The Sasqwatch Fest returns in 2025!

We have added 3 new categories
***New > BEST Commercial under 30 secs
***New > BEST Spot over 30 Secs.
***New > BEST Animation.

We screen all the winners:

The top International Shorts Films & local Short.
Best Feature Film | Best Music Video
The Best 3 / Gold, Silver, Bronze > Animations | Commercials | Micro shorts

New sponsors for the 2025 season,
Over $1500 in Prizes for the top films & scripts

Early bird discount (25% off ) from April 2024 to June 2025.

Every Submission will receive a notification during the judging process with their score!

Screening for this event will take place in Vancouver BC Canada

Previous year Venues: Vancity Theatre | The Rio | La Cinemateque

Awards & Prizes

Cheap micro-shorts (10$) and script submissions.

Sasqwatch will take place the last week of April 2025.

Live screening of the top films will be in Vancouver, BC, Canada

We screen the highest-judged/ranked films submitted

Door prize for all selected films, top prize for the best Film

Films and script contest awards will be presented to all winners at the event.
A digital copy of the awards will also be sent to all the winners.

Overall Rating
  • Thank you so much for having my film at the festival! Although I wasn't able to attend in person, it was an honor being included. The festival communication was great and the lineup was awesome! Thank you!!

    April 2024
  • rana shemirani

    Thank you for Official Selection/ Finalist on my short film script!! So happy to be apart of this festival!

    March 2024
  • Evan Sorlien

    I did not attend, so I cannot speak to the quality of the actual event. But I can say that the communication, info, and website are all quite poor. Our film was selected, but not screened, and they couldn't even tell us that soon enough to make arrangements for travel. If they don't have time to screen all the films, I dunno.... maybe just accept films you have time to screen? It makes no sense to tell someone they are an official selection only to not screen. What's the point? Very stupid, will never submit another film again.

    March 2024
    Response from festival:

    "official selection" All Official selections receive a $50 Gift Card from GearBox Rentals when attending, The value is greater than the price of a submission.

    The best film receives the top prize, all selected films receive 2 free Tix to the festival, As well as nominations for awards.

    The top 25 scores are selected, out of 800+ submissions, we cannot screen all selected films due to the durations of some of the films as we schedule 2 full blocks of 45 mins.

    The date of the festival was announced more than a month in advance and our location has been Vancouver for the past 8 years... The next season location and date have already been posted more than a year in advance.

    Our apologies if you do not like our format or prizes, simply request a refund from Film Freeway, they always refund patrons. best regards.

  • Lukas Steinmaier

    Thanks a lot for selecting my short film "Sunday Roast" to your 2022 festival! Although I could not attend in person the overall competition was great and well organised. Hope to be back again this year!

    February 2023
  • Thomas Chretien

    Amazing festival. My second time attending this one. The crowd is always very lively. Great hosts, great art side shows. It's a blast

    November 2022