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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.

Canada

Duration: 18 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Series:
Canadian Shorts

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Sep 29 09:30 pm
Oct 06 05:30 pm

After a fateful confrontation during the Iran-Iraq War, two former enemies meet again by sheer chance in Vancouver.

Islamic World, VIFF Impact, War & Espionage
Duration: 9 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Series:
Canadian Shorts

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Oct 01 09:15 pm
Oct 08 04:30 pm

The only thing standing between Micky and her first orgasm are some misguided ideas about healthy female sexuality.

(Entrevue avec un homme libre)
Duration: 9 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Series:
Canadian Shorts

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Sep 30 09:15 pm
Oct 07 04:30 pm

Three men are interviewed for a job that might offer them a new start in life. Their answers grow increasingly revealing.

Duration: 16 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Series:
Canadian Shorts

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Sep 30 09:15 pm
Oct 07 04:30 pm

An ex-cop finds himself in a life-altering dilemma when his old partner rounds him up to take care of some unfinished business.

Duration: 4 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Shorts

A humorous spectacle reveals the fallacy of the selfie while restoring the humanness of the stripped-down “calendar girl.”

(Le Bruit des arbres)
Duration: 77 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Series:
Canadian Images

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Sep 29 09:00 pm
Oct 01 03:15 pm

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

Drama, Family Relations
Duration: 8 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Series:
Canadian Shorts

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Sep 27 09:15 pm
Oct 04 04:00 pm

An Indigenous artist’s graffiti comes to life, spawning an odd transformation while revealing the ravages of industrial violence.

Duration: 89 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Series:
The Great Divide

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Oct 07 06:15 pm

Naomi Klein (Shock Doctrine) has risen to prominence around the world as one of Canada’s most forceful and relevant public intellectuals. Her cogent call to direct action has inspired youth and helped chart roadmaps for social progressives and environmentalists. Yet, it’s also worried those who believe that her critique of capitalism plays into the hands of right-wingers who think climate change is a socialist plot. Join us, Naomi Klein and director Avi Lewis for this special presentation of This Changes Everything.

Aboriginal / First Nations, Economics & Globalization, Environment, Human Rights & Social Justice, The Great Divide, Literary (inc. Adaptations), VIFF Impact
Duration: 13 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Series:
Canadian Shorts

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Sep 30 09:15 pm
Oct 07 04:30 pm

An overworked student is entangled in a wicked problem when trying to nurse a fledgling friendship with a troubled young drug addict.

Duration: 20 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Series:
Canadian Shorts

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Sep 27 09:15 pm
Oct 04 04:00 pm

A missing cat observes fleeting moments of human life in a suburban neighbourhood and takes up with a woman nearing her end.

(Le Coeur de Madame Sabali)
Duration: 79 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Series:
Canadian Images

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Oct 02 09:15 pm
Oct 04 04:00 pm

When her boyfriend stops making love with her, Jeannette (Marie Brassard) begins an affair with a young co-worker (Francis La Haye). Alas, it turns out that her heart problems are physical as well as metaphorical. When Jeannette inherits the heart of a deceased Malian woman, she’s stalked by the donor’s son (Youssef Camara) who’s convinced that she’s the reincarnation of his late mother… Ryan McKenna’s stylized and nuanced film is sure to delight.

Comedy, Drama, Health, Disabilities & Mortality, Women’s Issues.
Duration: 15 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Series:
Canadian Images

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Sep 30 09:45 pm
Oct 02 01:00 pm

Two siblings endure the impact a residential school has on their relationship with themselves, one another and nature itself.

Duration: 89 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Series:
BC Spotlight

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Sep 26 09:15 pm
Oct 01 03:30 pm

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.

Crime, Family Relations, Fantasy, Fantasy, Sci-fi & Horror
Duration: 85 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Series:
Canadian Images

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Oct 01 09:00 pm
Oct 03 01:15 pm

In Adam Garnet Jones’ first feature, a teenage girl commits suicide in a remote Anishinaabe community and it’s up to her brother Shane (Andrew Martin) to take care of their family. Shane was supposed to move to the city for university in the fall and was desperately trying to convince his secret boyfriend (Harley Legarde-Beacham) to come with him. When forced to choose between devotion to his family or his desire to dictate his own future, what will he do?

Aboriginal / First Nations, Drama, Family Relations, Queer Interest, VIFF Impact
Duration: 85 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Series:
Canadian Images

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Sep 28 08:45 pm
Sep 30 10:30 am

Sophie Deraspe’s investigative documentary is the latest reminder to be skeptical of everyone you encounter online. Deraspe tells the cautionary tale of the infamous Gay Girl in Damascus Internet hoax. A blog that purported to be a boots-on-the-ground look at life as an out lesbian in fractious Syria turned out to be something else entirely. "What begins as an account of an online affair gradually morphs into a commentary on identity in the Information Age. [A] slippery, deftly woven narrative…"—Variety

Queer Interest, Sex & Eroticism
Duration: 9 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Series:
Canadian Shorts

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Oct 01 09:15 pm
Oct 08 04:30 pm

Over the course of two days, a lifeguard stationed at English Bay undergoes an existential crisis.

Duration: 8 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Shorts

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Sep 27 09:15 pm
Oct 04 04:00 pm

For decades, The Dollhouse stood in a frozen field just off of a prairie highway. Then, a match was lit and it was lost forever.

Duration: 100 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Series:
Canadian Shorts

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Sep 30 09:15 pm
Oct 07 04:30 pm
Duration: 6 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Shorts

A tea-time get-together between old friends reveals the seedy indiscretions within the group.

Duration: 95 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Series:
Canadian Shorts

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Oct 01 09:15 pm
Oct 08 04:30 pm

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