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Jonas, one of the most promising long-distance runners in Switzerland with a difficult past, finds an unthinkable outlet for his inner turmoil. Inspired by a true Swiss crime.

12:45 PM - WHAT IS DEMOCRACY? | 107 MIN

12:45 PM - SIR | 99 MIN

When Elan and Jonathan’s grandmother dies, they undertake an archaeological excavation of her home to uncover truths about her fantastical life in a journey that blends fantasy and reality.

9:15 PM - DON’T BE NICE | 95 MIN

Working-class lad Amberson is written off as “charity case” at his all-boys boarding school, until he discovers a way to befriend the school hero, Winchester, by helping him woo the mysterious and beautiful daughter of their visiting French teacher.

6:30 PM - THE ETRUSCAN SMILE | 103 MIN

Rugged Scotsman Rory MacNeil (Brian Cox), reluctantly leaves his beloved Scottish home to undergo medical treatment in San Francisco. While staying with his estranged son, his life transforms when he forms a strong bond with his newborn grandson.

9:15 PM - STOCKHOLM | 92 MIN

Ethan Hawke stars in this wildly entertaining retelling of the 1973 hostage crisis that baffled law enforcement and originated the term Stockholm Syndrome.

6:15 pm - THROUGH BLACK SPRUCE | 111 min

From the Giller-award winning novel by Joseph Boyden comes a layered and emotional journey about a young Cree woman who is looking for her lost sister Suzanne.

9:00 pm - ANTHEM OF A TEENAGE PROPHET | 105 min

Adapted from Joanne Proulx’s eponymous award-winning novel, a stylish and authentic exploration of youthful struggle with an unusual twist.

Check out work by local filmmakers.

9:15 PM - 3 FACES | 100 MIN

A family embark on a walk across the British countryside to remember their brother, Evelyn.

6:45 PM - INVISIBLE ESSENCE: THE LITTLE PRINCE | 90 MIN An exploration of the world’s most translated book, The Little Prince, the journey of its author, and how he came to create the international phenomenon.

9:15 PM - THE OTHER RIO | 98 MIN In the lead-up to the 2016 Summer Olympics and 2018 World Cup, Brazil’s tourism was in overdrive, but director Émilie B. Guérette saw another less-polished reality.

The Vic | 808 Douglas

8:45 PM - DEAD PIGS | 130 MIN

Amanda discovers the perfect man online until things take some eye-opening turns.

Follow an emerging star in the world of new flamenco.

A teenage girl married to a wealthy polygamist in 19th century rural Vietnam finds her place in this sensual and elegant work.

6:45 PM - GENESIS 2.0 | 113 MIN

A globe-spanning, Arctic spin on Jurassic Park that explores the front lines of genetic science.

9:15 PM - ASAKO I & II | 119 MIN A young woman falls for the doppelgänger of the former boyfriend who left her without so much as a word.

Supported by the Province of British Columbia

9:00 PM - RAFIKI | 82 MIN When Kena and Ziki, the young daughters of competing politicians, find love in a rundown Nairobi neighbourhood, their love is met with more than fear and anxiety.

VENUE

4:15 PM - ETERNAL WINTER | 110 MIN

4:15 PM - IN THE SHADOWS | 117 MIN

A haunting exploration of obsession and morality following a lonely introvert as he secretly video surveils his small community in the twisty maze of Delhi.

GOVERNMENT

A quirky and complex dark comedy about a lowly pig farmer with nowhere to dispose of his pigs.

6:30 PM - IMPULSO | 85 MIN

Odeon 5 | 780 Yates St

The Vic | 808 Douglas

From award-winning Danish filmmaker Michael Noer comes a captivating period piece that follows a struggling farmer who must go against his morals in order to secure his family’s survival over a harsh winter.

6:30 PM - THE STRANGER | 104 MIN

9:00 PM - THE THIRD WIFE | 96 MIN

DIRECTORS

Up-and-coming Hungarian director Atilla Szász’s true story of an unlikely romance in a Soviet labour camp.

6:45 PM - THE UNORTHODOX | 92 MIN Eliran Malka’s entertaining historical drama sees Yaakov Cohen, a middle-aged printer in Jerusalem, infuriated by anti-Sephardi prejudice, decide to create a new political party.

9:15 PM - LOVE, SCOTT | 75 MIN

SUPPORTING

When Scott Jones was attacked because he was gay, an old friend came to his bedside in the hospital to craft a beautifully and deeply moving story of transformation.

2:00 PM - TELL IT TO THE BEES | 106 MIN Anna Paquin stars as an ostracized small-town doctor in post-war Scotland, who befriends a struggling mother and son, helping them discover true love and liberty.

6:30 PM - IN CONVERSATION WITH SMOKE SIGNALS

As we honor the 20th anniversary of Smoke Signals, enjoy a screening of the film followed by conversation with director Chris Eyre and actors Tantoo Cardinal and Evan Adams. Hosted by Richard Crouse of CTV’s Pop Life.

9:15 PM - FUNNY COW | 102 MIN

Charts the rise to stardom of a female comedienne through the 1970’s and 1980’s. It is set against the backdrop of working men’s clubs and the stand-up comedy circuit of the North of England.

SINK OR SWIM

12:15 PM - FIVE MEN AND A CARAVAGGIO | 74 MIN

A Christmas comedy that involves thequintessential holiday paradox: families coming together to celebrate when they spend the rest of the year avoiding each other.

3:15 pm - INVISIBLE ESSENCE: THE LITTLE PRINCE | 90 min

6:45 PM - VIFPA SCREENING

A patient and enduring exploration of three female actors and the Iranian patriarchal society’s view of them.

12:15 PM - THAT TIME OF YEAR | 101 MIN

An exploration of the world’s most translated book, The Little Prince, the journey of its author, and how he came to create the international phenomenon.

A young woman falls for the doppelgänger of the former boyfriend who left her without so much as a word.

4:15 PM - EVELYN | 100 MIN

When Elan and Jonathan’s grandmother dies, they undertake an archaeological excavation of her home to uncover truths about her fantastical life in a journey that blends fantasy and reality.

An Italian poet receives a replica of Caravaggio’s painting “St. John the Baptist in the Wilderness” for his 40th birthday. The painting triggers a poignant and sometimes humorous look at life for the poet, painter and friends.

3:15 PM - NETIZENS | 96 MIN

Meet the women who have survived devastating online harassment as they share their incredible stories to bring light to this important and criminally-overlooked issue.

6:15 PM - BEFORE THE FROST | 104 MIN

From award-winning Danish filmmaker Michael Noer comes a captivating period piece that follows a struggling farmer who must go against his morals in order to secure his family’s survival over a harsh winter.

6:15 PM - DEAD PIGS | 130 MIN

6:15 PM - THE REPORTS ON SARAH AND SALEEM | 127 MIN

A quirky and complex dark comedy about a lowly pig farmer with nowhere to dispose of his pigs.

9:00 PM - A SISTER’S SONG | 81 MIN

Two decades after Tatiana found a spiritual calling in a remote monastery, her sister Marina feels compelled to reconnect with her again.

9:00 PM - THE UNORTHODOX | 92 MIN Eliran Malka’s entertaining historical drama sees Yaakov Cohen, a middle-aged printer in Jerusalem, infuriated by anti-Sephardi prejudice, decide to create a new political party.

THE GRIZZLIES

8:00 PM - BEAUTIFUL OBSESSIONS

9:00 PM - RAMEN SHOP | 90 MIN A young man's bittersweet journey to the land of his long-deceased mother and the culinary adventure that follows.

A loving tribute to Bosnian grandparents and an earnest attempt to better understand the place Bojan Bodružić left as a child during the war in Saravejo.

8:45 PM - MUSIC MOVES ME

Blending incredible archival footage with fascinating testimonials, The Raft gives an insight into one of the most surreal social experiments ever to take place on the open seas.

9:00 PM - ADAM AND EVELYN | 100 MIN A personal view of the last days of the GDR and the decisions people had to make.

6:00 PM - MUSEUM OF FORGOTTEN TRIUMPHS | 87 MIN

6:00 PM - LOVE, SCOTT | 75 MIN When Scott Jones was attacked because he was gay, an old friend came to his bedside in the hospital to craft a beautifully and deeply moving story of transformation.

