VIFF 2023 – Win Tickets to the Vancouver International Film Festival

Comments 27 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The 42nd Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) returns this fall with 140 features and 100 shorts, presented on ten screens in seven Vancouver venues. I have two sets of tickets to give away as well!

There is a star-studded lineup for Special Presentations and VIFF Live — unique, cinema-infused performances that push the boundaries of traditional film programming. Explore film culture through an expanded program of live events, performances, and exhibitions. Tickets and passes for all experiences are now on sale

VIFF 2023

  • September 28 to October 8, 2023

The festival will officially open with award-winning Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki’s Fallen Leaves, a poignant comedy about two lonely souls who believe they’re meant for each other, which won the Jury Prize at Cannes.

The closing film selection will be The Pot-au-Feu (La Passion de Dodin Bouffant) by Tran Anh Hùng, a look at a romantic, intuitive, and intimate partnership between a famed gourmand and his beloved cook, played by Juliette Binoche. The film earned Tran Best Director at Cannes, 30 years after his debut film The Scent of Green Papaya won the Camera d’or at the same festival.


Single tickets are $18 for regular screenings, Galas and Special Presentations. Ticket packs are available in six, 10, and 20 packs. VIFF+ Members enjoy discounts on all VIFF tickets and the free U25 membership offers further discounts to youth between 19 and 25 years of age.

VIFF 2023 - Win Tickets to the Vancouver International Film Festival

VIFF 2023 Special Presentations

Some of the year’s most anticipated films:

  • Anatomy of a Fall (Anatomie d’une chute) dir. Justine Triet (France)
  • The Boy and the Heron dir. Hayao Miyazaki (Japan)
  • I’m Just Here for the Riot dirs. Kathleen S. Jayme, Asia Youngman (Canada)
  • La Chimera dir. Alice Rohrwacher (Italy/France/Switzerland)
  • Last Summer (L’Été dernier) dir. Catherine Breillat (France)
  • Monster (Kaibutsu) dir. Hirokazu Kore-eda (Japan)
  • Mr. Dressup: The Magic of Make-Believe dir. Robert McCallum (Canada)
  • A Normal Family dir. Hur Jin-ho (South Korea)
  • The Old Oak dir. Ken Loach (UK) | North American Premiere
  • Priscilla dir. Sofia Coppola (USA/Italy) | Canadian Premiere
  • The Promised Land (Bastarden) dir. Nikolaj Arcel (Denmark/Germany/Sweden)
  • Seven Veils dir. Atom Egoyan (Canada)
  • Swan Song dir. Chelsea McMullan (Canada)
  • The Zone of Interest dir. Jonathan Glazer (USA/UK/Poland)

VIFF 2023 Streams and Specialty Programs

Explore the program through these streams: Showcase; Panorama; Vanguard; Northern Lights; Leading Lights; Focus: Women, Life, and Freedom; Insights Documentaries; Spectrum; Portraits; Altered States; VIFF Shorts; International Shorts; and Industry Days.

VIFF Amp is the festival’s Music in Film summit, which nurtures, educates and champions emerging and newly established music professionals, with a strong emphasis on amplifying those from marginalized or underrepresented communities.

VIFF Live is a series of live performances that push the boundaries of traditional film festival programming, intersecting cinema with live performance, sound and music. This year’s series features two headliners and a brand new experimental series at Ironworks in Gastown.

  • 32 Sounds (October 5th at 7:00pm) is an immersive documentary and profound sensory experience from filmmaker Sam Green that explores the elemental phenomenon of sound. Green will be present, offering a live narration of the film. All audience members will receive headphones to add a new, deeply immersive element to the live documentary form.
  • Machine Folklore (October 1st at 7:00pm & 9:00pm) is an immersive audio-visual performance screening from two new Taiwanese media art collectives, Software2050 and NAXS FUTURE. Using music, imagery + light design, the performance explores the cross section of artificial intelligence and virtual consciousness.

Enter to Win

I have two ticket offers and two chances to win! The first is a giveaway for 32 Sounds at VIFF Live, and the second is two general vouchers for any VIFF screening (based on availability). Here’s how you can enter to win:

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27 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. AmilWednesday, September 20th, 2023 — 3:07pm PDT

    Hoping to go

  2. Emmy KWednesday, September 20th, 2023 — 3:28pm PDT

    I’m hoping to see Anatomy of a Fall. Thanks for the chance

  3. DebzWednesday, September 20th, 2023 — 3:28pm PDT

    Love the VIFF!

  4. PaddingsWednesday, September 20th, 2023 — 3:50pm PDT

    Excited to win this!

  5. Ray CWednesday, September 20th, 2023 — 4:19pm PDT

    Hoping to go!

  6. MKWednesday, September 20th, 2023 — 5:19pm PDT

    So excited for VIFF! Great lineup this year!

  7. Rob PengWednesday, September 20th, 2023 — 9:26pm PDT

    I would prefer the general tickets and would hope to see something like Mr. Dressup: The Magic of Make-Believe (so iconic – so Canadian)

  8. JakeThursday, September 21st, 2023 — 2:15am PDT


  9. K MillerFriday, September 22nd, 2023 — 5:31am PDT

    I’d love to attend!

  10. JeanneFriday, September 22nd, 2023 — 7:04am PDT

    I would love to win 2 general tickets.

  11. Shelley ButcherFriday, September 22nd, 2023 — 9:29am PDT

    I would be thrilled to win either! All of the movies sound amazing!

  12. Jonathan UFriday, September 22nd, 2023 — 2:22pm PDT

    I’d like to see: Four Little Adults

  13. Ceci JFriday, September 22nd, 2023 — 4:50pm PDT

    I would love to win general tickets to see an Argentinean movie!

  14. Susan J.Friday, September 22nd, 2023 — 6:44pm PDT

    Always interesting films.

  15. tracyFriday, September 22nd, 2023 — 7:14pm PDT

    Wonderful contest!

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  17. LindaSaturday, September 23rd, 2023 — 10:04pm PDT

    general vouchers

  18. CarolSunday, September 24th, 2023 — 12:14pm PDT

    Always excited about the VIFF! What a great contest!

  19. ValerieSunday, September 24th, 2023 — 1:50pm PDT

    Great prizes! I really enjoyed the Back to the 80’s series VIFF did this summer, and hope to see a few films at the festival.

  20. KrisMonday, September 25th, 2023 — 9:55am PDT

    There are some amazing films to watch at the VIFF – I’m interested in those from the Nordic and Scandinavian countries. But then I get lost in so many other regions and wonder if I can squeeze them in.

  21. EileenMonday, September 25th, 2023 — 6:14pm PDT

    32 Sounds please

  22. SholehTuesday, September 26th, 2023 — 9:33pm PDT

    I’d be so happy to have the General Vouchers. Thank you for doing this.

  23. KamilTuesday, September 26th, 2023 — 9:42pm PDT

    Hi dear Rebecca, I would like to have the General Vouchers please! So many great films!

  24. AkramWednesday, September 27th, 2023 — 1:09am PDT

    Thank you for this contest. I’m planning to watch so many films. The ticket vouchers would help a lot.

  25. Abtin BadieWednesday, September 27th, 2023 — 2:11am PDT

    Great contest!

  26. StephanieWednesday, September 27th, 2023 — 11:55am PDT

    It would be great to win one of the 2 VIFF tickets. Thanks.

  27. CheukThursday, September 28th, 2023 — 10:29am PDT

    loves movies

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