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The 30th annual Vancouver International Film Festival concluded its 16-day run on Friday, October 14th. The winners of two juried awards, and five audience awards were announced prior to the screening of The Kid With a Bike by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne at the Visa Screening Room at The Vogue. The Dragons and Tigers Award was announced previously. JURIED AWARDS The Canadian Images jury announced two awards. The jury included Beth Barrett, program manager of the Seattle International Film F...

Vancouver VIFF 2011 Award Winners

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The 30th annual Vancouver International Film Festival concluded its 16-day run on Friday, October 14th. The winners of two juried awards, and five audience awards were announced prior to the screening of The Kid With a Bike by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne at the Visa Screening Room at The Vogue. The Dragons and Tigers Award was announced previously.   JURIED AWARDS      The Canadian Images jury announced two awards. The jury included Beth Barrett, program manager of the Seattle Inter...

VIFF 2010 award winners announced

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The 29th annual Vancouver International Film Festival concluded its 16-day run today with the closing gala screening the French film THE ILLUSIONIST (L'illusioniste), directed by Sylvain Chomet, in the Visa Screening Room at the Empire Granville 7 Cinemas. The winners of two juried awards and five audience awards were announced prior to the screening; two other juried awards were announced previously. More award details and the attendance tally will be released next week. JURIED AWARDS ET Canad...

Vancouver VIFF 2010 award winners announced

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The 29th annual Vancouver International Film Festival concluded its 16-day run today with the closing gala screening the French film THE ILLUSIONIST (L'illusioniste), directed by Sylvain Chomet, in the Visa Screening Room at the Empire Granville 7 Cinemas. The winners of two juried awards and five audience awards were announced prior to the screening; two other juried awards were announced previously. More award details and the attendance tally will be released next week. JURIED AWARDS ET Canad...

A year of triumph over challenges marks a satisfying 2009 Festival

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The recently concluded Vancouver International Film Festival drew 149,135 people to 659 screenings of 379 films representing some 75 countries. Many of these films were Canadian or North American premieres, and visiting filmmakers were widely in attendance, presenting over 200 of these screenings.   Festival Director Alan Franey reflected, "For the Vancouver International Film Festival, 2009 will be remembered as a year of triumph over challenges. We had braced ourselves fo...

Vancouver's VIFF 2009 award winners announced

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The 28th annual Vancouver International Film Festival concluded its 16-day run today with the closing gala screening the French film QUEEN TO PLAY (Joueuse), directed by Caroline Bottaro, in the Visa Screening Room at the Empire Granville 7 Cinemas. Director Bottaro was present to introduce the film to the audience.The winners of three juried awards and five audience awards were announced prior to the screening; a fourth juried award was announced previously. More award details and the attendanc...

VIFF announces the line-up for the Festival's showcase of East Asian Cinema

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Tony Rayns and Shelly Kraicer, programmers of the Vancouver International Film Festival's big Dragons & Tigers: The Cinemas of East Asia section, today announced that the program will showcase a total of 35 features, four mid-length films and 22 shorts (programmed to date). Dragons & Tigers, one of the pre-eminent showcases of East Asian films in the world, is presented with the generous support of Brad Birarda and Robert Sali. The series will feature five World Premieres, eight Internat...

Half a million $ government support to Vancouver International Film Festival

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On behalf of the Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage today announced the Government of Canada's investment of $467 250 to support the Vancouver International Film Festival  as part of the Marquee Tourism Events Program. "This is exciting news for all involved in Vancouver International Film Festival," said Minister Moore. "The funding from the Marquee Tourism Events Program highlights our government's recognition of the ...

Half a million $ government support to Vancouver International Film Festival

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On behalf of the Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage today announced the Government of Canada’s investment of $467 250 to support the Vancouver International Film Festival as part of the Marquee Tourism Events Program.“This is exciting news for all involved in Vancouver International Film Festival,” said Minister Moore. “The funding from the Marquee Tourism Events Program highlights our government’s recognition of the real impact t...

