Dragons & Tigers
VIFF’s Dragons & Tigers section continues to be a leader in introducing the most exciting new cinematic talents from East Asia to the world. The largest annual exhibition of Pacific Asian films outside Asia, VIFF’s Dragons & Tigers program is internationally recognized as one of the most significant in the world. The annual series attracts a strong list of filmmakers, distributors, film critics and scholars each year and highlights the cutting-edge from South Korea, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia and Thailand.
Dragons & Tigers is programmed by Tony Rayns, the London-based East Asian film scholar and critic, and Shelly Kraicer, the respected Canadian scholar of Chinese cinema now living in Beijing. Begun in 1985, Dragons & Tigers addresses the continued excellence in East Asian cinema, Vancouver’s key geographic situation, its unique ethnic mix, and the initiatives being taken at all government levels to enhance economic and cultural ties between Western Canada and the Pacific Rim.