The Vancouver Short Film Festival (VSFF) is committed to the celebration of the vibrant community of short film, video, and animation artists on the Canadian West Coast. We hope to build ties between emerging and established professionals, and provide an arena where all short filmmakers, including students, can screen their films in public and support their fellow colleagues. Our ultimate goal is to connect short filmmakers to a broader audience in order to grow the local film industry.
Awards & Prizes
Best Short Film
Best Student Film
Best Female Director
Best Visual FX
Best Male Actor
Best Female Actor
Rules & Terms
ALL FESTIVAL SUBMISSIONS MUST HAVE AT LEAST ONE CAST OR CREW MEMBER WHO IS A BRITISH COLUMBIA (CANADA) RESIDENT.
There is no time limit for films, but be aware that our screening are only an hour long. If you are a web series producer we accept up to 15 mins of content as a single entry. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to subsequent episodes if they are not all available in your submission.
Films must have been completed by 2016 or later.
By submitting this form and film entry, I guarantee that the submission is original work and that there are no ownership or copyright disputes regarding my entry. I am authorized to submit this film and affirm that my submission will not violate any law or right of any person or entity.
I indemnify and hold The Vancouver Short Film Festival Society (VSFF), its directors, producers, staff, volunteers, and affiliated entities harmless and will defend them against any damage to or loss of the film, any claims, demands, losses, damages, judgments, liabilities and expenses, including attorney’s fees, arising out of or in connection with any and all claims of third parties based on my work submitted to The Vancouver Short Film Festival.
I understand that failure to comply with The Vancouver Short Film Festival guidelines will disqualify my entry and result in forfeiture of my submission fee. Should your film not have at least one cast or crew who is a BC, Canada resident your film will be disqualified and you will NOT be refunded your entry fee. By submitting your film to the VSFF, I agree that the VSFF has the right to use clips, images, and/or sound from my film for promotional purposes in the form of, but not limited to, print, radio, television, and Internet media.