Local Film News July 2019 – Vancouver

It’s time for our first official Newsletter! This will be a monthly article letting you know about what’s happening in Vancouver for that month (not just things FilmLocal related). This includes events, submission deadlines, workshops, screenings, and anything else film related. Nothing is worse than hearing about a great event after it’s finished. This will help make sure that never happens again!

Monday, July 1st

Vancouver Short Film Festival: Canada Day Pricing Deadline 

Today is the last day to get VSFF discounted Canada Day pricing for your film submission! The waiver code is: VSFFCAN20 and filmmakers will get $5 off their submission; $25USD for professionals and $15USD for students. Submit now!

Tuesday, July 2nd

Spotlight Awards Gala 

It is the 20th Anniversary of the Women in Film: Spotlight Awards Gala this year! It will be celebrating 14 individuals who have made an outstanding impact on the BC film and media community.

Doors: 7:00pm

Ceremony: 8:00pm 


July 5th – 11th

Because We Are Girls Screening

Three of the most courageous women you will ever see – three sisters, Indo-Canadian women who grew up in Williams Lake, BC – share their story in this groundbreaking documentary from local filmmaker, Baljit Sangra.

Although Because We Are Girls is sometimes a distressing film to watch, it is also ultimately inspiring and empowering, to see ancient prejudices confronted and overturned, survivors reaching out to demand recognition and respect, and setting out an example for their own children. Get your passes!


Sunday, July 7th

FilmLocal Networking Event

**Tickets Are Free!**

We’re back! Hope you all are ready for another FilmLocal networking event. Come mix and mingle with other local filmmakers (cast and crew), watch some films, win prizes, listen to guest speakers, grow your network, and make amazing films with your newfound contacts.

Throughout this event we’ll have:

– Local Short Film Screenings 
– Guest Speakers 
– Food and Drinks 
– Cash and Prizes 
– Tons of Local Filmmakers 
…and More!

Everyone is welcome to come to this event. You don’t have to be a FilmLocal member. All that’s required is that you enjoy filmmaking and are eager to meet others who do as well. Get your free tickets today!

Event Times: 1:30pm – 5:30pm


Monday, July 8th

Cold Reading Series

Check out the Cold Reading Series this month! If you’re a writer, it’s a great way to hear your script read out loud, get some feedback, and find out what works and what doesn’t. For actors, it’s great practice to do a reading in front of an audience and work on your vocalization. For everyone else, it’s just a great time!

Casting: 6:30pm

Show: 8:00pm  


Saturday, July 13th

The 4th Shitty Film Festival Screening Event + Afterparty 

Step right in and bear witness to 36 (2min) films made with love, gusto and just a pinch of reckless abandon. Due to popular demand (and laws about volcano screenings), we’re at the RIO THEATRE this time! WOw!

Your ticket also gets you into our afterparty down the street at the Legion Hall (2205 Commercial Dr) where maybe you can meet that special someone to make your next movie with, you sly networking fox you… Get your tickets now!

Doors: 6:30pm

Movies: 7:30pm


Sunday, July 14th

Headshot Photography Workshop

**Early Bird Pricing Ends Today!**

This unique one day workshop is perfect for emerging and intermediate photographers who want to take their careers in a new and commanding direction.

The 1st half is theory. Todd will discuss the DSLR’s manual mode, and why photographers must understand how and when to use it in certain situations. In the 2nd half, Todd will demonstrate practical and empowering tips for shooting people and portraits. Register Now!

Workshop Times: 8:00am – 12:00pm

Tuesday, July 16th

Women in Film: Networking Coffee Chat 

For professional producers, directors, screenwriters, actors and everyone who wants to know more about the industry, Networking Coffee Chats are often a great way to meet a variety of different people in the film and television community in Vancouver. It is also a wonderful opportunity to generate some buzz around your work as you will have a chance to introduce yourself and your upcoming projects.

Event Times: 8:15am9:30am  

General News

Free Doc BC Membership for Indigenous Filmmakers 

9 New Filmmaking Resources (with perks) Added This Month!



Want to be Included in our August Issue?

If you know of any film-related events or deadlines happening in August, feel free to reach out, and we’ll add it to next month’s newsletter!

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