2020 Festival Schedule

March 3 to 8 at the VIFF Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour St)

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Tuesday, March 3rd 

Wednesday, March 4th

Thursday, March 5th

 Friday, March 6th 

Saturday, March 7th

Sunday, March 8th

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

  • 10:45 AM Screening: MURMER

  • 12:00 - 9:00 PM VR - Museum of Symmetry (NFB) and another piece tba (IM4 Media Lab) (Schedule subject to change)

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Thursday, March 5, 2020

  • 11:00 AM Artist Talk - A one hour moderated discussion with  Adhel Arop (director) – “Who Am I” , Iris Moore (director) – “The Evening Thread” , Aimee Hoffman (director) – “Micky”, Kerry David (director) – “Breaking Their Silence”, Joleen Mitton (director) – “White Noise” (UNCONFIRMED)

  • 12:00 - 9:00 PM VR MUSEUM OF SYMMETRY (NFB) and another piece tba (IM4 Media Lab) (Schedule subject to change)

Friday, March 6, 2019 - INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

  • 10:00 AM STORY AND AUDIENCE, A PRACTICAL WORKSHOP
  • 10:00 AM Artists Talk - A one on one moderated discussion with: Annette Reilly (director) – “A Typical Fairytale” , Cheryl Horner McDonough (director) – “Parkland Rising” , Christopher Auchter (director) – “Now Is the Time”, Odessa Shuquaya (director) – “Cedar Tree of Life”

  • 11:15 - 12:15 Artists Talk - A one on one moderated discussion with: Doreen Manuel (director) – “Unceded Chiefs”, Victoria Angell (producer) – “Last Stand to Nowhere”, Ali Froggatt (director) – “Down the Rabbit Hole” , Rami Kahlon (director) – “Odd Girl”
  • 12:00 PM - 9:30PM  VR MUSEUM OF SYMMETRY (NFB) and another piece tba (IM4 Media Lab) (Schedule subject to change)
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM PITCH SESSIONS - A pitch session is a 10-minute one-on-one non-public session that is conducted in an open room in a "speed dating" style. 
    • Registration required here.
  • 5:45 PM Screening, short and feature:  THE EGG, HEAVY CRAVING

  • 7:45 PM Reception - In between these two features set in Taiwan, enjoy some Taiwanese snacks, cash bar. 
    • Must have ticket to either HEAVY CRAVING or CLOSING TIME

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Saturday, March 7, 2019

  • 9:30 AM - 9PM VR MUSEUM OF SYMMETRY (NFB) and another piece tba (IM4 Media Lab) (Schedule subject to change)

  • 9:30 AM Artists Talk - A one on one moderated discussion with the finalists from the VIWFF screenplay competition.
  • 10:45 AM Artists Talk - A one on one moderated discussion with: Alexandra Westmeier (director) – “Lost Reactor” (UNCOMFIRMED), Whitehall (director) – “The Hunger and the City”, Valeria Selinger (director) – “The Rabbits’ House”, Yana Eresina (producer) – “Am Himmel” (UNCONFIRMED)
  • 11:00 AM Screening: UNCEDED CHIEFS, followed by a panel discussion with the filmmaker and special guests. 
  • 4:00 PM Screening: SEEING

  • 5:45 PM Reception - In between these two features enjoy some South Asian sweets and tea.
    • Must have ticket to either SEEING or A FIRST FAREWELL

  • 6:45 PM Screening: A FIRST FAREWELL

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Sunday, March 8, 2019

  • 11:30 AM International Women's Day  - In conversation with Helen Granqvist (President WIFT International), moderated by Susan Brinton (WIFTV's Advocacy Chair and Media Analyst) - This event will take place at the VFS cafe, 390 West Hastings.  It is the only festival event that does not take place at the Vancity Theatre
  • 3:00 PM Screening: THE RABBIT'S HOUSE, followed by a discussion with the film's director, Valeria Selinger and Carmen Aguirre (writer, performer) moderated by Joanne Walton (WIFTV film evaluation team member)
  • 6:30 PM Closing Night Awards Gala with the presentation of the VIWFF Best of the Festival Awards, the Ken Hayward VIWFF International Screenplay Competition Award, The Matrix Awards, presented by Matrix Production Services to the top three BC short films in the festival, and the From Our Dark Side Genre Concept Contest Winners, followed by a celebration in the Atrium with DJ Adia. 

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