VIFF 2013: Win Closing Gala Tickets

Comments 71 by Rebecca Bollwitt

We’re at the halfway point of this year’s Vancouver International Film Festival, which will present over 500 screenings of 341 films from more than 75 countries, making it one of the largest and best attended film festivals on the continent. Many films have been enjoyed so far including the sold-out premiere of Leap 4 Your Life at the Rio Theatre, which I sponsored and which also won the Must See BC title.

The Face of Love at VIFF. Director: Arie Posin.
Cast: Annette Bening, Ed Harris, Robin Williams, Amy Brenneman, Jess Weixler.

The Face of Love will close out VIFF with two screenings on Friday, October 11, 2013.

Annette Bening has always brought an emotional toughness to her best roles, so it’s remarkable in The Face of Love to watch her play a woman on the verge of breaking. Working opposite the always-reliable Ed Harris, she is as precise as ever, but her performance here also reveals a surprising vulnerability. This is a film that demands to be seen by all who count themselves fans.

Five years after the death of her beloved husband Garrett (Ed Harris), Nikki (Bening) meets a man who seems his exact duplicate. Not only does this stranger possess the same deeply lined face and startling blue eyes, he also shares Garrett’s kindness, humour, and passion for art. And yet he is a stranger.

Romance blossoms… but she can’t bring herself to tell him the truth about what drew her to him. So she hides her photos and prevents him from meeting friends and family. Still, she can’t resist taking him to all the old haunts. It isn’t a question of if the truth will come out, but when.

The first screening of The Face of Love will be at 7:30pm at the Vancouver Playhouse (the closing gala) and the second will be at 9:15pm at The Centre for Performing Arts.

AcuraLogoAs official sponsors of the Vancouver International Film Festival, Acura Canada is helping to keep things on track and on time with their stylish vehicles.

To wrap up VIFF this year they are offering up two tickets to the closing gala film and party to one lucky Miss604 reader. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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RT to enter to win closing gala tickets to @VIFFest from @AcuraCanada & @Miss604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Tuesday, October 8, 2013.

Update The winner is Issy!

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71 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Radhika KThursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 1:16pm PDT

    Thanks for the contest!

  2. Michael DosanjhThursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 1:21pm PDT

    That’s just amazing thanks SOO much to Miss604 for holding this contast !!! VIFF 2013 😀

  3. Lexia NashThursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 1:25pm PDT

    I have yet to go to the closing Gala, would be a TON of fun!

  4. SanazThursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 1:31pm PDT

    I would love to attend

  5. Karina Eva (@KaRiNa_EvA)Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 1:44pm PDT

    I have never been to the VIFF it would be nice to attend this time.

  6. FrancisThursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 1:45pm PDT

    The Face of Love looks pretty good

  7. SWThursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 1:51pm PDT

    Great opportunity!

  8. Danielle BThursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 2:00pm PDT

    I would absolutely love the chance to attend the closing Gala! Fingers crossed!

  9. JeanneThursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 2:21pm PDT

    I would love to watch The Face of Love and to attend the party.

  10. CaitlinThursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 2:55pm PDT

    I would love to attend this!

  11. MichelleThursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 3:46pm PDT

    Even though I enjoy VIFF every year, I have never been to the Gala. It would be nice to attend.

  12. IsaacThursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 4:54pm PDT


  13. JamesThursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 4:55pm PDT

    VIFF only!

  14. JeffThursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 5:27pm PDT

    Whoa, cool!

  15. LindaThursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 7:56pm PDT

    VIFF is my favourite festival of year!

  16. DenBThursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 7:58pm PDT

    I’ve never been to the Closing Gala. Would love to go.

  17. lucThursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 8:12pm PDT

    There a lots of interesting movies this year!

  18. HeidiThursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 9:51pm PDT

    This would be awesome! VIFF is great this year!

  19. Ryan M.Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 10:13pm PDT

    VIFF is awesome, i’d love to catch the closing gala!

  20. BryanFriday, October 4th, 2013 — 12:23am PDT

    Would love to go!

  21. Kim PikeFriday, October 4th, 2013 — 12:32am PDT

    Would love to go – love Benning and Ed Harris – both great actors

  22. CindyFriday, October 4th, 2013 — 2:40am PDT

    I’ve been to VIFF a couple of times and have enjoyed their films. I’ve never been to the Gala, but I would like to attend. Thanks for offering this contest. =)

  23. RachelFriday, October 4th, 2013 — 7:43am PDT

    This sounds awesome!

  24. lynnFriday, October 4th, 2013 — 8:14am PDT

    this would be a fun date night with my wife!

  25. mariaFriday, October 4th, 2013 — 8:15am PDT

    Big fan of independent movies. This would be great. Thanks Rebecca for the chance to win.

  26. Lucie BFriday, October 4th, 2013 — 8:35am PDT

    Sounds amazing. I haven’t seen anything at the VIFF in a couple of years and I’d love to be able to.

  27. Peter KhooFriday, October 4th, 2013 — 8:44am PDT

    I’d love to go!!

  28. Tracy K.Friday, October 4th, 2013 — 9:27am PDT

    i’d love to go to the closing gala!

