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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.
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Learning the dark truth about his workplace, a factory worker revolts.
It turns out that there’s a distinct difference between growing up and growing old.
A full-time mother/part-time sex-worker goes missing on the Downtown Eastside during the 2010 Winter Olympics.
After a tragic death, a Lebanese immigrant struggles to arrange Islamic pre-burial rituals in his adopted home.
A boy follows his girlfriend to Hope, an ironically named town where his dreams die a slow death. However, his settled lifestyle is disrupted by a trip back to the city for a medical appointment, where he and a friend become stranded for 24 hours. René Brar tells the story of two troubled kids who never really grew up while examining the complex nature of relationships.
A paean to Vancouver’s disappearing movie palaces.
This multi-narrative drama chronicles life in a small town in the Alberta badlands over the course of one year. As we’re introduced to a pregnant teenager, a hard-drinking musician, a reclusive taxidermist and an ambitious RCMP officer, the intertwining stories in director Kyle Thomas’ ambitious, eloquently executed film render a rich portrait; four circles of Drumheller, if you will.
Dilys is full of energy as she gives us an entertaining insight into life at 91, and shares her ambitious hopes for the future.
A failing marriage leaves a woman sleepless and shrinking from sight.
Nicole (Julianne Côté ) has some growing up to do in this sweetly absurd, wryly comic third feature from Stéphane Lafleur (Continental, a Film Without Guns). Vibrantly shot in textured black-and-white 35mm, the appealing dramedy displays a disciplined visual sense, a good ear for dialogue and characters that become more endearing as the episodic action progresses. "Unconventional and slyly entertaining…"—Screen
A young dishwasher contemplates the nightmarish prospect of making a life as a kitchen worker.
A kid and his Big Brother mess around in the streets of a metropolis.
Can thousands of carefully synchronized gestures and movements recreate an overall choreography?
Water fights can lead to dramatic outcomes.
At a Saskatchewan cattle ranch during branding season, a blue-collar kid is rattled by an unsettling discovery.
On Noah’s Ark, the animals discover the darker side of their natures and things get unholy very fast.
"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.
Believing that he’s been racially profiled, a young black man blows off steam. Then, things get personal.
A fantastical, phantasmagoric retelling of the final moments of Winnipeg’s WWII legend Andrew Mynarski.
What happens when love exists outside of the high school norm? (United Way Care to Change Video Competition winner.)