Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) Announces 40th Edition Festival Lineup

Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) celebrates its 40th edition with a vibrant festival program that includes more than 110 feature films, 77 shorts, and 20 events. All films will be presented in-cinema, in strict compliance with provincial COVID-19 health and safety protocols, and select titles will be available for streaming across the province and Canada-wide on the festival’s online streaming platform, VIFF Connect.

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Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) Announces 40th Edition Festival Lineup

Join the Conversation During Black History Month in Vancouver

“View of Hogan’s Alley” (1958): Major Matthews Collection, Bu P508.53 (City of Vancouver Archives); a Black cultural hub in Strathcona

February is Black History Month, making it a particularly important time to raise your awareness and join the discussion about the innumerable contributions that Black Canadians have made to Canada and to Vancouver.

The theme for this year’s Black History Month is “The Future is Now,” a call to recognize and honour the important cultural work and mobilizing initiatives that are being done by Black Canadians to effect positive change.

While many 2021 events are being held virtually in light of the pandemic, the energy is still the same: one premised on education, celebration, and transformation.

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Join the Conversation During Black History Month in Vancouver

Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) 2020 – Sep 24–Oct 7, 2020

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Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) announces its 39th edition, on screens September 24–October 7, 2020.

Showcasing more than 100 feature films and events, including boundary-pushing Canadian work, adventurous East Asian cinema, inspiring documentaries, elevated genre cinema, and festival favourites, the online-primary festival is available throughout the province of British Columbia on the new VIFF Connect streaming platform.

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Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) 2020 – Sep 24–Oct 7, 2020

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Happy October! The haunted houses have begun, Cirque du Soleil is in town, there’s a wizard-themed cocktail night and a puppet making workshop. VIFF is also in full swing including a discussion with Michael Moore and there’s a multi-cultural cabaret festival.

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

LGBTQ2IA+ Representation at the Vancouver International Film Festival

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Girl meets boy; boy meets girl; girl rejects boy; girl finds herself thriving without a man and then falls for one anyway; boy becomes successful in life and gains the trust of girl; star-crossed man and woman beat all odds to be together… We can all think of at least ten films immediately for each of these plotlines. They’re popular because they’re real, so many of us see ourselves in these moments. But many of us can also see ourselves in these moments when the genders aren’t strictly binary, and when the relationships are same-sex.

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LGBTQ2IA+ Representation at the Vancouver International Film Festival

VIFF Immersed Showcases the Industry’s Best Extended Reality Storytelling

Save the date for VIFF Immersed (September 28-29).

This fall, Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) will shine a spotlight on virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) with the industry’s leading creators gathering for a multi-day public exhibition.

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VIFF Immersed Showcases the Industry’s Best Extended Reality Storytelling

Things To Do in Vancouver This Weekend

It’s Vancouver International Film Festival opening weekend! The city will be immersed by all things film – from indie and art house to documentary, comedy, mainstream and other forms of visual storytelling on the screen as well as talks and masterclasses. There’s also a little bit of theatre, music, dance, and sea otter appreciation going on.

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Things To Do in Vancouver This Weekend