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MODES 1

Shorts

Visions of dark impulses are given the spotlight and invite an opportunity to reflect on the personal in relation to the political. From Congo to China, and the Philippines to Poland, the end is nigh.

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6:30 pm
Fri Sep 30
VIFF - VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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6:30 pm
Mon Oct 03
VIFF - VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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6:30 pm
Fri Oct 07
VIFF - VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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Reel Youth Film Festival

Shorts

The Reel Youth Film Festival is a diverse collection of short films from emerging filmmakers around the world. Chosen by an international youth jury from 1300+ global submissions, the RYFF will show you the world through the eyes of its talented youth.

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3:15 pm
Sat Oct 01
International Village 8
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1:30 pm
Sun Oct 09
International Village 8
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International Shorts: Family Ties

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The bonds of family form the basis of this program of short films. Bonds with history and responsibility—sometimes close, sometimes strained—now and for the future.

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6:00 pm
Sat Oct 01
International Village 8
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1:45 pm
Mon Oct 03
International Village 8
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MODES 2

Shorts

Looking closer at archival images and stories from the past, these artists re-examine and re-create to establish history anew. A daring mix of approaches that excavate new ways of seeing old perspectives.

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6:30 pm
Sat Oct 01
VIFF - VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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6:30 pm
Tue Oct 04
VIFF - VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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6:30 pm
Sat Oct 08
VIFF - VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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VIFF Short Forum: Program 1

Shorts

What kind of alchemy occurs to transform hardship into fortune? Here, the extraordinary burn brightly.

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8:45 pm
Sat Oct 01
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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3:00 pm
Mon Oct 03
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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International Shorts: Connect/Disconnect/Reconnect

Shorts

The films in this shorts program are all about connections. People connecting with one another, dealing with change, or rediscovering a part of themselves and their past.

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5:45 pm
Sun Oct 02
International Village 8
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1:00 pm
Tue Oct 04
International Village 8
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MODES 3

Animation Shorts

Whimsical, questioning and utterly absorbing, a collection of animated work delving into worlds of wonder, subversion, and Marxist mystery. These works are fun and some re-construct ideas of animation, paying homage to experimentalists who came before.

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6:30 pm
Sun Oct 02
VIFF - VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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6:30 pm
Wed Oct 05
VIFF - VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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6:30 pm
Sun Oct 09
VIFF - VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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VIFF Short Forum: Program 2

Shorts

Fear, doubt, and loneliness give way to pleasure, empowerment, and reclamation—or, is it the other way around?

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8:30 pm
Sun Oct 02
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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2:45 pm
Tue Oct 04
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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International Shorts: Morality Plays

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Morals are being challenged on many fronts. The protagonists in this program of short films are all faced with difficult moral choices and they don’t always make the right decisions.

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5:45 pm
Mon Oct 03
International Village 8
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1:30 pm
Wed Oct 05
International Village 8
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VIFF Short Forum: Program 3

Shorts

The camera eye knows no bounds in these stories that push the limits of gravity and grace.

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8:30 pm
Mon Oct 03
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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3:30 pm
Wed Oct 05
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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International Shorts: Personal Journeys

Shorts

The films in this shorts program are all about discovery. Beautiful and thought-provoking voyages of internal and external discovery that honour relations and history, while encountering stimuli that promote a new understanding of self.

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6:30 pm
Tue Oct 04
International Village 8
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1:00 pm
Thu Oct 06
International Village 8
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VIFF Short Forum: Program 4

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Bouncing through nostalgic aesthetics and genre storytelling, a contemporary point of view comes into focus.

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9:00 pm
Tue Oct 04
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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3:30 pm
Thu Oct 06
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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