Vancouver to open with Barney's Version
The Vancouver International Film Festival’s Canadian programme will consist of 87 homegrown films (of which 34 are features).
VIFF, which showcases the biggest amount of Canadian cinema in the world, will open with Richard J. Lewis’s Barney Version.
Other notable highlights include Incendies, by Quebecois director Denis Villeneuve; MODRA, by Ingrid Veninger; and Curling, by Denis Côté. The 34 features will all vie for the $20,000 ET Canada Award for Best Canadian Feature Film, among other awards.
VIFF also will showcase four short film programmes this year: Amnesia, Insomnia, Mood Swing, and Acquired Trait. Filmmakers in these categories have the opportunity to win the $2,000 prize for Most Promising Director of a Canadian Short Film.
The Vancouver International Film Festival runs September 30-October 15.