Friday, June 16, 2017

Press Release--Call for Submissions: Vancouver Short Film Festival Fosters and Supports Homegrown Talent


Calling all short filmmakers: The Vancouver Short Film Festival (VSFF) is seeking submissions for its 8th edition, which will run from January 26th – 27th, 2018 at Vancity Theatre. 


 Short format filmmakers from British Columbia are invited to submit their work starting June 1st. Last year, 28 films were programmed in total, including 8 student films, and 8 films directed by women.

VSFF aims to strengthen and foster British Columbia’s film identity – a province that has become renowned for its support on large international productions.

“There's a lot of talent in this province working on large-scale productions shooting here. Our focus, though, is on the talented people working on local independent projects.” said VSFF Co-Director Marena Dix. “We want to provide them with a platform to showcase their work.”

This event will provide an arena where all local BC short filmmakers, including students, can screen their films in public and support their fellow colleagues. In previous years, VSFF has given away up to $15,000 worth in prizes, and trended number one in Vancouver on social media last year (#VSFF17).

This year, VSFF once again welcomes audiences to experience innovative and original films and connect with local emerging and established professionals. Film submission guidelines are available at Vancouver Short Film Festival.com

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About VSFF

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. 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.



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