From locally made narratives to international superstars and experimental film, VIFF has established itself as the place to be for new and exciting cinema. This year, the festival’s “film plus” model is taking VIFF into a whole new arena, offering audiences a completely new way to experience the festival’s unique array of sights and sounds. Over the course of the festival, the new @VIFF Hub will host a variety of intriguing live music and light-night events ranging from concerts, dance parties, and short films, all of which will be underscored by innovative uses of technology, new media, visuals and live performance.
Members of local band, We Are The City present pieces of the award winning Violent soundtrack in collaboration with visuals by the film’s creators, Amazing Factory. This will be a unique experience of ambient music paired with visuals from Violent. The film’s Soundtrack won Best Musical Score at the 2015 Leo Awards.
Local electronic favorites HUMANS take over VIFF Hub with an intimate performance augmented with creative visuals by Genki Nishida, and powered by Generate – an app that produces images, filters and visual effects that respond to music.
October 2 – Industry Exchange Party featuring DJ Rhiannon
VIFF Hub plays host to Hollywood with VIFF Industry Exchange, kicking off with an evening of EDM beats by Canada’s #1 charted female DJ, DJ Rhiannon. The evening will also feature a special screening of the short film Rock The Box directed by local film critic Katherine Monk, which follows DJ Rhiannon’s life in the male dominated world of EDM.
October 3 – Vancouver Web Creators Night with Kimmortal
Vancouver Web Creators Night will feature seven short films by emerging local web creators curated by Amar Mirchandani. The night will also feature a performance by local rising hip hop star Kimmortal.
Capping off a day full of immersive VR experiences at VIFF Hub is local electronic artist Iain Howe accompanied by a special performance from Grammy Award winning composer and musician Chin Injeti.
October 5 – LOVE @ VIFF Hub
October 6 – Desi Sub Culture with visuals by Sammy Chien
Using music as an outlet to tell the story of growing up between worlds, Desi Sub Culture mixes inspiration from Run DMC and Apna Sangreet to create music, rhythm and beats that span cultures and genres. Desi Subculture is joined by Vancouver-based interdisciplinary media artist Sammy Chien who merges cinema, sound art, new media, and dance performance techniques into a new individual practice.
October 8 – Skate / Ski / Ride After Party
After adrenaline filled films from filmmakers who dare to go further, hang out at VIFF Hub with music by Dunks. As a founding member of The Funk Hunters & Lazy Syrup Orchestra, Dunks is a versatile DJ, VJ, & MC. Known for an eclectic sound. He has toured internationally and played hundreds of festival over the past 6 years and worked alongside legendary artists such as Chali 2na of Jurassic 5 & Michael Franti.
For more details, or to win tickets, take a look at the full VIFF Hub event listings courtesy of Do 604, HERE.
VIFF Hub is a fully licensed venue and general access is free and open to the public. Tickets for shows at Late Night at VIFF Hub are available at viff.org. Prices vary by show. In-person tickets can be purchased at the box office, located at the Vancouver International film Centre (1181 Seymour Street). The hours of operation are: Monday to Saturday, 12pm to 7pm, and Sunday, 2pm to 7pm.