Vancouver International Women in Film Festival 2023

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WIFT Vancouver (WIFTV) has announced the lineup for the 2023 Vancouver International Women in Film Festival (VIWFF). The five day celebration will feature in-person screenings, receptions, filmmaker panels, and more.

The festival features 37 films from 14 countries, made up of 19 Canadian films — with 9 from local BC filmmakers. VIWFF 2023 is also proud to present an International Women’s Day Advocacy Panel on March 8th, featuring major players in diversity and inclusion efforts.

Vancouver International Women in Film Festival

  • When: March 7 to March 11, 2023
    • Opening Night Reception Tuesday, March 7th
    • Closing Night Feature Screening & Gala Saturday, March 11th
  • Where: VIFF Centre – Vancity Theatre & Studio Theatre (1181 Seymour St, Vancouver)
  • Tickets: Passes and individual tickets are available now. $5-$15 for single tickets and $40-$160 for passes. Discounted Tickets are available for those experiencing financial barriers starting at $5. This is a 19+ event.

This year’s festival features filmmakers from around the globe including the opening night dramatic feature Broken Angel from award-winning writer/director Jules Koostachin, who also has the short film MisTik in the festival.

The program includes the Western Canadian premiere of Some Women; a documentary about self love, by filmmaker Quen Wong who is Singapore’s first trans woman to direct a documentary feature and there are four Canadian premieres, and films Everybody Wants to Be Loved, Among Us Women, Las Abogadas: Attorneys on the Front Lines of the Migrant Crisis, and Expedition Reclamation. There will also be an exceptional shorts program and this year’s closing night film is Stellar from director Darlene Naponse starring Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers (Night Raiders, The Body Remembers When The World Broke Open). 

This year’s VIWFF features the World Premieres of feature films Everybody Wants To Be Loved and Expedition Reclamation and short film Young People, Old People & Nothing in Between. There will be multiple Canadian Premieres at the festival including feature films Las Abogadas, Among Us Women and short films: Stay, Headspace, Three, My Eyes Are Up Here, Tell You About: the Birds and the Bees, Saggitarius Rising, The Midwife,The Sky is Very Pretty and For Heidi. BC Premieres include the feature film Some Women and short films Glass Doll, Fifty-Four Days and Send the Rain.

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