Bringing leading filmmakers and large audiences together in a quality environment that puts the films first is one of VIFF’s main goals.
Every year the Vancouver International Film Festival hosts filmmakers, distributors, international film critics and special guests from around the world. Many of our guests host dynamic Q & A sessions following screenings. Keep your eye out for our "Guest In Attendance" logo on our print ads, web site and e-newsletters
In 2011, over 600 special guests attended the festival.
Download the Guest list (Excel, 23K)
For film industry professionals wishing to attend, please see our Guest Accreditation policy.
"VIFF is easily the best festival because it's all about the
films and the people who watch them"- Alan Moyle, filmmaker