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Use our search function below to sort the films by their English title, the names of directors, or their country of origin. Films can also be filtered by series, genre, or Vancouver International Film Festival venue. You can also browse by film series by visiting our Browse By Series page.

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.

Before you make your purchase, please note The Rio is 19+ exclusively with the exception of the rated High School Screenings at this venue.

Various

Duration: 104 mins
Country of Origin: Various, 2015
Series:
International Shorts

This program of shorts highlights stellar acting, and demonstrates how vital this is to the success of a film as a whole, whether a two-hander or an ensemble piece.

Duration: 106 mins
Country of Origin: Various, 2015
Series:
International Shorts

A program of short films about love, from romantic to tragic, its intoxication and heartbreak, its consequences and, oh yes, its responsibilities.

Duration: 106 mins
Country of Origin: Various, 2015
Series:
International Shorts

This program of shorts probes the title question, as well as what can influence our world views and sense of self.

Duration: 99 mins
Country of Origin: Various, 2015
Series:
International Shorts

A program of beautiful, haunting and often disturbing short films—though sometimes in these dark reaches we find hope.

Duration: 82 mins
Country of Origin: Various, 2015
Series:
International Shorts

VIFF is proud to partner with Reel Youth, which has pulled together an insightful, compelling and humorous collection of international youth-made shorts. Chosen by a youth-selection team from 700+ submissions from 20 countries, the festival shows us the world through fresh eyes. Whether an Indian psychological thriller, a Georgian music video about love and diversity, or an Australian romantic comedy about insects, laughing and learning are guaranteed.

Youth Under 18 May Attend
Duration: 86 mins
Country of Origin: Various,
Series:
Canadian Images

Atomic Cartoons presents this eclectic and electric collection of Canadian toon classics curated by Vancouver’s own resident animation guru, the great Marv Newland. Marv’s selection ranges from the mid-80s (Richard Condie’s The Big Snit) to last year (Julian Gallese’s Menagerie—the ink’s barely dry!), from Academy Award-nominees to film-school graduation films, and encompasses as many mood swings, stylistic shifts, rare delights and unexpected treats as can be jammed into an hour and a half. You will be dazzled.

Animation

Colombia, Argentina, Venezuela

(El Abrazo de la serpiente)
Duration: 122 mins
Country of Origin: Colombia,Argentina,Venezuela, 2015
Series:
Cinema of Our Time

In Ciro Guerra’s vibrant and wildly original feature, two explorers embark on parallel journeys—albeit 40 years apart—down the Colombian Amazon. Both are in search of a sacred flower with mythical healing powers. Both encounter a native shaman and his tales of colonialism’s devastating toll. As unlikely friendships take root, Guerra’s drama enwraps viewers in seductive visuals and alluring ethnographic details. “A soulful, strange and stunning discovery.”—Indiewire

Aboriginal / First Nations, Drama, History, Human Rights & Social Justice

France, Vietnam

(Cha Và Con Và)
Duration: 102 mins
Country of Origin: France,Vietnam, 2015
Series:
Dragons & Tigers

As Freudians will guess from the title, Phan’s stunning film has a lot to do with patriarchy and the penis. When Vietnam’s government offered cash incentives to fathers to undergo vasectomies, they didn’t expect that unmarried, fun-loving kids would sign up, just for pocket money. Student slacker Vu resists his father’s order to get married, but down which deviant paths will life take him? Tony Rayns

Queer Interest