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The majority of films in the Vancouver International Film Festival are unrated and you must be 18 and purchase a $2 VIFF membership to attend a screening. However, a selection of films are open to all ages.
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Bernie Custis, 83, was the first black quarterback in professional football. This is his story.
A kid and his Big Brother mess around in the streets of a metropolis.
Finishing his late grandfather’s final model ship, a young boy drifts between surreal dreams and waking life.
An eloquent animated study of a sleepy prairie community.
Maureen Bradley’s debut feature is a bittersweet romantic comedy with a transgender hero in an unimaginable predicament. Oddball couple Miriam and Adam have an ill-advised and pivotal one night stand that sees them both wind up pregnant. Engagingly shot by Amy Belling, the film features standout performances from Gavin Crawford (This Hour Has 22 Minutes), Naomi Snieckus (Mr. D) and Gabrielle Rose.
Three friends struggle to realize their identities inside a shifting love triangle that fractures their friendship.
A gothic bedtime story filled with love, loss, taxidermy, Kung fu and biker werewolves.
Can thousands of carefully synchronized gestures and movements recreate an overall choreography?
An ambitious drag racer’s dreams are undermined by the realities of his personal life.
Suzanne Crocker’s deeply personal documentary offers a poignant commentary on what today’s day-to-day digital existence has devolved into. A courageous family opts to simplify things considerably by moving to a wilderness cabin in the Yukon with no electricity, television, Internet or running water. There are no neighbours, either, which results in a very unique and touching celebration of Halloween.
With a foreign military force encroaching, an odd interrogation ensues.
On Noah’s Ark, the animals discover the darker side of their natures and things get unholy very fast.
Jake Henson (Dakota Daulby) is a troubled teen haunted by the deaths of his parents—his father in a hunting accident and mother by suicide—who escapes an abusive uncle to reconnect with his older brother (Matthew MacCaull). In director Jason Bourque’s thriller, their reunion on an isolated island shows that blood may be thicker than water but it’s still blood. And it’s messy as hell.
A striking visual treatment of a spoken word poem, written and performed by Hopy Tareke.
A meek nine-year-old roams a post-industrial landscape in search of a feral cat.
We don’t often hear from the young people in Canada’s north, but here they are in their own words.
Three bullied teenagers discover an unexpected solution to their problems.
Learning the dark truth about his workplace, a factory worker revolts.
It turns out that there’s a distinct difference between growing up and growing old.
Canada’s Daniel Ziv has made the most successful documentary in Indonesian history. Shining a light on urban poverty, it’s also made stars of three inspirational Jakarta street musicians whose talent is only rivalled by their resourcefulness. Life is hard for these troubadours but commitment and passion always have a fighting chance. "Stunningly vivid and full of energy…”—Tempo Magazine. Winner, Best Documentary, Busan 2013.