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High School Program


Last year, VIFF welcomed over 1,500 secondary students to experience exceptional cinema from around the world.

From stories of youth exploring identity to films that capture historical moments and reveal previously untold stories, great cinema develops critical thinking skills, provides exposure to different perspectives and ignites imaginations. Be they set in Haida Gwaii, Palestine, France or Singapore, these stories will connect young audiences with some of the most powerful forces shaping our contemporary world and identities.

What's New?

This year, we’ve expanded the frame of our high school program! Teachers will now have access to teacher resource guides tailored to each film. Written with reference to BC’s new curriculum, these resources will facilitate engaged discussion from the cinema to the classroom and beyond.

How to Book

We offer a special High School Program Ticket Price of $8 per student for groups of 10 or more (includes 2 complimentary supervisor tickets per class). To make a booking or to inquire about any of the films, please complete this fillable PDF form and email it to our High School Outreach Coordinator at education@viff.org or call 604-685-0260 ext. 550.

Booking Policies

  • High School Program Ticket Price only applies to weekday matinee screenings
  • Tickets are non-refundable
  • Full payment must be made to secure the booking
  • Films suitable for students in grades 10 - 12
  • Please note film classifications before booking

What is Democracy?

Curriculum interest: Social Studies 10 & 11, Political Studies 12, Social Justice 12

What Walaa Wants

Curriculum interest: Social Studies 10 & 11, Social Justice 12, Comparative Cultures 12

Edge of the Knife

Curriculum interest: BC First Peoples 12, Social Studies 10 & 11, English First Peoples

Science Fair

Curriculum interest: Science 10, Science for Citizens 11

The Prayer

Curriculum interest: Français langue seconde – immersion 10 & 12, Études du cinéma et de la littérature francophone 11 & 12


Curriculum interest: Media Arts, Drama: Directing and Script Development, Drama: Film & Television

Reel Youth Film Festival
Teen Perspectives
Winter Flies


Also new to the High School Program this year is VIFF Immersed: an exhibition featuring some of the best North American storytelling in the realms of Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality. With more than 15 experiences that engage viewers through a wide range of technology platforms, this exhibition celebrates the best in immersive storytelling.

We’re offering two two-hour exhibitions exclusively for secondary school groups. For more information about special group ticket prices and other VIFF Immersed details, please contact our High School Outreach Coordinator at education@viff.org


High School Program | All Films Rated For Youth

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