Vancouver International Film Festival sets 2022 dates

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      The Vancouver International Film Festival has announced that its 41st edition will take place this year from September 29 to October 9.

      The VIFF's lineup will feature roughly 120 feature films and 80 shorts, with every official selection screening in cinemas. A curated collection of festival titles will also be available for online viewing through a streaming platform.

      “In 2021, our 40th edition played a critical role in reigniting film culture in Vancouver and throughout British Columbia,” say VIFF executive director Kyle Fostner in a news release. “We brought the world’s most exciting films to screens throughout the city and to partner venues elsewhere in the province through our VIFF Expanded initiative. We look forward to building on these successes with our 2022 festival.”

      In addition to the extensive film program, the 2022 festival will include talks, conferences, and live events that celebrate film and film culture.

      “Events of the past two years have resulted in remarkably resourceful work imbued with a renewed sense of urgency,” adds VIFF associate director of programming, Curtis Woloschuk. “We recognize that the art and exhibition of cinema finds itself at a critical juncture and are excited about exploring new ways of championing artists and engaging audiences.”

      Submissions for the 2022 event also launched today via FilmFreeway. For more info visit the festival website here.