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Vancouver International Film Festival

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Festival presentation: 

 

Three main programming platforms make our festival unique: we screen the largest selection of East Asian films outside of that region, we are one of the biggest showcases of Canadian film in the world and we have a large and important nonfiction program.

 

Festival Nickname: 
VIFF
Edition: 
33
Festival Logo: 
Theme: 
International
Category/Format: 
Mixed
Festival Info
Price info: 
detailed information provided on our website - http://www.viff.org/festival/tickets/
Opening hours: 
10am-midnight
Last attendance: 
150000
Number of journalists: 
200
Next Festival Dates: 
09/25/2014 - 10/10/2014
Is the Festival open to the public ?: 
Yes
Does the Festival have a competition ?: 
Yes
Festival Submission
Film submission amount: 
Range $20 - $60
Film call for entry start day: 
01/01/2014
Film call for entry deadline: 
06/27/2014
Festival Contact
Festival Director Name: 
Alan Franey
Festival Director E-mail: 
Festival Programmer Name: 
PoChu AuYeung
Festival Programmer Email: 
E-mail for Webmaster: 

VIFF SUBMISSION FORMS, DEADLINES AND FEES

 

VIFF will only review films that have completed the submission process and paid the required entry fees.

 

Any questions? Please check our Submissions FAQ.

 

 

In order to simplify the submission process, we suggest using the internet platform Withoutabox.com. Applying to VIFF through Withoutabox streamlines the process, saves you money and allows you take advantage of extended deadlines. Of course, you can also submit your film directly to the festival through traditional entry forms (found below).

International Submission

  • Regular deadline: June 27
  • Regulations
  • Entry Form (please save the PDF to your desktop before filling it in)
  • Standard Fees:
    • $60.00 Narrative/Nonfiction Feature (over 20 minutes in length)
    • $40.00 Short Film (20 minutes and under)

Canadian Submissions

  • Regular deadline: June 20
  • Regulations
  • Entry Form (please save the PDF to your desktop before filling it in)
  • Stanard Fees:
    • $40.00Narrative/Nonfiction Feature (over 20 minutes in length)
    • $20.00 Short Film (20 minutes and under)

OR

Submit through Withoutabox

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Youth Submissions (in partnership with Reel Youth)

 

FILM SERIES & AWARDS

The Vancouver International Film Festival has long been one of the largest and most successful film festivals in North America. In 2013, 341 films played on nine screens in seven venues. By the time our 16-day festival had wrapped, 130,000 attendees had been dazzled by the top films from more than 75 countries.

Last year, VIFF offered $19,500 in cash prizes plus another $25,000 in services and prize packs as part of five adjudicated awards. Audience Awards were announced in an additional six categories, including the Rogers People's Choice Award, Most Popular Documentary Film Award and Most Popular First Feature Award. Details of our 2014 awards will be announced in early June.

Films selected for the 2014 Vancouver International Film Festival will be presented in a diverse selection of series.

International Series

Cinema of Our Time

A spectacular showcase of narrative films from around the globe featuring both today’s masters and tomorrow’s visionaries.

Dragons & Tigers: The Cinemas of East Asia

For over 25 years, VIFF has presented one of the world’s largest and most adventurous collections of East Asian cinema.

Nonfiction Features

Documentary and essay films embrace the spotlight in this acclaimed series, which sees over 75 nonfiction features play to almost 50,000 engaged viewers.

Arts & Letters

A cinematic celebration of visual and performing arts with a strong focus on films in which music takes centre stage.

Spotlight on France

VIFF honours the rich cinematic culture that continues to thrive in France by highlighting that nation’s finest big-screen offerings.

Altered States

A late night series featuring international genre films, as well as fantastic cinema that defies ready classification.

International Shorts

VIFF introduces you to exceptional international artists who push short-form storytelling to its limits.

 

Canadian Series

Canadian Images

One of the world's largest annual public exhibitions of new Canadian cinema. Incredibly well-attended, it's truly a point of pride for VIFF. This series is also home to the B.C. Spotlight which focuses our homegrown talent.

Canadian Images Shorts

Carefully curated short film programs showcase both established Canadian filmmakers and emerging artists we’ll be seeing more from in the future.

 ANY QUESTIONS?

Have you checked out our Submissions FAQ?

 

Didn’t find the answer you needed? Email info@viff.org or call 604-685-0260.

 

 

 

Festival Organization
Name: 
Vancouver International Film Festival
Address: 
1181 Seymour Street
City: 
Vancouver
State: 
BC
Zip code: 
V6B 3M7
Country: 
Canada
Telephone: 
1 604-685-0260
Fax: 
1 604-688-8221

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About Vancouver International Film Festival


Both in terms of admissions and number of films screened, VIFF is among the five largest film festivals in North America. The international line-up includes the pick of the world’s top film fests and many undiscovered gems. Three main programming platforms make our festival unique: we screen the largest selection of East Asian films outside of that region, we are one of the biggest showcases of Canadian film in the world and we have a large and important nonfiction program.

Attracting a large, attentive and enthusiastic audience of film lovers, the festival remains accessible, friendly and culturally diverse. As the critics say, VIFF is very much a festival “designed for the benefit of people who love films and people who make them.”


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