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 the hidden gem films. Finding those up and coming directors who can have their moment and use the Showcase as a stepping stone to the world's top festivals.

East Van Showcase has World Premiered Gigi Saul Guerrero's 'Bestia', Linnea Ritland's 'Violet & June', and Mayumi Yoshida's 'Akashi'. We hope to continue to premiere and feature talented up and coming filmmakers with their short films.

And we will always be East Van.

East Van Showcase awards trophies, prizes & IMDB credit for the following categories-

Best Short Film
Best International Short Film
Best Director (Short)
Best Acting (Short)
Best Supporting Acting (Short)
Best Cinematography (Short)
Best Editing (Short)
Best Sound Mixing (Short)
Best Production Design (Short)
Best Makeup Design (Short)
Best Costume Design (Short)

Previous Best Film Winners-
Year 6- Best Short Film - Snoop (dir: Kevin Saxby)
Year 5- Best Short Film - Cypher (dir: Lawrence Le Lam)
Year 5- (student) Best Short Film - The Contender (dir: Isaiah Berra)
Year 4- Best Short Film - I Love You So Much It's Killing Them (dir: Joel McCarthy)
Year 3- Best Short Film - Vehicular Romanticide (dir: Andrew Rowe)
Year 2- Best Short Film - One Last Ride (dir: Caitlin Byrnes)
Year 1- Best Short Film - Anxious Oswald Green (dir: Marshall Axani)

The East Van Showcase Official Selections will be screened in front of a large audience at the Rio Theater in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Official Selection and award notifications will be delivered electronically. Trophies will be given to the award winners during the closing ceremony at the East Van Showcase Festival weekend.

It is assumed that all entrants have the legal right to enter film work to the East Van Showcase. As the Director/Producer of the Film, entrants have submitted to the Festival, entrants represent and warrant to the Festival that the Film and all parts thereof are original; that the Film does not contravene the rights of any person or entity and that entrants own or control the Film and all parts thereof and have the sole authority to submit the Film to the Festival; the Film entrants submitted to the Festival is not subject to nor threatened by any litigation.

Entrants acknowledge that no fiduciary or confidential relationship now exists between the Festival and entrants, and entrants further acknowledge that no such relationship is established by these guidelines, submission of the Film, or by the Festival’s acceptance, review or retention of the Film.

If a film is accepted, entrants will be solely responsible for delivering their exhibition video materials to the East Van Showcase. A complete press kit and an online link to your film will be needed no later than the deadline of March 30th 2021. East Van Showcase cannot be held liable for your exhibition print/video materials which are lost or damaged.

By submitting to the Festival, material associated with you and your film agree to be included in East Van Showcase’s promotional material at the festival discretion. By submitting to the East Van Showcase, you give EVS permission to screen your film during the festival weekend at the festival’s discretion.

Overall Rating
  • a growing local festival with a great people & projects

    May 2019
  • Cynthia Bergen

    This is my second film House For Sale that has participated in your festival. All around very cool festival all stars. Keep up the good work supporting Indie Filmmakers. Cynthia Bergen #nosleepfilms

    June 2018
  • Isaiah Berra

    The East Van Showcase is a welcoming door into the Vancouver Independent film scene. Several talented artists and storytellers from around the area (and beyond) screen their films at different local venues, including the iconic Rio Theatre. A networking opportunity is offered in the form of an after-party—bring your business cards because you will meet people! I highly recommend the East Van Showcase to professional and emerging filmmakers, as well as the everyday moviegoer looking for a unique and quality viewing experience.

    Special thanks to James Kingstone and Sean Ronan of Hammer & Tong for hosting the festival.

    May 2018
  • All around it’s a wonderful festival! Very well organized with a great feeling of community and support. It’s also a terrific opportunity for meeting other BC filmmakers. Highly recommend!

    May 2018
  • Marcello Di Trocchio

    Unfortunately I couldn't be there, I live in Rome. The staff was really kind and looked personally interested in our work. The communication with them was great, personal and passionate.

    Being selected in the international competition and being screened in the beautiful Rio Theatre of Vancouver was simply an honour and a joy.

    Thank you again and best wishes for your festival!

    June 2017