Badass 8 Live Events: October 23, 2022
at The Rio Theatre, Vancouver BC for tickets

3pm Death Rumble (2022, Rusty Nixon, Canada) world premiere w/ wrestlers, cast & crew host: Jesse Inocalla

5:30pm International/Non-Local Shorts

7:30pm Local Shorts in 2 blocks w/ filmmakers
and Hosted Award Show w/ live performances
from Caravan of Curiosities
Script Contest and Film Awards presented live

Much more info to come

Awards & Prizes
New award categories for Badass 8, four script categories and 15 film award categories
with prizes from Whites, Gearbox and others, including potential development possibilities with Generativity Productions and Darkside Releasing for the top 3 new badass script award winners in short and feature film categories.

Returning at Badass 8, cheaper to submit micro-shorts (10$) and script submissions with a chance for development with Darkside Releasing / Generativity Productions.

Badass 8 2022 will take place October 23 2022 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. live at The Rio Theatre.

Badass 8 will screen the highest judges ranked genre short films submitted in international and local programs with the filmmakers, as well as a world premiere feature.

Film and script contest awards will be presented in the Local Shorts and Awards Show 7:30pm Oct 23, 2022 at the Rio Theatre

Overall Rating
  • The ultimate BADASS event on this platform. From the moment I discovered the festival on Filmfreeway and saw the incredible artwork of the POSTER and then pictures of the event, I knew I wanted to be part of it!!!🤓🎬🎯

    When I got selected I got uber excited, but then when I saw that my status had changed from "selected" to "award winning" I fell off my chair, screamed, ran around the block, and alerted the whole neighborhood! WOW!

    Since I couldn't attend in person, David Aboussafy kept me posted all along and sent me pictures of the event. He wrote to me that my short TINDER TANGO inspired the hosts to do an impromptu tango and generated a great audience response when it screened and when it won. I mean, THAT is a host, that is founder and director high class act....What an honor... A filmmaker dream come true!

    And if that wasn't enough, Rowan Jang and Andy Wong, founders of Mitribe media contacted me to tell me that their company sponsored my award and that they would hold a Retrospective Screening event and that they would like me to participate on a live Q& A via Zoom with the other filmmakers at the end of the live screening! So there I was, present during the after screening Q&A with my face projected on the screen behind my fellow filmmakers answering questions from an awesome audience! Da bomb💥💨

    I urge to submit your film, this is a high class festival from warmhearted connoisseurs! Can't wait to meet them in person and give them a huge hug!

    November 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for the wonderful review and your great short! Greta work!

  • Jenna Cornell

    Festival and communication were awesome. Vancouver Badass Film Festival kept everyone updated on what was happening and when.

    November 2021
  • I think it's truly BADASS that the Vancouver Badass Film Festival awarded my drama/fantasy feature "The Seedling" and my thriller feature "Protector of the Emerald City" Honorable Mentions! Thank you so much for the great attention you paid to my work and this is a festival worth entering!

    October 2021
  • Aidy Mc

    Awesome to be a part of

    October 2021
  • Susan Brannigan-Rampp

    I really appreciate the communication and feedback from Vancouver Badass Film Festival for selecting my short script, Marilyn in the Mirror, as a semi-finalist. I hope to be able to attend a future festival.

    October 2021