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Vancouver Badass Film Festival

The Fifth Annual International Badass Film Festival will take place from March 29-30th at VIFF Vancity Theatre. (Separate events also taking place at the Rio Theatre)

Badass films are described as viscerally exciting films, original in content or style (preferably both). If you want to switch things up from your regular film choices, this year’s line up aims to shock, delight, challenge and thrill raucous sellout audiences with a mix of horror, avant-garde, noir and wild action.

According to the festival organizers, “Badass breaks down walls between filmmakers, fans, and funders, sparking interactive collaboration and celebration.” Past Badass hosts and speakers have included Jen and Sylvia Soska, Tristan Risk, Samantha Mack and Gigi Saul Guerrero.

Polterheist + Opening Reception

March 29, 6:00 PM

In the first of our opening Hard Brexit UK double bill, two gangsters are given 72 hours to discover the whereabouts of a stash of drug money stolen by their boss. There’s only one problem…they just murdered him. Frantic to find the cash, the hapless criminals kidnap a psychic medium and force her to contact the dead gang boss. Q&A with director Dave Gilbank Opening Reception from 6pm hosted by Jesse Inocalla and Gidget Gravedigger (filmmaker awards nominees).

Polterheist (2018)

Perfect Skin

March 29, 9:30 PM

A young Polish woman’s relationship with a mysterious tattoo artist takes a sinister turn as she becomes increasingly fascinated by him.β€œPerfect Skin is a taut horror that will have you on the edge of your seat, and quite possibly begging for mercy… a truly chilling watch and a promising debut. Perfect Skin is an engaging and horrifying film that will draw you in and refuse to let you go.” Pip Ellwood-Hughes

Perfect Skin (2018)

International Shorts

March 30, 4:00 PM

A hosted selection of the best new short genre films from around the world with Q&As from attending filmmakers.

VBAFF: International Shorts (2018)

A Mata Negra – The Black Forest

March 30, 5:30 PM

In a forest in the heart of Brazil, a girl sees her life – and everyone around her – change terribly, when she finds the Lost Book of Cypriano, whose Dark Magic, besides bestowing power and wealth on its possessor, is able to liberate a terrible evil upon the earth.

A Mata Negra – The Black Forest (2018)

North American Shorts

March 30, 7:30 PM

A hosted selection of the best new short genre films from around North America with Q&As from attending filmmakers.

VBAFF: North American Shorts (2018)

Amazon Hotbox

March 30, 9:30 PM

An innocent college student is tossed into a jungle hellhole where she must fight for her life against an evil wardress, psycho inmates, voodoo experiments and the incredible torture machine. Q&A with actor Tristan Risk and producer David Aboussafy

Amazon Hotbox (2019)

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