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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.

Duration: 3 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Series:
International Shorts

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Oct 01 12:30 pm
Oct 04 09:00 pm

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.)

Duration: 5 mins
Country of Origin: Kosovo, 2015
Series:
International Shorts

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Oct 01 12:30 pm
Oct 04 09:00 pm

Edon has to find 5 euros, in any way he can.

(Adolescencia)
Duration: 4 mins
Country of Origin: Argentina, 2015
Series:
International Shorts

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Oct 01 06:00 pm
Oct 05 01:00 pm

After years of familiarity, could one small act and phrase rekindle a love’s lost romance?

Romance
Duration: 13 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
International Shorts

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Oct 03 09:00 pm
Oct 07 01:00 pm

Two estranged sisters are reunited at their childhood home, where the gulf between them, simmering resentments and long lost bonds emerge.

Family Relations
Duration: 14 mins
Country of Origin: Australia, 2015
Series:
International Shorts

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Oct 02 06:15 pm
Oct 06 04:00 pm

A young girl, ignored by her volatile, separated parents, does increasingly desperate things to earn money for a school trip to the aquarium.

Family Relations
(OΡΙΣΤΕ)
Duration: 9 mins
Country of Origin: Greece, 2014
Series:
International Shorts

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Oct 01 06:00 pm
Oct 05 01:00 pm

A vegetable merchant with a bullhorn. Two women on a bench. The intersection of life’s frustrations and melancholic comedy.

Drama
Duration: 13 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
International Shorts

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Sep 30 06:45 pm
Oct 04 03:45 pm

When a Marine returns from combat severely wounded, he and his young wife face imposing changes to their lives.

Health, Disabilities & Mortality
Duration: 6 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Series:
International Shorts

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Oct 01 12:30 pm
Oct 04 09:00 pm

Spoken-word artist Shane Koyczan gives us a new perspective on Charlie Chaplin.

(Blues alegre para el muerto)
Duration: 11 mins
Country of Origin: Cuba, 2014
Series:
International Shorts

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Oct 02 06:15 pm
Oct 06 04:00 pm

Retired police profiler Ricardo passes his days mired in boredom, which is manifested in an ambiguous morality and a dark secret fetish.

Crime
Duration: 15 mins
Country of Origin: UK, 2015
Series:
International Shorts

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Oct 03 09:00 pm
Oct 07 01:00 pm

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.

Sex & Eroticism
(Café para Llevar)
Duration: 13 mins
Country of Origin: Spain, 2015
Series:
International Shorts

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Oct 01 06:00 pm
Oct 05 01:00 pm

An innocent stop at a coffee bar goes sideways after an unexpected encounter with an old flame.

Romance
Duration: 13 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
International Shorts

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Sep 30 06:45 pm
Oct 04 03:45 pm

A poetic folk tale of two scientists sampling deformities around Chernobyl, guided by a Ukrainian folk choir and the spirits of an irradiated forest.

Drama
Duration: 5 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
International Shorts

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Oct 01 12:30 pm
Oct 04 09:00 pm

A boy has a date with the girl of his dreams, but maybe he shouldn’t have eaten that leftover burrito first…

(Partiu)
Duration: 15 mins
Country of Origin: USA,Brazil, 2014
Series:
International Shorts

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Oct 02 06:15 pm
Oct 06 04:00 pm

Daniel and his reckless high-society teen friends celebrate his birthday to excess, and of course bad things happen.

Drama
Duration: 3 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
International Shorts

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Oct 01 12:30 pm
Oct 04 09:00 pm
(L'Errore)
Duration: 10 mins
Country of Origin: Italy, 2014
Series:
International Shorts

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Oct 02 06:15 pm
Oct 06 04:00 pm

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.

Action, Thrills & Suspense
Duration: 3 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Series:
International Shorts

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Oct 01 12:30 pm
Oct 04 09:00 pm

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.)

(Die Formel)
Duration: 15 mins
Country of Origin: Switzerland, 2015
Series:
International Shorts

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Oct 03 09:00 pm
Oct 07 01:00 pm

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.

Drama
Duration: 17 mins
Country of Origin: Mexico, 2015
Series:
International Shorts

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Sep 30 06:45 pm
Oct 04 03:45 pm

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.

Queer Interest
Duration: 104 mins
Country of Origin: Various, 2015
Series:
International Shorts

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Oct 03 09:00 pm
Oct 07 01:00 pm

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.

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