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The Vancouver International Film Festival

September 29 - October 14, 2016

*Please note our web site is fresh out of the box and needs some fine tuning. We are working as quickly as possible to fix glitches. We appreciate your patience. 

Along with this shiny, new beta version of the web site, VIFF 2016 launches a bold restructuring of its traditional film and industry programming. In its 35th year, VIFF expands the frame to create multi-experiential streams that include some of the best cinema from around the world fused with related talks and events in a unique Film+ model. Our new model expands the frame, giving audiences and creators a chance to discover, discuss and connect more.  Sign up for VIFF E-News today.

Mark Your Calendar

Now On Sale
VIFF Single Tickets,  Passes + Ticket Packs on sale at viff.org
September 9
Program guides begin distribution throughout Vancouver and available at the Vancity Theatre
Program guide is also available online
September 15 
In Person Box Office opens at The Vancouver International Film Centre (12pm - 7pm except Sundays: 2pm-7pm)


The world's boldest creators and their exceptional works. The year's most anticipated international films and new discoveries curated specifically for VIFF audiences.
A showcase of the inspired works emerging from the creative nexus that is British Columbia.
True North
A celebration of the extraordinary creativity and craft being demonstrated by Canadian storytellers from coast to coast.
Uncompromising films and insightful discussions that spark action and change the way we see the world.
Virtual reality, gaming, music and emerging digital platforms serve as a catalyst for ground-breaking ideas and unforgettable next-level experiences.
Journey into the compelling cinematic worlds envisioned by some of East Asia’s most adventurous artists.
Music, art and design receive their deserved big-screen treatment in this aesthetically alluring stream that’s enhanced by exhibitions and live performances.
From the fringes emerge fantastic cinema that defines traditional classification and storytellers exploring unconventional forms.

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