Submission for BA6 are now closed! BA7 start April.1.2020
March 27th to 29th 2020
Delightful Dapper Demon Mister Nickel ascends from Hades to speak the names of the Covid cancelled Sixth Annual International Vancouver Badass Film Festival 2020 Genre Film and Script Contest award winners whose show would have been tonight at the Rio. Ok, he missed one and the other podium finishing scripts (I’ll post a full list shortly, but I don’t want to steal his thunder) vbaff.com for more infoContest award winners whose show would have been tonight at the Rio.
The directors of the Sixth Annual International Vancouver Badass Film Festival March 27-29 in East Vancouver are absolutely crushed to have to announce the cancelation of the 2020 festival due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in accordance with the March 12, 2020 BC public health recommendations.
Earlier bravado from B1-6 beloved host/performer characters Badass Val ( Tristan Risk) and Bad Mama Mack (Samantha Mack) aside, the recent “flattening the curve” data on mitigating the spread of the virus, coupled with the current horrifying experiences of our friends/colleagues in Northern Italy, make fully complying with the new BC Public Health recommendations on public gatherings a clear no-brainer. There is nothing more important or badass than doing everything we can to help mitigate the spread of a deadly pandemic.
Stay tuned for information on an online version of the 2020 Badass film and screenwriting awards. Filmmakers and screenwriters: your selection, finalist and nominations laurels and IMDb listable nominations and any subsequent awards are still absolutely valid AF. We are pleased to note that prize sponsors Whites are set to honour their 5k (feature) and 1K (script) in kind awards for the competition whose winners will be announced online on March 29.
Ticket buyers can be refunded at point of purchase / online. If able, consider donating your ticket costs to arts organizations/ artists hit hard economically by the pandemic or purchasing something delightful from the artists affiliated with the Badass fest.
Heartfelt thanks to everybody who had put so much hard work into making Badass 6 what would have been the biggest, best, community genre film festival yet.
Launch party at Commercial Drive Legion Lounge
( Party, DJ / VR, food, Badass 1-5 highlights screening, networking )
7:30pm to 1am open to filmmakers, press, & VIP fest pass holders
6pm Friday March 27th - Open for Submissions
8pm Friday March 27th - Beyond the Woods
6pm Saturday March 28 - 2030
8pm Saturday March 28 Badass 6 'Twisted Love' shorts program
10pm Saturday March 28 - Bullet Trip
4pm Saturday March 28 - Badass 6 Spooky Shorts and Filmmaker Panel
7pm Saturday March 28 - The Perished
9:30pm Saturday Mar 28 - Dead Dicks
w/ hosts and performances from Gidget
Gravedigger & Aleister Crane with the short: Girl in the Hallway.
3:30pm Sun March 29th - Jessie’s Super Normal Regular Average Day
5:30pm Sun Mar 29th - Harpoon
8pm – 11:55pm Sun March 29th - Badass 6 Gala Local shorts
with filmmakers and legendary genre awards show
hosted by Mister Nickel and Samantha Mack
with performances by Caravan of Curiosities
(f. Tristan Risk , Corporal Coppertop, and Burns the Dragon)
Badass 6 is currently production!
The Badass V 2019 genre script contest winners include three scripts that have since be produced,
each directed by the women who wrote them, two with us as production partners.