A taut, engrossing Palestinian drama about an extramarital affair between a Jewish Israeli woman and a Muslim Palestinian.

6:15 PM - THE RAFT | 97 MIN

SilverCity 3 3130 Tillicum Rd

6:45 PM - 306 HOLLYWOOD | 94 MIN

3:45 PM - ASAKO I & II I 119 MIN

When a proud 60-year-old shopkeeper falls ill, he refuses treatment to find his long lost Japanese father instead.

8:45 PM - 306 HOLLYWOOD | 94 MIN

6:00 PM - SEDER-MASOCHISM | 78 MIN

Parkside 810 Humboldt St

3:45 PM - ROBBERY | 93 MIN

Before he gets back on the straight and narrow Richie tries to mine his dad’s fading memory for advice about pulling off several heists.

Class, caste and tradition collide when a master falls in love with his maid.

9:00 PM - FATHER TO SON | 115 MIN

Follows three Nepali students, Tsering Deki, Jeewan and Nima, all left at the Snowland Ranag Light of Education School in Kathmandu as toddlers.

Capitol 6 | 805 Yates St

9:00 PM - MIDNIGHT RUNNER | 92 MIN

A powerful and moving film about refugees in Europe – Switzerland’s Official Entry for the Oscars.

Odeon 5 | 780 Yates St

Blending incredible archival footage with fascinating testimonials, The Raft gives an insight into one of the most surreal social experiments ever to take place on the open seas.

Odeon 5 | 780 Yates St

6:30 PM - THE RAFT | 97 MIN

6:30 PM - ELDORADO | 92 MIN

Capitol 6 | 805 Yates St

An intimate and intense portrait of rhythmic gymnast Margarita Mamun, the main star of the prestigious Russian National Team at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

A family embark on a walk across the British countryside to remember their brother, Evelyn.

Director Astra Taylor (Zižek!) boldly examines the millennium old concept of democracy through a contemporary lens.

The Vic | 808 Douglas

The Vic | 808 Douglas Odeon 5 | 780 Yates St

3:30 PM - OVER THE LIMIT | 74 MIN

When Kena and Ziki, the young daughters of competing politicians, find love in a rundown Nairobi neighbourhood, their love is met with more than fear and anxiety.

6:15 PM - BEFORE THE FROST | 104 MIN

Independent animator Nina Paley (Sita Sings the Blues) tackles the male-dominated view of Passover and her own family’s history in this unforgettable and hilarious musical retelling of the Book of Exodus.

8:45 PM - THE COST OF LOOKING

Shorts Program: Films that ask how far do you go to get your sense of self-satisfaction?

SHORTS PROGRAM: Films that explore the power of sounds and silences in our individual lives.

Shorts Program: Films about what we see when we look around and the price we pay for looking further than we normally do.

6:00 PM - OLD BOYS | 96 MIN

6:00 PM - THE TROUBLE WITH YOU | 108 MIN

6:00 PM - EDGE OF THE KNIFE | 100 MIN

Working-class lad Amberson is written off as “charity case” at his all-boys boarding school, until he discovers a way to befriend the school hero, Winchester, by helping him to woo the mysterious and beautiful daughter of their visiting French teacher.

8:45 PM - THE ETRUSCAN SMILE | 103 MIN Rugged Scotsman Rory MacNeil (Brian Cox), reluctantly leaves his beloved Scottish home to undergo medical treatment in San Francisco. While staying with his estranged son, his life transforms when he forms a strong bond with his newborn grandson.

In a town on the French Riviera, detective Yvonne, the young widow of police chief and local hero, Santi, discovers her husband’s corrupt past in this upbeat comedy.

8:45 PM - NON-FICTION | 98 MIN A droll look at a group of middle-aged and middle-class French dealing with hyper-connectivity affecting their lives. Featuring Juliette Binoche and Guillaume Canet.

Dave Dunnet Theatre 2121 Cadboro Bay Rd

Qiao has found love in a gang but when her violent boyfriend is trapped and beaten by a mob, things change fast.

