Submissions for BA8 are now OPEN! Festival deadline is Sept 11.2022
at The Rio Theatre, Vancouver BC riotheatre.ca for tickets
Three blocks of events running from 3pm, 5pm and 8pm.
3pm Girls with Guts (2021; dir: Becca Kozak) Canadian premiere (with director and subjects attending) of the new documentary which explores post-modern feminism with interviews and gory film clips from Vancouver women horror filmmakers (original working title Vancouver Video Vixens). Girls with Guts screening will be followed by an interactive Q& A panel moderated by Gigi Saul Guerrero with director Becca Kozak and other documentary subjects.
5pm Funhouse (2020, dir: Jason William Lee). Canadian premiere (with cast and crew) of Lee's epic new star-studded action-packed gory social media horror feature Funhouse starring Valter Skarsgard, Gigi Saul Guerrero, Karolina Benefield, Mathias Retamal, and a stunning main cast. Screening to be followed by Q&A with the director and attending key cast & crew.
8pm Badass 7 Shorts and Awards Show Hosted by Gidget Shawna Mauchline Gravedigger & Aleister Crane and also featuring sideshow performances by Caravan of Curiosities f. Burns the Dragon. The Badass 7 Shorts and Awards live show will feature two blocks of killer new shorts and the 2021 Badass Film Fest Genre Film and Script Competition Awards. (note: for the first time, the acting award categories will be gender free (instead of Best Actor/Actress etc will be: Best Performance, Best Supporting Performance and Best Ensemble). The top 3 scripts in each category will be awarded, with substantial industry prizes for the winners. See Vbaff.com for the 12 categories of genre film nominations and the short and feature script finalists. Another unforgettable live show is planned featuring magic, burlesque, and shocking side show performances for another undownloadable interactive experience that our Badass Fest is famous for!
Promo video #1 at the Rio featuring
2021 host Gidget : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFHXpUBKSmQ
Promo video #2 at the Rio featuring
2021 host Gidget https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjcDf-WJ2gI
Strict Covid safety protocols will be in place at the Rio: required proof of vaccination, masks, seating capped. Tickets are much more limited due to ongoing capacity limits on venues so get your tickets fast when available at riotheatre.ca. This (Canadian) Thanksgiving come out and be thankful that badassery is being resurrected live pre-Halloween for the first time since early 2019, and that we will finally be able to get together and (safely) get crazy again!
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.
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