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Badass 7 Live Events: Holiday Thanksgiving October 11, 2021
at The Rio Theatre, Vancouver BC riotheatre.ca for tickets

Three blocks of events running from 3pm, 5pm and 8pm.

3pm Girls with Guts (2021; dir: Becca Kozak) Canadian premiere (with director and subjects attending) of the new documentary which explores post-modern feminism with interviews and gory film clips from Vancouver women horror filmmakers (original working title Vancouver Video Vixens). Girls with Guts screening will be followed by an interactive Q& A panel moderated by Gigi Saul Guerrero with director Becca Kozak and other documentary subjects.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rh6iZ8NrUHQ

5pm Funhouse (2020, dir: Jason William Lee). Canadian premiere (with cast and crew) of Lee's epic new star-studded action-packed gory social media horror feature Funhouse starring Valter Skarsgard, Gigi Saul Guerrero, Karolina Benefield, Mathias Retamal, and a stunning main cast. Screening to be followed by Q&A with the director and attending key cast & crew.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1v-EvPnOGxE

8pm Badass 7 Shorts and Awards Show Hosted by Gidget Shawna Mauchline Gravedigger & Aleister Crane and also featuring sideshow performances by Caravan of Curiosities f. Burns the Dragon. The Badass 7 Shorts and Awards live show will feature two blocks of killer new shorts and the 2021 Badass Film Fest Genre Film and Script Competition Awards. (note: for the first time, the acting award categories will be gender free (instead of Best Actor/Actress etc will be: Best Performance, Best Supporting Performance and Best Ensemble). The top 3 scripts in each category will be awarded, with substantial industry prizes for the winners. See Vbaff.com for the 12 categories of genre film nominations and the short and feature script finalists. Another unforgettable live show is planned featuring magic, burlesque, and shocking side show performances for another undownloadable interactive experience that our Badass Fest is famous for!

Promo video #1 at the Rio featuring
2021 host Gidget : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFHXpUBKSmQ

Promo video #2 at the Rio featuring
2021 host Gidget https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjcDf-WJ2gI

Strict Covid safety protocols will be in place at the Rio: required proof of vaccination, masks, seating capped. Tickets are much more limited due to ongoing capacity limits on venues so get your tickets fast when available at riotheatre.ca. This (Canadian) Thanksgiving come out and be thankful that badassery is being resurrected live pre-Halloween for the first time since early 2019, and that we will finally be able to get together and (safely) get crazy again!

Awards & Prizes
NEW categories for Badass 7, 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 7, cheaper to submit micro-shorts (10$) and script submissions with a chance for development with Darkside Releasing / Generativity Productions.

Badass 7 2021 will take place Early April 2021 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. www.vbaff.com.

Badass 7 will screen the very best from all the submission pool and the top awards winning films and scripts.


Much more info to come

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