Vancouver Short Film Festival – November 15 – 16, 2013
The 4thÂ annual Vancouver Short Film Festival (VSFF) announces its program featuring an exciting lineup of 21 short films and 4 web series episodes showcasing established and emerging local BC filmmaking talent. The festival will take place on Friday & SaturdayÂ November 15 â€“ 16, 2013, at the Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street.
The 2013 program features three main screenings.Â Human NatureÂ is a glimpse into the lives of others that can be hilarious, heartbreaking, uplifting or thought provoking. Carleen Kyleâ€™sÂ triple Leo Award nomineeÂ The Weather GirlÂ takes us on a comical journey as a former weather girl, struggling with her current role as full-time caregiver for her incapacitated father, decides to take creative advantage of two evangelists who show up at her fatherâ€™s door.Â Hope and RenewalÂ celebrates the strength of the human spirit in the face of adversity.Â Backward Fall,Â directed by UBC Film studentÂ Andrew Pollins,Â is an emotional story of a wife afflicted with dementia who is falling backward through her life, and her devoted husband who tries to protect her and keep their love alive by taking the backward fall with her.Â It Happens After DarkÂ brings horror, dark comedy and drama that will leave you on the edge of your seat.Â Darcy Van Poelgeestâ€™sÂ multiple award nominated neo-noir,Â CORVUS, starring Sara Canning and Ian Tracey, follows an extraordinary detective as he pieces together a young womanâ€™s murder.
In addition, the VSFF will also present two special screenings.Â BC All-StarsÂ is a selection of notable local films that includes multiple Leo Award winner,Â Beauty Mark,directed byÂ Mark Ratzlaff,Â that tells the story of a child-beauty-queen who is pushed to the edge and must take drastic measures to reclaim her childhood, and internationally recognized shorts that have screened at the Cannes Film Festival likeÂ Mackenzie Grayâ€™sÂ Under the Bridge of Fear,Â a noir thriller that doubles as a love letter to Vancouver. TheÂ BC Web SeriesÂ screening is a collaboration withÂ Suzette Laqua, Festival Director ofÂ Vancouver Web FestÂ (VWF), who has helped curate this lineup of notable BC web series episodes. Launching in 2014, the VWF will be Canadaâ€™s first ever international web series festival â€“ the VSFF is proud to be a supporter of the VWF as the VSFF is glad to see this rapidly growing genre take off with its own festival.