Cowichan International Aboriginal Film Festival: April 13 to 17, 2011
By: infilm on 03/11/11


The Coast Salish Gala Reception is a very special event where we welcome the guest film makers, performers and artists that are joining us for this year's festival.  In the warm and intimate setting of the Comiaken House in the  Quwutsun Cultural Centre, we enjoy a taste of the festival events to come, with a special film selection and a showcasing of the talent and entertainment that will be with us over the 2011 film festival. The Coast Salish feast, a sit down meal prepared by Chef Beverley Antoine from the Riverwalk Cafe, features a cedar planked BBQ salmon (vegetarian substitutes available) and their world famous blackberry tarts.

Seating is limited for this event.

Coast Salish Gala Reception
Comiaken House
Wednesday April 13, 2011
Doors Open 6:00 pm
Dinner Served 7:00 pm
Cost: $35.00

Quw'utsun' Cultural Centre
200 Cowichan Way
Duncan BC

Cowichan Ticket Centre: 250-748-7529.

Opening Ceremonies is the official opening of the Cowichan Aboriginal Film Festival and the welcome to the traditional lands of the Cowichan people with the Tzinqua Dancers.  This evening of celebration is filled with dance, song, and ceremony, immediately following the Opening of the Gallery of Artists. Take part in both events and make a night of it.  Information on our opening night film selection and guest artists will be posted soon.

Thursday April 14, 2011
Cowichan Theatre
Island Savings Centre
Duncan, BC
7:00pm - 9:30 pm
Cost: $10:00

Cowichan Ticket Centre: 250-748-7529.

Each evening features a selection of Canadian & international  leading edge films often with guest film makers or actors in attendance.
Each evening features a different host, who also bring their unique talents to film nights, either through their music, song, or spoken word, offering a full night of entertainment.

Friday April 15, Saturday April 16, Sunday April 17, 2011
Cowichan Theatre
7:00pm - 9:30 pm
Cost: $8:00

Cowichan Ticket Centre: 250-748-7529.

Film, Acting, Stunt and Editing Workshops
Quw'utsun' Cultural Centre
Wed. & Thurs. April 13 - April 14, 2011
9:00 am-3:00pm

To register for youth workshops, phone Cowichan Aboriginal Film Festival offices: 250-746-7930 or

For more information on the festival events contact 250.746.7930 
or email