36th Annual

Vancouver International Film Festival

September 28, 2017 to October 13, 2017

 
Category

Canadian Shorts

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in Canadian Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
May 12, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 20.00 *
Regular Deadline
June 9, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 *
WAB Extended Deadline
June 23, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 *

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately September 6, 2017

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 25 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after June 1, 2016

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  
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 Short Film
Cash Award Value: 2,000 Canadian Dollar

Most Promising Director of a Canadian Short Film Award
Sponsor:Private Donor
Cash Award Value: 2,000 Canadian Dollar

Category Rules

CANADIAN ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
Short films entered in the Canadian category must be Canadian productions or co-productions which have not been broadcast or screened commercially (ie: an advertised public screening for which admission is charged, excluding film school graduation screenings) in the Vancouver area. However, VIFF will consider short films that have been made available online. Films should have been completed after June 1, 2016.

SHIPPING AND RETURN
The Festival is not responsible for returning DVD copies.
Preview materials must be shipped prepaid. VIFF will not accept collect shipments and accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to preview materials.
Entrants will be notified regarding the results of the Festival’s selection process by September 6, 2017. (Please do not phone or email for results).