language and some drug/alcohol use, parental guidance is advised.*