From the Giller-award winning novel by Joseph Boyden comes a layered and emotional journey about a young Cree woman who is looking for her lost sister Suzanne.

8:45 PM - RAFIKI | 82 MIN

SilverCity 3 3130 Tillicum Rd

9:00 PM - ASH IS PUREST WHITE | 136 MIN

9:00 PM - EVELYN | 100 MIN

8:45 PM - SPLINTERS | 94 MIN

12:30 PM - THROUGH BLACK SPRUCE | 111 MIN

2:00 PM - OLD BOYS | 96 MIN

6:15 PM - ANGELIQUE’S ISLE | 90 MIN Powerful, authentic performances drive a haunting story of love, resilience and survival for a Métis voyageur and his 17-year old Anishnaabe bride, Angelique.

Madeleine Olnek’s witty ensemble comedy does away with Emily Dickinson’s reclusive persona by reimagining her vivacious later years with her sister-in-law.

Best Canadian Feature at TIFF is a story of an awkward young adult, Léonie, getting ready to spend an ordinary summer vacation in her home.

Parkside 810 Humboldt St

Director Ben Wheatley offers a pared-down, crackling comedy about a dysfunctional family invited by Colin to celebrate the New Year together in ostentatious surroundings.

6:30 PM - WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY | 84 MIN

6:15 PM - FIREFLIES ARE GONE | 95 MIN

A young woman confronts her mother’s legacy in an emotionally-charged drama that explores how across generations women have addressed their socialization.

Wednesday February 6

6:15 PM - CHILDREN OF THE SNOW LAND | 93 MIN

Dave Dunnet Theatre 2121 Cadboro Bay Rd

9:15 PM - HAPPY NEW YEAR, COLIN BURSTEAD | 95 MIN

A teenage girl married to a wealthy polygamist in 19th century rural Vietnam finds her place in this sensual and elegant work.

In a town on the French Riviera, detective Yvonne, the young widow of police chief and local hero, Santi, discovers her husband’s corrupt past in this upbeat comedy.

SilverCity 3 3130 Tillicum Rd

A jaunty comedy about a group of 40-something men deciding to shake off their midlife malaise by forming a synchronized swimming team.

3:30 PM - THE THIRD WIFE | 96 MIN

3:45 PM - THE TROUBLE WITH YOU | 108 MIN

Tuesday February 5

6:15 PM - MOUTHPIECE | 91 MIN

Years after coming out to her conservative family, Belle returns home for her father’s funeral, bringing along a man she’s been dating for two years.

Follow the Bowery Slam Poetry team on an intimate and electric journey to the national championships. You never knew competitive poetry would be this gripping.

Victoria Conference Ctr 720 Douglas St

6:30 PM - OPENING GALA FILM SINK OR SWIM | 122 MIN

A political drama high up in the Andes throws Latin American presidents with competing interests against each other.

To evade conscription and assignment to the front, Philippe, a Quebecer, flees to the western U.S., where he enters a Charlie Chaplin lookalike contest.

Parkside 810 Humboldt St

Capitol 6 | 805 Yates St

Class, caste and tradition collide when a master falls in love with his maid.

SilverCity 3 3130 Tillicum Rd

SilverCity 3 3130 Tillicum Rd

Victoria Conference Ctr 720 Douglas St

Capitol 6 | 805 Yates St

6:45 PM - ETERNAL WINTER | 110 MIN

9:15 PM - SIR | 99 MIN

Tantoo Cardinal plays a successful musician who returns home to re-evaluate her life after decades on the road with her band and a controlling manager. With short: Cedar Tree of Life

Capitol 6 | 805 Yates St

6:30 pm - WALKING ON WATER | 105 min

Up-and-coming Hungarian director Atilla Szász’s true story of an unlikely romance in a Soviet labour camp.

8:45 PM - FALLS AROUND HER | 98 MIN

Victoria Conference Ctr 720 Douglas St

An experiment on the behaviour of skin cells during sexual arousal gives Marie-Claire the excuse she needs to explore her wildest fantasies.

