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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.

Thomas Cailley

(Les combattants)
Duration: 100 mins
Country of Origin: France, 2014
Spotlight on France
Director: Thomas Cailley

An unflappable free spirit (Kevin Azaïs, casually charismatic) and driven survivalist (Adèle Haenel, intense and alluring) make for unlikely lovers in Thomas Cailley’s wonderfully oddball comedy. When the couple enlists in boot camp, paintball pellets stand in for Cupid’s arrows and their fledgling romance is put through the paces. "Overflowing with relentlessly acerbic humour…"—Hollywood Reporter. Winner, FIPRESCI Prize, Directors’ Fortnight, Cannes 2014.

Audience Award Winners, Comedy, Romance

Joaquim Castro

Duration: 79 mins
Country of Origin: Brazil, 2014
Arts and Letters
Director: Joaquim Castro

Legendary accordionist, composer and singer José Domingos de Morais—better known as Dominguinhos—died last year, but not before participating in Joaquim Castro, Eduardo Nazarian and Mariana Aydar’s celebration of his life and music. With his wide smile and prodigious talent, Dominguinhos and his unique mix of bossa nova, jazz and pop, all anchored by his baião rhythms, will leave you delighted.

Biography, Music & Dance

Nuri Bilge Ceylan

(Kis uykusu)
Duration: 196 mins
Country of Origin: France,Turkey,Germany, 2014
Special Presentations
Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan

"Nuri Bilge Ceylan [Once Upon a Time in Anatolia] is at the peak of his powers with [this] richly engrossing and ravishingly beautiful magnum opus… [The film] tunnels into the everyday existence of a middle-aged former actor turned comfortably situated hotel owner—and emerges with a multifaceted study of human frailty whose moral implications resonate far beyond its remote Turkish setting."—Variety. Winner, Palme d’Or, Cannes 2014.

Fine Arts or Theatre, Audience Award Winners

Neil Champagne

Duration: 8 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Canadian Images
Director: Neil Champagne

A first aid attendant is called into action in an Okanagan mill town.


Fruit Chan

Duration: 124 mins
Country of Origin: Hong Kong, 2014
Dragons & Tigers
Director: Fruit Chan

A mysterious incident empties Hong Kong (an eerie sight reminiscent of 28 Days Later), leaving a busload of disparate strangers to determine what happened. “Hong Kong doesn’t do sci-fi,” claims one survivor. Fruit Chan dispels that notion as he “bends genre like it’s putty in his hands, distilling the macabre from the everyday and making the apocalyptic seem absurdly matter-of-fact.”—Variety

Comedy, Action, Thrills & Suspense

Joey Chandler

Duration: 3 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
International Shorts
Director: Joey Chandler

Four New Westminster youths set out to spread the glove… but people in their community don’t quite understand what that means.

Annakate Chappell

Duration: 14 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2013
International Shorts
Director: Annakate Chappell

The awkward divide between love and friendship on the threshold of adulthood in bible-belt America…

Drama, Youth Under 18 May Attend

Damien Chazelle

Duration: 105 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2013
Opening and Closing Gala Screenings
Director: Damien Chazelle

Fierce rhythms and ferocious humour drive Damien Chazelle’s riveting film about an ambitious jazz drummer (Miles Teller, overdue for stardom) pushed beyond his breaking point by an instructor who takes tough-love to extremes (J.K. Simmons, elemental). "Unique, personal, transfixing and transforming… A pedagogical thriller and an emotional S&M two-hander."—Film Comment. Winner, US Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic; Audience Award: US Dramatic, Sundance 2014.

Audience Award Winners, Music & Dance

Breanna Cheek

Duration: 5 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Canadian Images
Director: Breanna Cheek

An eloquent animated study of a sleepy prairie community.

