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International Shorts

Benji, forced to hang with his older brother and his girlfriend, gets caught up in their Flatliners game; their unconscious dreams reveal much about their relationships with one another.

Drama, Under 18 May Attend, Women Directors
Cinema of Our Time

Adventurous and irreverent, Alexander Carver and Daniel Schmidt’s speculative satire explores the concept of utopia and tests the bounds of visual art with an exhilarating sense of daring. "A bizarre, gentle and lyrical meld of sci-fi, incest, and pantheism… [Unity] demonstrates how irrationally beautiful something can be when shot and scored well…"—Slant

Adventures Outdoors, Fine Arts & Theatre, Experimental & Avant Garde, Queer Interest, Science & Technology, Sci-fi & Horror
International Shorts

In an attempt to win her back, a cowboy meets his estranged wife at an abandoned railway line on the Texas-Oklahoma border. One problem… neither will cross state lines!

Comedy, Romance

USA, Cambodia

Nonfiction Features

A sobering look at how encroaching modernity is threatening the livelihoods and traditions of three families in different parts of Cambodia, Kalyanee Mam’s vérité documentary "handles its material so deftly that you can’t help but become an active participant in the journey."—The AU Review. Winner, World Cinema Jury Prize: Documentary, Sundance 2013.

Economics & Globalization, Environment, Food, Farm & Garden, Human Rights, Women Directors

Various, Various Countries

International Shorts

Whether it’s trying to cope with addiction, divorce, unemployment, familial responsibilities, impotence, strange mutations, the scars from abuse or a deathbed goodbye, there are crises afoot in this entertaining and enlightening program of short films. This is an emotional roller coaster that’s well worth the ride!

Experimental & Avant Garde, Comedy, Drama, Family Relations
International Shorts

It’s a tough life for teens, trying to find their way in the world while their parents usually can’t relate to their realities. This revealing and sometimes inspiring program of short films shows us teens facing critical choices, trying to fit in and/or following their dreams and desires. These films will be classified so that those under 18 may attend.

Animation, Drama, Under 18 May Attend
International Shorts

A state of tortured inebriation, a state of consciousness, a state of history, a state that transcends time, a state of mysticism, a state of enlightenment, a state of revolution. This eclectic shorts program will entertain, educate and shock you as it explores these many states that coexist both within and outside our conventional realities.

Experimental & Avant Garde, Family Relations, History, Revolution & Empowerment
International Shorts

Once again, VIFF partners with The Reel Youth Film Festival to showcase a collection of incredibly diverse youth-made shorts. They are deeply honest, disarmingly beautiful and sometimes just plain hilarious. Chosen by a youth selection panel from hundreds of international submissions, this collection will show you the world through the eyes of the next generation of filmmakers.

Under 18 May Attend
International Shorts

Though not classic two-handers in the theatrical sense, this program of shorts shares the same essential elements as its stage cousins. The relationship between two characters told with tight, well-crafted dialogue, top-notch acting, directing and some very original scenarios, these films demonstrate that this is all you need to create a very dynamic experience.

Fine Arts & Theatre, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
International Shorts

Whether it’s trying to cope with addiction, divorce, unemployment, familial responsibilities, impotence, strange mutations, the scars from abuse or a deathbed goodbye, there are crises afoot in this entertaining and enlightening program of short films. This is an emotional roller coaster that’s well worth the ride!

Experimental & Avant Garde, Comedy, Drama, Family Relations
International Shorts

It’s a tough life for teens, trying to find their way in the world while their parents usually can’t relate to their realities. This revealing and sometimes inspiring program of short films shows us teens facing critical choices, trying to fit in and/or following their dreams and desires. These films will be classified so that those under 18 may attend.

Animation, Drama, Under 18 May Attend
International Shorts

A state of tortured inebriation, a state of consciousness, a state of history, a state that transcends time, a state of mysticism, a state of enlightenment, a state of revolution. This eclectic shorts program will entertain, educate and shock you as it explores these many states that coexist both within and outside our conventional realities.

Experimental & Avant Garde, Family Relations, History, Revolution & Empowerment
International Shorts

Once again, VIFF partners with The Reel Youth Film Festival to showcase a collection of incredibly diverse youth-made shorts. They are deeply honest, disarmingly beautiful and sometimes just plain hilarious. Chosen by a youth selection panel from hundreds of international submissions, this collection will show you the world through the eyes of the next generation of filmmakers.

Under 18 May Attend
International Shorts

Though not classic two-handers in the theatrical sense, this program of shorts shares the same essential elements as its stage cousins. The relationship between two characters told with tight, well-crafted dialogue, top-notch acting, directing and some very original scenarios, these films demonstrate that this is all you need to create a very dynamic experience.

Fine Arts & Theatre, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance

Various Countries

A collection of some of the best International and Canadian short films from the 2013 Vancouver International Film Festival selected by programmers Sandy Gow and Curtis Woloschuk. The selections will be finalized and available Wednesday, October 9 afternoon.

Venezuela

(Brecha en el silencio)
Cinema of Our Time

Born deaf and mute, and exploited by her parents, 19-year-old Ana resolves to save her siblings from suffering similar indignities. Former social workers Andrés and Luis Rodríguez ensure that the hard-won victories in their visually spectacular debut ring true and resonate deeply. Winner, Best First Film, Best Actress, Cairo 2013.

Drama, Family Relations, Health (Mental & Physical), Human Rights

Vietnam

International Shorts

Meet two Black H’Mong girls from N. Vietnam.

International Shorts

One clumsy action leads to a whimsical, romantic adventure.

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