5th annual Vancouver Short Film Festival calls for submissions

Dec 19 2017, 11:38 am

The 5th annual Vancouver Short Film Festival is coming up this November, and they’re calling on filmmakers to submit their short films for the festival. There’s no time limit enforced, but, as the name suggests, the shorter the better. The only stipulation is that the film’s director or producer must be a B.C. resident or the film must have been produced in B.C.

“As the new Festival Director for the Vancouver Short Film Festival, I am thrilled to be working with a talented and dedicated team who share my passion for supporting and promoting BC film talent,” said Festival Director, Kelly St-Laurent. “We are now in our fifth year and, building upon the success of previous years, we have an exciting festival planned for 2014. I look forward to seeing the submissions from B.C. filmmakers, both student and professional.”

Due to the high quality of submissions in 2013, an additional regular screening will be added to form a total of four B.C. short film screenings. The festival will add another day to accommodate the additional screening, as well as special screenings to celebrate the festival’s five years.

All genres of film are accepted, from documentaries to animation to web series. Student submission fees are $25 (individual students) or $100 for a bundle of five for students from the same school. Professional submission fees are $35 or $85 for a bundle of three. Selected filmmakers will be notified via email in September.

The deadline for submissions is 6 p.m. on August 31, 2014 and the films will be screened from November 14 to 16, 2014. Last year, a total of 25 films were shown, and over $17,000 in prizes was awarded.

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Vancouver Short Film Festival 2014

When: November 14 to 16

Film Submissions and more information: www.vsff.com

About the Vancouver Short Film Festival

The Vancouver Short Film Festival (VSFF) is committed to the celebration of the vibrant community of short film, video and animation artists on the Canadian West Coast. They 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. Their ultimate goal is to connect short filmmakers to a broader audience in order to grow the local film industry.


Feature image: Catrina / VSFF


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