After screening 21 films and four web series episodes over the two‐day festival on November 15‐16, the 4th annual Vancouver Short Film Festival (VSFF) wraps up another year of celebrating B.C.’s best shorts from local filmmaking talent.
At the closing ceremony on November 16 at the Vancity Theatre, over $16,000 in prizes was awarded to B.C. filmmakers.
- Misha Kleider’s The Bouake Hustle stole the spotlight with four awards – Best Short Film, Best Director, Best Documentary Short and Best Editing.
- University of Victoria Department of Writing graduate student Connor Gaston’s ‘Til Death won Best Student Film as well as Best Screenplay for Ryan Bright.
- National Screen Institute graduate Jeremy Lutter’s Floodplain, took home Best Use of Location and Best Cinematography for Brendan Uegama.
- Best Female Director went to Carleen Kyle, for her Crazy8s 2012 winner, The Weather Girl, which also won Best Female Actor for Joanna Newmarch.
- UBC Film Production Student Andrew Pollins’ Backward Fall won the hearts of the audience and took home the Audience Choice Award and also Best Male Actor for John R Taylor.
- Best Sound went to Oscar Vargas and Eugenio Battaglia for Darcy Van Poelgeest’s neo‐ noir CORVUS.
- Best FX was awarded to Karen Chapman’s Patriarchy, an experimental spoken word piece that combines live‐action ‐ vérité footage and animation.
Full details on all VSFF 2013 awards can be found on the VSFF website at www.VSFF.com.
About the Vancouver Short Film Festival
The VSFF is committed to the celebration of the vibrant community of short film, video, and animation artists on the Canadian West Coast. We hope to build ties between emerging and established professionals, and provide an arena where all short filmmakers, including students, can screen their films in public and support their fellow colleagues. Our ultimate goal is to connect short filmmakers to a broader audience in order to grow the local film industry.
Vancity Buzz was proud to be a media sponsor of the Vancouver Short Film Festival.