The Fraser Valley Film Festival is an online monthly festival with a focus on celebrating independent films that may not otherwise be screened at more traditional festivals. We want to provide opportunities for both local and international filmmakers to showcase their work and build contacts for future collaborations.
With multiple awards and official selection laurels provided to each selected film, the Fraser Valley Film Festival is a wonderful opportunity to have your film exposed to a wider audience and build a promotional campaign, Who doesn't want awards and those laurels on your hard earned poster!?
We accept Features, Shorts, Documentaries, Music Videos and Animations from emerging artists and students to established professionals. FVFF is committed to the celebration of independent film and bringing it to wider audiences.
The Fraser Valley Film Festival will also screen a select few award winners at its sister festival, the Chilliwack Independent Film Festival, which runs every year in November at the Cottonwood Cinema located in the beautiful Fraser Valley.
The Fraser Valley Film Festival has an array of awards to give out each month to filmmakers as well as "Official Selection" laurels for your films promotional purposes. There will be awards handed out each month for:
– Best of Fest
– Best Feature Film
– Best Short Film
– Best Documentary
- Best of BC
Other technical awards will be handed out for:
– Best Director
– Best Actor
– Best Actress
- Best Cinematography
- Best Score
- Best Student Film
- Best Script
Feature films (narrative & documentary) should run over 40 minutes but not exceed 120 minutes. Short films (narrative & documentary) should be under 30 minutes with a minimum of 1 minute. Music videos should run under 5 minutes. Films must have been completed after January 1st, 2016.
We only accept entries via the FilmFreeway online screener or a private Vimeo link that you can send after submitting. Please check the individual categories for specifics. There are no premiere requirements.
Participants agree that clips from their film and all other material related to their project may be used and/or published in the event program, FVFF website and for any promotional purposes which FVFF deems appropriate.
No screeners and/or promotional materials will be returned to the filmmaker, unless arranged in advance.
If selected, all commercial/private property including all trademark/copyrighted materials shown or recorded on the project is the responsibility of the filmmaker. FVFF will NOT take responsibility for any infringement of copywritten materials.
Fraser Valley Film Festival holds no responsibility for lost or damaged prints. While the utmost care will be taken with regard to prints, it is solely up to the filmmaker to take full responsibility (i.e. insurance).
Rules are subject to change at any time with or without prior notice.