Vancouver International Film Festival wrapped

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The 27th Vancouver International Film Festival, which concluded its 16-day run on October 10, is pleased to announce the films that were top favourites and runners-up in the public voting for VIFF's audience awards. The winners of all awards, audience and juried, were announced prior to the closing gala film; all awards are recapped here.Festival Director Alan Franey also advised that the number of admissions was 142,425, down slightly from last year. He said, "It was a festival of riches that h...

Vancouver International Film Festival hands out 11 awards

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The 27th annual Vancouver International Film Festival concluded its 16-day run today with the closing gala screening of Laurent Cantet's film THE CLASS (Entre les murs) in the Visa Screening Room at the Empire Granville 7 Cinemas. The Closing Gala was presented by Desjardins Financial Security.The winners of five juried awards and five audience awards were announced prior to the screening; a sixth juried award was announced previously. More award details and the attendance tally will be released...

Vancouver Film Festival reveals line up of 47 features

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Festival Director Alan Franey and programmers Tony Rayns and Shelly Kraicer today announced that the 27th annual Vancouver International Film Festival will feature a total of 47 features, 5 mid-length films and 23 shorts in the Festival's cornerstone Dragons & Tigers: The Cinemas of East Asia program. Again presented this year thanks to the generous support of Brad Birarda, the Dragons & Tigers program is one of the pre-eminent showcases of East Asian films in the world. The series will feature ...

The planet wins at Vancouver

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VIFF 2007 award winners announcedThe 26th annual Vancouver International Film Festival concluded its highly successful 16-day run today with the closing gala screening of Pierre Salvadori’s film PRICELESS (HORS DE PRIX) in the Visa Screening Room at the Empire Granville 7 Cinemas. Prior to the screening, festival director Alan Franey announced the winners of five juried awards and three audience awards; a sixth juried award was announced previously. Mr. Franey also announced that ticket sales ...

The Cinemas of East Asia program at Vancouver Fest

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Festival Director Alan Franey and programmer Tony Rayns today announced that the 25th annual Vancouver International Film Festival will feature a total of 39 features, three mid-length films and 35 shorts in the Festival's cornerstone Dragons & Tigers: The Cinemas of East Asia program. Again presented this year thanks to the generous support of Brad Birarda of Research Capital, the Dragons & Tigers program is one of the preeminent showcases of East Asian films in the world. The series will featu...

Vancouver to open with latest Almodovar's Volver

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The 25th Annual Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) will open on September 28 with a screening of Pedro Almodóvar’s VOLVER. Festival Director Alan Franey also announced a few of the special events and thematic highlights of this year’s festival, which will take place September 28 to October 13 at ten theatres in the Vancouver area, again centred at the Empire Granville 7 Cinemas.“In our 25th year, rather than reflecting on the past, the VIFF looks to the future with much curiosit...

Vancouver Festival awards

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Alan Franey, Director of the Vancouver International Film Festival and the new Vancouver International Film Centre, today announced the following award winners: AUDIENCE AWARDS The People’s Choice Award for Most Popular International Film goes to Rahu Mihaileanu’s LIVE AND BECOME (Israel/France). This year the voting for the Federal Express Award for Most Popular Canadian Feature Film is Julia Kwan’s EVE & THE FIRE HORSE (British Columbia). JURIED AWARDS Jurors Kristine Anderson, ...

Vancouver Focus on New American Indies and Eastern Europe

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The VIFF Turns its Focus to New American Indies and Eastern Europe The Vancouver International Film Festival today announced two areas of regional focus within the Festival’s program for its 24th annual edition, which will take place September 29 to October 14th at ten venues, including the VIFF’s own brand new Vancity Theatre in downtown Vancouver. American Independence focuses on the best of the new indie scene, while The New World presents a selection of compelling narratives and incisive...

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