Vancouver Worldwide Movie Pageant (VIFF) is again in-cinema for its forty first version, which incorporates revamped movie sequence and a brand new worldwide movie competitors for rising administrators. This yr’s program options roughly 130 function movies and 100 shorts screening throughout seven Vancouver venues, in addition to 20 different occasions. All movies might be offered in-cinema, with a small curated number of titles out there for streaming throughout British Columbia on VIFF Join.
The pageant will formally open with Bones of Crows by Métis filmmaker Marie Clements, an epic story of Aline Spears, a Cree matriarch performed by Grace Dove (Monkey Seashore) who survives the residential faculty system and turns into a code talker for the Canadian Air Drive throughout WWII. The closing gala presentation might be South Korea’s Dealer by VIFF favorite Hirokazu Kore-eda, a sprawling crime story a couple of child kidnapping scheme starring Track Kang-ho (Parasite). Track grew to become the primary South Korean male actor to win finest actor at Cannes this yr for his position in Dealer.
The 2022 lineup showcases movies that draw inspiration from the actual world: from intimate, inward-looking reflections on life and household to expansive visions that incorporate the landscapes round us. VIFF Talks brings collectively business leaders who share insights into filmmaking immediately and VIFF Amp explores the position of music in movie. New to VIFF’s occasion lineup this yr is Alerts, offered by VIFF and DigiBC, which explores how new inventive applied sciences can generate uncharted alternatives for storytelling. A brand new addition to the movie program is Vanguard, a aggressive sequence that showcases the work of rising filmmakers from across the globe. That includes eight narrative movies by first and second-time administrators, this system options titles from Australia, India, Mongolia, and extra.
“VIFF is again with an unimaginable program devoted to the facility and potential of cinema,” says Kyle Fostner, Govt Director. “After two difficult and unsure years, we’re thrilled to offer a whole in-person movie pageant that includes a whole bunch of screenings and Q&A’s, complemented by a unprecedented lineup of talks and occasions with a number of the business’s main abilities. Over the previous two years, movie supplied many people an necessary portal to the bigger world, offering inspiration and escape during times of isolation. Lastly, filmmakers and audiences can come collectively to share that irreplaceable communal expertise of watching a narrative unfold on the massive display screen. We look ahead to welcoming audiences to VIFF 2022 and displaying filmmakers how a lot we respect their work!”
VIFF Board Chair Lucille Pacey provides: “The group at VIFF has proven what unimaginable inventive experiences we will present even by means of essentially the most difficult of instances. Their resilience is a credit score to the business, and we’re honoured to current one other extraordinary program in-cinema this yr. VIFF has all the time been about neighborhood, and we will’t wait to reunite with all of our prolonged household in Vancouver and past.”
“Scotia Wealth Administration is thrilled to be the Lead Companion of the Vancouver Worldwide Movie Pageant because it returns to cinemas for its forty first version,” says Glen Gowland, Group Head, World Wealth Administration at Scotiabank. “VIFF is a cultural celebration for the local people, and we’re happy to supply viewers the chance to interact with a variety of movies, talks, occasions, and interactive experiences.”
“Our programmers have curated a lineup that showcases a number of the most visionary filmmakers from Canada and the world over,” says Curtis Woloschuk, Director of Programming. “This yr’s movies not solely mirror the worldwide, collective second we discover ourselves in however encourage by demonstrating resilience and energy. A number of the most hanging on-screen moments in this system embrace ladies on the frontlines of social and political wars, highly effective tales of Indigenous icons, supernatural thrillers, and nonfiction sojourns into beforehand unexplored worlds. There are movies that remind us of the huge fantastic thing about our world in addition to these that can ring a bell with our most inside ideas.”
Tickets at the moment are on sale at viff.org. Single tickets are $15 for normal screenings, $17 for Galas and Particular Displays, and $10 for VIFF Join. Quite a lot of pageant passes and ticket packs can be found. VIFF+ Members get pleasure from reductions on all VIFF tickets and the brand new, free U25 membership provides additional reductions to youth between 19 and 25 years of age. VIFF Join movie programming might be out there throughout BC. VIFF Talks, VIFF Amp, and Alerts might be offered in-person this yr, aside from the VIFF Talks occasion Marcel the Shell With Sneakers On, which might be out there by way of VIFF Join.
For full VIFF 2022 programming, together with talks and occasions, click on HERE.