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

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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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59 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. ElizabethTuesday, September 26th, 2017 — 12:37pm PDT

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

  2. Angela ChandTuesday, September 26th, 2017 — 1:46pm PDT

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

  3. Miriam EdwardsTuesday, September 26th, 2017 — 2:56pm PDT

    I love the great movies they show at Film Festival

  4. MKTuesday, September 26th, 2017 — 4:10pm PDT

    This would be an amazing and perfect end to VIFF!

  5. BrentTuesday, September 26th, 2017 — 4:35pm PDT

    Would love to attend. Thanks.

  6. DonTuesday, September 26th, 2017 — 6:22pm PDT

    A great ending to a great film festival

  7. JJTuesday, September 26th, 2017 — 8:49pm PDT

    This FEST is the BEST!

  8. Paul KTuesday, September 26th, 2017 — 9:03pm PDT

    Many thanks! Enjoy VIFF everyone!!

  9. LorenaTuesday, September 26th, 2017 — 9:43pm PDT

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

  10. F.TTuesday, September 26th, 2017 — 10:57pm PDT

    Would be great to attend

  11. ShelleyWednesday, September 27th, 2017 — 12:29am PDT

    The gala sounds wonderful!

  12. DaneWednesday, September 27th, 2017 — 6:32am PDT

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

  13. AnnaWednesday, September 27th, 2017 — 6:39am PDT

    VIFF is one of the best events of the year.

  14. ValerieWednesday, September 27th, 2017 — 8:16am PDT


  15. Jocelyn KwokWednesday, September 27th, 2017 — 9:49am PDT

    would love to attend the closing gala!

  16. lorWednesday, September 27th, 2017 — 12:56pm PDT

    sounds wonderful!

  17. EmmaWednesday, September 27th, 2017 — 1:47pm PDT

    Can’t wait for VIFF to start!

  18. daneWednesday, September 27th, 2017 — 1:51pm PDT

    VIFF is fantastic!

  19. AlexandraWednesday, September 27th, 2017 — 2:51pm PDT

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

  20. DonaldWednesday, September 27th, 2017 — 3:15pm PDT

    VIFF has great films.

  21. AndreaWednesday, September 27th, 2017 — 3:36pm PDT

    Would love to win!!

  22. Vikki StevensonWednesday, September 27th, 2017 — 8:06pm PDT

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

  23. Sherry TabWednesday, September 27th, 2017 — 8:58pm PDT

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

  24. Zia AiyubThursday, September 28th, 2017 — 12:41am PDT

    Would absolutely love to go! ?

  25. Vince VThursday, September 28th, 2017 — 5:58am PDT

    Love going to VFF!

  26. SharonThursday, September 28th, 2017 — 8:41am PDT

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

  27. MelThursday, September 28th, 2017 — 9:59am PDT

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

  28. AruThursday, September 28th, 2017 — 11:30am PDT

    VIFF would be lit!

  29. Kathy PThursday, September 28th, 2017 — 12:41pm PDT

    Thank you for the opportunity!

  30. JasonThursday, September 28th, 2017 — 3:09pm PDT


  31. Jason BThursday, September 28th, 2017 — 3:11pm PDT

    I would love to check it out.

  32. HeidiThursday, September 28th, 2017 — 5:14pm PDT

    I’d love to attend.

  33. VickiThursday, September 28th, 2017 — 8:08pm PDT

    What a wonderful way to spend an evening!!

  34. ChristelThursday, September 28th, 2017 — 10:25pm PDT

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

  35. Sunshine HThursday, September 28th, 2017 — 10:27pm PDT

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

  36. rhondaThursday, September 28th, 2017 — 11:17pm PDT

    Love Viff but have not attended a closing gala.

  37. FayeFriday, September 29th, 2017 — 12:48am PDT

    I would LOVE to attend the Gala!

  38. HOLLYFriday, September 29th, 2017 — 8:36am PDT

    I would love to see Wonderstruck!

  39. K MacDonellFriday, September 29th, 2017 — 10:30am PDT

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

  40. TerriFriday, September 29th, 2017 — 6:59pm PDT

    I’d love to go 🙂

  41. AmSaturday, September 30th, 2017 — 11:18am PDT

    This sounds wonderful!

  42. CarolineSaturday, September 30th, 2017 — 11:53am PDT

    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!

  43. Mehrsa RaeiszadehSaturday, September 30th, 2017 — 12:14pm PDT

    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!

  44. KatSaturday, September 30th, 2017 — 1:43pm PDT

    Looking forward to it!

  45. I. TUNGSaturday, September 30th, 2017 — 2:32pm PDT

    Hope I win!

  46. JayeSaturday, September 30th, 2017 — 3:06pm PDT

    Following the events. Looks like a good party.

  47. Michael HSaturday, September 30th, 2017 — 3:15pm PDT

    Sounds like a great time!

  48. Kim CSaturday, September 30th, 2017 — 5:04pm PDT

    Would love to attend!

  49. Erin AubreySaturday, September 30th, 2017 — 11:34pm PDT

    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! 😉 Pretty, pretty, pretty please! Thank you! 😉

  50. SaraSunday, October 1st, 2017 — 3:16pm PDT

    As a huge film lover, I would love to win this 🙂

  51. SamoriSunday, October 1st, 2017 — 5:54pm PDT

    Would love to attend the closing gala!

  52. MichelleMonday, October 2nd, 2017 — 10:07am PDT

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

  53. NinaMonday, October 2nd, 2017 — 10:16am PDT

    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. 😉

  54. Morgen AMonday, October 2nd, 2017 — 12:52pm PDT

    this would be amazing! fingers crossed!

  55. LorenaMonday, October 2nd, 2017 — 3:54pm PDT

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

  56. JANENE WHTIEMonday, October 2nd, 2017 — 5:44pm PDT

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

  57. Verna MorseMonday, October 2nd, 2017 — 6:32pm PDT

    Todd Haynes is a genius.

  58. StephanieMonday, October 2nd, 2017 — 9:43pm PDT

    The gala sounds amazing!

  59. Rob QuiringMonday, October 2nd, 2017 — 9:58pm PDT

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

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