2022 AWARD WINNERS

Every year, the Vancouver Short Film Festival awards BC filmmakers thousands of dollars in prizes and in-kind services from

our generous supporters in the film community. 

Vancouver Post Alliance Award for

BEST SOUND DESIGN

Within

SOUND DESIGNER
Ryan Steinbach
PRIZES
  • Zoom call with industry professional
    sound designer and post-production supervisor
  • (2x) 1-year membership to Vancouver
    Post Alliance (VPA) for filmmaker and assistant
  • $300 CASH from VANCOUVER POST ALLIANCE

Vancouver Short Film Festival Award for

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Mistress of Bones

VISUAL EFFECTS ARTISTS
Freddy Chavez Olmos
Luis Almazan
German Eden Munoz
PRIZE
  • $500 CASH from VANCOUVER SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

Vancouver Post Alliance Award for

BEST EDITING

The O Show

EDITOR
Luke Pellizzari
PRIZES
  • 1-year membership to FilmLocal

  • Zoom call with industry professional
    editor and post-production supervisor

  • (2x) 1-year membership to Vancouver
    Post Alliance for editor and assistant editor

  • $300 CASH from VANCOUVER POST ALLIANCE

UBCP/ACTRA Awards for

BEST PERFORMANCE

HONORABLE MENTION
Maia Basitidas

Wildflower
WINNER
Kingston Gomes
Baba
WINNER
Elma Begovic
The Day We Left
PRIZES (Both Winners)
  • 5x 1-hour sessions of MiTribe Studio with professional reader)

  • $500 CASH from UBCP / ACTRA

Scripting Aloud! Award for

BEST SCREENPLAY

Baba

SCREENWRITERS
Javier Badillo
Jay Kamal
PRIZES
  • 1 free copy of the ShotLister app

  • 1-year membership to FilmLocal

  • Scripting Reading and Mentoring
    (valued at $550) with Scripting Aloud!

  • $250 CASH from SCRIPTING ALOUD!

Keslow Camera Award for

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Wildflower

CINEMATOGRAPHER
Mitchell Baxter
PRIZES
  • 1 year-long membership to FilmLocal

  • $10,000 gift certificate from KESLOW CAMERAS

Director’s Guild of Canada Award for

BEST DIRECTOR

Esther & Sai

DIRECTORS
Rosie Choo Pidcock
Anaïsa Visser
PRIZES
  • 1 free copy of the Shotlister App

  • 1-year membership to FilmLocal

  • (1x) 4-hour casting service session
    provided through MiTribe Studio

  • $1,000 CASH from DGC of BC

Women in Film and Television

IMPACT AWARD

Esther & Sai

DIRECTORS
Rosie Choo Pidcock
Anaïsa Visser

PRODUCERS
Jesse Copeland
Jon Warne
PRIZES
  • 1 free copy of the Shotlister App

  • 1 year-long membership to FilmLocal

  • Producer’s Workbook ePub version + 1-year online subscription

  • 10 pairs of tickets & 1 panel / artist talk entry to the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival (March 8-13, 2022)

  • $250 CASH from VANCOUVER SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

Time Loop Films Award for

BEST AFTER DARK FILM

Giraffe

DIRECTOR
Dan Nicholls

PRODUCERS

Corey Schmitt
James Weicker
PRIZES
  • 1 free copy of the Shotlister App

  • 1 year-long membership to FilmLocal

  • $1000 CASH from TIME LOOP FILMS

Documentary Organization of Canada Award for

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM

The O Show

DIRECTOR
Sharad Kharé

PRODUCER

Mel D'Souza
PRIZES
  • 2 free Memberships or Renewals to the Documentary
    Organization of Canada (free access to workshops and
    events
    and all benefits of being a DOC member)

  • $250 CASH from VANCOUVER SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

SparkCG Award for

BEST ANIMATION

Cat & Moth

DIRECTOR
India Barnardo

PRODUCERS

Emily Shinyi Hsu
Sarah Dacey
PRIZES
  • 2 passes to SPARK ANIMATION 2022

  • Invite to SPARK ANIMATION opening night gala

  • $250 CASH from VANCOUVER SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

Langara College Film Arts Award for

BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM

Float

DIRECTOR
Matthew Steacy

PRODUCER

James Swalm
PRIZES
  • 1 free copy of the Shotlister App

  • 1-year membership to FilmLocal

  • $2,000 gift card for Circus HR Pro Plan software

  • $500 CASH from LANGARA COLLEGE FILM ARTS

Gearbase Camera Award for

BEST BC SHORT FILM

Baba

DIRECTOR
Jay Kamal

PRODUCER

Javier Badillo
Panta Mosleh
PRIZES
  • 1 free copy of the Shotlister app

  • 1-year membership to FilmLocal

  • 2x half-day location rental vouchers for
    MiTribe Mansion (valid for 3 years)

  • 1 $2,000 gift card for Circus HR Pro Plan software

  • $2,500 IN RENTALS at GEARBASE CAMERA RENTALS

William F. White International Inc. Award for

BEST CANADIAN SHORT FILM

The Lost Seahorse

DIRECTOR
Benjamin Fieschi-Rose

PRODUCER

Kirsten Brass
PRIZES
  • 1 free copy of the ShotLister app

  • 1-year membership to FilmLocal

  • 2x half-day location rental vouchers for
    MiTribe Mansion (valid 3 years)

  • 1 $2,000 gift card for Circus HR Pro Plan software

  • $5,000 IN RENTALS at William F. White International Inc.

MiTribe Media

AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD

Who The Hell is Nigel?

DIRECTOR
Nigel Edwards

PRODUCERS
Sky Morfopoulos, Devan Francis
PRIZES
  • 2x full-day location rental vouchers for
    MiTribe Mansion ($500 value each, valid 3 years)
    x1 free copy of the Shotlister App