Animation, Women Directors

Chiang Hsiu-Chiung [Jiang Xiuqiong]

Duration: 118 mins
Country of Origin: Japan,Taiwan, 2014
Dragons & Tigers
Director: Chiang Hsiu-Chiung [Jiang Xiuqiong]

Made in Japan by a Taiwanese woman director, this sets a high benchmark for films about female solidarity. A woman returns to the remote peninsula where she grew up; she wants to "find" her father, lost at sea, but instead bonds with a single mother living nearby. Piercing emotional depth and wonderful performances, plus great visual beauty. Tony Rayns

Women Directors

Chienn Hsiang

(Hui guang zoumingqu)
Duration: 94 mins
Country of Origin: Taiwan,Hong Kong, 2014
Dragons & Tigers
Director: Chienn Hsiang

In Chienn Hsiang’s subtle urban drama, the great Chen Shiang-chyi plays Lingzi, whose romantic imagination strains against the boundaries of a downwardly mobile working woman’s life. When she encounters an almost comatose man lying next to her mother-in-law in hospital, she seizes the opportunity to transform her life, one tender, anonymous touch at a time. Winner, Best Feature, Best Actress, Taipei Film Awards 2014. Shelly Kraicer

Audience Award Winners

Andrew Cividino

Duration: 17 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Canadian Images
Director: Andrew Cividino

Out of his depth in a fight for a girl’s affections, Adam issues a challenge to his rival.


Scott Cohen

Duration: 81 mins
Country of Origin: USA,Argentina, 2014
Cinema of Our Time
Director: Scott Cohen

Forsaking a traditional honeymoon, newlyweds Peter (Mad Men’s Vincent Kartheiser) and Chloe (Olivia Thirlby) book passage on a research vessel bound for Antarctica. As seasickness sets in, romantic bliss sours and Scott Cohen’s astonishingly assured, elegantly shot debut sets course for troubled, Polanski-indebted waters. "A quiet stunner of a drama…"—Hollywood Reporter. Winner, Grand Jury Prize: Best New American Cinema, Seattle 2014.

Environment, Romance

Paul Collins

Duration: 70 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2013
Nonfiction Features
Director: Paul Collins

Anlo Sepulveda and Paul Collins’ visually stunning (much of it is shot underwater) and totally mesmerizing chronicle of Texas’ San Marcos River—its history, its place in First Nations’ mythology, its more utilitarian position in modern times, its uncertain future—has been compared to Baraka and Koyaanisqatsi for the way it forces us to contemplate our relationship with the natural world. Winner, Audience Award, SXSW 2014.

Audience Award Winners, Environment, Aboriginal / First Nations

Mohamed Conteh

Duration: 2 mins
Country of Origin: Sierra Leone, 2014
International Shorts
Director: Mohamed Conteh

Made by a group of ex-street youth in Sierra Leone, Africa, this film explores how $2,000 could end poverty.

Allison Coon-Come

Duration: 4 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
International Shorts
Director: Allison Coon-Come

The journey of a toy car takes us on a memorable journey through time and across generations in rural Quebec.

Scooter Corkle

Duration: 13 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Canadian Images
Director: Scooter Corkle

A chef who’s honed his talents in prison finds the outside world to be an unforgiving place.


Pedro Costa

(Cavalo Dinheiro)
Duration: 110 mins
Country of Origin: Portugal, 2014
Cinema of Our Time
Director: Pedro Costa

“The restless spirits of Portugal’s post-colonial underclass stumble dazedly though the wilds of Horse Money, the latest—and in some respects the most striking—of director Pedro Costa’s hallucinatory bulletins from the Lisbon slum known as Fontainhas… [A] strange, hauntingly beautiful effort… [It] defies classification as readily as it reimagines the possibilities of cinema…”—Variety. Winner, Best Director, Locarno 2014.

Experimental & Avant garde, Audience Award Winners

Aaron Craven

Duration: 10 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Canadian Images
Director: Aaron Craven

An acting guru leads two hapless performers through a scene from A Streetcar Named Desire.

Fine Arts or Theatre, Comedy

Suzanne Crocker

Duration: 89 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Canadian Images
Director: Suzanne Crocker

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.

Adventures Outdoors, Environment, Youth Under 18 May Attend