Here are some notable highlights from the first 30 years of the Vancouver International Film Festival. Although it’s not an exhaustive list, many great films have appeared on screens at the Pacific Cinematheque, Robson Square, Empire 7 Granville Cinemas, Vancity Theatre, and other venues around the city. Some of the strongest film programs include the annual Dragons and Tigers film series that spotlights new Asian-Pacific Cinema, the Canadian Images program, their documentary film selection, and new world cinema. VIFF offers a world class festival standard for film.
Although these titles are culled from Mubi’s database, missing are some films that could be represented here on this list and on this site. I would add the following to my list: Spudwrench – Kahnawake Man by Alanis Obomsawin, Deep Inside Clint Star by Clint Alberta, Yellowknife by Rodrigue Jean, Father, Son and Holy War by Anand Patwardhan, Jalan Raya Pos (The Great Post Road) by Pieter van Huyste, Made in Hong Kong by Luc Schaedler, Greg Hamilton’s incredible documentary Mystic Ball about the little-known sport chinlone from Myanmar, among many others.Read less