We love to support the Independent Film Community… and what better way to do that, than to have a screening, showcasing all sorts of local indie films!?
We will be viewing these in a 3×3 format playing three films in a row followed with a panel Q&A from the Directors / Producers of those three films. Creating a real conversation to find out how they did it, what their process was, and anything else you might want to know about the films. This will allow both the audience and filmmakers the opportunity to gain some real insights together.
There will be an hour lunch break as well so come prepared to learn, be inspired and make some new connections for your next project.
This event is part of the VCGA 2019 goals to help support the Independent Film Community in Vancouver, by cultivating talent and providing an opportunity to those who wouldn’t normally have it.
** Are you an Indie Filmmaker? Well, this is the perfect opportunity to showcase your latest short film! If you would like to submit a film, please send an email to email@example.com and we will review it for the screening. **
Imagine if characters from Star Wars, Star Trek, Mass Effect and Halo all ended up meeting in the same universe. Would they forge alliances, or would they end up battling each other?
“Galactic Battles” is an open film project that mashes these franchises together in one massive space battle that will get the attention of any die-hard sci-fi fan!
Genre Sci-Fi Directed By Calvin Romeyn Written By Rovin Onas, Steve Des Roches, Calvin Romeyn Produced By Nick Romick, Fred Smith Runtime 17 minutes, 46 seconds Watch Trailer
Bucketheads: A Star Wars Story
A squad of storm troopers are transporting a POW with valuable information from Yavin 4, but getting off planet will test their mettle. Bucketheads is a short Star Wars Fan Film that blurs the line between good and evil. Though their leaders may be corrupt, who exactly are these warriors under the Imperial armor?
Genre Sci-Fi Directed By Marco Bossow, Andy Brown Written By Marco Bossow, Andy Brown Produced By Marco Bossow, Andy Brown, Scott Mundle, Anaïsa Visser Runtime 13 minutes, 34 seconds Watch Trailer
Callie, a gas station attendant, is stuck at a crossroads in her life. When a violent creature escapes from a group of local hunters, it happens upon her at the station and seeks to change her life forever.
Genre Fantasy Directed By Shannon Kohli Written By Hannah Levien Produced By Ines Esses, Alexander Greer & Michele Piccard Runtime 11 minutes Watch Trailer
A lone astronaut testing the first faster-than-light spacecraft travels farther than he imagined possible. Ethan Kane, a NASA Astronaut and decorated pilot, has recently retired from active duty to spend more time with his wife and young son. As he tries to adjust to a quieter life on the ground, he’s approached to ﬂy one last mission…testing the ﬁrst faster-than-light spacecraft. While the world watches, Kane takes The Longshot on its maiden voyage.
Genre Sci-Fi Directed By Adam Stern Written By Adam Stern Produced By Todd Giroux, Sara Irvine-Erickson Runtime 14 minutes, 42 seconds Watch Trailer
Misfortunes of a Kissgin
Millions of men are dying due to a curse that forbids all men from kissing before marriage. The sorcerer is an evil witch. The superhero is a Kiss Guardian. The only savior is a Kissgin.
Genre Comedy Directed By Stanton Chong Written By Berlin Lu Produced By Stephanie Cho, Stanton Chong, Berlin Lu Runtime 10 minutes, 13 seconds Watch Trailer
Podsnappery: A Question of Conception
Sir Jack, a young aspiring magician deteriorates as he works to become the next Harry Houdini. However, with increasing pressure from the household of his estranged Royal wife, Gwendolyn, and the opening night of a show looming on the horizon, Jack finds himself in a sticky situation and he is forced to choose between magic and love. Podsnappery, referring to a character Mr. Podsnap in Charles Dickens’ Our Mutual Friend (1864-1865), in which this word was also coined. Podsnap was ‘conscious that he set a brilliant social example in being particularly well satisfied with most things, and, above all other things, with himself’.
Genre Comedy, Drama Directed By Melissa Jean Woodside Written By Melissa Jean Woodside Produced By Alex Brown, Melissa Gannac, Benedict Lawrence, Melissa Jean Woodside Runtime 14 minutes, 26 seconds Watch Trailer
Tonight I Strike
Liam is searching for his sister and nothing will get in his way. A tale of violence, redemption and magnets.
Genre Sci-Fi Directed By Dan Gaudreau Written By Dan Gaudreau, Ayz Waraich Produced By Dan Gaudreau, Peter Lengyel, Benjamin Lumpkin, Jewerl Ross, Steven Sawalich, Judd Tilyard, Ayz Waraich Runtime 14 minutes, 01 second Watch Trailer
Phil has severe depression, so bad it’s manifested itself as a vulgar nemesis called Teddy. Laura also has depression but her demon is a venomous harlot called Arsha. When the two meet, the characters in their heads form an unstoppable team of misery proving well and truly that depression sucks.
Genre Comedy Directed By Kyle James-Patrick Written By Kyle James-Patrick Produced By Kayvon Saremi Runtime 18 minutes, 20 seconds Watch Trailer
A sensitive waiter in a toxic work environment becomes upset when he finds out the dinner special is ‘prawns burned alive on a fire grill.’ He decides to free the prawns, and in doing so, liberates himself.
Genre Comedy Directed By Andrew Gillingham Written By Andrew Gillingham Produced By Andrew Gillingham Runtime 10 minutes, 02 seconds Watch Trailer
Salish Sea: Rebirth & Reconciliation
There are the many First Nations who have inhabited and nurtured the Salish Sea for thousands of years. There are all the coastal communities and companies who have made it their home and business for the past 150 years. And there are all the species of wildlife who have made it their home since the Salish Sea came into existence millions of years ago.
Genre Documentary Directed By John Durrant, Steve Gordon Written By David Rollin Web Produced By John Durrant Runtime 7 minutes, 19 seconds Watch Trailer
Fish for the Future
We believe in the power of story; in it’s ability to move people and, ultimately, to inspire them to take action. We are energized by nature and get excited by those that are actively a part of the world around them.
Genre Documentary Directed By Tash Baycroft Written By Tash Baycroft, Jesse Bone Produced By Jesse Bone Runtime 6 minutes, 48 seconds Watch Trailer