The 2018 Vancouver Film Festival begins soon and is shaping up to be a spectacular event. From Thursday, September 27th through Friday, October 12th, movie goers will have the opportunity to see some of the festival’s 334 films produced in 55 countries. Feature films, short films, documentaries, narrative films and a variety of premieres are all part of the mix.
“Sea to Sky” highlights British Columbia film, while “True North” features both well known and emerging Canadian directors. “Panorama” features international film selections, including a special “Spotlight on France”, a “Focus on Italy” and several films which have already won prestigious awards. “Gateway” features films from acclaimed and emerging East Asian filmmakers.
VIFF’s Opening Gala this year is the Canadian film, “The Hummingbird Project”, directed by Kim Nguyen and starring Jesse Eisenberg, Alexander Skarsgard and Salma Hayak. The Closing Gala, “The Front Runner”, directed by Jason Reitman and starring Hugh Jackman. Other special events include “An Evening with Jane”, a film screening and conversation with Dr. Jane Goodall, and “Bethune: The Making of a Hero”, a screening of the 1990 film starring Donald Sutherland and Helen Mirren. The BC Spotlight Gala Film this year is the World Premiere of “Anthem of a Teenage Prophet”, directed by Robin Hays.
Other special events include live sessions with musicians Kid Koala and RZA.
The entire list of films, dates and locations is available on the VIFF webwite (viff.org). Passes, ticket packs and single tickets are on sale now. Single ticket prices range from $13 – $22 and can be purchased on line at viff.org or in-person at the Vancity Theatre Box Office (1181 Seymour Street).
The Vancouver International Film Festival September 27 – October 12, 2018. In 2017, VIFF screened more than 340 films from 69 countries. Audiences were treated to fiction, documentary and genre-defying films that entertained, informed and inspired, leaving viewers in awe of creators from around the world and the filmmaking talent that exists here in Canada.