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.
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
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.
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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