This week marks the commencement of the 32nd Annual Vancouver International Film Festival and First Weekend Club will be right there, on the scene to bring you info on Canadian Images, screenings, awards, highlights and more.
Below you'll find our overview of VIFF13 with some quick-links, key dates for events and galas, helpful hints, and the opening gala info with link to purchase tickets.
We will be giving away some tickets to VIFF13 as well as the VIFF13 Industry Forum, so be sure to sign up to be a FWC member at www.firstweekendclub.ca (Join) and follow us on twitter @1stWeekend Club and Like us on Facebook
We'll also be highlighting daily announcements of Canadian Images and links to trailer and tickets to make it easy for you to support Canadian Cinema. Below is an overview of what we're most excited about for VIFF13! Read our Canadian Images Listings & Blog Herehttp://www.firstweekendclub.ca/site12/read/fwc-blog/item/your-guide-to-canadian-images-at-viff13
Congratulations and thanks from First Weekend Club to all the films that have been accepted, to the filmmakers and hard working cast & crew, to the programmers, staff and volunteers of Vancouver International Film Festival who bring such a unique set of stories to Vancouver each year.
Happy VIFF'ing from the FWC Vancouver Team!
First Weekend Club Screening Series ProducerOVERVIEW of VIFF 13
Same Planet. Different Worlds.
The 32nd Annual Vancouver International Film Festival is here.
September 26 - October 11, 2013
As one of the largest film festivals in North America, VIFF brings Vancouver audiences some of the best films from around the globe. VIFF 2012 presented over 380 films from 75 countries to over 140,000 enthusiastic film-lovers.
Download the Schedule, Mini-Guides/ Schedule here: http://www.viff.org/festival/download-schedule
#mustSeeBC at VIFF13
Preview, Promote, Vote! September 12-26
For the first time in VIFF history, audiences have the unique opportunity to vote for their "must see" BC films prior to the festival. Running September 12-26, the #mustseeBC campaign invites audiences to preview trailers, promote BC filmmakers across social networks and VOTE! on the Audience Must See Film Award and Screening.
Info Here http://mustseebc.viff.org/
Opening Gala Screening:
NEBRASKA (USA) by Alexander Payne
After receiving a sweepstakes letter in the mail, a cantankerous father (Bruce Dern, Best Actor winner at Cannes) thinks he’s struck it rich, and wrangles his son (Will Forte, Saturday Night Live) into taking a road trip to claim the fortune. Shot in black and white across four states, Nebraska tells the stories of family life in the heartland of America.Tickets http://www.viff.org/festival/films/f8282-nebraska
VIFF 2013 Facts & Figures
-341 films (208+ of which are feature-length)
-more than 500 screenings
-92 Canadian films (including co-productions):
-31 features , 6 mid-lengths, 55 shorts
-Selected from 800+ Canadian submissionsGalas and Special Presentations
-Opening Gala, September 26
-Canadian Images Opening, September 27
-Dragons & Tigers Awards Gala, October 3
-BC Spotlight Screening, Awards and Party, October5
-Closing Gala, October 11
2013 Programming Strands
-Dragons and Tigers: The Cinemas of East Asia
-Cinema of Our Time
-Spotlight on France
-Arts and Letters
Again, you can visit www.viff.org
for all film festival related information,
and be sure to stay up to date with www.firstweekendclub.ca @1stWeekendClub on twitter and Like our page on facebook
, for your chance to win tickets, get daily festival updates, see highlights and more!
Happy VIFF'ing! from First Weekend Club