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179 Films From 53 Different Countries

2023 HNIFF Short Film Entries

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  • BEST SHORT FILM GOES TO ๐Ÿฅ๐ŸŽŠ๐Ÿฅ‚

The Bathtub by Sergi Marti Maltas - Spain

"Perfect example of how important story is. Wonderful script and performances." @dopudmike 

The Bathtub is an amazing example that you don't need a million dollar budget and a bunch of locations, action sequences, and stunts to make an amazing short film. You just need a great idea, great actors and dedication to see it through. We could not be more thrilled to name it our best short film.

Thank you to all that have submitted! We cannot wait for our next festival!

#filmfestival #vancouverevents #vancouveractor #director #awards #shortfilm #mustwatch  #HNFF2023
  • Our Final Catagory! It is time to announce our nominees for Best Short Film:

El Tesoro by David Rodriguez Estrada- Mexico
Morning Joy by John Henry Hinkel - USA
The Shadow by Martin Berthiaume - Canada 
The Bathtub by Sergi Marti Maltas - Spain
Port of a Prince by JR Aristide - USA

We will be announcing the winner on Friday ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅ‚ congratulations to all!

#filmfestival #vancouverevents #vancouveractor #director #awards #shortfilm #mustwatch  #HNFF2023
  • Best Director: Another One by Theo Papadoulakis:

This powerful and moving film was created in Greece by an amazing group of individuals wanting to tell a powerfully true story. Following an elderly fisherman who is being followed by a young boy in drenched clothing, it shadows the haunting feeling those familiar with the story of a boy named Alan Kudi may feel still to this day.

As for the director Theo Papadoulakis, it is not a surprise he was able to create such a powerful film. Having won many awards in the past, and directed over 80 episodes and numerous films, Theo is a very talented and well recognized individual. We are honored to have been able to share this award with him, and his team ๐Ÿฅ‚

#filmfestival #vancouverevents #vancouveractor #director #awards #shortfilm #mustwatch  #HNFF2023
  • We are proud to announce the fifth categories nominations for Best Director:

Charcoal by Ethan Wingrove - Canada
The Way You Sea Me by Gabriel Mellin - Brazil
Another One by Theo Papadoulakis - Greece
Valley of Souls by Edileuza Penha de Souza and Santiago Dellape - Brazil
Man in the Mountain by Dennis Trombly - USA

The Winner will be announced on Friday ๐ŸŽŠ#filmfestival #vancouverevents #vancouveractor #director #awards #shortfilm #mustwatch  #HNFF2023
  • Truely we are missing the festivities, the films and of course all the interactions with all the amazing people involved ๐Ÿฅ‚

In the coming weeks we are hoping to share/highlight not just members of the team that made this happen, but folks who submitted, nominees, winners! If you are any of those things and would like to share your experience, please feel free to DM us and we can have a chat ๐ŸŽฌ

#filmfestival #vancouverevents #vancouveractor #director #awards #shortfilm #mustwatch  #HNFF2023
  • Best Student Film: Voyager by Pablo Pagรกn - Spain

"Voyager is proposed as a contemporary exploration of the neo-noir genre, building on the foundations of its precursors. The short film delves into a fantastic theme, which allows us to treat classic noir elements, such as ambivalent mysteries, immoral characters, and a dishonest world that the protagonist must maneuver. However, in essence, it's a story of a character who, devoid of power throughout his life, regains control of it."

