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Due to popular demand, we're having another incredible networking event in Vancouver! Come mix and mingle with other local filmmakers (cast and crew), watch some films, win prizes, listen to guest speakers, grow your network, and make amazing films with your newfound contacts.

Throughout this full day event we'll have:

- Local Short Film Screenings
- Guest Speakers
- Booths
- Food and Drinks
- Over $1000 in cash and prizes
- Tons of Local Filmmakers
...and More!

Everyone is welcome to come to this event. You don't have to be a FilmLocal member. All that's required is that you enjoy filmmaking and are eager to meet others who do as well.


2:00 - Doors Open

2:30 - Short Films | Tommy & First Day

4:00 - Short Films | Breaking Down The Wall & Out There

5:30 - Guest Speaker | Cold Reading Series

7:00 - Short Films | A Simple Dream & Rocky Mountain Encounters

7:45 - Audience Choice Award Announcement

8:00 - Doors Close

Screening Short Films:

Rocky Mountains Encounter - John Banovich | Documentary | 7 min

A short documentary shot in the rocky mountains by director and DP, John Banovich. A great story both in front of, and behind, the camera.

First Day - Ambrose Okundaye | Drama | 13 min

When a drug addict breaks into her house, a recently widowed woman must confront how far she will go to protect her young daughter and her home.

Out There - Louise Domenach | Drama | 8 min

Amy, a 28-year-old mother has a very strong relationship with her 6-year-old daughter Elisa. A traumatic event will force Amy to reassess the nature of this relationship and unveil a part of her personality she is not ready to face.

Breaking Down The Wall - Michael Finnamore | Comedy | 13 min

When a snarky high school student is kidnapped by a shady organization, he learns that he wields a power far greater than he could have possibly imagined, the ability to break the fourth wall.

A Simple Dream - Jeff Schellenberg | Drama | 16 min

On his deathbed, an eccentric, elderly Texas oil-man kidnaps four of the most racist men in the world and tries to reform them in order to fulfill his deceased wife's wish.

Tommy - Mike Stevens | Sci-Fi | 4 min

Gene modification is a miracle of modern science as it can change the DNA of a fetus to eliminate hereditary diseases and include some traits that will benefit them in life. But what happens if the parents are not satisfied with the product?

Guests & Giveaways:


Representatives from BCPVA will be joining us to provide information about their organization. They will also be giving away $600 worth of free memberships! Plus anyone who attends this event is allowed to go to one BCPVA meeting for free.

Actorvan -

Actorvan has graciously given us 5 complimentary coupons for their acting fundamentals class! These coupons are valued at $50 each. They will be given out at the event to some lucky attendees!

Cold Reading Series -

A few producers from the Cold Reading Series will be joining us for the day! They will have both a booth and a guest speaker spot. I highly recommend any actor or writer to get in touch with them during the event!

Date & Time:

Sunday March 31, 2019 | 2:00pm - 8:00pm


Creative Coworkers - 520 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC V6A 1C7

The event is located on both floors of the building:

Top Floor - Networking, bar, and vendors

Bottom Floor - Screenings and guest speakers

Food & Drink:

- There will be a food truck parked out front of the venue throughout the whole event
- Alcohol will be served at a bar inside the venue


- Plenty of free street parking
- Paid parking lot across the street

Come join the fastest growing film community in the world and advance your film career.

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See you there!

Audience Choice Award - $250 (CAD) Cash Prize

Please review the Terms and Conditions on our website,

Your film must be under 45 minutes long. We welcome any genre of film. A free ticket is included with your submission. Accepted submissions will receive an invite to do a Q&A at the event. "Official Selection" and "Audience Choice Award Winner" laurels will be given out to the appropriate submitters.

Your film submission is for this event only, it does not count as a submission towards any other FilmLocal events unless specifically noted.

A ballot for the audience choice award will be given to attendees at the end of the final film, they will then be collected and counted with the winner being announced the same day.

Overall Rating
  • I was unable to attend as I am on the East Coast, but my cast were able to attend and they said they loved it.

    April 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thanks for the kind words and the review! We’re thrilled to know that your cast loved it. It was great meeting them.