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One of the strongest features of VIFF is its main competition--and 2013 was no different.
When I mentioned this to a New Zealander also present at VIFF, he similarly remarked that he thought Kiwi comedian-cum-actor Byron Coll gave his best ever performance in Shopping, too.
Our film patrons and members can now do more at the point of sale, regardless of their preference to visit our box office, our web site, a mobile device or eventually, via Facebook," said Jacqueline Dupuis, Executive Director for VIFF.
AudienceView is providing VIFF with a comprehensive, efficient solution that encompasses ticketing at the box office, via a mobile-optimized web environment, and through social media with AVTiki.
The VIFF award that means the most outside of Canada is the Dragons and Tigers Award for Young Cinema, awarded to the director of a first or second feature from Pacific Asia.
For the 20th anniversary, the VIFF mounted a minor retrospective of past festival faves as chosen by filmmakers, critics and programmers.
Like past festivals, the 19th VIFF ("shorter but undiminished in scope," as it shrunk from 17 days to a more manageable 14) stayed as far away from Hollywood as possible, a long-time policy that sets it apart from, for example, the Toronto festival.
The other major focus of the VIFF has been the Dragons and Tigers: The Cinemas of East Asia sidebar, wherein the Dragons and Tigers Award for Young Cinema -- given to a director of a first or second feature -- has served to alert the international film community to rising young talent.