VIFAwards has developed a strategic partnership with Hewes Pictures, an International Sales Agent. The Best Feature and Best Short of each quarter will be eligible for a first look deal should the filmmakers be so inclined.

Biannually Best Feature and Best Short will be screened in Vancouver, BC, Canada before an audience of Industry professionals.

Vancouver, also known as "Hollywood North", is a hub for both U.S. and Canadian productions. It is part of our mission statement to introduce our winners to that community.

Best Feature
Best Short

Best Director
Best First Time Director
Best Screenwriter
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Music/Score
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Hair/Make-up
Best Production Design

By submitting your film, take note that:
- You agree to use parts of your film (including trailer/teaser/film poster/stills) for promotional purpose.
- Entry fees are non-refundable.
- Multiple entries are allowed for each filmmaker and each entry may be entered in multiple categories.
- The films must include English subtitles (unless the spoken language is English)

We do not accept:
1. Amateur videos
2. Extremist or propaganda content from religious or political organizations
3. Films involving politics / films promoting political agenda
4. Films with a poor production standard (bad sound, lack of subtitles/captions for non-English films, video resolution less than 720p HD

Overall Rating
  • Mostafa Keshvari

    We were honored to have been selected. It is a very important festival for North Hollywood and artists around the world. Highly recommended. Thank you

    February 2023
  • Amazing, such a wonderful festival!
    We will definitely submit again with our future projects!

    November 2021
  • Excellent organization and very friendly and warm team

    November 2021
  • Martin AgRam

    Sara Lucía Betancur received the award in the category of Best Production Design in the film "A way for Tomás." Thank you for choosing our short as one of the winners. Greetings from Colombia. Punto 8 Entertainment

    November 2021
  • Olivier Simon

    Honored with two awards at the festival for NORTH OF THE NIGHT. Festival and professional team! Highly recommended.

    November 2021