13th Annual Women In Film+Television Vancouver lineup announced! Also a BADASS reminder

VIWIFF   Women in Film & Television Vancouver is excited to announce the lineup for the 13th annual Vancouver International Women in Film Festival (VIWIFF). Head over to Vancity Theatres from March 6th – 11th for an extraordinary collection of contemporary cinema created by women from around the world including free events all day long on International Women’s Day (March 8th). For information on screenings and festival events visit www.womeninfilm.ca #VIWIFF #IWD

If you can’t wait till March to watch some great films, don’t forget that the 4th annual Vancouver Baddass Film Festival is coming up February 23, 24, 25th at The Rio Theatre! They had a hard time fitting all the Badass films into a one day event so they made it 3 days this year!!


  • See premieres of the best in new extreme short and feature length cinema from Vancouver and around the world.
  • Meet indie filmmaking legends old and new.
  • Enjoy stunning spectacles from the Caravan of Creeps and lively event hosts.
  • Be inspired by interactive sessions with filmmakers, casts and crew.
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From VBAFF to VIWIFF 2016…

2016 is already shaping up to be an amazing year for genre film festivals in Vancouver! Right now I’m fresh off the jury at the Vancouver Badass Film Fest – and The Thing I Learned at the Vancouver Badass Film Fest is this: that the best of the Canadian genre shorts (and their filmmakers) maintained a local, cultural, cinematic, and even comedic sophistication that appealed highly to the energetic audience. I sincerely hope, and do believe (as evidence is present) that this is merely the beginning of a new front of Canadian genre filmmaking. Funnily, also, some of the best of the International shorts were also populated by front-of-the-line Canadian talents. And so, right off the heels of the exciting Vancouver Badass Film Fest (which was held at the Vancity Theatre), Women in Film & Television in Vancouver are hosting an entire block dedicated to female auteurs in the industry who have a special affinity for genre storytelling. This March, in the midst of WIFT’s five-day film festival (dubbed VIWIFF, also being held at the Vancity Theatre, March 8 – 13) there in an entire block dedicated to these women in genre film smack in the middle of Friday the 11th, from 4pm to 6pm, where VIWIFF will be screening genre shorts from local filmmakers Karen Lam (Chiral), Karen Nielsen (Grace), Michelle Muldoon (Chaos Management), Victoria Angell (Summoned), Jennifer Campbell (Bruised); their fellow Canadian filmmaker Kat Threlkeld (Seiren; from Toronto) and International filmmakers Beatriz M. Calleja (Pequeno; from Spain) and Emilija Gasic (The Cursed Days; from Serbia).

Shivers Film Society is proud to be involved in the community support not only of these fantastic genre films and their respective filmmakers, but also with WIFT, whom we will also be partnering with to bring a genre short film programme to The Norm Theatre this April with the National Canadian Film Day organization.

Keep an eye out here as Shivers Film Society’s short film programmers post more blog-writings about these exciting shorts and filmmakers in the days leading up to the WIFT film fest!

March 8 – 13, 2016, at the Vancity Theatre.

Genre Short Films: March 11, 4pm – 6pm, co-presented with Shivers Film Society.

Stay tuned for more news!


Vancouver’s BADASS Film Fest is on its way!

The Second Annual Vancouver Badass Film Festival features the best in new extreme cinema. Badass 2016 features a juried program of new extreme shorts, an eventful awards gala and the premieres of new badass feature films The Evil in Us (Canada; Dir: Lee); and Atroz (Mexico; Dir: Ortega. Lively and fabulous hosts are Tristan Risk, Mr. Nickel and Samantha Mack, with many special guests and surprises, all in the licensed opulence of the VIFF/ Vancity Theatre


Shivers Film Society and Cinemafantastique is fully engaged in community support for this amazing local genre film fest! Check out the official Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1204949499518420/

Last year was sold out! Don’t say you weren’t warned…