Vancouver Movie Awards is an international film competition, celebrating the language of cinema, indie filmmaking and film projects of all genres from all over the world. Our seasonal festival seeks to promote and award filmmakers and create networking and events for filmmakers. The festival stands with independent filmmaking and believes in the power of cinema. It is our pleasure to consider film and script projects of all genres for various categories of the festival. Our festival will also award acting, writing, cinematography, editing and composing for film music in each edition and offers cash awards to the winners.

Categories :

- Best Short Film
- Best Short Documentary
- Best Short Comedy
- Best Short Horror
- Best Short Sci-Fi
- Best Short Adventure
- Best Film up to 5 minutes
- Best Animation
- Best Feature film
- Best Documentary film
- Best Experimental Film
- Best Music Video
- Best Commercial Video
- Best TV or WEB-series
- Best Trailer/Teaser
- Best Student Film
- Best First Time Feature Film
- Best Female Director
- Best Actor
- Best Actress
- Best Script
- Best Unproduced Script
- Best Cinematography
- Best Editing
- Best Composing

Rules and Terms

1. All films that are not in English, must have English language subtitles.
2. Multiple entries from the same submitter are accepted.
3. The decision of the festival selection committee will be final.
4. The excerpts from films send can be shown on the our social networks.
5. Films that are submitted must be the entrant’s original work and shall not infringe on any copyrights or any other rights of any third Parties. Contestants agree that they have obtained all required copyright permissions regarding music, sound & images. etc presented in their film.
6. The festvial organizers reserve rights change, cancel or re-schedule the dates, venue, awards & categories without consent or information to contestants.
7. The organizers reserve the right not to award any or all of the prizes.

Overall Rating
  • Susan Backs

    Semi Finalist for Motherhood and Being a Sandwich or The Best Laid Plans. Wow so great! Thanks for the honour and the professional way that the festival conducts itself.

    April 2023
  • Greg Simmons

    Our short Bigfoots Baseball was selected as a Semi-Finalist, happy to be apart of the experience!

    April 2023
  • What an honor to be a Semi Finalist for best first time Director back home in Vancouver where I spent over twenty years in the industry. I can't thank the Vancouver Movie Awards enough for the feedback on "6 Wheels From Hell!".

    March 2023
  • Thrilled to find THE WAITING ROOM as semi finalist in the festival. Thanks a lot.

    March 2023
  • Thank you so much for selection our two projects: "The Reporter from Chattanooga with Love" and "Braaking Newz" as Semi-Finalist.

    Amazing festival we will recommend the festival to local filmmakers in our community.

    Kn Television, Team

    March 2023