Crazy8s 2013 Filmmaking Competition Winners Announced

The Crazy8s Film Society is very pleased to announce the six winning teams of their 14th annual competition. Whittled down from the original +100 who applied in November, and following pitching, writing and intensive story editing workshops, emerge the following victorious projects:

Braindamage - Matt Leaf (Director/Writer) and Victoria Angell (Producer)

Happy Homecoming - Nimisha Mukerji (Director); Orsy Szabó (Writer); Haydn Wazelle and Anand Raghavan (Producers)

Manstruation - Ryan Haneman (Director/Writer); Christopher Lee (Writer); and Derek Green (Producer)

Stewing - Sean Tyson (Director) and Patrick Currie (Writer/Producer)

Under the Bridge of Fear - Mackenzie Gray (Director/Writer)

When I Saw You - Jane Hancock (Director/Writer); Nicholas Carella, Michelle Ouellet and Brie Lunn (Producers)

In its 14 years, Crazy8s has established itself not just as Vancouver’s premiere fast filmmaking event, but as a launching ground for emerging filmmakers, a significant mentorship opportunity and a hub for the independent filmmaking community.

Teams now have a few weeks to prepare in advance of their start date of February 8. From that time, they’ll have just eight days to shoot, edit and post their short films, with only $1,000 cash and significant in-kind support generously provided by the local film industry.

This year, for the first time, Crazy8s will be hosting a free Kick-Off Party at the Rio Theatre on January 23 at 7:30 pm. Screenings of well-known films from its 14 year history will be shown, as well as plenty of opportunity for mingling and making connections with Crazy8s alumni and current team members.

And don’t miss the chance to see what these talented filmmakers can create in just eight days! For tickets to the Gala Screening and Afterparty at The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts on Saturday February 23 or for more information visit


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