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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.
Would god-like powers have solved your childhood problems? This stop-motion memoir suggests that they certainly might’ve helped.
Rebecca visits her hippie mother. They dance and it’s mortifying. Rebecca visits her rapper brother. They do drugs and it’s ecstatic.
A surrealist journey, inspired by poetry and set to Balkan beats, that evokes fantastic dreams and passionate nights.
Three men are interviewed for a job that might offer them a new start in life. Their answers grow increasingly revealing…
Sean Garrity (Lucid, Blood Pressure) returns with a distinctly Canadian comedic drama. An unemployed gambling addict drags his pot-smoking teenage daughter on a road trip to Churchill, Manitoba, in hopes of showing her the Northern Lights before a disorder renders her blind. With a bookie in pursuit, they’re forced to confront each other, their pasts and their respective loves for poker and weed. Starring Jonas Chernick, Emily Hampshire, Joey King and Kevin Pollak.
After a fateful confrontation during the Iran-Iraq War, two former enemies meet again by sheer chance in Vancouver.
The only thing standing between Micky and her first orgasm are some misguided ideas about healthy female sexuality.
An Indigenous artist’s graffiti comes to life, spawning an odd transformation while revealing the ravages of industrial violence.
A humorous spectacle reveals the fallacy of the selfie while restoring the humanity of the stripped-down “calendar girl.”
An overworked student is entangled in a wicked problem while trying to nurse a fledgling friendship with a troubled young drug addict.
A missing cat observes fleeting moments of human life in a suburban neighbourhood before taking up with a woman nearing her end.
François Péloquin’s debut is a subtle and charming coming-of-age story. Jérémie (It’s Not Me, I Swear!’s Antoine L’Écuyer) dreams of a very different life from the one awaiting him at the family sawmill (presided over by Roy Dupuis). However, his crazy joyride comes to an end when a fateful mistake shatters his fragile world. Péloquin drafts an impressive chronicle of one teenager’s summertime crucible. “Affecting and beautifully shot.”—Hollywood Reporter
Two siblings endure the impact a residential school has on their relationship with themselves, one another and nature itself.
In a world where women procreate asexually, male babies have become passé and an entire gender faces extinction… What’s a guy to do? Well, the youngest man alive (Patrick Gilmore), who toils as a housekeeper for a West Vancouver all-female family, is unaware that he’s about to become a key player in a battle for survival. Camera Shy’s Mark Sawers is at the height of his satirical powers with this wry speculative mockumentary.
Think Pan’s Labyrinth meets Carnivale and you’ll still be unprepared for this astonishing debut from Done Four Productions and director Nicholas Humphries. In this Dust Bowl-era reimagining of The Little Mermaid, an amphibious siren (Katelyn Mager) falls prey to a nefarious benefactor (Game of Thrones’ Iwan Rheon) and ends up in a magical turf war. Sumptuous production design and sinister storytelling conjure a seductive fantasy world.