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What We Do

Image: Flickering Truth, VIFF 2015

Beyond film exhibitions.

VIFF strives to engage and empower communities, encourage dialogue, educate, and champion local artists.

Through decades of experience and inspired program development, VIFF has evolved into an acclaimed annual festival and a premiere arthouse cinema. With a complex and impactful festival and year-round program that boasts over 1500 annual screenings and events, VIFF has become the most prolific and engaging cinematic entity in the region.

VIFF Centre from outside

VIFF Centre

Our year-round home is the premiere arthouse of the Pacific Northwest. The deluxe Vancity Theatre, Lochmaddy Studio Theatre, Media Lab, VIFF Connect streaming platform and Education Suite host hundreds of screenings, talks, and community partnerships each year.


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Be it inventive performances, insightful talks, or innovative exhibitions, these events unearth new discoveries as we explore the world of film and film culture.

Creator Development

We take pride in inviting some of the greatest talent from around the globe to connect with, inspire, and develop our local creators.

Community & Engagement