Due to unforseen circumstances the Cowichan Aboriginal Film Festival and Youth FX workshops will be cancelled for this year, 2016. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. For those of you that are visiting the area and were hoping to take in the festival events as part of your cultural connection, we are still be working on the carving project to create the welcome poles for Xwaaqw'um Village. Please contact Louise McMurray at 250-746-7930 for more information.

Huy tseep q'u
Louise McMurray
Festival Director


2016 Festival Cancelled

The Cowichan Aboriginal Festival of Film & Art is a celebration of Aboriginal filmmakers, artists and performance artists. The Festival is a welcoming and inclusive showcase of the amazing community of skilled Aboriginal professionals who use film and art to tell their own stories in their own words. Set in the picturesque Cowichan Valley on southern Vancouver Island, the Festival is a wonderful medley of tradition, culture, art and entertainment.

Aboriginal filmmakers and collaborators who create the films and the people who attend and show their support have the capacity to build bridges between cultures and dissolve ignorance and misunderstanding. The Cowichan Aboriginal Festival of Film & Art showcases emerging and established Aboriginal filmmakers. The Festival also, through the film making workshops for youth, Youth FX, encourages and supports Aboriginal youth to find their voices and to have the confidence to share that voice.

The Cowichan Aboriginal Festival of Film & Art is supported by the Cowichan Tribes, the City of Duncan and the surrounding  community.

Take a quick tour of the 2015 Art Gallery