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Vancouver International Film Festival

Vancouver International Film Festival

Thursday, 29 September 2022 until Sunday, 09 October 2022

Festival Update – February 2022: With Vancouver cinemas now at full capacity, we anticipate that the 41st edition of VIFF will see every one of our official selections screen in brick and mortar venues. A collection of titles will also be made available for online viewing.

The annual Vancouver International Film Festival is a showcase of exceptional cinema in one of the world’s most beautiful cities. In 2022, VIFF will present approximately 120 features and 80 shorts and expand the frame with talks, conferences, performances and other unique events that celebrate film and film culture. At VIFF's 2021 edition, these events included our VIFF Leading Lights conversation between Kore-eda Hirokazu and Bora Kim, insightful talks with Jade Healy (The Green Knight) and Craig Zobel (Mare of Easttown) , the VIFF Immersed Exhibition of XR experiences, creative development opportunities like VIFF Labs and the VIFF Catalyst mentorship program, and the VIFF AMP Music in Film Summit.


Contemporary World Cinema - The world's boldest creators and their exceptional works. The year's most anticipated international films and new discoveries curated specifically for VIFF audiences.

True North - A celebration of the extraordinary creativity and craft being demonstrated by Canadian storytellers from coast to coast.

Impact - Uncompromising films and insightful discussions that spark action and change the way we see the world.

Insights - This acclaimed series explores the endless possibilities of nonfiction filmmaking while investigating essential subject matter.

Gateway - Journey into the cinematic reaches of East Asia with some of the world's most compelling storytellers as your guides.

M/A/D - Music, art and design receive their deserved big-screen treatment in this aesthetically alluring stream.

Altered States - Genre-bending features that defy traditional classification and demand that you play by their warped rules.

VIFF Short Forum - A showcase of the myriad perspectives, experiences and aesthetic approaches that are elevating Canadian short-form storytelling.

International Shorts - In a matter of minutes, these films immerse you in fully realized narratives that leave an indelible mark.

MODES - International short works that explore how far the form of cinema is capable of bending.

(These series are subject to change).

Awards for 2022 Vancouver International Film Festival will be announced in the spring.

At the 2021 edition, VIFF presented the following awards:

Best Canadian Film
$15,000 award presented by the Directors Guild of Canada.

Emerging Canadian Director
$3,000 award presented by the Directors Guild of Canada.

Best Canadian Documentary
$15,000 award presented by the Rogers Group of Funds.

Best BC Film Award
$10,000 award from Creative BC and $15,000 in post-production services credit supplied by Company 3.

BC Emerging Filmmaker Award
$5,000 award from UBCP/ACTRA and $10,000 equipment credit supplied by William F. White International Inc.

Best Canadian Short
$4,500 cash prize presented by Reunion Pacific Entertainment & VIFF.

Best BC Short Film
$2,500 cash prize presented by Pass-Through Productions.

VIFF Impact Award
$5,000 CAD presented by the Lochmaddy Foundation to an international documentary playing in the Impact competition.

Rob Stewart Eco Warrior Award
$5,000 prize presented by RBC and Cineplex to a documentary filmmaker that recognizes an outstanding contribution by an activist-storyteller.