About Crazy8s


Crazy8s is an 8 day filmmaking challenge that provides funding and support to emerging filmmakers to help them produce a short film.

Crazy8s is run by the Crazy8s Film Society, a not-for-profit society. It was created to foster support for emerging filmmakers who have little or no access to funding for short films.



Aspiring filmmakers are invited to present their short film idea in a 4-minute video. Every year over one hundred teams apply.

40 semi-finalists are chosen to pitch in person to a jury of industry professionals.

12 finalists workshop their script with a professional story editor.

6 winners receive $1,000 and a production package provided by sponsors in the local production community with everything they need to make their short film in just 8 days.

Finished films are screened at a gala event to the who’s who of the Vancouver film industry.

It’s fast! It’s fun! It’s Crazy!

"Crazy8s is truly the single best way in BC to launch your career." -Zach Lipovsky, Crazy8s alumni, whose film ‘Crazy Late’ helped him secure a spot on the Steven Spielberg show ‘On The Lot’, where he placed in the top 5.