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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: 16 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2014
International Shorts

A desperate girl gets caught up in the cruel world of the underaged sex trade.

Drama, Youth Under 18 May Attend
Duration: 20 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2010
Arts and Letters

Seamlessly blending nine decades of film and photographs, this is a story of the process of aging told through dance.

Fine Arts or Theatre
(L'enlèvement de Michel Houellebecq)
Duration: 97 mins
Country of Origin: France, 2014
Spotlight on France

Acclaimed and controversial French author Michel Houellebecq is the centre of this hilarious and strange mélange of real life and fiction. When the notorious curmudgeon (playing himself) is kidnapped and anesthetized with alcohol, a caustic (and occasionally inebriated) game of cat and mouse commences and the barriers between captor and captive slowly dissolve… Winner, Best Screenplay, Tribeca 2014.

Comedy, Crime, Literary (inc. Adaptations)
Duration: 120 mins
Country of Origin: France,Israel, 2014
Cinema of Our Time

The story of an idealistic teacher who becomes convinced that one of her five-year old charges is a prodigious poet, Nadav Lapid’s second feature (Policeman was in VIFF 11) invites myriad questions about life and art, words and meaning, and the perceptual boundaries between adults and children. Elusive, haunting and ultimately disturbing, this is a drama you’ll be replaying in your mind long afterwards.

Jewish Interest, Literary (inc. Adaptations), Mystery
Duration: 8 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2013
Canadian Images

Learning the dark truth about his workplace, a factory worker revolts.