VIFF 2020: Win a Subscription

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The Vancouver International Film Festival (“VIFF”) has programmed its 39th edition, showcasing more than 100 feature films and events, including a vibrant blend of boundary-pushing Canadian work, adventurous East Asian cinema, provocative and inspiring documentaries, elevated genre cinema, festival favourites and much more. 

VIFF 2020

VIFF 2020

September 24 to October 7, 2020
VIFF Connect Festival Subscriptions $60 Regular / $30 Students
VIFF Connect Gold Subscription $95
VIFF Connect Streaming Tickets $9 / In-Cinema Tickets $15
VIFF Talks $10
VIFF AMP Pass $45 / Tickets $10
Totally Indie Day $45 / $30 Students
VIFF Immersed Free
Purchase online

A 14-day online-primary festival, available throughout the province of British Columbia on the new VIFF Connect streaming platform, VIFF 2020 will also feature a select number of in-cinema presentations, including the opening film and world premiere of Loretta Sarah Todd’s Monkey Beach. The adaptation of Eden Robinson’s beloved novel will be screened at several independent cinemas throughout the province in compliance with COVID-19 capacity restrictions and the latest provincial health and safety regulations. 

Those attending the in-cinema program during VIFF will experience the newly renovated VIFF Centre. The first major renovation in the space’s 15-year history, the $2.8 million undertaking features a new 41-seat Studio Theatre, a dedicated Education Suite, a New Media Lab and a redesigned atrium. Additional theatre screenings during the festival will be held at The Cinematheque.

“The more streamlined program we’re presenting this year has allowed us to bring a greater focus to the stories we’re sharing and filmmakers we’re showcasing,” says Curtis Woloschuk, Associate Director of Programming.

“While audiences will find the same quality of films, they’ll represent a greater diversity of perspectives. Of the 24 Canadian features at the festival, 14 are by female creators and 11 are by BIPOC filmmakers — including must-see works by emerging and established Indigenous directors. This commitment to representation is also demonstrated by the complement of VIFF Short Forum creators and the cohort for this year’s VIFF Catalyst mentorship program, which will offer creative development and relationship building opportunities for filmmakers from underrepresented communities.”

A $60 all-access VIFF Subscription will bring world-class cinema and experiential programming into the homes of thousands of British Columbians starting at 12:00pm on September 24, 2020. While film programming will be geo-blocked to the province, other signature programming — including VIFF Talks, VIFF AMP, Totally Indie Day and VIFF Immersed — will be available across Canada and internationally, providing an unprecedented level of access to filmmakers and fans around the globe. 

Follow VIFF on Facebook and Twitter for more info.

Win a Subscription

I have a VIFF Connect Festival Subscription to give away that includes access to all online films, in addition to VIFF Talks (speakers this year include Charlie Kaufman, who just released I’m Thinking of Ending Things on Netflix). 

Here’s how you can enter to win:

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. UPDATE the winner is Jennifer!

Related: NFB Films Showing at VIFF 2020

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24 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Ray CThursday, September 17th, 2020 — 3:00pm PDT

    I miss VIFF, so this contest is great

  2. Jennifer PagetThursday, September 17th, 2020 — 5:04pm PDT

    I’d love a pass! I’m missing good film this year

  3. JeffThursday, September 17th, 2020 — 5:50pm PDT

    Great contest!

  4. JoanneThursday, September 17th, 2020 — 8:15pm PDT

    I love VIFF

  5. carolynThursday, September 17th, 2020 — 9:09pm PDT

    thank you!

  6. ShaunaThursday, September 17th, 2020 — 10:59pm PDT

    I’d love to go, virtually!

  7. Fred RodriguezThursday, September 17th, 2020 — 11:01pm PDT

    Thanks for the chance to win! I will watch as many as possible!

  8. Anita StockerThursday, September 17th, 2020 — 11:07pm PDT

    Great opportunity !

  9. Anita StockerThursday, September 17th, 2020 — 11:07pm PDT


  10. Sheryl SmithFriday, September 18th, 2020 — 2:03am PDT

    Thanks so much for this contest! Hope you’re all staying well and safe.

  11. daneFriday, September 18th, 2020 — 7:28am PDT

    Appreciate the chance

  12. LindaFriday, September 18th, 2020 — 8:00am PDT

    I love the Vancouver International Film Festival! I’m glad they’re giving options for online.

  13. CheukFriday, September 18th, 2020 — 3:09pm PDT

    love this prize

  14. Bonnie Y.Friday, September 18th, 2020 — 8:51pm PDT

    Great way to watch VIFF 2020 films.

  15. Jason BFriday, September 18th, 2020 — 10:10pm PDT


  16. AmySaturday, September 19th, 2020 — 3:33am PDT

    So glad it’s online this year, the timeslots for previous years was kind of all over the place so it was hard to catch all the films I wanted to see.

  17. Robert TamSaturday, September 19th, 2020 — 8:42am PDT

    Looking forward to the VIFF!
    THX ?

  18. CecileSaturday, September 19th, 2020 — 10:00am PDT

    Love to watch virtually VIFF!

  19. FTSaturday, September 19th, 2020 — 10:42am PDT

    Would love to win this!

  20. ChMonday, September 21st, 2020 — 1:04am PDT

    Thanks for sharing this contest.
    Never won anything before.

  21. TracyTuesday, September 22nd, 2020 — 11:15am PDT

    This will be so neat !

  22. John LucyTuesday, September 22nd, 2020 — 11:46pm PDT

    Go ViFF Go!

  23. Dan DermlerWednesday, September 23rd, 2020 — 12:09am PDT

    Hello, I am entering for the VIFF Connect Subscription.

    I will make great use of it, thanks! 🙂

  24. DaniellaWednesday, September 23rd, 2020 — 5:38am PDT


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