The East Van Showcase has grown each year. What began as the local East Vancouver community coming together to share their works has evolved into a weekend mixed media extravaganza complete with red carpet, host and memorable awards ceremonies.
The most important thing to us though, is finding these hidden gem films. Finding these up and coming directors who can have their moment and use the Showcase as a stepping stone to the world's top festivals.
And we will always be East Van.
Every screening director who attends the Showcase gets taken care of. Expect a goodie bag package complete with an assortment of benefits and prizes from our sponsors and partners- Jameson Whiskey, Stormcrow Tavern, Black Dog Video, Havana Restaurant, Raindance Vancouver, Boo La La Costumes, and Sons of Vancouver Distillery among others.
Then, of course, we also have awards.
Best Local Short Film.
Best Acting Performance.
Best International Short Film
Each award comes with a beautiful handcrafted trophy by Divaukas Design. In addition each award will be accompanied by a fitting prize.
Film submitted must be a short film (experimental films and music videos are permitted).
We encourage the films submitted to be less than 20 minutes in length, however it is not a hard rule.
Film must have english subtitles if not in english. (exceptions can be made for films with very little dialogue)
Discount offered for student films