This year’s annual cinematic celebration known as the Vancouver International Film Festival will take place both online and in theatres from September 24 to October 7. In addition to film screenings, there are also talks, conferences, and online performances to tune into. The full program can be viewed at the […]
This year’s annual cinematic celebration known as the Vancouver International Film Festival will take place both online and in theatres from September 24 to October 7.
In addition to film screenings, there are also talks, conferences, and online performances to tune into.
The full program can be viewed at the VIFF website while our collection of news, views, and reviews are below, with more to come as the festival continues on.
VIFF 2020: No Ordinary Man revisits the life of trans icon and jazz musician Billy Tipton
No Ordinary Man celebrates and interprets jazz musician Billy Tipton’s life through conversations with contemporary trans masculine artists.
Filmmaker Michelle Latimer reclaims Indigenous storytelling with Trickster and Inconvenient Indian
Filmmaker Michelle Latimer says producers need to recognize the wealth that Indigenous creatives bring to their own stories.
Vancouver International Film Festival unveils its online and in-cinema 2020 lineup
Loretta Sarah Todd’s Monkey Beach opens the celebration, and the newly renovated VIFF Centre also gets unveiled for in-person screenings.
VIFF AMP Talent Accelerator seeks BIPOC and underrepresented music creatives
Vancouver musicians, composers, managers, and aspiring music supervisors are invited to apply for free mentorship and summit access during the film fest.
Vancouver International Film Festival to take place interactive and online from September 24 to October 7
The innovative pandemic-era rendition will use VIFF Connect, a new online streaming platform designed in partnership with CineSend.
VIFF review: Inconvenient Indian is made with love
Inconvenient Indian follows and takes inspiration from a new generation.
VIFF review: Ammonite casts Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan in a vivid love story
This period piece has the sizzle of being a fictional love story involving real historical figures, which automatically makes it Oscar bait.
VIFF review: The New Corporation concludes we’re all pretty much screwed
We’re up against the wall, folks.
VIFF review: Akilla’s Escape puts a grounded spin on the gangland thriller
This is a tense, grounded spin on the gangland thriller.
VIFF review: Falling is Viggo Mortensen’s emotional directorial debut
A simple father-son story becomes a powerful meditation on compassion at any cost.
Martin Scorsese warned that cinema is becoming “marginalized and devalued” as a “form of comfort food” during the coronavirus pandemic, as he addressed the Toronto film festival Tuesday. Scorsese, no stranger to controversy after last year slamming popular superhero blockbusters as “not cinema”, spoke as movie theaters remain closed in […]