The Vancouver Short Film Festival (“VSFF”) has announced its 2021 program, which will highlight some of the most innovative and original films British Columbia has to offer. If you’re tired of the same old streaming content over the last few months, this will be some refreshing entertainment!
Vancouver Short Film Festival 2021
When: January 22-24, 2021
Tickets: Available January 6, 2021
To celebrate the incredible talent of BC’s filmmakers VSFF has expanded their festival to include 61 short films premiering over three days. This includes their popular genre-focused After Dark program, which is now a double-feature grind house style screening of 15 terrifying, experimental, and action-packed short films. They are also highlighting some of BC’s strongest emerging talent with 11 student films from 7 different schools.
This is a Period Piece (dir. Bruna Arbex, starring Matreya Scarrwener)
Dramedy. A 13 year old confronts her fears of becoming a woman on the night she gets her period for the first time.
FREYA (dir. Camille Hollett-French, starring Rhona Rees & Elysia Rotaru)
Sci-Fi/Drama. A young woman attempts to regain control of her body in a future where social media and the State operate as one.
The Tailor (dir. Nathalie Therriault, starring Megan Danso & Hiro Kanagawa)
Drama. A gender non-conforming person struggling to assert their identity unexpectedly finds courage in an aging master tailor.
In addition to highlighting indie creators, this year’s VSFF also features big name talent. Notable titles include the sci-fi flick Watershed, starring Nathalie Boltt (Riverdale); the dark comedy A New Leash on Life, co-starring Fred Ewanuick and Nancy Robertson (Corner Gas); Logan Lee & the Rise of the Purple Dawn, a sci-fi comedy starring Osric Chau (The Flash, Supernatural); and the LGBTQ thriller/drama The Quieting, directed by Canadian Screen Award winning actress Ali Liebert (Bomb Girls) and starring Sara Canning (Nancy Drew, A Series of Unfortunate Events) and Julia Sarah Stone (Honey Bee, The Killing).
The full program and schedule will launch January 6, 2021.