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 info@vcga.ca and we will review it for the screening. **

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Galactic Battles

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

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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

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Hunting Season

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


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FTL

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

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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

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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

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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

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Depression Sucks

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

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“Prawn”

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

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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

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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

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