Got Culture? Come attend the 31st Annual Vancouver International Film Festival!

September 11, 2012 | By

Vancouver International Film FestivalIt’s no secret that Vancouver is referred to as “Hollywood North” due to the many productions that are filmed here locally every year. With our temperate climate, cost effective, wide-open spaces, and knowledgeable film crews, it’s grown to be a sought after on-location, location for many film makers.

The Vancouver International Film Festival of course lends itself to a broader range of people and films, and is a not-for-profit cultural society they strive to encourage a better understanding for world culture through cinema art.

Founded in 1982, The Greater Vancouver International Film Festival Society (VIFF) operates the internationally acclaimed Vancouver International Film Festival, the annual Film + Television Forum and the year-round programming of the Vancity Theatre at the Vancouver International Film Centre.

With over 152,000 films viewed at the 2011 VIFF, this not-for-profit society is known as one of the top five largest film festivals in North America. Screening films from an astounding 80 countries on 10 screens. In 2011 the VIFF included 20 world premieres, 30 international premieres, 49 North American premieres and 40 Canadian premieres. Culture at it’s finest for certain.

“Best of The Best…Vancity is the city’s top-rated all-round cinema.”- Vancouver Sun

“Cinephiles will think they’ve died and gone to heaven.” – Time Out Vancouver

Hosted at the Vancity Theatre at the Vancouver International Film Centre, this venue boasts of top-of-the-line surroundings in every respect.

“With the VIFC’s state-of-the-art projection and sound equipment, huge screen and plush seats with ample legroom and double armrests(to prevent elbow fighting), the designers have succeeded in creating something very like the optimal viewing environment.”

– Business Week


This year the VIFF will be presenting close to 380 unique films from all around the world, offering something for every taste and on most every topic.


Sneak Preview Guides Now Available

Sept. 10 – VIFF Advance Box Office Opens and online sales begin

Sept. 15 – VIFF Official Program Catalogue On Sale

Sept. 26 – VIFF Film + TV Forum Starts

Sept. 27 – VIFF Opens. Yeah!


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