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Use our search function below to sort the films by their English title, the names of directors, or their country of origin. Films can also be filtered by series, genre, or Vancouver International Film Festival venue. You can also browse by film series by visiting our Browse By Series page.
The majority of films in the Vancouver International Film Festival are unrated and you must be 18 and purchase a $2 VIFF membership to attend a screening. However, a selection of films are open to all ages.
Before you make your purchase, please note The Rio is 19+ exclusively with the exception of the rated High School Screenings at this venue.
A circus-trained capuchin must quickly adapt to life in the wild when it suddenly finds itself lost in the Amazon rainforest. This unwitting, endlessly expressive little guide leads us through Thierry Ragobert’s awe-inspiring, family-friendly docudrama, acquainting us with this lush wonderland’s exotic denizens and other breathtaking splendours. "A thrilling tale… the cinematography is exceptionally vivid throughout…”—Hollywood Reporter
Lyrical, sensual and poetic, yet grounded in a bracing naturalism that speaks to Brazilian documentarian Gabriel Mascaro’s roots, August Winds tells the tale of a young couple who discover a skull while diving for octopus. It’s a prismatic evocation of seaside life in the rural tropics. "…a beautiful meditation on life and death… a striking accomplishment…"—Indiewire
Water fights can lead to dramatic outcomes.
A stubborn teenager with hypersensitive hearing tries to prove herself during an internship at an acoustics lab.
At a Saskatchewan cattle ranch during branding season, a blue-collar kid is rattled by an unsettling discovery.
Love. Grief. Shock. Denial. Sleeplessness. Bubble bath. Masturbation. Pop Tart. Bootie. Rejection. Weeping. Awkward. Life’s a bitch.
"Young people today are too often found in a space of social homelessness, where we are invisible in public discourse, and the value of our lived experience is reduced to teenage weirdness." A poetic statement of what youth need.
In need of cash for a lifesaving operation, a senior schemes to rig a bingo game.
A father and daughter bond as she cuts his hair. But then the phone rings…
After a couple discovers a supernatural phenomenon in their backyard, their relationship takes an unexpected turn.
What happens when love exists outside of the high school norm? (United Way Care to Change Video Competition winner.)
An isolated and disabled man yearns to experience intimacy in a world that would rather ignore him.
A little girl believes that a homeless man is the reincarnation of her recently flushed goldfish.
Sometimes you are your own greatest ally. (United Way Care to Change Video Competition winner.)
What would bullying look like if we saw it for what it is? (United Way Care to Change Video Competition winner.)
A broken family learns to cope when their autistic son shows them everything they need—without saying a word.
Two brothers share the scars of an untold history that has driven them to existential extremes.
A lone school teacher fights off an entire motorcycle gang while chaperoning a middle-school dance.
The prolific Xavier Dolan reveals a newfound maturity with this bittersweet account of Diane (Anne Dorval, channelling Gena Rowlands) and her delinquent son (Antoine-Olivier Pilon, magnetic). Having abandoned the matricidal posturing of I Killed My Mother, Dolan sides with Diane on this occasion, crafting "a funny, heartbreaking and, above all, original work…"—Variety. Winner, Prix du Jury (ex aequo), Cannes 2014.
Canada, Belgium, Germany
It’s closing night for popular Belgian cabaret Gardenia and its gay and trans stars face reintroduction into reality. Mixing avant-garde choreography with confessional interviews, Thomas Wallner offers “an endearing recollection of life as an outsider, a sincere exploration of queer identity, and a stunning celebration of the communion we achieve in art.”—Indiewire. Winner, Special Jury Prize: Canadian Feature, Hot Docs 2014.