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The Vancouver International Film Festival

September 26 - October 11, 2019

VIFF presents the world's best cinema fused with related talks and events in a unique Films+ model. Annually, VIFF presents over 320 films and events, plays host to approximately 400 industry professionals from around the globe and boasts the largest Canadian film program in the world.

For its 38th year, VIFF welcomes the world to Vancouver from September 26 - October 11, 2019.

Key Dates

Friday, August 16 - Cardholder Day (VIFF+ Silver and above members save 25% on VIFF Passes + Ticket Packs)
Thursday, August 22 - VIFF Passes + Ticket Packs on sale online
Thursday, September 5 - Single Tickets on sale online
Thursday, September 12 - Pre-Festival Box Office opens at Vancity Theatre Box Office

Just Announced

A celebration of genre-defining work with a contemporary twist, bringing together some of theatre, comedy and music’s brightest performers for six memorable live events at VIFF, all with a cinematic connection.
BC Spotlight
The latest feature films from our province’s best and brightest creators will leave audiences thrilled by our homegrown talent.
True North
A celebration of the extraordinary creativity and craft being demonstrated by Canadian storytellers from coast to coast.
Diverse independent filmmakers from across Canada who demonstrate originality and vision while challenging the medium.
Uncompromising films and insightful discussions that spark action and change the way we see the world.
This acclaimed series explores the endless possibilities of nonfiction filmmaking while probing involving subject matter.
Music, art and design receive their deserved big-screen treatment in this aesthetically alluring stream.
Journey into the compelling cinematic worlds envisioned by some of East Asia's most adventurous artists.
Dragons & Tigers
This internationally celebrated series continues to introduce the most exciting talents from East Asia to the world.
Spotlight on France
The rich cinematic culture that continues to floursih in France is celebrated with this selection of fine, big-screen offerings.
Le cinéma français, toujours aussi florissant, est célébré cette année à travers une sélection pointue de films particulièrement attendus.
Focus on Italy
Prizewinners and premieres from the country that's given us some of cinema's best.
Altered States
Genre-bending features that defy traditional classification and creators who push short form storytelling to its limits.
Featuring international cinema that's slightly ahead of the curve, this series showcases exacting visions and unique perspectives.
To be announced...
Keep checking back here for more programming announcements in the build up to VIFF 2019!

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