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Crazy8s 2019 Launch Information and Registration Session

Crazy8s 2019 Launch Information and Registration Session

Crazy8s wants to see your brilliant short film idea.
We can help you make it in just 8 days!


Sunday, October 14th, 12:30 – 4pm, Doors at noon
RIO Theatre, 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC
Free to Attend

Full Info about #Crazy8sFilms19:

Early Bird On-Line Registration Sept 19 to Oct 14 is $55
In-person pitch registration on Oct. 14 is $50 cash or cheque
Final On-Line Registration or by mail/drop off (until Oct 30) is $60
Video pitches are due 4pm Nov 3

Vancouver, BC…Crazy8s is once again inviting aspiring filmmakers to submit their short film idea in a 3-minute video pitch.

Six winners will receive $1,000 and a production package worth tens of thousands of dollars – everything they need to make their film – in just 8 Crazy days!

Finished films will be screened to the who’s who of the Vancouver Film Industry at a Gala Screening on February 23rd, 2019 at the Centre, followed by a not-to-be-missed After-Party at Science World followed by submissions to film festivals and markets nationally and around the world.

It’s fast! It’s fun! It’s Crazy8s!

“Crazy8s is truly the single best way in BC to launch your career.”
– Zach Lipovsky, who won a spot on the Spielberg reality show ‘On the Lot’ with his Crazy8s film ‘Crazy Late’, who signed as a director with Verve Talent in LA, and directed and executive produced the TV series Mech-X4 for Disney, and whose feature Freaks recently premiered at TIFF and will screen at VIFF.


There are 3 ways to register for #Crazy8sFilms19:

1. On-Line Registration at from Sept 19 – Oct 30
Price: Sept 19 – Oct 14 $55 Oct 15 – Oct 30 $60

2. In-Person at the Crazy8s Info Session & Pitch Registration event on Sunday Oct. 14 at the RIO Theatre. Applic Price that day only: $50 by cash or cheque. More info below:

Filmmakers will hear from the Crazy8s Co-Executive Directors Paul Armstrong and Erin Mussolum and Crazy8s Co-Producer Alicia Bernbaum about what is expected in the video pitch, how the selection process works, and what to expect in terms of support if their project is selected. Filmmakers will also hear from past Crazy8s filmmakers about the experience of participating in Crazy8s and from Crazy8s judges on what makes for a great Crazy8s project and a great Crazy8s pitch. There will be a screening of both the video pitches and finished films for several successful past Crazy8s projects. So we highly recommend that filmmakers come out to the Info Session if possible, even if you have applied online, as you will learn many valuable tips on pitching and what Crazy8s is all about.

There will also be door prizes – including a free E-Book! It is free to attend the Session.

The application fee of $50 (cash or cheque payable to Crazy8s Film Society) and completed application form should be brought to the registration session (although we will have application forms on hand). Application forms can be downloaded at

3. By Mail or Drop Off. Alternatively, applicants can also drop off or mail in an application and a $60 registration fee (cash or cheque payable to Crazy8s Film Society) (don’t mail cash) which must be received by Oct 30 to (open 9am – 5pm weekdays):

Crazy8s Production Office
Suite 600 – 736 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1G3


After registration you will be sent a registration number you will need for your Video Pitch.
Video pitches are due Nov 3, 2018 at 4:00pm. Note that this year Video Pitches must be 3 minutes.

A video pitch jury will then select the top 40 projects to pitch in-person to a jury of Industry professionals. The jury will choose 12 finalists who will be paired with a professional story editor to craft their script before presenting it again to the jury. Based on the strength of the finished scripts, 6 winners will be chosen. Production and post-production will take place from Feb. 8 – 15, 2019.

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Created in 1999 to provide support to emerging filmmakers and help foster a vibrant local industry, Crazy8s has long established itself as Vancouver’s most prestigious fast filmmaking event. Over the years, Crazy8s has produced a remarkable 103 films that have played at film festivals all over the world and helped launch the careers of many award-winning filmmakers.

Heartfelt thanks to all our generous sponsors and supporters:
PRESENTING SPONSORS: Telefilm Canada, Creative BC, Circus
SILVER SPONSORS: DGC-BC, Bell Media, Breakdown Services/Actors Access, AFBS
BRONZE SPONSORS: CMPA BC Producers Branch, National Bank, ACFC West, IATSE Local 669, StoryHive, CineCoup
FILM INDUSTRY SUPPORTER: Entertainment Partners Canada, Bridge Studios, Novus TV
EDUCATIONAL SUPPORTERS: Langara College Film Arts, Capilano University School of Motion Picture Arts, UBC Department of Theatre and Film

See the full list of our sponsors at

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