OUR PROGRAMS

Awards are given in 2018 in these categories for cinematic excellence:

 
- Best Film 
Pechorin, Director: Roman Khrushch
 
- Best Director
Agnus Dei, Director: Agim Sopi 
 
- Best Producer
Billion Star Hotel, Producer: Ovidiu Vasu
 
- Best Actor 
The Hero
Directors: Luan Kryeziu
 
- Best Actress 
Tara - The Journey of Love & Passion, Actress:Rekha Rana (Tara)
 
- Best Feature 
Black Mud, Directed by: Adriano Trapani
 
- Best Documentary
Unknown Land, Written & Directed by: Manuel de Coco
 
- Best Drama Feature Film
With Rebecca Light, Natasha Blasick, Nathanael Theisen, Jerry Prager. "Notes From The New World"

 

OUR PROGRAMS

SUPPORT FOR INDEPENDENT STORYTELLERS

At the Vancouver Filmdance Festival’s core is a commitment to champion the creation of unique work by individual storytellers.

Through ticketed events, open applications, and by invitation, we offer workshops with accomplished professionals, and ongoing support to advance the development and production of independent work.
We encourage artists from around the world to apply for our Programs.

FEATURE FILM

The Feature Film Program embraces the discovery and development of independent filmmakers, encouraging a rigorous creative process with a focus on original and deeply resonant storytelling.

SHORT FILM

We have witnessed an explosion in the opportunities available for writers developing episodic content for Internet use and online platforms.

WORKSHOPS

Open to all artists, and held around the country, Workshops and Day Labs offer participants premium resources and expert advice on topics ranging from screenwriting to digital distribution.
These intensive versions of our Lab experience provide opportunities for artists to be inspired in their storytelling and empowered to advance their projects to the next phase.

CANADA & U.S. DRAMATIC

Presenting the world premieres of sixteen narrative feature films, the Dramatic Competition offers Festival-goers a first look at groundbreaking new voices in American independent film.
 
CANADA & U.S. DOCUMENTARIES
Five world-premiere American documentaries that illuminate the ideas, people, and events that shape the present day.
 
WORLD DRAMATIC
Films from emerging filmmaking talents around the world offer fresh perspectives and inventive styles.
 
WORLD DOCUMENTARIES
Documentaries by some of the most courageous and extraordinary international filmmakers working today.