SEPTEMBER 28 – OCTOBER 13, 2017
Expand the frame at VIFF. Experience some of the best cinema from around the world fused with related talks and events in a unique Films+ model. Explore the streams, series and genres to discover more at VIFF 2017! Both in terms of admissions and number of films screened VIFF is among the five largest film festivals in North America. We screen films from 70 countries on 9 screens. The international line-up includes the pick of the world’s top film fests and many undiscovered gems.
Three main programming platforms make our festival unique: we screen the largest selection of East Asian films outside of that region, we are one of the biggest showcases of Canadian film in the world and we have a large and important nonfiction program.
The Japan Foundation is supporting VIFF with a screening of a number of films from Japan! Below are links to these films about Japan or by Japanese directors;