Filming in Vancouver: Stars align for 2017 Vancouver International Film Festival

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson and Vancouver International Film Festival executive director Jacqueline Dupuis helped open the 36th edition of VIFF.

As with previous years, the Vancouver International Film Festival has brought a bevy of filmmakers and stars to the city, to converge upon a cinematic smorgasbord.

The whole shebang kicked off back on September 28 with a spotlight on truly homegrown project.

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Filming in Vancouver: Stars align for 2017 Vancouver International Film Festival

Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: October 5, 2017

Autumn is in full swing with festivals and feasts this weekend and there are many ways to toast your glass or stein to good harvests. For those of us who solidly believe that this is the most wonderful time of the year – Fright Nights begin this weekend, marking Halloween as just around the corner! There’s also music, circus performance, dance, and it’s not too late to catch some VIFF flicks!


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Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: October 5, 2017

Filming in Vancouver: Chris Hemsworth, Jeff Bridges, Deadly Class, Handmaid’s Tale, and more

Chris Hemsworth will be bringing his thunder from Down Under to Vancouver.

In this week’s roundup of what’s going on in Vancouver’s screen scene, we’ve learned that the God of Thunder and the man who freed Tron are teaming up in a new movie—so to speak.

Elsewhere in the city, a deadly graphic novel will get a home-screen adaptation and several filmmakers will be making appearances at the Vancouver International Film Festival.

With time ticking away, let’s get to it, shall we?

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Filming in Vancouver: Chris Hemsworth, Jeff Bridges, Deadly Class, Handmaid’s Tale, and more

Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: September 28, 2017

The Vancouver International Film Festival begins! Plan your upcoming weeks wisely to make sure and catch a few of the 300+ films from around the world. Also opening is a photography show about Vancouver activism, a Canadian painting exhibit, and there’s a whole bunch of music in town.

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Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: September 28, 2017

Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) Opening and Closing Gala Ticket Giveaway!

In 2017, the Vancouver International Film Festival continues to expand the frame to create multi-experiential streams that include some of the best cinema from around the world fused with related talks and events in a unique Film+ model.

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Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) Opening and Closing Gala Ticket Giveaway!

UFO death cult thriller, Mexican wrestlers, restaurant mayhem in VIFF’s Altered States series

Friendly Beast is the debut feature from Brazilian filmmaker Gabriela Amaral Almeida.

Amidst all the kitchen-sink foreign dramas, big-name Hollywood blockbusters and poignant, thought-provoking documentaries, the Vancouver International Film Festival also makes room for mind-bending, compelling and sometimes just weird genre (and genre-bending) movies.

This year, the VIFF (Sept. 28-Oct. 13) is once again presenting its Altered States film series. The series features 10 movies that don’t fit in with the regular, more mainstream (read: less gory/perverse/violent) fare. This year’s 10 Altered States run the gamut from UFO death cult thriller (The Endless) to surreal relationship drama (Animals) to weird domestic nightmares (Housewife, Bitch).

Here are five Altered States films that look particularly intriguing. (Note: click on film titles to watch trailers.)

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UFO death cult thriller, Mexican wrestlers, restaurant mayhem in VIFF’s Altered States series

Six Festivals to Watch Out For This Fall in Vancouver

photo: Vancouver Whisky Festival

The following article was written by Carly Whetter, Communications Assistant at Tourism Vancouver.

Fall in Vancouver may not be synonymous with festivals, but we think you’ll change your mind after you check out these six festivals in the city this year:

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Six Festivals to Watch Out For This Fall in Vancouver