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Submissions Open January 23, 2017


36th Vancouver International Film Festival

September 28-October 13, 2017

The Vancouver International Film Festival is one of the largest and most successful film festivals in North America. At our 2016 festival, 324 films (including more than 200 features) from 73 countries played on nine screens. By the time our 16-day event wrapped, we’d tallied more than 133,000 admissions.
 
In 2016, VIFF is offered over $85,000 in cash prizes plus another $25,000 in services and prize packs as part of nine adjudicated awards. Audience Awards were announced in an additional six categories, including the Super Channels' Audience Award. Full details of our 2016 awards can be found here.
 
Have any questions about film submissions? Check our Submissions FAQ. Most of your answers can be found there.

 

2017 Submission Deadlines & Fees

 
International Narrative Features
Open to non-Canadian narrative films with runtimes over 25 minutes.

Deadline Entry Fee
Early Deadline - April 28, 2017 $65.00
Regular Deadline - June 9, 2017 $80.00
Extended Deadline - June 23, 2017 $95.00


International Nonfiction Features
Open to non-Canadian documentary and essay films with runtimes over 20 minutes.

Deadline Entry Fee
Early Deadline -  April 29, 2016 $65.00
Regular Deadline - June 10, 2016 $80.00
Extended Deadline - June 24, 2016 $95.00


International Shorts
Open to non-Canadian narrative and nonfiction films with runtimes of 25 minutes or less.

Deadline Entry Fee
Early Deadline - April 28, 2017 $50.00
Regular Deadline - June 9, 2017 $55.00
Extended Deadline - June 23, 2017 $60.00


Canadian Features/Documentaries
Open to narrative and documentary films with runtimes over 25 minutes directed by a Canadian citizen or permanent resident with Canada listed as one of the countries of production OR with 51% or more Canadian financing.
 
Deadline Entry Fee
Early Deadline - May 12, 2017 $40.00
Regular Deadline - June 9, 2017 $50.00
Extended Deadline - June 23, 2017 $60.00


Canadian Shorts
Open to narrative and documentary films with runtimes of 25 minutes or less directed by a Canadian citizen or permanent resident with Canada listed as one of the countries of production OR with 51% or more Canadian financing.
 
Deadline Entry Fee
Early Deadline - May 12, 2017 $20.00
Regular Deadline - June 9, 2017 $25.00
Extended Deadline - June 23, 2017 $30.00

Be sure to thoroughly review our Regulations (CDN) or Regulations (INTL) before submitting.
 

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INTERNATIONAL SUBMISSIONS FORM (live link coming January 23)
CANADIAN SUBMISSIONS FORM (live link coming January 23)
 
 

ANY QUESTIONS?

 
Have you checked out our Submissions FAQ? 
Didn’t find the answer you needed? Email submissions@viff.org or call 604.685.0260.

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