From the trailer to the director comments, this film truly captures the essence in which they aim. The suspense keeps your eyes locked to the screen and it is crazy to think this is a student film. We are excited to see what the future has in store for this crew ๐Ÿฅณ

#filmfestival #vancouverevents #vancouveractor #director #awards #shortfilm #mustwatch  #HNFF2023
BEST SHORT FILM GOES TO ๐Ÿฅ๐ŸŽŠ๐Ÿฅ‚ The Bathtub by Sergi Marti Maltas - Spain "Perfect example of how important story is. Wonderful script and performances." @dopudmike The Bathtub is an amazing example that you don't need a million dollar budget and a bunch of locations, action sequences, and stunts to make an amazing short film. You just need a great idea, great actors and dedication to see it through. We could not be more thrilled to name it our best short film. Thank you to all that have submitted! We cannot wait for our next festival! #filmfestival #vancouverevents #vancouveractor #director #awards #shortfilm #mustwatch #HNFF2023
2 months ago
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Our Final Catagory! It is time to announce our nominees for Best Short Film:

El Tesoro by David Rodriguez Estrada- Mexico
Morning Joy by John Henry Hinkel - USA
The Shadow by Martin Berthiaume - Canada 
The Bathtub by Sergi Marti Maltas - Spain
Port of a Prince by JR Aristide - USA

We will be announcing the winner on Friday ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅ‚ congratulations to all!

#filmfestival #vancouverevents #vancouveractor #director #awards #shortfilm #mustwatch  #HNFF2023
Our Final Catagory! It is time to announce our nominees for Best Short Film:

El Tesoro by David Rodriguez Estrada- Mexico
Morning Joy by John Henry Hinkel - USA
The Shadow by Martin Berthiaume - Canada 
The Bathtub by Sergi Marti Maltas - Spain
Port of a Prince by JR Aristide - USA

We will be announcing the winner on Friday ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅ‚ congratulations to all!

#filmfestival #vancouverevents #vancouveractor #director #awards #shortfilm #mustwatch  #HNFF2023
Our Final Catagory! It is time to announce our nominees for Best Short Film:

El Tesoro by David Rodriguez Estrada- Mexico
Morning Joy by John Henry Hinkel - USA
The Shadow by Martin Berthiaume - Canada 
The Bathtub by Sergi Marti Maltas - Spain
Port of a Prince by JR Aristide - USA

We will be announcing the winner on Friday ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅ‚ congratulations to all!

#filmfestival #vancouverevents #vancouveractor #director #awards #shortfilm #mustwatch  #HNFF2023
Our Final Catagory! It is time to announce our nominees for Best Short Film:

El Tesoro by David Rodriguez Estrada- Mexico
Morning Joy by John Henry Hinkel - USA
The Shadow by Martin Berthiaume - Canada 
The Bathtub by Sergi Marti Maltas - Spain
Port of a Prince by JR Aristide - USA

We will be announcing the winner on Friday ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅ‚ congratulations to all!

#filmfestival #vancouverevents #vancouveractor #director #awards #shortfilm #mustwatch  #HNFF2023
Our Final Catagory! It is time to announce our nominees for Best Short Film:

El Tesoro by David Rodriguez Estrada- Mexico
Morning Joy by John Henry Hinkel - USA
The Shadow by Martin Berthiaume - Canada 
The Bathtub by Sergi Marti Maltas - Spain
Port of a Prince by JR Aristide - USA

We will be announcing the winner on Friday ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅ‚ congratulations to all!

#filmfestival #vancouverevents #vancouveractor #director #awards #shortfilm #mustwatch  #HNFF2023
Our Final Catagory! It is time to announce our nominees for Best Short Film:

El Tesoro by David Rodriguez Estrada- Mexico
Morning Joy by John Henry Hinkel - USA
The Shadow by Martin Berthiaume - Canada 
The Bathtub by Sergi Marti Maltas - Spain
Port of a Prince by JR Aristide - USA

We will be announcing the winner on Friday ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅ‚ congratulations to all!

