The Vancouver International Film Festival returns October 1 and for 15 days it will entertain the city with over 375 films showing on 640 screens.
This year’s line up is thoroughly impressive as 70 countries will be represented. VIFF got me hooked on documentaries last year and also re-kindled my love of Canadian film. This year 89 Canadian films will be showcased including a documentary by Pete McCormack called Facing Ali and the latest from Carl Bessai, Cole.
VIFF 2009 gala screenings:
VIFF 2009 series spotlights:
VIFF 2009 Awards:
There are also five different audience awards so if you do make it out to a screening, be sure to text and submit your feedback.
The Vancouver Film and Television Forum will also be taking place September 29th to October 2nd.
The full program is now available online along with Festival Pass information. Tickets can be purchased starting September 19th.
I’ll have more updates and film reviews over the next few weeks but in the meantime you can check out @VIFFVIFC on Twitter for updates from the festival.