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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: 9 mins
Country of Origin: UK, 2013
Series:
International Shorts

A bittersweet love story that explores the ways movies can determine and skew our perspectives.

Comedy, Romance
Duration: 5 mins
Country of Origin: Japan, 2014
Series:
Dragons & Tigers

A prison break, a traitor in the gang, a cynical act of betrayal. The quintessence of ninja action in a five-minute vignette! Tony Rayns

Action, Thrills & Suspense
Duration: 20 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2013
Series:
International Shorts

A teen girl with a sick mother finds hope when she falls for the daughter of the new pastor.

Drama, Youth Under 18 May Attend
Duration: 76 mins
Country of Origin: USA,Russia, 2014
Series:
Nonfiction Features

Home to some of the greatest hockey players ever, the Soviet Union’s Red Army team was also a key combatant in the Cold War’s propaganda battle and exemplars of the ethos that the system trumped individual stardom. Viacheslav Fetisov—a Red Army standout and eventual defector to the NHL—makes an ideal guide for Gabe Polsky’s exploration of the ties between on-ice ambition and national identity.

History, Sport
Duration: 81 mins
Country of Origin: USA,Argentina, 2014
Series:
Cinema of Our Time

Forsaking a traditional honeymoon, newlyweds Peter (Mad Men’s Vincent Kartheiser) and Chloe (Olivia Thirlby) book passage on a research vessel bound for Antarctica. As seasickness sets in, romantic bliss sours and Scott Cohen’s astonishingly assured, elegantly shot debut sets course for troubled, Polanski-indebted waters. "A quiet stunner of a drama…"—Hollywood Reporter. Winner, Grand Jury Prize: Best New American Cinema, Seattle 2014.

Environment, Romance
Duration: 81 mins
Country of Origin: Various Countries, 2014
Series:
International Shorts

The Reel Youth Film Festival pulls together an insightful, compelling and hilarious collection of short films from across the globe—all made by youth. Chosen by a peer selection panel from hundreds of international submissions, this collection will show you the world through the eyes of an incredibly gifted emerging group of young filmmakers.

Youth Under 18 May Attend
Duration: 100 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2014
Series:
Arts and Letters

"This portrait of the influential writer and public intellectual somehow manages to do justice to both the breadth of her work… as well as the ins and outs of her personal life… That director Nancy Kates manages to hit so many important pivot points in Sontag’s life and career in a cinematically engaging way feels like a small miracle."—Vulture.com. Winner, Special Jury Mention, Tribeca 2014.

Fine Arts or Theatre, Biography, Literary (inc. Adaptations), Queer Interest, Women Directors
(La Répétition)
Duration: 7 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2013
Series:
Arts and Letters

Can thousands of carefully synchronized gestures and movements recreate an overall choreography?

Animation, Filmmaking, Music & Dance
Duration: 92 mins
Country of Origin: Philippines, 2013
Series:
Dragons & Tigers

Maven, once a camera pro, is now a scuzzy videographer who compulsively records everything from the birth of his daughter to crime on the streets. One night he shoots a murder, with ruinous consequences… A riveting debut from Mikhail Red (son of Raymond), half noir thriller, half study of what it means to stand apart and look. Tony Rayns

Crime, Action, Thrills & Suspense
Duration: 14 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2013
Series:
International Shorts

The awkward divide between love and friendship on the threshold of adulthood in bible-belt America…

Drama, Youth Under 18 May Attend
(Hwajang)
Duration: 93 mins
Country of Origin: South Korea, 2014
Series:
Dragons & Tigers

Im Kwontaek’s 102nd film is no less compelling than any of his earlier masterworks. Ahn Songgi stars as a company director who knows better than to develop a crush on his new woman marketing manager—especially while caring for his dying wife. Elegantly shot, this is a wise and worldly film, all the more moving for its subtlety and emotional restraint. Tony Rayns

Family Relations
Duration: 12 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

Believing that he’s been racially profiled, a young black man blows off steam. Then, things get personal.

Drama
Duration: 106 mins
Country of Origin: UK, 2014
Series:
The Great Divide

What starts out as an engaging stroll among Britain’s so-called “best and brightest” takes a shocking, violent turn in this penetrating, provocative dissection of class entitlement (and the sexism and racism that goes with it). Intense and suspenseful, the latest from Lone Scherfig (An Education) also functions as an impressive showcase for a whole gallery of brilliant up and coming actors.

Fine Arts or Theatre, The Great Divide, Women Directors
Duration: 88 mins
Country of Origin: USA,Latvia, 2014
Series:
Cinema of Our Time

Rightfully billed as “a crazy quest for sanity,” Signe Baumane’s animated memoir spins her troubling family history into a rich fantastical tale. Delving into her grandmother’s mysterious death as well as Baumane’s own struggles with inherited illness, “the film explores with wit, surreal invention and insight something left far too often undiscussed.”—Hollywood Reporter. Winner, FIPRESCI Prize, Karlovy Vary 2014.

Animation, Gentle on my Mind, Health (Mental & Physical), History, Women Directors
(Es-Stouh)
Duration: 91 mins
Country of Origin: France,Algeria, 2013
Series:
Cinema of Our Time

Five neighbourhoods, five different rooftops, five tragic stories. With these tales, veteran director Merzak Allouache takes the pulse of Algiers, a city rife with crime, teeming with intrigue and reeling from the clash of cultures. Allouache’s view is at once panoramic and intimate: he reaches across the city and pulls us close to its people. “Confident, composed and full of contemporary relevance.”—Filmmaker

Islamic World
Run
Duration: 100 mins
Country of Origin: France,Ivory Coast, 2014
Series:
Cinema of Our Time

Beginning with an assassination that makes it obvious why our protagonist (Abdoul Karim Konaté) is called "Run," Philippe Lacôte’s alternately oneiric and ultra-realistic coming-of-age tale is mesmerizing cinema. "Run makes one young man’s picaresque adventures into a magical realist microcosm of the Ivory Coast’s recent history… The current hotness of African cinema just got a little hotter."—Hollywood Reporter

Adventures Outdoors, The Great Divide, War & Espionage