Submitted. The Vancouver Short Film Festival has opened its call for submissions for short films for the 5th annual film festival. No time limit is enforced, but the shorter, the better. The director or producer of the film must be a British Columbia resident in order to enter, or the film must have been produced in BC.
Festival Director Kelly St-Laurent says, “As the new Festival Director for the Vancouver Short Film Festival, I am thrilled to be working with a talented and dedicated team who share my passion for supporting and promoting BC film talent.” St-Laurent is a Masters of Film Studies graduate from the University of British Columbia and was the 2013 Volunteer Coordinator for the festival.
She continues: “We are now in our fifth year and, building upon the success of previous years, we have an exciting festival planned for 2014. I look forward to seeing the submissions from BC filmmakers, both student and professional.”
Due to the high quality of submissions in 2013, an additional regular screening will be added to form a total of four BC short film screenings. The festival will add another day to accommodate the additional screening, as well as special screenings to celebrate the festival’s five years.
All genres of film are accepted, from documentaries to animation and web series. Student submission fees are $25 (individual students) or $100 for a bundle of five for students from the same school. Professional submission fees are $35 or $85 for a bundle of three. Selected filmmakers will be notified via email in September.
The deadline for submissions is 6:00 PM PT on August 31, 2014 and the films will be screened on November 14-16, 2014. Last year, a total of 25 films were shown, and over $17,000 in prizes was awarded.
Click here for submission guidelines.
About the Vancouver Short Film Festival
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.
Please visit VSFF.com for more information.