2014 Vancouver International Film Festival Tickets Now On Sale

VIFC Seymour St Crowd

The 33rd Vancouver Film Festival program is now live! This year’s entire lineup consists of 353 films and other special events, descending on the city for 3 weeks.

The Vancouver Film Festival (VIFF) is a special time of year that marks a welcome cinematography escape from Vancouver’s rainy season. This year, audiences can look forward to 353 films from over 65 countries, including 223 features and 130 shorts. Popular films can sell-out early, so check out the selection and mark out your favourites.

VIFF Selections

Scream 4 Theatre Crowd

VIFF’s selections are a great way of exploring the exhaustive program:

  • CANADIAN IMAGES. — One of the largest showcases of new Canadian cinema on the planet.
  • CINEMA OF OUR TIME —Narrative films from around the globe featuring both today’s masters and tomorrow’s visionaries. Same planet. Different worlds.
  • DRAGONS AND TIGERS — One of the world’s largest and most adventurous collections of East Asian cinema.
  • NONFICTION FEATURES — Acclaimed documentary and essay films that expand the form’s possibilities and invite us to view the world in different lights.
  • ARTS & LETTERS — A cinematic celebration of visual and performing arts with a strong focus on captivating films in which music takes centre stage.
  • SPOTLIGHT ON FRANCE — Honouring the rich cinematic culture that continues to flourish in France by highlighting big-screen offerings.
  • ALTERED STATES — This is where international genre films come out to play and audiences will experience fantastic cinema that defies ready classification.
  • SHORT FILM SHOWCASE — These programmes showcase both established and emerging artists who push short-form storytelling to its limits.

Gala Features


This year’s Opening Night Gala is Wild starring Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern. Canadian filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée’s, best known for Dallas Buyers Club, tells the story of a self-destructive woman who attempts to leave behind her years of drug abuse and recklessness with a solo, 1,000-mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail.

Additional Gala Films:

  • The Vancouver Asahi: In Vancouver’s old Japantown, a group of Canadian-born kids launched their own baseball team, the Asahi. Yuya Ishii’s (Mitsuko Delivers) lavish-scale entertainment chronicles their battles against failure, racism and prejudice—and the brief moment of triumph they enjoyed before Pearl Harbor changed everything.
  • October Gale: Stars Patricia Clarkson, Scott Speedman and Tim Roth. The film tells the story of a doctor who takes in a mysterious man that washes ashore at her remote cottage with a gunshot wound.

Check out all the films on the Vancouver Film Festival website. This year’s VIFF runs from September 25 – October 10 at multiple venues across the city.


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