GBISONS Gibsons Heritage Playhouse, MONDAYS at 7:30pm, doors at 7pm
SECHELT Sechelt Seniors' Centre, SUNDAYS at 3pm, doors at 2:30pm
• Membership required. Tickets are $5, $9 for single-event members; see admission for details.

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Sunshine Coast Film Society,
P.O. Box 152, Gibsons, BC
Canada V0N 1V0

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The Sunshine Coast Film Society seeks to cultivate film appreciation and provide an alternative to mainstream entertainment on the Sunshine Coast.

Our principal objectives are to:

  • bring people together to learn through, and about, film;
  • deepen our understanding of diverse cultures, perspectives, and experiences through film; and
  • create a forum for ongoing dialogue inspired by cinema.

The Sunshine Coast Film Society undertakes to find and exhibit a diversity of films, including those of local and regional filmmakers, that give voice to compelling content, images, and ideas.

The Constitution

The Society came into being on Sunday, October 28, 2001. The purposes as stated in the Constitution are:

  1. To bring and exhibit moving images in any format to the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia.
  2. To promote the Canadian and international culture of moving images on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia.
  3. To educate the public about Canadian and international moving images and related cultural and aesthetic issues through screenings, lectures, discussions, publications, conferences, special events and other means.
  4. To encourage and facilitate screenings, lectures, discussions, publications, conferences, special events and the like, relevant to the Canadian and international art, culture and practice of moving images and related fields, on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia.
  5. To do everything reasonably and lawfully necessary and proper for the attainment of the above purposes.

Canadian Heritage Film Festival

In 2005, the Sunshine Coast Film Festival produced The Canadian Heritage Film Festival, the first in Canada!

Canadian Heritage Film FestivalRunning from February 18 to 21, 2005 the Canadian Heritage Film Festival showcased the cultural richness of Canadian film heritage. The weekend festival comprised nine individual events with screenings of feature films, documentaries and numerous NFB Classic Animation Shorts. For details see

Board of Directors

Chair: Doug Dyment
Treasurer: Richard Melville
Additonal Directors: Gretchen Bozak, Judy Lynne, Linda Wishart

...and the people behind the scenes

Administrator: Donna McMahon
Bookkeeper: Errol Lipschitz
Front of House: Jennifer Palmer
Memberships: Carol Barber
Postering: Rae Ellingham
Programming: Bob Burdett, Don Fairweather, Juliane Hunt
Projectionists: Billie Carroll, Sandi McGinnis
Publicity: Beverly McEwan
Sechelt Coordinator: Karyn Burney
Sponsorships: Karyn Burney and Carol James
Technical Coordinator: Billie Carroll
Volunteer Coordinator (Gibsons): Pamela Schutz
Website: Billie Carroll
Past Presidents: Tim McLaughlin, Judith Hammill, Alison Sawyer, Judy Lynne
Roving Ambassador: Angela Pressburger

...the volunteers who make it all happen

John Bebbington, Susanne Biden, Marj Brown, Karyn Burney, Shawn Cardinall, Judy Charles, Rose Clarke, Anita Couvrette, Sue Inglis, Rod Olafson, Cindy Riach, Alan Sirulnikoff, Vicki Tyndall, Donna Weibel.

Special thanks to Zeta Gaudet, Heritage Playhouse manager.

Become a volunteer

Yes, we need you! We need ticket sellers and membership takers at screening, and between shows help with fundraising, publicity, special events, and on the board of directors. You must be a current SCFS member to volunteer. Contact us or speak to one of us at one of the screenings.