THE EMPTY BOX / Black History Month

By | February 26th, 2020|Categories: Special Presentations|

THE EMPTY BOX is an evocative, honest, and sensitive portrait of a daughter and father, wounded and adrift, who struggle to accept each other. -Toronto Film Files THE EMPTY BOX LA CAJA VACÍADirector: Claudia Sainte-LuceTuesday, February 25, 7pmThe Cinematheque(1131 Howe Street, btw Helmcken & Davie Street) BUY TICKETS In celebration of Black History Month, VLAFF & [...]

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By | February 19th, 2020|Categories: Film News|

La edición número 18 del festival, la cual se celebrará del 27 de agosto al 6 de septiembre, abre su convocatoria para directores latinoamericanos, para sus competencias de Nuevos Directores y para Cortometraje. Toda la información:


#VLAFFPODCAST from the Rotterdam Film Festival.

By | January 28th, 2020|Categories: Film News|

The world premiere of the Mexican film COLOZIO happened at the prestigious Rotterdam Film Festival, in the Netherlands, Christian Sida talked to Artemio in a live podcast from the festival venue. El estreno mundial de la película mexicana COLOZIO, se realizó en el prestigioso festival de cine de Rotterdam, en Holanda. Allá mismo, Christian Sida charló [...]

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#VLAFFPODCAST Interview with Carmen Henríquez and ”Power to the People”

By | January 28th, 2020|Categories: Film News|

''We need unique solutions to unique environments''. Carmen Henríquez. In this second #VLAFFPODCAST Christian Sida talks with Carmen Henríquez about her new TV Series titled Power to the People.Español & English. POWER TO THE PEOPLE is a weekly television documentary that explores the renewable energy revolution empowering indigenous communities across Canada and around the world. Each week host, [...]

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By | January 13th, 2020|Categories: Film News|

#VLAFFPODCAST El director del Festival, Christian Sida, habla en este episodio sobre THE EDGE OF DEMOCRACY, el documental brasileño de la directora Petra Costa, quien recibió una nominación a los premios Oscar 2020.



By | September 4th, 2019|Categories: Film News|

#VLAFF2019BEST SHORT FILM GUAXUMA Dir: Nara Normande Brazil Jury members: Barbara Chirinos, Antonella Sudassi, Carlos Colins. Jury statement:Guaxuma is filmmaker Nara Normande’s tender portrayal of birth, home, friendship and loss. This film’s strength lies in its soothing narrative, visual poetry and skillful technical execution. It is an intimate and innovative application of stop motion animation articulated [...]

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VLAFF RAFFLE! Prizes: Flight to Mexico, VIFF Pass and dinner at Nuba.

By | August 25th, 2019|Categories: Film News|

- 1st Prize: One roundtrip ticket on Aeromexico from Vancouver to anywhere in Mexico (expires Aug 15, 2020)- 2nd Prize: One VIFF Festival Pass- 3rd Prize: Dinner for Two at Nuba Restaurant$20 Winners will be announced on September 4. TICKETS

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By | August 15th, 2019|Categories: Special Presentations|

Tickets for the Opening Party are on sale now!! OPENING NIGHT: Thursday, August 22 | 7 PM | SFU Woodward’s Followed by the OPENING NIGHT PARTY at the FOX CABARET with music by Quinta Kalavera and special guest DJs

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By | July 17th, 2019|Categories: Special Presentations|

During the summer, check out the VLAFF2019 summer presentations: CAFÉ: CHANTS OF SMOKETues July 30The CinemathequeTHE HOLY MOUNTAINThur Aug 89:00pmRio Theatre9CHAVELAThur Aug 86:45pmRio Theatre


CAFÉ / July Special Presentation

By | July 9th, 2019|Categories: Special Presentations|

CAFÉDirector: Hatuey Viveros Mexico, 2015 / Nahuatl with English subtitles | 80 min Tuesday, July 30 / 7 PM / The Cinematheque "A lyrical exploration of ritual and routine, CAFÉ takes us to the heart of Cuetzalan, a village in Puebla's lush mountain forests, and inside the home of a Nahuatl family. A riveting film [...]

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