4th Annual

East Van Showcase Haunted Saloon

October 20, 2019 to October 21, 2019

Film Market
Submit Online
2728 West 7th Avenue
Vancouver BC V6K 1Z4
Phone: 6043562236

OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Vancouver Shorts
Short films made in and around the Lower Mainland, by filmmakers based in Vancouver.
Shorts from Elsewhere
Short films made outside of Vancouver.


East Van Showcase is dedicated to bringing independent short films to screen, enabling filmmakers and audiences to connect, and providing an arena for exciting new projects to be born.


Vancouver's most innovative film experience returns with another Halloween takeover, bringing the world's best independent horror to our devoted audience of wretched undead cinephiles.

All bets are off and we want to see what scary short films you've concocted in your diabolic brains so together we can remind people that Halloween isn't make-believe.

We welcome entries from a variety of sinister genres, including horror, gothic, dark-fantasy, magic realist, occult, and post-apocalyptic. All entries must be have a run-time of less than 20 minutes, and should have been completed in 2016, 2017 or 2018.
Awards & Prizes

The second annual Skullface Showdown will see films competing for awards in the following categories:

Best Short Film
Best Acting
Best Monster

With cash and in-kind prizes from our dastardly crew of dreadful sponsors.

Rules & Terms

EVS accepts short films of up to 20 minutes.

Horror is preferred, although genre is not required but film should be reflective of the nature of Halloween. Films will be judged by a jury of filmmakers based on quality of production, depth of narrative, and overall affect.

Please submit an online screener.


James Kingstone (Director); James Kingstone (Director); Sean Ronan (Festival Director); Sean Ronan (Festival Director)


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East Van Showcase is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless East Van Showcase from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.