We’re excited to confirm that our 39th edition will take place this September.
Given how many of our fellow festivals have been forced into cancellations, we consider ourselves fortunate to be in a position to share work with you that inspires and enlightens. Taking neither this opportunity for granted or our responsibilities lightly, our staff are bringing a renewed sense of purpose and passion to envisioning a landmark event at which film lovers and creators can meaningfully engage with the art form and one another. Just as we live in unprecedented times, VIFF 2020 will be unlike any of its predecessors. But rather than looking back forlornly, this year’s edition will be about exploring possibilities and advancing what a film festival is capable of. COVID-19 restrictions will impact our event’s logistics but they can’t shackle our creativity.
We look forward to sharing our plans with you in late June.