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Syrian refugee crisis, Surrey gangs and Haida Gwaii tragedy among powerful topics covered by VIFF films
As blockbuster movies dominate the theatres, VIFF showcases ambitious, engaging and challenging films from around the world.
Sep 9th, 2015
Midnight’s Children by Deepa Mehta and Salman Rushdie is this year’s VIFF opener
Midnight’s Children revives the magic and the painful history of India.
Sep 5th, 2012
Festival Cinemas president Leonard Schein brings more than great films to Vancouver
Festival Cinemas president Leonard Schein has helped shape Vancouver culture over the years, and sets an example for others by giving back to the community.
Apr 15th, 2012
Hope and concern at VIFF: the film festival announces its 30th season
Circumstance, set in Iran and soon to play at VIFF, co-stars a young Port Moody woman. For more on that and other glimpses ahead to this year's festival, read more.
Sep 7th, 2011