Vancouver International Film Festival

NAME OF FESTIVAL: Vancouver International Film Festival

SINCE: 1982

WHERE: Vancouver, BC, Canada

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

Both in terms of admissions and number of films screened, VIFF is among the five largest film festivals in North America. Screening films from more than 70 countries on nine screens, VIFF's program includes the pick of the world’s top film fests and many undiscovered gems.

Three main programming platforms make our festival unique: we screen one of the largest selections of East Asian films outside of that region, we are one of the biggest showcases of Canadian film in the world and we have a large and vibrant documentary program.

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34th Vancouver International Film Festival Reveals Films in Gala and Special Presentation

34th Vancouver International Film Festival Reveals Films in Gala and Special Presentation

The 34th Vancouver International Film Festival will run from September 24th to October 9th, 2015 with John Crowley’s Brooklyn starting the festival off in the Opening Night Gala spot. With scripting by Nick Hornby (Wild, An Education), this 50s-era immigration film is an exhilarating tale of female empowerment. Marc Abraham’s I Saw the Light holds the Closing Night Gala position with a feature on the life of country star Hank Williams. Produced by Vancouver’s Bron Studios, this […]

2013 Vancouver International Film Festival Award Winners; “RHYMES FOR YOUNG GHOULS” “THAT BURNING FEELING” Win Best Canadian First Feature Award

2013 Vancouver International Film Festival Award Winners; “RHYMES FOR YOUNG GHOULS” “THAT BURNING FEELING” Win Best Canadian First Feature Award

THAT BURNING FEELING by Jason JamesTHAT BURNING FEELING by Jason James

RHYMES FOR YOUNG GHOULS by Jeff Barnaby and THAT BURNING FEELING by Jason James tied to win the Best Canadian First Feature Award at the just wrapped Vancouver International Film Festival which took place September 26 – October 11, 2013. The jury commented, “These two films share storytelling of equal high quality but are so different in terms of genre, tone and creative expression that the jury decided to honour them both.”

2010 Vancouver International Film Festival Winners

2010 Vancouver International Film Festival Winners

The 29th annual Vancouver International Film Festival concluded its 16-day run with the closing gala screening the French film THE ILLUSIONIST (L’illusioniste), directed by Sylvain Chomet. The winners of two juried awards and five audience awards were announced prior to the screening; two other juried awards were announced previously. The jury for the Canadian Images program awarded the ET Canada Award for Best Canadian Feature Film to director Denis Villeneuve of Quebec for INCENDIES. The […]