Media Centre


Thank you for your interest in covering the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) on September 24 - October 7, 2020. Our media accreditation is now closed. 
If you applied for accreditation, your status will be advised in writing via email on or before AUGUST 31, 2020. Once you receive notice of approval for your accreditation, you are considered as an official guest of the festival and will be expected to deliver on your stated coverage plan.

The launch event for VIFF 2020 will be hosted online on September 3, 2020 at 10am PDT. Those who have R.S.V.P'd will be sent a link on September 2. This link will be activated at 10am on September 3rd. If you have any questions, please contact


If you are a Publicist representing a film in the festival and will be actively pitching stories to media leading up to and during the festival, please contact to coordinate efforts with the Media Office and request a guest pass (if attending the festival). 

Media Library



2020 Media Releases
2019 Media Releases



2020 Fact Sheet
2019 Fact Sheet


Photos and B-roll will be available to all accredited media by August 31, 2020. Access instructions will be included in your accreditation confirmation email, which will be sent on or before August 31, 2020. 
Links to film trailers are available on the VIFF website. If you require video files of specific film trailers (for the purposes of embedding or B-roll), please send a request to . Your request will be assessed by the programming team or film distributors.  
If you are not accredited media but still wish to access photos and videos for your coverage, please contact explaining your intent of use for multimedia materials.  

Media Database Additions

If you are applying for accreditation, you will have an opportunity to be added to our media database.  If you are a journalist or social media influencer who will NOT be applying for accreditation but still wish to receive VIFF updates, please fill out this FORM .  

Urgent Inquiries

For all immediate media inquiries regarding the Vancouver International Film Festival and the year-round programming at the Vancouver International Film Centre please contact: