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VIFF 2018: Dreaming Under Capitalism

In this conceptual film, Belgians relate dreams about work. Read more

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VIFF 2018: United Skates

Roller skating is still going strong in America, but the predominantly African-American roller-rink culture is threatened by racist policy. Read more

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VIFF 2018: Shirkers

Sandi Tan tells the story of the strange and ambitious film she made in Singapore in the 1990s, and how it was lost and found. Read more

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VIFF 2018: Amateurs

Hilarity and social activism in a Swedish town when the local teenagers are invited to make a promotional film. Read more

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VIFF 2018: This Mountain Life

A mother and daughter undertake a months-long, dangerous trek from Vancouver to Alaska across the Coast Mountains. Read more

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VIFF 2018: Djon África

A member of the diaspora returns to Cape Verde for a low-key and impressionist homecoming. Read more

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VIFF 2018: Science Fair

Funny, charismatic and unbelievably smart high school students aspire to win at the International Science and Engineering Fair. Read more

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VIFF 2018: Canadian Short Films

Every kind of film under the sun: dozens of shorts explore personal history, landscape, memory and pathos. Read more

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VIFF 2018: Le Grand Bal

Wild and riotous French people dance all night long to fiddles and hurdy-gurdies and pipes. Read more

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VIFF 2018: The New Romantic

Sexual politics in the age of Tinder are portrayed with skill and insight in this Canadian comedy about a young woman who contemplates becoming a sugar baby. Read more

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VIFF 2018: The Proposal

A searing artistic investigation into who should own and control creative output. Read more

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VIFF 2018: N.O.N.

Greg wanders around Vancouver, looking for a job. Read more

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VIFF 2018: Relaxer

Wow, what the heck is happening in this totally engrossing tale about a loser who sits on a couch? Read more

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VIFF 2018: What To See

How to choose which films to see this year? Biopics of Colette and Astrid Lindgren; documentaries about science fairs, guitar makers and yoga; weird films about time travel, zombies and playing Pac-Man as civilization crumbles. Read more

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PuSh Fetival 2018: Foxconn Frequency (no. 3)

Cacophony and spectacle in a truly genre-defying work of lights, noise, numbers and keyboards. Read more

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Paul Blakemore

PuSh Fetival 2018: History History History

Deborah Pearson screens a Hungarian political satire about soccer interspersed with commentary and a family quest. Read more

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Stephen Beggs

PuSh Festival 2018: Let the Art Games Begin

It's been over a decade since PuSh started remaking the artistic landscape of winter in Vancouver. The strangest, most mind-blowing theatre, film, music and dance, sometimes all smushed into the same performance. Make sure you don't miss out! Read more

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VIFF 2017: Dina

A documentary love story from the 'non-typical' end of the neurological spectrum which is honest and intimate without exploiting its subjects. Read more

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VIFF 2017: Sour Apples

A few decades in the lives of Turkish sisters transport the audience from rural mountain life to the modern big city in this funny, emotional film which is both sweet and sour. Read more

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VIFF 2017: Good Luck

A long haunting (and amazing) documentary film shot at two very different mines - one in Serbia and one in Suriname. Read more

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