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36th Vancouver International Film Festival
September 28-October 13, 2017


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"As one of the largest film festivals in North America, VIFF concerns itself with building the right audience for accepted movie makers..." - MovieMaker
 

The Vancouver International Film Festival produces screenings, talks and events as a catalyst for a diverse community to discover, discuss and share the creativity and craft of storytelling on screen.
 
In 2017, VIFF will screen more than 200 features and 100 shorts in a showcase of exceptional films from around the world. Furthermore, we’ll once again expand the frame to include talks, workshops, performances and other unique events that celebrate innovations in film, television and digital media.


"A festival for a public of cinephiles that treats its foreign visitors with the greatest amount of care" -  Senses of Cinema
 

VIFF takes great pride in sharing international cinema's most exciting new voices. In recent years, VIFF has identified the boldest voices in American independent cinema, hosting the Canadian premieres of Alex Ross Perry's The Color Wheel and Rick Alverson's The Comedy. VIFF’s long-standing Dragons & Tigers series has also helped launch some of Asia's top talent. Bong Joon-Ho's history with VIFF dates back to screenings of his student films and Vancouver audiences were the first to gasp in shock at Takashi Miike's legendary Audition when it had its World Premiere here. Other renowned international directors to visit VIFF in recent years include Miguel Gomes (North American premiere of Our Beloved Month of August), Ira Sachs (Canadian premiere of Keep the Lights On) and Maren Ade (director of 2016 Cannes standout Toni Erdmann).


"One of the best in North America" - David Bordwell


Submissions for VIFF 2017 are now closed.


2017 Submission Deadlines & Fees
Have any questions about film submissions? Check our  Submissions FAQ . Most of your answers can be found there.
 
International Narrative Features
Open to non-Canadian narrative films with runtimes over 25 minutes.
Deadline Entry Fee
Early Deadline - April 28, 2017 $60.00
Regular Deadline - June 9, 2017 $75.00
Extended Deadline - June 23, 2017 $90.00

International Documentary Features
Open to non-Canadian nonfiction films with runtimes over 25 minutes.
Deadline Entry Fee
Early Deadline -  April 28, 2017 $60.00
Regular Deadline - June 9, 2017 $75.00
Extended Deadline - June 23, 2017 $90.00

International Shorts
Open to non-Canadian narrative and nonfiction films with runtimes of 25 minutes or less.
Deadline Entry Fee
Early Deadline - April 28, 2017 $45.00
Regular Deadline - June 9, 2017 $50.00
Extended Deadline - June 23, 2017 $55.00

Canadian Features/Documentaries
Open to narrative and documentary films with runtimes over 25 minutes directed by a Canadian citizen or permanent resident with Canada listed as one of the countries of production OR with 51% or more Canadian financing.
Deadline Entry Fee
Early Deadline - May 12, 2017 $40.00
Regular Deadline - June 9, 2017 $50.00
Extended Deadline - June 23, 2017 $60.00

Canadian Shorts
Open to narrative and documentary films with runtimes of 25 minutes or less directed by a Canadian citizen or permanent resident with Canada listed as one of the countries of production OR with 51% or more Canadian financing.
Deadline Entry Fee
Early Deadline - May 12, 2017 $20.00
Regular Deadline - June 9, 2017 $25.00
Extended Deadline - June 23, 2017 $30.00

Be sure to thoroughly review our Regulations (CDN) or Regulations (INTL) before submitting.

 

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Didn’t find the answer you needed? Email submissions@viff.org or call 604.685.0260.

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