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Vancouver International Film Festival

Alan Franey, founding festival director of the Vancouver International Film Centre stands in front of the VIFF's centre in downtown Vancouver in 2006.
The Greater Vancouver International Film Festival Society was founded in 1982 as a non-profit cultural society whose flagship event is the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF), which takes place in early autumn in venues in and around downtown Vancouver. The festival has grown to become one of the five largest in North America, with a focus on documentaries and cinema from Canada and East Asia. Outside East Asia, no festival screens a wider selection of films from that region. In 2014, the festival runs from Sept. 25 to Oct. 10, when more than 350 films from 70 countries will be screened.

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