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Image: Octopus Skin, VIFF 2023

Rising international talents bringing their singular visions to the screen

Introducing a new wave of gifted storytellers to Canadian audiences, the films in this series reflect the well of ingenuity and cinematic prowess emerging from all corners of the world. Form, style and genre either blur, bend or extend in these works, weaving regional flourishes and breathing fresh air into familiar narratives. Or inventing entirely new ones. This is the place to surrender expectations and discover a hidden gem.

— Sonja Baksa, Vanguard Curator

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