The Vancouver Badass Film Festival




Tix $15/12


Film, Festivals

The Fourth Annual International Vancouver Badass Film Festival is coming February 23-25, 2018 to the Rio Theatre, featuring the best in new genre cinema from Vancouver and around the world, interactive sessions with filmmakers and exciting live performances. Events schedule and reduced price advance event tickets are on sale now at

Badass IV is highlighted by new films from maverick film legends old and new, and a range of exciting live shows and interactive sessions with filmmakers. Badass IV features a tribute to pioneering Canadian indie filmmaker Larry Kent, who will be presenting the B.C. premiere of his latest Vancouver-shot shocking feature: She Who Must Burn, as well as accepting a lifetime achievement award (as a UBC student, Larry Kent directed 1963's feature The Bitter Ash which was banned on release, but which topped three 2017 lists for best Canadian film of all time, and was an early truly independent filmmaker whose career has spanned 20 films over 54 years to date).

Badass IV is also very proud to screen the new feature film from kickass Canadian action Director April Mullen (director of Below Her Mouth, 88, & Dead Before Dawn 3D - in which she was the first female and youngest director to direct a live-action Stereoscopic 3D feature film). Badsville's stars include Emilio Rivera (Sons of Anarchy) and Robert Knepper (Prison Break).

Other features making Canadian premieres include: Ayla from Director Elias (Gut) and starring Dee Wallace and Tristan Risk; and, from Ireland, Paddy Murphy's The Three Don'ts, with director and producer attending.

Badass IV shorts programs include new films from across Canada and the world, as well as new shorts from the genre giants of the GVRD including: Gigi Saul Guerrero, Marc Boily, Ariel Hansen, Jason William Lee, Jordan Barnes-Crouse and many others.

Badass IV events from Feb 23-25, 2018 include: Opening Night Party (with a special screening of new WiHM 2018 blood drive psa shorts and live performances), feature and short film blocks , and a n Awards Gala Caravan of Creeps circus performances. Event mcs confirmed include: Samantha Mack, Tristan Risk, Jesse Inocalla, Gidget Gravedigger and Mister Nickel.

Badass IV: The best in new extreme cinema from Vancouver and around the world with exciting live events. Get your festival passes and reduced price advanced event tickets now at and don't be disappointed!

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