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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.

Martin Edralin

Duration: 15 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Canadian Images
Director: Martin Edralin

An isolated and disabled man yearns to experience intimacy in a world that would rather ignore him.

Disabilities, Queer Interest, Sex & Eroticism

Kris Elgstrand

Duration: 80 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
BC Spotlight
Director: Kris Elgstrand

Carol (Arabella Bushnell) has a unique way of dealing with her frustrations with family, friends and co-workers: writing brutally honest songs (that frequently feature threats of violence) and leaving them on their voicemail. Carol’s creative catharsis has some immediate and unexpected consequences in this hilarious, offbeat comedy from writer-director Kris Elgstrand.

Comedy, Music & Dance

Andrew Ellis

Duration: 20 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2013
International Shorts
Director: Andrew Ellis

A man in central Africa desperately tries to escape from Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army.


Benedikt Erlingsson

(Hross I Oss)
Duration: 81 mins
Country of Origin: Germany,Iceland, 2013
Cinema of Our Time
Director: Benedikt Erlingsson

An impromptu tryst between two horses serves as the catalyst for further dark comedy in this celebration of equine grandeur and human eccentricities. Benedikt Erlingsson’s debut is every bit as rugged, otherworldly and striking as its Icelandic backdrop. “A hugely enjoyable film from the wild side of the wild side… [It] deserves its cult status.”—Guardian. Winner, Best New Director, San Sebastián 2013.

Animals, Audience Award Winners, Comedy

Isaac Ezban

(El Incidente)
Duration: 100 mins
Country of Origin: Mexico, 2014
Altered States
Director: Isaac Ezban

When reality is knocked for a loop, desperate characters are stranded in infinitely repeating realms. As limbo distorts their psyches, Isaac Ezban delivers mind-bending sci-fi that recalls Philip K. Dick while revealing a brilliant new voice in genre cinema. "One of the most intriguing Mexican films of the year… bright and concise, perfectly expressing its director’s (very human) concerns while also offering an exciting alternate world."—Twitch

Experimental & Avant garde, Fantasy, Sci-fi & Horror