The Fourth Annual Vancouver Badass Film Festival (Badass 2018) will again feature the best in new extreme cinema from around the world, interactive
events with filmmakers and unforgettable live performances.
Badass films are described as viscerally exciting films, original in content or style (preferably both). The first three Badass film festivals shocked, delighted,
challenged and thrilled raucous sellout audiences with a mix of horror, avant-garde, noir and wild action.
Badass breaks down walls between filmmakers, fans, and funders, sparking interactive collaboration and celebration. Past Badass hosts and speakers have
included Jen and Sylvia Soska, Tristan Risk, Samantha Mack and Gigi Saul Guerrero.
The Badass 2016 juried award winners (from 52 nominees in 12 categories) came from films from France, Serbia, The US, Mexico, and Canada, with other
screenings from Asia, Europe, and South America. Three feature films premiering at Badass 2016: The Evil in Us (Canada); House of VHS (France) and Atroz
(Mexico) found distribution, with The Evil in Us and Atroz announcing distribution deals within days of their screenings at Badass 2016.
Badass 2017 featured premieres of Adam Rifkin/Penn Jillette's meta-masterpiece Director's Cut, and the 35mm indie exploitation epic Frankenstein Created Bikers.
Badass 2017 featured incredible live performances from members of Caravan of Creeps, Harley Davidson motorcycles, fire performers, and the world's largest
bearded dragon (who co-accepted the 2017 Badass Actress award with Tristan Risk).
Badass 2018 will again feature the best in new extreme short and feature films, with an expanded program of interactive speaker and social events
Badass 2018 will take place February 23-25, 2018 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. www.vbaff.com
Awards & Prizes
Expending to a multiple days format for 2017.
Adding 3 full features screening to the festival as well as returning with10 categories with awards for the 2017. visit VBAFF.com for more info.
Rules & Terms
This year we will screen 3 Feature films as well as 30 Short films.
Priority will be given to films under 15 mins, but we also accept films up to 30 mins.
We will offer the top 3 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 coming December 1st/