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VSFF Ticket Purchase & Lineup Information

The 2016 Vancouver Short Film Festival is right around the corner, and we have officially locked our program! Ticket sales are now closed, but can still be purchased at our box office, which will be open at 7:00 on the night of January 29th, and at 6:30 on the night of January 30th.

You can now find out more about the festival lineup, awards, and judges by checking out our press release below! We look forward to seeing you at our screenings this weekend!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

‘Vancouver’s Short Film Fest’ rolls out 2015 film lineup

Hottest lineup to­date unveiled for Vancouver Short Film Festival’s 6th anniversary celebration. Over $15,000 in cash and prizes to be awarded by esteemed jury.

VANCOUVER SHORT FILM FEST (VSFF) a​nnounces their 2​016 Official Selections for the 6th annual festival to be held J​anuary 29th and 30th, 2016,​ at V​ancity Theatre.​ This year, festival goers can look forward to 23 short films from BC filmmakers, selected from over 180 submissions.

The film lineup includes 9 women directors, 9 student films and even a 9 year old filmmaker! Maia Costea, director writer and actor in ​"Behind the Rocks",​ is a 9 years old actress from Vancouver Canada, who discovered the passion of filmmaking when she started a filmmaking program called Young Moviemaking. "B​ehind the Rocks" ​is Maia’s directorial debut which will be screening in the Child’s Play program and is in competition for the Best Student Short Film Award.

23 short films are competing with the opportunity to win 12 awards and over $15,000 in cash and prizing to be awarded. VSFF Awards include: the $5,000 Best Short Film Award presented by William F. White International Inc., the $5,000 Best Student Film Award sponsored by Clairmont Camera Inc., along with Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Woman Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best VFX, Best Sound Design, Best Editing and new this year, the Underdog Award sponsored by Raindance Vancouver (a free 1 year membership with Raindance and 1 free workshop of their choosing). These awards will be decided by a jury of 3 established industry professionals: A​aron Bushkowsky,​N​icholas Humphries,​ and K​at Montagu.

“BC has such a wealth of talent,” says Festival Director Kristyn Stilling, “It is exciting to be able to showcase some of best short films our province has to offer and celebrate our homegrown filmmakers.”

Films are programmed in 4 categories:

BC and the World- ­​F​riday Jan 29th 8pm
The Blue Jet​ directed by Lawrence Le Lam Vancouver

Zoetrope d​irected by Jeffery Chong

Imperial d​irected by Timothy John Sharp

Migrant Bodies d​irected by Xavier Curnillon

Nephew di​rected by David Findlay

Dark Deeds­​- Friday Jan 29th 930pm
In Memory directed by Robert Kirbyson

Arc ​directed directed by Amartei Armar

Hallow ​directed by Leigh Powis

Redhanded directed by Edward Andrews

Vehicular Romanticide​ by Andrew Rowe

Child’s Play­​- Saturday Jan 30th 7pm
Bite directed by Brittany Lum­Cho

Willa & the Willis ​directed by Jen Ray

My Least Favorite Person directed by Lantian Chen

Michi ​directed by Kaho Yoshida

Behind the Rocks d​irected by Maia Costea

Kindergarten, Da Bin Ich Weider​ directed by Aubrey Arnason and Kayln Miles

Letter To My Future Self​ directed by Robert Randall

Pursuit of Identity­​- Saturday Jan 30th 830pm

Strawman ​directed by Jordan Macken

Not a Stranger ​directed by Kate Green Dissonance​directed by Anna Ngo

Clouds of Autumn ​directed by Trevor Mack and Matthew Taylor Blais

Pacific Wayfarer ​directed by Dylan Maranda

Never Steady, Never Still​ directed by Kathleen Hepburn

Tickets and passes can be purchased online: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2475712