Vancouver International Women in Film Festival

Thursday, March 1st, 2018 — 10:44am PDT
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The 13th annual Vancouver International Women in Film Festival, happening March 6 to 11, 2018, celebrates the best of cinema created by women. The festival includes film panels, master classes, guest filmmakers, artist talks, pitch sessions, receptions, and an awards gala.

Vancouver International Women in Film Festival

Where: VIFF Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour St, Vancouver)
When: March 6 to 11, 2018
Tickets: Available online now for the festival as well as tickets for the opening night screening and party »

Women in Film and Television

Women in Film and Television is pleased to present several Canadian and North American Premieres of local and international features at the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival, co-presented with the VIFF Vancity Theatre.

The Opening Night film is a Canadian Premiere from Germany, Dark Blue Girl, directed by Mascha Schilinski. From its first images, elemental and disorienting, we are led into a world both familiar and startling. The broken and uncertain triad of the nuclear family is seen through the eyes of seven-year-old Luca. This film elegantly crosses and recrosses the line between realism and myth, in a work that grows out of the unspoken desires and assumptions of Luca and both her parents. Set in Santorini, Greece.

The Canadian Premiere of River of Silence is a local feature addressing the theme of missing and murdered Indigenous women, directed and exec produced by Micheal Auger, written and produced by Petie Chalifoux, inspired by her own family’s experience. The film is part of a day of free screenings on International Women’s Day on March 8th, starting off with Deepha Mehta’s Anatomy of Violence, including The Women Who Run Hollywood, and ending with the North American Premiere of the Russian film I Know How To Knit.

International Feature Premieres:

Canadian Features:

International Features:

Win Tickets

I have a pair of tickets to give away to the Opening Night of the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival on March 6th! The party, following the film, will include live music, red carpet, appetizers, and a cash bar.

Here’s how you can enter to win:

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 10:00am on Sunday, March 4, 2018.

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Update The winner is @janehalton!

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  1. Eileen says:

    Sounds like a great evening out!

  2. Allen says:

    I’d love to win this!

  3. Shelley Butcher says:

    The whole evening sounds wonderful start ing with Dark Blue Girl!

  4. Manue Serdet says:

    What an awesome event, I would love to have the chance to go!

  5. Kim Rees says:

    Daughter aspiring motion picture arts student… this would be perfectly educational!

  6. Tammy says:

    What a fantastic event and would love to go!

  7. Marinane says:

    An inspiring event to attend!

  8. Monica Elena says:

    <3 Hope to win!

  9. Ramneet Kang says:

    Fingers crossed

  10. Sue Baldwin says:

    An exciting time for women in film

  11. wen says:

    Thanks! This will be fantastic!

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