Let’s talk about films, baby!

BYOP (bring your own popcorn) to these FREE post-film discussions hosted by VFF’s Head Programmer, Kinga Binkowska, and Tony Ruffolo.


All discussions will take place virtually on Zoom from 6-7pm PT. Each session is limited to 20 participants.

Sign up early to secure your spot! The invitation link to the discussion will be sent to your email shortly before the chat begins.


We recommended joining with your drink of choice in hand!

Find out more details about the BYOP discussion films

Queen of the Andes

Queen of the Andes

Feb 6 | 6-7pm

Shiva Baby

Shiva Baby

Feb 7 | 6-7pm

Fanny Lye Deliver'd

Fanny Lye Deliver’d

Feb 8 | 6-7pm


Local filmmakers
(moderated by David Geiss from CineVic)

Feb 10 | 6-7pm



Feb 11 | 6-7pm



David Geiss

is the Executive Director of CineVic Society of Independent Filmmakers. He holds an MFA in Screenwriting, a BFA in Film & Video Production, and his short films and documentaries have screened across Canada and around the world over the past two decades.


CineVic is an artist-run society supporting Victoria’s independent filmmakers and media artists with accessible programming, affordable equipment, professional development resources, and cinematic exhibition opportunities since 1991.


Tony Ruffolo

has been a Team Lead for VFF since 2005 and part of the Pre-Screening Committee for the past 8 years. He has been a Sips’n’Cinema host for the past 3 years. He holds a Media Tech Certificate in Film Studies from Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario. He was an on air video editor for the Canadian Multilingual Network Omni Television for two years. He has lived in Victoria for 24 years and is the Manager of Media Support Services at Royal Roads University where they produce photo and video productions.


Kinga Binkowska

Before joining the VFF, Kinga Binkowska helped establish the Queen of the Square, an arthouse cinema in Stratford, Ontario, where she served as programming director. Binkowska has been part of the programming team at the Zurich Film Festival since 2012. She holds an MFA in Media and Film Production from École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris and MFA in Media & American Studies from the University of Lodz.



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