Odeon 5 | 780 Yates St

Odeon 5 | 780 Yates St

9:00 PM - LES SALOPES OR THE NATURALLY WANTON PLEASURE OF SKIN | 89 MIN

As Canada’s entry for the Academy Awards, Family First (Chien de garde ) follows JP, a quiet considerate young man who lives in a cramped apartment in Montreal’s suburbs.

12:30 PM - THE SUMMIT | 114 MIN

6:15 PM - WALKING ON WATER | 90 MIN Follow famed artist Christo as he creates his most ambitious art installation yet–two miles of golden piers on Italy’s Lake Iseo.

6:15 PM - FAMILY FIRST | 87 MIN

SilverCity 3 3130 Tillicum Rd

An Italian poet receives a replica of Caravaggio’s painting “St. John the Baptist in the Wilderness” for his 40th birthday. The painting triggers a poignant, sometimes humorous look at life for the poet, painter and friends.

The Vic | 808 Douglas

The Vic | 808 Douglas

8:45 PM - FIVE MEN AND A CARAVAGGIO | 74 MIN

Amanda discovers the perfect man online until things take some eye-opening turns.

Monday February 4

12:45 PM - GREAT DARKENED DAYS | 94 MIN

3:45 PM - THE STRANGER | 104 MIN

6:15 PM - MAYBE A LOVE STORY | 101 MIN What happens when someone breaks up with you, but you don’t even know who they are?

Sunday February 3

Capitol 6 | 805 Yates St

Saturday February 2

Dave Dunnet Theatre 2121 Cadboro Bay Rd

Friday February 1

In 19th century Haida Gwaii, a tragic accident at sea triggers a series of events that threatens to tear apart two extended Haida families. With short: Revive

MEDIA 8:45 PM - SINK OR SWI M | 122 MIN A jaunty comedy about a group of 40-something men deciding to shake off their midlife malaise by forming a synchronized swimming team.


6:15 PM - GRANNY PROJECT | 93 MIN

3:45 PM - MAYBE A LOVE STORY | 101 MIN

Three charming grannies invited by their three boisterous grandsons embark on a journey into the past – a far-reaching yet playful film about intergenerational dialogue in Great Britain, Germany, and Hungary.

What happens when someone breaks up with you, but you don’t even know who they are?

8:45 PM - WARRIOR WOMEN | 67 MIN The story of the Indigenous women behind the early history of the American Indian Movement (AIM). With short: Sometimes She Smiles.

8:45 PM - NON-FICTION | 98 MIN A droll look at a group of middle-aged and middle-class French dealing with hyper-connectivity affecting their lives. Featuring Juliette Binoche and Guillaume Canet.

6:15 PM - THAT HIGHER LEVEL | 75 MIN The world premiere of a sneak-peak behind the scenes of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada’s annual 12-city national tour.

9:15 PM - WOMAN AT WAR | 100 MIN Like a grassroots, modern-day Robin Hood, Halla is a devoted undercover eco-terrorist but when a long-desired child becomes available for adoption, she must choose between the greater good of her country and her own dreams.

Sunday February 10 11:00 AM - JAMMIES AND TOONS FAMILY FILM | MIRAI | 98 MIN A young boy encounters a magical garden which enables him to travel through time and meet his relatives from different eras, with guidance by his younger sister from the future.

The Vic | 808 Douglas

6:15 PM - THE SCHOOL IN THE CLOUDS | 85MIN TED Prize-winning scientist Sugata Mitra installs an unmanned Internet kiosk in a remote Bengali village to create a school in the cloud.

Saturday February 9

The Vic | 808 Douglas

Friday February 8

The Vic | 808 Douglas

The Vic | 808 Douglas

Thursday February 7

3:45 PM - ASH IS PUREST WHITE | 136 MIN Qiao has found love in a gang but when her violent boyfriend is trapped and beaten by a mob, things change fast.

6:15 PM - FIRECRACKERS | 93 MIN Lou and Chantal have been fantasizing about making their way to the bright lights of New York City, but one night a run-in with Chantal’s possessive ex-boyrfriend changes everything.

Odeon 5 | 780 Yates St

6:30 PM - EASY | 91 MIN A dark comedy. Isidoro, a former golden child of car racing, now obese and depressed, is given an unusual job: transport a coffin with a body from Italy to Ukraine.

