Both in terms of admissions and number of films screened (148,000 and 373 respectively in 2010) Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) is among the five largest film festivals in North America. We screen films from 80 countries on 10 screens. 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.
VIFF also produces the annual Film & TV Forum, a series of panel discussions, pitching forums, master classes, tete-a-tete meetings, roundtable discussions and speed dating sessions, all geared to the professional development of the film, television and new media communities. We also provide an exciting platform for our delegates to access domestic and global market leaders, share the expertise of our international speakers and make the most of the opportunity to meet and foster working relationships with their peers. Our New Filmmakers’ Day (NFD), the only event of its kind in Western Canada and a ’standing-room-only’ event for the past seven years, is specifically designed to cater to emerging writers, producers and directors of film and television. Save the dates: Sept. 27 – Oct. 1, 2011.