#filmfestival #vancouverevents #vancouveractor #director #awards #shortfilm #mustwatch  #HNFF2023
Our Final Catagory! It is time to announce our nominees for Best Short Film: El Tesoro by David Rodriguez Estrada- Mexico Morning Joy by John Henry Hinkel - USA The Shadow by Martin Berthiaume - Canada The Bathtub by Sergi Marti Maltas - Spain Port of a Prince by JR Aristide - USA We will be announcing the winner on Friday ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅ‚ congratulations to all! #filmfestival #vancouverevents #vancouveractor #director #awards #shortfilm #mustwatch #HNFF2023
2 months ago
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Best Director: Another One by Theo Papadoulakis: This powerful and moving film was created in Greece by an amazing group of individuals wanting to tell a powerfully true story. Following an elderly fisherman who is being followed by a young boy in drenched clothing, it shadows the haunting feeling those familiar with the story of a boy named Alan Kudi may feel still to this day. As for the director Theo Papadoulakis, it is not a surprise he was able to create such a powerful film. Having won many awards in the past, and directed over 80 episodes and numerous films, Theo is a very talented and well recognized individual. We are honored to have been able to share this award with him, and his team ๐Ÿฅ‚ #filmfestival #vancouverevents #vancouveractor #director #awards #shortfilm #mustwatch #HNFF2023
2 months ago
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3/6
We are proud to announce the fifth categories nominations for Best Director:

Charcoal by Ethan Wingrove - Canada
The Way You Sea Me by Gabriel Mellin - Brazil
Another One by Theo Papadoulakis - Greece
Valley of Souls by Edileuza Penha de Souza and Santiago Dellape - Brazil
Man in the Mountain by Dennis Trombly - USA

The Winner will be announced on Friday ๐ŸŽŠ#filmfestival #vancouverevents #vancouveractor #director #awards #shortfilm #mustwatch  #HNFF2023
We are proud to announce the fifth categories nominations for Best Director:

Charcoal by Ethan Wingrove - Canada
The Way You Sea Me by Gabriel Mellin - Brazil
Another One by Theo Papadoulakis - Greece
Valley of Souls by Edileuza Penha de Souza and Santiago Dellape - Brazil
Man in the Mountain by Dennis Trombly - USA

The Winner will be announced on Friday ๐ŸŽŠ#filmfestival #vancouverevents #vancouveractor #director #awards #shortfilm #mustwatch  #HNFF2023
We are proud to announce the fifth categories nominations for Best Director:

Charcoal by Ethan Wingrove - Canada
The Way You Sea Me by Gabriel Mellin - Brazil
Another One by Theo Papadoulakis - Greece
Valley of Souls by Edileuza Penha de Souza and Santiago Dellape - Brazil
Man in the Mountain by Dennis Trombly - USA

The Winner will be announced on Friday ๐ŸŽŠ#filmfestival #vancouverevents #vancouveractor #director #awards #shortfilm #mustwatch  #HNFF2023
We are proud to announce the fifth categories nominations for Best Director:

Charcoal by Ethan Wingrove - Canada
The Way You Sea Me by Gabriel Mellin - Brazil
Another One by Theo Papadoulakis - Greece
Valley of Souls by Edileuza Penha de Souza and Santiago Dellape - Brazil
Man in the Mountain by Dennis Trombly - USA

The Winner will be announced on Friday ๐ŸŽŠ#filmfestival #vancouverevents #vancouveractor #director #awards #shortfilm #mustwatch  #HNFF2023
We are proud to announce the fifth categories nominations for Best Director:

Charcoal by Ethan Wingrove - Canada
The Way You Sea Me by Gabriel Mellin - Brazil
Another One by Theo Papadoulakis - Greece
Valley of Souls by Edileuza Penha de Souza and Santiago Dellape - Brazil
Man in the Mountain by Dennis Trombly - USA

The Winner will be announced on Friday ๐ŸŽŠ#filmfestival #vancouverevents #vancouveractor #director #awards #shortfilm #mustwatch  #HNFF2023
We are proud to announce the fifth categories nominations for Best Director:

Charcoal by Ethan Wingrove - Canada
The Way You Sea Me by Gabriel Mellin - Brazil
Another One by Theo Papadoulakis - Greece
Valley of Souls by Edileuza Penha de Souza and Santiago Dellape - Brazil
Man in the Mountain by Dennis Trombly - USA

The Winner will be announced on Friday ๐ŸŽŠ#filmfestival #vancouverevents #vancouveractor #director #awards #shortfilm #mustwatch  #HNFF2023
We are proud to announce the fifth categories nominations for Best Director: Charcoal by Ethan Wingrove - Canada The Way You Sea Me by Gabriel Mellin - Brazil Another One by Theo Papadoulakis - Greece Valley of Souls by Edileuza Penha de Souza and Santiago Dellape - Brazil Man in the Mountain by Dennis Trombly - USA The Winner will be announced on Friday ๐ŸŽŠ#filmfestival #vancouverevents #vancouveractor #director #awards #shortfilm #mustwatch #HNFF2023
2 months ago
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Truely we are missing the festivities, the films and of course all the interactions with all the amazing people involved ๐Ÿฅ‚

In the coming weeks we are hoping to share/highlight not just members of the team that made this happen, but folks who submitted, nominees, winners! If you are any of those things and would like to share your experience, please feel free to DM us and we can have a chat ๐ŸŽฌ

#filmfestival #vancouverevents #vancouveractor #director #awards #shortfilm #mustwatch  #HNFF2023
Truely we are missing the festivities, the films and of course all the interactions with all the amazing people involved ๐Ÿฅ‚

In the coming weeks we are hoping to share/highlight not just members of the team that made this happen, but folks who submitted, nominees, winners! If you are any of those things and would like to share your experience, please feel free to DM us and we can have a chat ๐ŸŽฌ

#filmfestival #vancouverevents #vancouveractor #director #awards #shortfilm #mustwatch  #HNFF2023
Truely we are missing the festivities, the films and of course all the interactions with all the amazing people involved ๐Ÿฅ‚

In the coming weeks we are hoping to share/highlight not just members of the team that made this happen, but folks who submitted, nominees, winners! If you are any of those things and would like to share your experience, please feel free to DM us and we can have a chat ๐ŸŽฌ

#filmfestival #vancouverevents #vancouveractor #director #awards #shortfilm #mustwatch  #HNFF2023
Truely we are missing the festivities, the films and of course all the interactions with all the amazing people involved ๐Ÿฅ‚

In the coming weeks we are hoping to share/highlight not just members of the team that made this happen, but folks who submitted, nominees, winners! If you are any of those things and would like to share your experience, please feel free to DM us and we can have a chat ๐ŸŽฌ

#filmfestival #vancouverevents #vancouveractor #director #awards #shortfilm #mustwatch  #HNFF2023
Truely we are missing the festivities, the films and of course all the interactions with all the amazing people involved ๐Ÿฅ‚

In the coming weeks we are hoping to share/highlight not just members of the team that made this happen, but folks who submitted, nominees, winners! If you are any of those things and would like to share your experience, please feel free to DM us and we can have a chat ๐ŸŽฌ

#filmfestival #vancouverevents #vancouveractor #director #awards #shortfilm #mustwatch  #HNFF2023
Truely we are missing the festivities, the films and of course all the interactions with all the amazing people involved ๐Ÿฅ‚

In the coming weeks we are hoping to share/highlight not just members of the team that made this happen, but folks who submitted, nominees, winners! If you are any of those things and would like to share your experience, please feel free to DM us and we can have a chat ๐ŸŽฌ

#filmfestival #vancouverevents #vancouveractor #director #awards #shortfilm #mustwatch  #HNFF2023
Truely we are missing the festivities, the films and of course all the interactions with all the amazing people involved ๐Ÿฅ‚

In the coming weeks we are hoping to share/highlight not just members of the team that made this happen, but folks who submitted, nominees, winners! If you are any of those things and would like to share your experience, please feel free to DM us and we can have a chat ๐ŸŽฌ

