The Sixth Annual International Vancouver Badass Film Festival will take place March 2020 is currently accepting submissions on FilmFreeway through February.

New for Badass 6, cheaper to submit micro-shorts (10$) and script submissions with a chance for development with Darkside Releasing / Generativity Productions.Badass 6 2020 will take place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

21 award categories for Badass 6, including cash awards and prizes from Whites, Gearbox, Mitribe and others, including potential development possibilities with Generativity Productions and Darkside Releasing for the top 3 new badass script award winners.

Badass 6 will screen several featured films as well as over 40 Short films.

Priority will be given to short films under 15 mins, but we also accept films up to 30 mins.

We will offer the top submitted films which didn't make the cut or that were too long to schedule on the big screen a promotional package via our website and event publications. Those 3 films will be available for one day as an Online streaming screening on the day of the festival and will be included in our awards consideration. ***subject to the film maker's approval***

Much more info to come

Overall Rating
  • Very fun festival to've been a part of. Hope to see the VIFF screenings grow in the coming years, but the Rio screenings a guaranteed riot every time.

    May 2019
  • Matthew Leigh

    Excellent festival run by very engaged local filmmakers. They go above and beyond to showcase talent in here in Vancouver and far beyond. It was a pleasure to watch the films programmed and the talent hired to make it all happen.

    May 2019
    Response from festival:

    We appreciate your review and loved your contribution to Badass V! We ll be watching for your next projects!

  • Skip Shea

    Fantastic festival! Good chance to meet other filmmakers as well as folks from Generativity Productions and Darkside Releasing. Opening night and closing nights are a blast. And the fringe movies were fabulous. Well worth the submission fee and plane ticket.

    April 2019
  • Wilson Large

    This was my first time submitting to VBFF. It was a really great experience. They curated an amazing selection of films and that made me all the more proud to have been selected. They packed a lot into the weekend and my only regret is that the awards went so late I had to leave before it the final screenings which started at midnight after the awards.
    I got a free pass to the whole festival as a screenplay finalist and bought a really cool hoody which I love and can tell I'm probably going to wind up wearing it too often.
    My only suggestion for improvement would be to encourage more networking through scheduled social events that don't compete with screenings. I did manage to meet a few really cool people and in fact made good connections with another screenwriter finalist and she wound up taking 1st place and I took 2nd, so that was cool.
    The thing I loved the most is that you could tell there was a really tight community supporting each other around genre films in Vancouver, but I never was made to feel like an outsider coming from the USA. Great work everyone!

    April 2019
  • Broken Mirror Films

    This festival is one of a kind. It's audience driven. It has live performances. It's a great time. I am very happy to that i was invited to take part in the festival. I attended and was immersed in a one of a kind experience that left me wanting more.

    April 2019