35th Annual

Vancouver International Film Festival

September 29, 2016 to October 14, 2016

 
Category

Canadian Features / Documentaries

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in Canadian Dollar
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
May 13, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Regular Deadline
June 10, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
WAB Extended Deadline
June 24, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately September 2, 2016

RUNTIME
Features: minimum 20 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after June 1, 2015

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects must originate from Canada

PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in Vancouver

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0  
REGION 1  
REGION 2  

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP  
HDCAM  
Film Gauge
  35mm

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> One-Sheet Art - Posters
> Press Clippings

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Best Canadian FIlm
Award details TBA

Emerging Canadian Director
Award details TBA

Best BC Film
Award details TBA

BC Emerging Filmmaker Award
Award details TBA

Rogers People's Choice Award
Sponsor:ROGERS
This prize is shared with other categories.

VIFF Most Popular Canadian Film Award
Sponsor:VIFF

VIFF Most Popular Canadian Documentary Award
Sponsor:VIFF

Category Rules

CANADIAN ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
Films entered in Canadian Images must be Canadian productions or co-productions which have not been broadcast, distributed, offered on VOD or screened commercially (ie: an advertised public screening for which admission is charged, excluding film school graduation screenings) in the Vancouver area. Films should have been completed after June 1, 2015.

SHIPPING AND RETURN
The Festival is not responsible for returning DVD copies except upon request.
Preview materials must be shipped prepaid. VIFF will not accept collect shipments and accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to preview materials.
International submissions can be cleared at our end easily if the package indicates the title of the film and is marked: "For Festival purposes only. Will be cleared by addressee. Contents will be returned." DVD screeners must be valued at $1.00 Canadian for customs clearance.
Entrants will be notified regarding the results of the Festival’s selection process by September 2, 2016. (Please do not phone or email for results).