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Vancouver International Film Festival

International film festival in Vancouver.

About

Both in terms of admissions and number of films screened (152,000 and 386 respectively in 2011) VIFF is among the five largest film festivals in North America. Festival screens films from 80 countries on 10 screens. The international line-up includes the pick of the world’s top film fests and many undiscovered gems. VIFF 2011 included 20 World premieres, 30 International premieres, 49 North American premieres and 40 Canadian premieres. 

The Festival will be divided into at least the following main sections:

  • Canadian Images;
  • Dragons & Tigers: The Cinemas of East Asia;
  • Nonfiction Features; 
  • Nonfiction Features: Arts & Letters;
  • Cinema of Our Time;
  • Spotlight on France;
  • Environmental Films.

The program aims to include approximately 230 feature films representing over 75 countries.

Rules

  • The Vancouver International Film Festival accepts entries of both features (over 26 minutes) and shorts (under 25 minutes).
  • Films entered in the Festival must not have been screened commercially, or broadcast, in the Vancouver area.
  • Films should have been completed after June 1, 2019.
  • Subtitles language: english

 

Premiere Requirements

Regional premiere required.

Jury and Organizers

  • Alan Franey, Festival Director and CEO;
  • Jacqueline Dupuis, Executive Director;
  • Trish McGrath, Director, Development and Communications;
  • PoChu AuYeung, Program Manager and Senior Programmer;
  • Terry McEvoy, Canadian Images Programmer;
  • Tom Charity, Vancity Theatre Program Coordinator;
  • Laine Slater, Marketing Director.

Documents

Place

Canada
Vancouver

Official website

viff.org

Contacts

Address: 

1181 Seymour Street
Vancouver BC V6B 3M7
Canada

Phone: 604-685-0260
Fax: 604-688-8221

Email: info@viff.org

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    January 13, 2020
  • Earlybird Deadline
    April 24, 2020
  • Regular Deadline
    May 29, 2020
  • Late Deadline
    June 12, 2020
  • Notifications
    September 02, 2020
  • Event dates
    24 September — 9 October 2020
Categories & Fees

Open to non-Canadian nonfiction films with runtimes over 25 minutes.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $50
  • Regular Deadline — $60
  • Late Deadline — $70

Open to non-Canadian narrative and nonfiction films with runtimes of 25 minutes or less.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $35
  • Regular Deadline — $40
  • Late Deadline — $45

Open to non-Canadian narrative films with runtimes over 26 minutes.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $50
  • Regular Deadline — $60
  • Late Deadline — $70
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