#filmfestival #vancouverevents #vancouveractor #director #awards #shortfilm #mustwatch  #HNFF2023
Truely we are missing the festivities, the films and of course all the interactions with all the amazing people involved ๐Ÿฅ‚

In the coming weeks we are hoping to share/highlight not just members of the team that made this happen, but folks who submitted, nominees, winners! If you are any of those things and would like to share your experience, please feel free to DM us and we can have a chat ๐ŸŽฌ

#filmfestival #vancouverevents #vancouveractor #director #awards #shortfilm #mustwatch  #HNFF2023
Truely we are missing the festivities, the films and of course all the interactions with all the amazing people involved ๐Ÿฅ‚ In the coming weeks we are hoping to share/highlight not just members of the team that made this happen, but folks who submitted, nominees, winners! If you are any of those things and would like to share your experience, please feel free to DM us and we can have a chat ๐ŸŽฌ #filmfestival #vancouverevents #vancouveractor #director #awards #shortfilm #mustwatch #HNFF2023
2 months ago
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5/6
Best Student Film: Voyager by Pablo Pagรกn - Spain "Voyager is proposed as a contemporary exploration of the neo-noir genre, building on the foundations of its precursors. The short film delves into a fantastic theme, which allows us to treat classic noir elements, such as ambivalent mysteries, immoral characters, and a dishonest world that the protagonist must maneuver. However, in essence, it's a story of a character who, devoid of power throughout his life, regains control of it." From the trailer to the director comments, this film truly captures the essence in which they aim. The suspense keeps your eyes locked to the screen and it is crazy to think this is a student film. We are excited to see what the future has in store for this crew ๐Ÿฅณ #filmfestival #vancouverevents #vancouveractor #director #awards #shortfilm #mustwatch #HNFF2023
3 months ago
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BEST SHORT FILM

El Tesoro

El Tesoro - Mexico

Port Of A Prince

Port Of A Prince - United States

The Bathtub

The Bathtub - Spain

Morning Joy

Morning Joy - United States

The Shadow

The Shadow - Canada

BEST DIRECTOR

Valley of Souls

Valley of Souls - Brazil

The Way You Sea Me

The Way You Sea Me - Brazil

Another One

Another One - Greece

Charcoal

Charcoal - Canada

Man in the Mountain

Man in the Mountain - United States

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Not an ordinary Mechanic

Not an ordinary Mechanic - Latvia

Water Circles Under Cotton Clouds

Water Circles Under Cotton Clouds - Spain

Infidelitas

Infidelitas - Switzerland

Scorpio

Scorpio - Canada

Man in the Mountain

Man in the Mountain - United States

BEST WRITING

Buddy Love

Buddy Love - Canada

The Dance Forgiving Her Finding Me

The Dance Forgiving Her Finding Me - Canada

ill fortune

ill fortune - Turkey

Morning After

Morning After - United States

Scorpio

Scorpio - Canada

BEST SOUND

BOXED

BOXED - Canada

The Last days

The Last days - Turkey

ANCiEnT SkY

ANCiEnT SkY - Canada

Morning After

Morning After - United States

THE DARK AHEAD (Il Buio Davanti)

The Dark Ahead

BEST STUDENT FILM

Miss China

Miss China - Canada

Catfight

Catfight - Hungary

Voyager

Voyager - Spain

See You Yesterday

See You Yesterday - Philippines

The One-Way Ticket

The One-Way Ticket - Germany

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  • Best Short Film
  • Best Student Film
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Director
  • Best Writing
  • Best Sound

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Overall Best Film

$1000

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  • Scenes from the nominated films will be featured at Bosa Theater.

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  • The winning teams will also receive networking opportunities with industry professionals, including directors, producers, and actors.

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  • Hollywood North Film Festival will seek sponsors from our industry network to assist the winning producer in turning their short film into a feature film.

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