SPECIAL EVENTS: In Conversation With Smoke Signals

FEBRUARY 3 AT 6:30 PM Smoke Signals is a delightfully lighthearted look at the Indigenous psyche with expected moments of tugging sadness. Unpretentious, funny and soulful, Eyre has created a standout first feature. Followed by onstage interview with expected guests: director Chris Eyre and actors Tantoo Cardinal and Evan Adams. Richard Crouse to host.

SpringBoard

FEBRUARY 2 An event for people interested in creating films. Sessions include adapting books to screen and pitching buyers. The day ends with a networking reception.

Two cousins (Jesse Eisenberg, Alexander Skarsgård) embark on an ambitious plan to lay a fiber-optic cable from Kansas City to New York, with the goal of making millions by transferring data a millisecond sooner than their competitors.

12:15 PM - WALKING ON WATER | 105 MIN

Like to save a little money? Buy 5, 10 or 15 tickets at one time and automatically pay: 5 Feature Film Tickets: $60 10 Feature Film Tickets: $118 15 Feature Film Tickets: $170

3:15 PM - SPLINTERS | 94 MIN

Years after coming out to her conservative family, Belle returns home for her father’s funeral, bringing along a man she’s been dating for two years.

6:15 PM - THE CHARMER | 100 MIN

An Iranian immigrant living in Denmark gets increasingly desperate in his attempts to secure citizenship by seducing a string of Danish women.

9:00 PM - ARCTIC | 97 MIN

Mads Mikkelsen stars in the directorial debut of Joe Penna’s tale of an explorer forced to crash-land his plane. Now he must develop a plan to make it out alive.

Follow famed artist Christo as he creates his most ambitious art installation yet– two miles of golden piers on Italy’s Lake Iseo.

3:15 PM - GRANNY PROJECT | 93 MIN

SilverCity 3 3130 Tillicum Rd

SilverCity 3 3130 Tillicum Rd

8:45 PM - THE HUMMINGBIRD PROJECT | 111 MIN

Anniversary Program Guide: $3 VFF/The Vic: Film Festival Membership: $2 Single Feature Film or Short Film Programs: $12.38

A dark comedy. Isidoro, a former golden child of car racing, now obese and depressed, is given an unusual job: transport a coffin with a body from Italy to Ukraine.

SilverCity 3 3130 Tillicum Rd

Capitol 6 | 805 Yates St SilverCity 3 3130 Tillicum Rd Parkside 810 Humboldt St

A recent favourite at Cannes and Italy's foreign language Oscar submission, Matteo Garrone’s Dogman is a highly atmospheric, emotionally charged moral tale of a gentle dog groomer caught up in a dangerous relationship.

THE TROUBLE WITH YOU 12:15 PM - EASY | 91 MIN

6:15 PM - DOGMAN | 120 MIN

A young man's bittersweet journey to the land of his long-deceased mother and the culinary adventure that follows.

Three charming grannies invited by their three boisterous grandsons embark on a journey into the past – a far-reaching yet playful film about intergenerational dialogue in Great Britain, Germany, and Hungary.

SPECIAL EVENTS

ViFPA Film Night Family Day Films Opening Gala (All Inclusive) End of Fest A Look Back: In Conversation With Smoke Signals VR at Library Main Branch Anniversary Celebration Installation

6:15 PM - THE GRIZZLIES | 104 MIN

When lacrosse loving Russ Sheppard arrives by plane to become the newest history teacher in Kugluktuk, he finds a group of determined and resilient Inuit youth.

9:00 PM - THAT TIME OF YEAR | 101MIN

A Christmas comedy that involves the quintessential holiday paradox: families coming together to celebrate when they spend the rest of the year avoiding each other.

GENESIS 2.0 FESTIVAL AWARDS FESTIVAL VENUE LOCATIONS: VICTORIA FILM FESTIVAL OFFICE 1215 Blanshard Street THE VIC 808 Douglas ODEON 5 780 Yates St CAPITOL 6 805 Yates St

Dave Dunnet Theatre 2121 Cadboro Bay Rd

SILVERCITY 3 3130 Tillicum Rd PARKSIDE 810 Humboldt St DAVE DUNNET THEATRE

9:00 PM - WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY | 84 MIN Madeleine Olnek’s witty ensemble comedy does away with Emily Dickinson’s reclusive persona by reimagining her vivacious later years with her sister-in-law.

