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 Cinematography.
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

Overall Rating
  • 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
  • This is a Spoon Studios LTD

    This is a festival built on the love of film. The event is most ideal for local vancouver filmmakers, it really celebrates the indie spirit here. Looking forward to the next one.

    June 2017