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VIFF 2024

September 26 – October 6

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, talks, conferences, live performances and other unique events that celebrate film and film culture.

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Key Dates

Regular Submission Deadline: May 17

Late Submission Deadline: May 31

VIFF+ Members’ Early Bird Day (Online Only): Aug 8

Festival Pass & Packs on Sale to Public: Aug 9

VIFF+ Member Ticket Pre-Sale: Aug 28

Tickets on Sale to Public: Aug 29

VIFF 2024: Sep 26 – Oct 6


VIFF 2024 submissions are now open!

Look Ahead

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Our 2024 roster will feature some of the finest and most anticipated cinema from around the globe, spanning features, documentaries, and shorts. Stay tuned for the complete program unveiling in early September.

Image: Monster, Audience Award Winner, VIFF 2023

Cellist Cris Derksen performs in front of projection screen


Experiences that push the boundaries of traditional film festival programming, intersecting cinema culture with music, comedy, podcasting, and performance in unique, cinema-infused live shows.

Image: Experimental Performance by Cris Derksen, VIFF 2023

Mark Mangini on set

VIFF Talks

From creators and showrunners to directors, writers, producers and craftspeople, VIFF Talks provide a treasure trove of inspiration for fellow creators, filmmakers, industry professionals and, of course, fans of their work.

Image: Creating Epic Sound Art: From Dune to Mad Max Fury Road, with Mark Mangini, VIFF 2023

Amp participants and orchestra members on stage.

Amp & Composer Filmmaker Accelerator

An exploration of the intersection of music and sound in visual media featuring an expertly curated summit and musical showcases, all of which are designed to develop skills and create connections that can excel a career in film and television.

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A unique interactive exhibition, Signals celebrates the creative power, playfulness, and storytelling potential of new technologies.

Image: We Are Entanglement, VIFF 2023

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VIFF Ignite

VIFF welcomes secondary students to experience exceptional international cinema. From stories of Indigenous activism to films that capture historic events, great world cinema challenges our perspectives and ignites imaginations.

Image: Aitamaako’tamisskapi Natosi: Before the Sun, VIFF 2023


An exceptional opportunity for film and TV professionals at every level to hear directly from those setting the bar in the international and local industry today.


A cohort-based facilitated mentorship program, Catalyst provides its participants with the tools and experiences they need to embolden their cinematic voices and bring their projects to the next level.

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In-depth, intimate conversations, workshops and case studies with celebrated filmmakers and local industry professionals.

Image: The Art of the Poster Lab, VIFF 2023

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