Vancouver Short Film Festival – November 15 – 16, 2013
The 4th 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 & Saturday November 15 – 16, 2013, at the Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street.
The 2013 program features three main screenings. Human Nature is a glimpse into the lives of others that can be hilarious, heartbreaking, uplifting or thought provoking. Carleen Kyle’s triple Leo Award nominee The Weather Girl 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 father’s door. Hope and Renewal celebrates the strength of the human spirit in the face of adversity. Backward Fall, directed by UBC Film student Andrew Pollins, 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. It Happens After Dark brings horror, dark comedy and drama that will leave you on the edge of your seat. Darcy Van Poelgeest’s multiple award nominated neo-noir, CORVUS, starring Sara Canning and Ian Tracey, follows an extraordinary detective as he pieces together a young woman’s murder.
In addition, the VSFF will also present two special screenings. BC All-Stars is a selection of notable local films that includes multiple Leo Award winner, Beauty Mark,directed by Mark Ratzlaff, 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 like Mackenzie Gray’s Under the Bridge of Fear, a noir thriller that doubles as a love letter to Vancouver. The BC Web Series screening is a collaboration with Suzette Laqua, Festival Director of Vancouver Web Fest (VWF), who has helped curate this lineup of notable BC web series episodes. Launching in 2014, the VWF will be Canada’s first ever international web series festival – 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.