VLAFF Vancouver Latin American Film Festival

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The seventh annual Vancouver Latin American Film Festival (VLAFF) continues film fest season in town, running September 10th – September 20th.

VLAFF will present 29 feature-length films along with 33 short films downtown at Pacific Cinémathèque, Granville 7 and the Vancity Theatre. There will also be events at the SFU Harbour Centra Campus, UBC Robson Square, and VCC. It all kicks off tomorrow evening at the Granville 7 with the award-winning Mexican film Arráncame La Vida (Tear This Heart Out), by director Roberto Sneider. Opening night tickets are only $10 and full festival passes are $120.

The festival will be showcasing Chile this year, highlighting its emerging and diverse film industry. Chilean features will include Reel Journeys: Shorts by Chilean Women, along with El Diario de Agustín (Agustín´s Newspaper).

I’m always a big fan of film fest documentaries and there’s no shortage at VLAFF with features like Chevoloution, La Terra Sin Mal, and Condor.

Tickets for all screenings are available online, at Videomatica (1855 West 4th Avenue between Burrard and Cypress) or the VLAFF box office at Pacific Cinémathèque (1131 Howe Street at Helmcken). You can follow the festival on Twitter @VLAFF for updates over the next few weeks.

Update: I have two tickets available for tonight’s screening of Arrancame La Vida. If you would like to win these passes, just leave a comment on this post. I will need to draw the winner by no later than 2:00pm and confirm they can attend tonight by 4:00pm. The screening begins at 7:00pm.
Update: Jason is the winner of the ticket, enjoy the show!

Update: I have two tickets to give away for the closing gala screening of La Buena Vida (The Good Life) for September 20th at 7:00pm over at the Granville 7 Cinemas. If you would like to attend please re-tweet this post or leave a comment below. This does not include admission to the gala party afterward (since it is a fundraiser) but tickets are just $20 at the door (Boss Nightclub (1320 Richards Street).

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  1. Jason KuryloThursday, September 10th, 2009 — 12:07pm PDT

    My wife and I hit the LIFF every year. It’s a Fringe Festival-style crapshoot – a great combination of stellar filmmaking and amateur wankage!

  2. Jose UzcateguiFriday, September 11th, 2009 — 12:59am PDT

    Arrancame la Vida was really good. Just so you know…

  3. Miss604Friday, September 11th, 2009 — 8:12am PDT

    @Jose Thanks for the report! Jason was awarded my two tickets and said on Twitter: “One of the best Mexiflix we’ve seen in a while! Congrats, VLAFF” 🙂

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