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Submissions to the 2017 Vancouver Golden Panda International Film Festival (GPIFF) are now open

Vancouver, BC – Submissions to the 2017 Vancouver Golden Panda International Film Festival (GPIFF) are now open. Global filmmakers are welcome to submit their works to the festival. Official selections for this year’s festival will enter the public screening held at Vancouver’s Vancity Theatre in Dec., 2017.


Submissions Page:



The Early Bird Deadline is July 21, 2017 and Regular Deadline is September 10, 2017



FEATURE FILM (40mins +)  

Best Picture

Best Director

Best Actor

Best Actress

Best Screenplay


SHORT FILM (40mins and under)

Best Short Film

Best Director for Short Film

Best Screenplay for Short


SPECIAL CATEGORIES (No time-length limit)

Best Documentary

Best Animated Film

Best Humanistic Vision

Special Jury Recommendation

Best Visual Effects

Rising Star Award


GPIFF 2017 Jury:

Led by Jiang Ping, director and current vice chairman and general manager of China Film Co., the distribution unit of China’s largest and most influential film enterprise, China Film Group Corporation, this year’s GPIFF welcomes acclaimed filmmakers from across the world to join the GPIFF 2017 Jury panel, including Stephen Nemeth, U.S. independent film producer, head of Rhino Films, three-time Sundance Award winner, one-time Academy Award nominee and legendary Chinese director and producer Ng See-yuen who is known for his role in promoting Hong Kong action film.

More information about the Jury members, please visit:


About GPIFF:

Vancouver Golden Panda International Film Festival (GPIFF) was founded in June 2013. A registered non-profit organization, GPIFF aims to discover and support emerging filmmakers worldwide and build a hub where professionals can exchange experiences and insights regarding today’s global film industry.


Website and Social Media:


Facebook: Vancouver Golden Panda International Film Festival

Instagram: @gpiff.official

Hashtag: #GPIFF, #GPIFF17



Xueting Zhao

Publicity and Promotions Coordinator