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Unparalleled experiences that go beyond the screen.

Image: RZA: Live From The 36th Chamber, VIFF 2018

VIFF Live pushes the boundaries of traditional film festival programming, intersecting cinema culture with music, comedy, podcasting and performance in unique, cinema-infused live shows across Vancouver.

Take a look back at VIFF Live 2022

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NOSFERATU 100 by BIG KILL: A Symphony of Horror

Destructive pop duo BIG KILL (the latest project from We Are the City’s Cayne McKenzie and Andrew Huculiak) resurrected horror centenarian Nosferatu in the gothic setting of St. Andrew’s-Wesley for a spellbinding night of hyper pop frenzy. Cinema’s first adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, F.W. Murnau’s masterpiece casts a long shadow over the history of movie horror. A viral hit, Nosferatu emerged just four years after the 1918 H1N1 pandemic claimed the lives of 50 million souls, fanning fears of the Other.

An Evening with

Michael Abels
Nope, Get Out, Us

Two-time Emmy-nominated composer Michael Abels is known for his genre-defying scores for the Jordan Peele films Get Out, Nope, and Us, for which Abels won a World Soundtrack Award, the Jerry Goldsmith Award, a Critics Choice nomination, and multiple critics awards. It was an intimate evening of insight, creativity, and performances of Abels’ music, featuring the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

Past VIFF Live Events

The Green Fog with the Kronos Quartet, VIFF 2017

RZA on stage at VIFF

RZA: Live From The 36th Chamber, VIFF 2018

Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin Plays Deep Red Live, VIFF 2019

Kid Koala: Satellite, VIFF 2018

On Cinema at the Cinema Live!, VIFF 2019

This is Spinal Tap: Anniversary Live Score, VIFF 2019

Beverly Glenn Copeland performing

Beverly Glenn-Copeland, online performance VIFF 2020

Song Exploder Live with Chuck D, VIFF 2019

Feminist Live Reads Some Like It Hot, VIFF 2019