More Award Winners at VIFF

If you’re looking for films that have already been making an impression on the festival circuit, VIFF has plenty of options for you! Films that have previously won prestigious awards at festivals all over the world, from Sundance to Cannes, are part of the all-star lineup at VIFF this year. Below, we’ve compiled a list of 10 of these must-see films with accolades worth noting from various well-known festivals.

1. DINA– Grand Jury Prize: Documentary, Sundance 17
DinaScreening Saturday, October 7 @ 2:15pm at Vancouver Playhouse and Thursday, October 12 @ 6:15pm at Vancity Theatre

2.King Of Peking – Best Director, LA Asian Film Festival
KingOfPekingScreening Sunday, October 8 @ 3:15pm at Vancouver Playhouse and Thursday, October 12 @ 6:15pm at International Village

3.Bad Genius – Best Film, NY Asian Film Festival; Best Director, Fantasia
BadGeniusScreening Friday, October 6 @ 10:45am at International Village, Sunday, October 8 @ 6:00pm, and Friday, October 13 @ 6:15pm at Vancouver Playhouse

4.Loveless – Jury Prize, Cannes
LovelessScreening Wednesday, October 4 @ 3:15pm and Monday, October 9 @ 9:15pm at Vancouver Playhouse


5.Scary Mother – Best First Feature, Lacarno
ScaryMotherScreening Saturday, October 7 @ 4:30pm and Wednesday, October 11 @ 7:15pm at International Village


6.Gabriel and the Mountain – France 4 Visionary Award, Cannes
GabrielAndTheMountainScreening Monday, October 2 @ 8:30pm at Vancity Theatre and Tuesday, October 3 @ 2:00pm at International


7.Cocote – Best Film, Signs of Life Section, Lacarno
CocoteScreening Saturday, October 7 @ 9:00pm at International Village and Tuesday, October 10 @ 3:45pm at Vancity Theatre


8.A Fantastic Woman – Best Screenplay, Berlin
FantasticWomanAScreening Monday, October 2 @ 3:45pm at Vancouver Playhouse, and Thursday, October 5 @ 6:15pm and Wednesday, October 11 @ 9:00pm at The Centre


9.God’s Own Country – Teddy Award, Berlin; Best British Feature, Edinburgh
GodsOwnCountryScreening Friday, October 6 @ 9:15pm at Vancouver Playhouse and Wednesday, October 11 @ 11:30am at International Village


10.The King’s Choice – Audience Award, Edinburgh
KingsChoiceTheScreening Thursday, October 5 @ 3:30pm at Vancouver Playhouse and Thursday, October 12 @ 9:30pm at International Village

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