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The annual Vancouver International Film Festival showcases exceptional cinema in one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Our spectacular roster includes some of the best cinema from around the globe and includes features, documentaries, and shorts.

Take a look back at VIFF 2023’s Films!

Galas & Special Presentations

Highly anticipated films screening in our marquee venue:


Exceptional films by revered directors, major award winners, and work that’s very much of the moment:


An array of remarkable narrative films from every corner of the globe:


Rising international talents bringing their singular visions to the screen:

Northern Lights

The next wave of Canadian & Indigenous storytellers:


Documentaries that change how we see the world:


A collection of innovative nonfiction filmmaking:


A kaleidoscope of ground-breaking artists, great performances, and cultural icons:

Altered States

This is where the wild ones come out to play:

Leading Lights

A celebrated Canadian filmmaker curates a selection of films that influenced their artistic journey:

Focus: Women, Life & Freedom

A guest programmer embarks on a thematic exploration using cinema as their guide:

VIFF Short Forum

The perspectives and approaches that are elevating short-form storytelling in Canada:

International Shorts

In only minutes, these films immerse you in fully realized narratives that leave a mark:


International short works that explore how far the form of cinema is capable of bending:

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