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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.
When her camping trip is ruined by a storm, a woman takes refuge in an empty summer home—and finds what she’s been looking for.
Faye Farber, 85 years old, has a movie star attitude and whole lot of spirit. (This project was produced with Reel Youth mentors and the support of Revera.)
A beautiful experimental tribute to the filmmaker’s grandmother and her people, who’ve survived the trials of history and remained strong.
An “intertidal artist” ambitiously crafts a memorial out of the marine debris from the great East Japan earthquake and tsunami that washes ashore in Tofino.
The BC coastal forest is in all its glory as a father and his two daughters drive off to their remote and idyllic getaway home. They have little sense at first of the growing apocalypse that they are leaving in their wake. It will come to them. Ellen Page, Evan Rachel Wood, Max Minghella and Callum Keith Rennie star in this Patricia Rozema-directed adaptation of Jean Hegland’s novel.
More than four decades after Montreal’s infamous Sir George Williams Affair was sparked by allegations of faculty discrimination against black students, Ninth Floor reopens the file on a watershed moment in Canadian race-relations and one of the most contested episodes in the nation’s history. Making an audacious foray into nonfiction, writer and director Mina Shum (Double Happiness) engages the original protagonists in a compassionate cinematic exercise of reckoning and redemption.
Overwhelmed by past mistakes, a young man returns home and finds solace in the strength of his recently widowed mother.
An exploration of the complex relationship between a father and daughter, employing animation, re-enactments and archival photos.
A portrait of DJ Rhiannon, a rising star and one of a handful of female DJs who’ve “made it” in an industry controlled by men.
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.
Would god-like powers have solved your childhood problems? This stop-motion memoir suggests that they certainly might’ve helped.
Alexander Carson’s first feature is part coming-of-age story, part art-cinema meditation on photography, souvenirs and collections. The newest offering from North Country Cinema (The Valley Below) conjures a tender and haunting portrait of friendship and faith in the 21st century, following a group of young artists on a search for new mythologies and invoking a cinematic landscape where classical literature collides with new wave aesthetics and 90s pastiche.
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.
Three men are interviewed for a job that might offer them a new start in life. Their answers grow increasingly revealing…
An ex-cop finds himself in a life-altering dilemma when his old partner rounds him up to take care of some unfinished business.