At regular film screenings; Opening Gala; two single-night admissions for VIP lounge; and pass with lanyard. Note: guarantees seating up to 15 minutes before film’s posted start time.

FILM

6:15 PM - RAMEN SHOP | 90 MIN

Anna Paquin stars as an ostracized small-town doctor in post-war Scotland, who befriends a struggling mother and son, helping them discover true love and liberty.

PASSES: Gold Passes: $375

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Before he gets back on the straight and narrow Richie tries to mine his dad’s fading memory for advice about pulling off several heists.

6:00 PM - TELL IT TO THE BEES | 106 MIN

Cash or Film Vouchers

Tickets subject to GST. Online advance tickets can be purchased until three (3) hours before the show. At the VFF office, advance tickets can be purchased until February 8. Remaining tickets will be on sale at the door (cash only) 30 minutes before the show begins, based on availability. No exchanges. No refunds. Program subject to change.

9:15 PM - ROBBERY | 93 MIN

Shorts Program: Films that explore our sense of how we see those we think we love and how they see us.

3. At the Door

BOX OFFICE

A taut, engrossing Palestinian drama about an extramarital affair between a Jewish Israeli woman and a Muslim Palestinian.

9:00 PM - EYES FOR YOU

January 7 - February 10 1215 Blanshard Street Monday - Friday, 10am - 4pm Debit, Visa, MasterCard, Cash, & Film Vouchers accepted

Please note this excludes the Parkside Theatre venue.

6:45 PM - THE REPORTS ON SARAH AND SALEEM | 127 MIN

A half-decade-long chronicle of the brave young women of Kenya who speak out on sexual violence and the Canadian lawyer helping them do it.

2. In Person

Front of the Line Access

FEB 4 - 7 FROM 11:30-2:30 PM Check out some vibrant virtual-reality shorts for free at the library.

A patient and enduring exploration of three female actors and the Iranian patriarchal society’s view of them.

6:00 PM - GIRLS OF MERU | 88 MIN

www.victoriafilefestival.com January 6 - February 10 Visa, MasterCard accepted

VR at the Library Main Branch

4:15 PM - 3 FACES | 100 MIN

An Iranian immigrant living in Denmark gets increasingly desperate in his attempts to secure citizenship by seducing a string of Danish women.

THREE WAYS TO BUY 1. Advance, Online:

Please note we are unable to do phone orders

A political drama high up in the Andes throws Latin American presidents with competing interests against each other.

9:00 PM - THE CHARMER | 100 MIN

Program guide available at www.victoriafilmfestival.com and our box office

25th Anniversary Exhibition @ The Atrium

FEB 2 – 10 FROM 10-6 PM Watch past festival shorts in unusual installations from a cocoon to an octagon.

9:00 PM - THE SUMMIT | 144 MIN

Tickets, Passes & Membership

2121 Cadboro Bay Rd LIBRARY MAIN BRANCH 735 Broughton St

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Several of the films that are juried and accepted into the festival are selected to receive an award. Watch for an announcement of the winners on February 10 at EndFest.

The Categories Please...

Best Feature Film Best Canadian Feature Best Canadian First Feature $1,000 cash prize Best Documentary Best Short Animation Audience Favourite Best Short $500 cash prize Cineplex Entertainment Audience Favourite Feature Cultural Currents Award $1,000 cash prize

FILM FESTIVAL MEMBERSHIP Membership has its privileges. In British Columbia the only way to view unclassified films is to be a member of the society showing the films and be over the age of 18 – that’s the law, even if the film has been given a G rating. The Victoria Film Festival screens unclassified films. That’s why you must have a membership – which costs just $2. Once you’re a member of the festival society you qualify to see any of the 2019 VFF films, and films playing at The Vic Theatre at 808 Douglas St. until August 1, 2019 www.thevic.ca

2019 Victoria Film Festival Schedule  
2019 Victoria Film Festival Schedule