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We're back! Hope you all are ready for another FilmLocal networking event. 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
- 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.


1:30 - Doors Open

2:00 - Short Films |  Siblings & The Doctrine

3:00 - Guest Speakers (See Below)

4:00 - Short Films | Unravel & Scattered

5:00 - Audience Choice Award Announcement

5:30 - Doors Close

Guests & Giveaway

STORYHIVE - STORYHIVE has donated a door prize to our event! This mystery bag can be won by participating in our Business Cards Game. Whoever has the most business cards by the end of the night, wins the prize!

Todd Duncan Studios - Photographer Todd Duncan will be joining us to talk about stills photography, his career, and his upcoming workshop!

Kat Kou Makeup Artistry - Kat Kou will be joining us to talk about being an onset makeup artist as well as her (soon to be announced) SPFX makeup workshop!

Shitty Film Festival - A few representatives will be joining us to talk about their upcoming festival screening on July 13th! Tickets for this event come with both access to the screening and the after party. Trust me; it’s as great as it sounds!

Screening Short Films

Siblings - John Lewis James | Drama | 7 min:

A Brother and Sister have an argument while hiking in the forest and have to find their way back to safety alone.

The Doctrine - Shane Brar | Thriller | 16 min:

Andrei fights for something that has cost him everything. On a journey for closure and to close this chapter of his life.

Unravel - Evan Luchkow | Drama | 10 min:

Mary lives a lonely and isolated existence, meticulously documenting suspicious activity in the skies. When she connects with a fellow conspiracy theorist, she struggles to open up and reveal her secret: painful and mysterious fibres growing out of her skin. Unravel is a story about conspiracies, romance, and our powerful need to feel connected to the people around us.

Scattered - Ellie Harvie | Comedy | 9 min:

Two women venture into the woods to scatter their friend's ashes and fumble for a way to say good bye.

Date & Time:

Sunday July 7, 2019 | 1:30pm - 5:30pm

Food & Drink:

There will be food and drink available for purchase inside provided by Caveman Cafe. This is a dry event, but everyone is welcome to come for drinks after!


Plenty of free street parking

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


If you're interested in sponsoring this event, please fill out the form here:

See you there!

Audience Choice Award - $200 CAD Cash Prize

Please review the Terms and Conditions on our website,

Your film must be under 20 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
  • shane brar

    I didn't get a chance to attend the festival I was out of town, wanted to be there but the organizer's of the festival did a great job communicating with me. Highly recommend it.

    July 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thanks for leaving a review! Hope you're able to make it to the next one.

  • Evan Luchkow

    It was a real pleasure to present our work to a hometown crowd of creative professionals. Troy and the gang at FilmLocal are working hard to bring the Vancouver creative community together. If you plan to submit, I would definitely recommend attending the screening and networking event to get the most out of your submission.

    July 2019
    Response from festival:

    We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the event, Evan! Hope to have you back at the next one.

  • John Lewis James

    Really great film event! Everyone there was super friendly and it was a great opportunity to both show my film, receive feedback and network too.

    July 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thanks for the kind words, John! It was great getting the chance to meet you and have the opportunity to present your film.

  • 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.