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VIFF 2017 Galas: Win Tickets to the Closing Gala Film and Party

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 — 12:32pm PDT
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The Vancouver International Film Festival (“VIFF”) brings films from around the globe to its audience, inviting viewers to share great stories and unique personal visions in a communal, celebratory environment. This year the festival kicks off with the latest from Vancouver’s own Mina Shum.

VIFF Opening Gala Film

Where: The Centre for Arts (777 Homer St, Vancouver)
When: Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 7:00pm

Opening Gala film Meditation Park is a moving exploration of marriage and infidelity, as well as a humorous tribute to Vancouver itself.

Maria (Cheng Pei Pei) has spent decades of devoted marriage dutifully excusing the prejudices and vices of her husband (Tzi Ma). But when she discovers another woman’s thong in his pocket, she embarks on some unintentionally comic sleuthing which soon introduces her to new East Vancouver communities and ultimately sets her on the course to self-discovery. Mina Shum makes an inspired return to narrative feature filmmaking with this richly detailed, emotionally rewarding and unmistakably Vancouver story.

VIFF Closing Gala Film

Where: The Centre for Arts (777 Homer St, Vancouver)
When: Friday, October 13, 2017 at 7:30pm

The festival season ends with VIFF’s Closing Gala film, Todd Haynes’ Wonderstruck, a luminous tale of two children and the special inspiration that drives them.

Todd Haynes (Carol) returns with a marvellous time-travelling tale that follows the parallel fortunes of two deaf 12-year-olds—Ben (Oakes Fegley), a lad in 1977 Michigan, and Rose (luminous newcomer Millicent Simmonds), a girl in 1927 New Jersey—who, for seemingly different reasons, are drawn to a gloriously rendered New York City in search of their own burgeoning identities… “Intricate and ambitious… Embraces so many shimmery, evanescent ideas, it’s a marvel that any one picture… can hold them.”—Time

Win Tickets

I have a a pair of passes to the Closing Gala Film and Closing Gala Party to give away to a lucky Miss604 reader. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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I will draw two winners at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Wednesday, October 4, 2017.

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Update The winner is Angela!

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  1. Elizabeth says:

    I would love to attend the VIFF Closing Gala! Thank you.

  2. Angela Chand says:

    Pick me please! Always wanted to attend and would looove to go to the Closing Gala!

  3. Miriam Edwards says:

    I love the great movies they show at Film Festival

  4. MK says:

    This would be an amazing and perfect end to VIFF!

  5. Brent says:

    Would love to attend. Thanks.

  6. Don says:

    A great ending to a great film festival

  7. JJ says:

    This FEST is the BEST!

  8. Paul K says:

    Many thanks! Enjoy VIFF everyone!!

  9. Lorena says:

    Would love to enjoy the closing Gala Film and Closing Gala party.

  10. F.T says:

    Would be great to attend

  11. Shelley says:

    The gala sounds wonderful!

  12. Dane says:

    VIFF is the best time of year! Would love the closing tix!!

  13. Anna says:

    VIFF is one of the best events of the year.

  14. Valerie says:


  15. Jocelyn Kwok says:

    would love to attend the closing gala!

  16. lor says:

    sounds wonderful!

  17. Emma says:

    Can’t wait for VIFF to start!

  18. dane says:

    VIFF is fantastic!

  19. Alexandra says:

    So excited to attend the Closing Gala. Just love VIFF!

  20. Donald says:

    VIFF has great films.

  21. Andrea says:

    Would love to win!!

  22. Vikki Stevenson says:

    Looking forward to VIFF! A friend’s son has 2 films in this year’s lineup!

  23. Sherry Tab says:

    New BC resident and first time VIFF attendee! Can’t wait! ❀️

  24. Zia Aiyub says:

    Would absolutely love to go! πŸ’•

  25. Vince V says:

    Love going to VFF!

  26. Sharon says:

    Wd luv to attend the Gala! Enjoy this year’s VIFF everyone!

  27. Mel says:

    VIFF is a terrific festival in Vancouver. Would love to attend the closing film screening and gala.

  28. Aru says:

    VIFF would be lit!

  29. Kathy P says:

    Thank you for the opportunity!

  30. Jason B says:

    I would love to check it out.

  31. Heidi says:

    I’d love to attend.

  32. Vicki says:

    What a wonderful way to spend an evening!!

  33. Christel says:

    VIFF is always a treat but I never attended an opening or closing gala. It’s never too late…

  34. Sunshine H says:

    What a fun event to attend, thank you for the chance.

  35. rhonda says:

    Love Viff but have not attended a closing gala.

  36. Faye says:

    I would LOVE to attend the Gala!

  37. HOLLY says:

    I would love to see Wonderstruck!

  38. K MacDonell says:

    I would love to attend the VIFF Closing Gala! Thank you.

  39. Terri says:

    I’d love to go πŸ™‚

  40. Am says:

    This sounds wonderful!

  41. Caroline says:

    I’m a toronto girl whos always seen TIFF going on around me but this time I would love to check out the incredible artistry another city is presenting!

  42. Mehrsa Raeiszadeh says:

    I would love to attend the VIFF Closing Gala! I recently moved to this city and have heard so much about the VIFF. Can’t wait for my first movie next week, and attending the gala would be beyond exciting! Thank you!

  43. Kat says:

    Looking forward to it!

  44. I. TUNG says:

    Hope I win!

  45. Jaye says:

    Following the events. Looks like a good party.

  46. Michael H says:

    Sounds like a great time!

  47. Kim C says:

    Would love to attend!

  48. Erin Aubrey says:

    Me, please!!! Pretty, pretty, pretty please! I’m an actress in the industry, and have been unable to acquire closing night tickets. Please consider me! πŸ˜‰ Pretty, pretty, pretty please! Thank you! πŸ˜‰

  49. Sara says:

    As a huge film lover, I would love to win this πŸ™‚

  50. Samori says:

    Would love to attend the closing gala!

  51. Michelle says:

    Sounds like an awesome film! Would love to go, and the gala would be a huge treat too!

  52. Nina says:

    That would be so awesome, I would love to go to the Closing Gala Film and Closing Gala Party. And I would surprise my better half with it. πŸ˜‰

  53. Morgen A says:

    this would be amazing! fingers crossed!

  54. Lorena says:

    I followed Miss 604 now on all of your platforms and would love to attend your closing event for the V.I.F.F.

  55. JANENE WHTIE says:

    I love the energy and vibe that VIFF brings to the city. Would love to attend the Final Gala.

  56. Verna Morse says:

    Todd Haynes is a genius.

  57. Stephanie says:

    The gala sounds amazing!

  58. Rob Quiring says:

    We went and saw Human Flow last night, fantastic! Want to go see more films

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