This year marks the 29th year of the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) and every year the festival seems to get better and better. Although it doesn’t have the glitz and glamour of TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) VIFF is one of the five largest film festivals in North America. The festival kicks off tomorrow.
They will be screening films from 80 countries on 10 screens. The international line-up includes the pick of the world’s top film fests and many undiscovered gems.
As per usual there are three main programming platforms that make VIFF unique:
We screen the largest selection of East Asian films outside of that region, we are one of the biggest showcases of Canadian film in the world and we have a large and important nonfiction program (42 percent of feature films last year were docs). Attracting a large, attentive and enthusiastic audience of film lovers, the festival remains accessible, friendly and culturally diverse.
Check out the complete film guide here
Tickets can be bought here
Now I’m no film critic but here is what I plan on checking out:
12 Angry Lebanese
Fathers and Sons