The Festival

The Salt Spring Film Festival Society is a non-profit charitable society incorporated in 2008, whose mission is to educate, inspire and activate our community through a Festival of independent documentary film from Canada and around the world. We present films that explore social justice, the environment, art and culture, politics and food security. Filmmakers are invited to the Festival to present their films and lead lively discussions.

Due to COVID precautions, the 2022 Festival will be different than usual. Please see the Home Page for up to date information.

Since 1996

History of the Festival


Therin Gower, President
David Abbey, Vice President
Sue Sheane, Secretary
Neil Martin, Treasurer
Katharine Atkins, Director
Diane Copeland Thomas, Director
Leith Martin, Director
Sylvia Spring, Director
Jim Meadows, Director
Laurissa Wieler, Director
Jenny Petrak, Director
Diane Minichiello, Director


James Cowan, Festival Manager
Steve Martindale, Programming & Marketing