Vancouver’s Badass Film Fest is back with the best in ‘extreme cinema’


Film fans, don’t miss out: The Vancouver Badass Film Festival is back for its fifth year.

The film’s founder and director is New West resident David Aboussafy, who’s getting ready to present the biggest festival yet – with interactive events and live shows alongside a host of film screenings, running from Friday, March 29 to Sunday, March 31 at the Rio and VIFF/Vancity theatres.

The festival features the best in “extreme cinema” from around the world, described on the festival website as “viscerally exciting films, original in content or style (preferably both)” – horror, avant-garde, noir and wild action.

Opening night features what’s being billed as “a very Hard Brexit U.K. double bill” – featuring Polterheist and Perfect Skin. Other featured screenings include Canadian offerings The Hollow Child, Knuckleball and A.M.I., playing at the Rio on March 31.

See for the full schedule and details.