Brooklyn, Room win VIFF audience prizes
Six films were named audience award winners on Oct. 9 as the festival wrapped its 16-day run. (Room pictured.)
Sleeping Giant, Fractured Land win VIFF prizes
Connor Gaston also took home the BC Emerging Filmmaker Award for his feature The Devout. (Sleeping Giant pictured.)
The Heart of Madame Sabali, A Dog’s Life to bow at VIFF
The festival named the 17 films added to its Canadian Images series, including six world premieres.
Trio of Canadian docs added to VIFF
White Pine Pictures’ Painted Land: In Search of the Group of Seven (pictured) has been added to the festival’s lineup, along with two Canadian copros.
Gallery: VIFF’s BC Spotlight Awards Gala
Andrew Huculiak’s debut feature Violent was the big winner at VIFF’s BC Spotlight Awards Gala, held at The Playhouse Theatre in Vancouver on Oct. 4. (Huculiak pictured)
VIFF gets biz-y
This year’s Vancouver International Film Festival features a reinvigorated focus on industry programming. (VIFF exec director Jacqueline Dupuis pictured)
Jacqueline Dupuis named new head of VIFF
Dupuis replaces Alan Franey, who served as the CEO and festival director for the Vancouver International Film Festival for 26 years.
It’s a tie: VIFF picks two for Best Canadian First Feature
Jeff Barnaby’s Rhymes for Young Ghouls (pictured) and Jason James’ That Burning Feeling split the fest’s premiere prize.
VIFF introduces two new film awards
The festival is also adding the B.C. Spotlight film program, which will include an adjudicated competition.
VIFF losing key Granville 7 cinema venue
The festival’s director, Alan Franey (pictured), says VIFF will need to reinvent itself in wake of news the festival’s central hub will close Nov. 4.
Persistence of Vision to premiere at VIFF
The Vancouver festival will host the world premiere of Kevin Schreck’s examination of the “greatest animated film never made” (pictured), while international premieres include Nuala and How to Grow a Band.