The Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival (The VHS) (3)



Deadlines

01 May 2020
Call for entries

29 May 2020
Early deadline

07 Aug 2020
Standard deadline

04 Sep 2020
Late deadline

04 Sep 2020
Extended deadline

3
mths

16 Oct 2020
Notification date

15 Oct 2020
18 Oct 2020

Address

19-1396 West 11th Ave,  V6H 1K8, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Festival description
Short film festival >10' 20'<
Feature film festival >20' 120'<


Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Genres
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Online and Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >10' 20'<
 Feature Films  >20' 120'<
 Any language
 Subtitles 
English
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English


Festival start: 15 October 2020      Festival end: 18 October 2020

The Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival is now accepting submissions for its 3rd consecutive year in 2020.

The 2019 festival showcased 32 short films from 9 different countries and hosted the Canadian Premiere of the award-winning horror feature film Puppet Killer by Lisa Ovies. The VHS awards filmmakers for their work in 17 categories including best performances, best director, and the Blair Witch award, which celebrates incredible cinematic achievements on a shoestring budget. In 2019, the VHS also introduce a screenwriting competition which will continue in 2020.

At the VHS, what terrifies us is what unites us. Our goal is to celebrate the power of storytelling and provide a platform for emerging talent in the world of independent filmmaking.

Selection Process:
Official selections are determined by the programming team using a graded criteria assessment.

Award Process:
All award categories will have nominees chosen by our programming team. The nominees will then be screened / graded by 3 different judges anonymously and given an overall grade. In the event of a tie, there will be two winners.

The VHS Short But Sweet Audience Award will be chosen live at the event. Those in attendance will be asked to vote for their favourite film of the night.

Best Feature Film
2019 Winner - "Puppet Killer" - Lisa Ovies

Best Film
2019 Winner - "The Third Hand" - Yoni Weisberg

Best Director
2019 Winner - "The Third Hand" - Yoni Weisberg

Best Performance in a Leading Role
2019 Winners - Ben Cotton - "O.I." & Monica West - "Consommé"

Best Performance in a Supporting Role
2019 Winner - Marcus Rosner - "Dance with a Demon"

Best Cinematography
2019 Winner - Jeff Zwicker - "Dance with a Demon"

Best Writing
2019 Winner - N'cee Van Heerden - "O.I."

Best Editing
2019 Winner - "O.I." - N'cee Van Heerden

Best Scare
2019 Winner - "#No_Filter"

Best Sound
2019 Winner - "The Third Hand"

Best Ensemble Cast
2019 Winner - "Helsinki Mansplaining Massacre" - Yoni Weisberg

Best Comedic Performance
2019 Winners - Steve Flavin - "Thirst Trap" & Mitchell Holland - "Love Bite"

Best Score
2019 Winner - "Dance With A Demon"

Best Visual Effects
2019 Winner - "The Third Hand"

Best Makeup
2019 Winner - "Atomic Ed"

Best Costume Design
2019 Winner - "#YouToo"

Blair Witch Award
2019 Winner - "Hysteria"

VHS Emerging Filmmaker Award
2019 Winner - Gio Olmos - "Dulce Hogar

SUBMISSION CRITERIA:

- Films may incorporate multiple genres, but MUST at their core contain a horror element

- Multiple films may be submitted from a single film maker or production company

- We encourage international submissions, but must contain English subtitles if not in English.

- Documentaries will not be considered (sorry, works of fiction only please!)

- Films must have been completed on or after January 1, 2014

- If you have any questions about our criteria, please feel free to email us at vancouverhorrorshow@gmail.com

By submitting, filmmakers agree that:

They have read, understated and fully comply with all submission eligibility information, Submission Guidelines, Terms and Conditions of Entry and Entry Eligibility requirements.

To the best of their knowledge, all of the statements in this submission are true.

This film or video is not subject to any litigation nor is threatened by any litigation.

They are duly authorized to submit this film to the festival.

They hold The Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival harmless from any damage to the print(s) or media materials(s) en route or otherwise during the course of the festival’s possession of the film.

They hold The Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival its owners, management, juries, subsidiaries, agents, sponsors, affiliates, and etc. harmless from any and all claims of liability resulting from their entry.

They certify that they have full rights to the use of the music in the entered work.

They give permission for The Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival to use stills, titles, copy, and/or information from the film for promotional purposes.

They give permission for The Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival to screen the film at the Festival for which it was submitted.

If selected, they will provide The Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival with a digital copy of their film's movie poster (in vertical format) for use on the festival website.


  

 
  

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