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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.
First he stole her breakfast, then he wouldn’t let her on the bus… why doesn’t she do anything about it? (This project was produced with Reel Youth mentors and the support of the United Way.)
Two estranged sisters are reunited at their childhood home, where the gulf between them, simmering resentments and long lost bonds emerge.
A young girl, ignored by her volatile, separated parents, does increasingly desperate things to earn money for a school trip to the aquarium.
A vegetable merchant with a bullhorn. Two women on a bench. The intersection of life’s frustrations and melancholic comedy.
When a Marine returns from combat severely wounded, he and his young wife face imposing changes to their lives.
Retired police profiler Ricardo passes his days mired in boredom, which is manifested in an ambiguous morality and a dark secret fetish.
When elderly Ingrid offers old friend Gavin some cherry cake in exchange for his help with the yard work, it’s only one of the delights on the table.
An innocent stop at a coffee bar goes sideways after an unexpected encounter with an old flame.
A poetic folk tale of two scientists sampling deformities around Chernobyl, guided by a Ukrainian folk choir and the spirits of an irradiated forest.
Daniel and his reckless high-society teen friends celebrate his birthday to excess, and of course bad things happen.
A trip to Romania is like a trip back in time for a stylish Italian woman, who seems out of place in what has become a poor and impoverished country.
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.)
An exemplary employee in an old Swiss archive starts responding to all orders with, "I would prefer not to." Melville’s famous phrase has fatal consequences.
A day in the life of José María, a bus driver/drag-queen-performer/family man utterly comfortable in the contradictory worlds he lives in.
This program of shorts highlights stellar acting, and demonstrates how vital this is to the success of a film as a whole, whether a two-hander or an ensemble piece.