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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.

Yamada Ryoji

Duration: 8 mins
Country of Origin: Japan, 2013
Dragons & Tigers
Director: Yamada Ryoji

A seriously weird animation which plays on two meanings of "wait": "wait on (someone)" and "to wait (for something)." Yamada himself says "it might be a criticism of nuclear power." Award for Excellence, Image Forum Festival 2014. Tony Rayns


Adilkhan Yerzhanov

Duration: 93 mins
Country of Origin: Kazakhstan, 2014
Cinema of Our Time
Director: Adilkhan Yerzhanov

Decamping to the countryside, three siblings discover an alcoholic squatter holed up in their late mother’s cabin. Given that the local police chief is the intruder’s brother, an escalating blood feud becomes unavoidable. "Kafka meets Kaurismäki… [Adilkhan Yerzhanov’s film] is a caustic critique of small-town corruption and croneyism in contemporary Kazakhstan. It is also poetic, surreal and visually arresting."—Hollywood Reporter

Experimental & Avant garde, Crime, Family Relations

Heather Young

Duration: 7 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Canadian Images
Director: Heather Young

As a woman and her dog go about their day, our understanding of their relationship shifts dramatically.

Animals, Family Relations

Lily Yu

Duration: 2 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2014
International Shorts
Director: Lily Yu

One morning, the pressure finally gets to a high-school student.