  29. KayKayFriday, October 4th, 2013 — 10:18am PDT

    love VIFF!

  30. Kevin and Val 604Friday, October 4th, 2013 — 10:20am PDT

    Hey Miss 604, we have the same surname! Mrs and Mr 604 would love these tickets

  31. Mary AnneFriday, October 4th, 2013 — 10:32am PDT

    This would be amazing to win! ♥

  32. rjFriday, October 4th, 2013 — 11:11am PDT

    would love to go!

  33. staceyFriday, October 4th, 2013 — 11:54am PDT

    would LOVE to go to this!! exciting!

  34. janFriday, October 4th, 2013 — 11:57am PDT


  35. DanielFriday, October 4th, 2013 — 12:20pm PDT

    Would love to go.

  36. CaresseFriday, October 4th, 2013 — 12:39pm PDT

    I love the VIFF! I watched the Kill Team the other night and it was great.

  37. DebraFriday, October 4th, 2013 — 1:58pm PDT

    What a great prize! Love VIFF and the galas!

  38. PhaedraFriday, October 4th, 2013 — 1:59pm PDT

    I would give my right arm to go tot he closing gala. So many great films again this year!

  39. IssyFriday, October 4th, 2013 — 1:59pm PDT

    Please please! Haven’t gotten a chance to go this year, just got back, used to go every year.

  40. AnneFriday, October 4th, 2013 — 2:49pm PDT

    This looks like a really good film

  41. Samantha StanwayFriday, October 4th, 2013 — 3:37pm PDT

    Annette Bening is a babe.

  42. ElaineFriday, October 4th, 2013 — 11:39pm PDT

    I would love to go to the VIFF…I have never been to one before and the movie looks like a great movie.

  43. TracySaturday, October 5th, 2013 — 12:36am PDT

    Would love to go!

  44. AlanSaturday, October 5th, 2013 — 8:21am PDT

    Would love to go to this

  45. MichelleSaturday, October 5th, 2013 — 9:26am PDT

    This year’s festival has been VIFF-tacular.

  46. JesseSaturday, October 5th, 2013 — 10:23pm PDT

    Thanks and congrats to VIFF on another successful year.

  47. WinnieSaturday, October 5th, 2013 — 10:39pm PDT

    Would love to see this film!

  48. VikkiSaturday, October 5th, 2013 — 11:47pm PDT

    What a great contest! The film sounds intriguing!

  49. RobinSunday, October 6th, 2013 — 12:39am PDT

    Gala gala gaaaalaaaa!

    Thanks for making this a possibility 604 Mama!

  50. DilaraSunday, October 6th, 2013 — 12:51am PDT

    I’d love to watch this!

  51. Ivy M.Sunday, October 6th, 2013 — 7:22am PDT

    I was just looking on craigslist for tickets to the closing gala party and stumbled upon this contest! How cool is that? 🙂

  52. VanSunday, October 6th, 2013 — 8:51am PDT

    Gala awesomeness!! Yay VIFF

  53. JhonaSunday, October 6th, 2013 — 10:15am PDT

    Love VIFF!

  54. lorSunday, October 6th, 2013 — 10:59am PDT

    Fun night out with the VIFF. 😀

  55. ArielSunday, October 6th, 2013 — 12:12pm PDT

    Would love to have a chance to go!

  56. KatySunday, October 6th, 2013 — 4:18pm PDT

    Would have loved to have attended all of VIFF this year so this would be it for me and GREAT to win!

  57. NicoleSunday, October 6th, 2013 — 4:22pm PDT

    Would love to check this out!!

  58. John StuartSunday, October 6th, 2013 — 5:40pm PDT

    I really want to see this film…

  59. Ann-Marie VaughanSunday, October 6th, 2013 — 5:48pm PDT

    I’d love to win!!

  60. GaetanneSunday, October 6th, 2013 — 6:03pm PDT

    Date night!

  61. KarenSunday, October 6th, 2013 — 10:18pm PDT

    Looks like a great movie! Love to attend!

  62. Tina shawSunday, October 6th, 2013 — 11:45pm PDT

    Vff is amazing

  63. RubyMonday, October 7th, 2013 — 9:06am PDT

    Would love to win!

  64. NathanMonday, October 7th, 2013 — 12:47pm PDT

    Pretty please.

  65. Mary WMonday, October 7th, 2013 — 2:03pm PDT

    I would love to go

  66. JennaMonday, October 7th, 2013 — 2:10pm PDT

    VIFF has been such a success this year. I would love to attend the closing gala.

  67. Jo RussellMonday, October 7th, 2013 — 3:35pm PDT

    Great cast! I don’t want to miss out on this amazing screening of The Face of Love~
    Fingers crossed I would love to go 🙂

  68. NiamhMonday, October 7th, 2013 — 10:26pm PDT

    I got to see one VIFF film, would love to go to the closing gala 🙂

  69. ChrisMonday, October 7th, 2013 — 11:39pm PDT

    Would love to win this!!

  70. Frank_ZTuesday, October 8th, 2013 — 2:05am PDT

    I would love to go there!

  71. StotesTuesday, October 8th, 2013 — 10:50am PDT

    I would love to go!

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