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After two successful Drive-Ins, the festival is excited to present the brand-new VFF shortCUTS: Cinema Under the Stars. 

 

Guests are invited to indulge in a relaxing night under the stars while shopping local goods, enjoying live music, and celebrating international cinema. Seating is General Admission on the lawn. Muskoka chairs will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Get extra cozy and grab some yummy treats from the food truck and beer tent too!

Pay What You Can donations will be accepted from attendees on-site. Donations will go towards VFF’s educational initiatives and its selected charity, Little Pear Garden. A donation of $10 is suggested.

Please note that there is no outside food or drink permitted on the premises, as well as no vaping or smoking. Wristbands are required upon entry.

INT'L BLOCK 1

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friday sept 23 @ 8:30pm

assembly park

80 interchange way, vaughan

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frimas

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lioness

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censor of dreams

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fourteen days

canada

usa

france

finland

drama

In the near future, following the adoption of an anti-abortion law, Kara has no other choice but to end her
pregnancy, using an illegal abortion clinic.

drama

Barricaded in a motel room, a mother's determination and primal instincts kick in to protect her child's innocence.

sci-fi

Every night, The Censor and his team moderate Yoko’s dreams. Tonight, nothing happens as planned.

drama

The greatest sacrifice of all is the sacrifice of time.

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the bubble

dribble

inverno (timo's winter)

private

canada

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italy

islamic republic of iran

comedy

When strict pandemic restrictions are relaxed to allow for the formation of 10 person social bubbles, Charlie's prayers are answered. But squeezing into a bubble proves more challenging than she expected.

feel-good

The bond between a young boy and his disabled older brother is unbreakable through their love of soccer.

drama

Based on a true story. Timo, the youngest of a Greek community of Funfair workers, will have to face the hardest winter together with his loved ones.

drama

A teacher is forced to choose between disciplining the actions of her students or protecting them from the repercussions of their elders' traditional ways.

INT'L BLOCK 2

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saturday sept 24 @ 8:30pm

assembly park

80 interchange way, vaughan

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sandstorm

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the white whale

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arrows

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benevolent

pakistan

islamic republic of iran

greece

canada

drama

A coming-of-age film about a young woman who submerges herself into her phone during her first romantic relationship.
After sharing a risqué video, Zara is blackmailed, and her self-worth is put to the test.

animation

Long years ago, a young man has lost his friends in an air attack on a big river. After 30 years, he is looking
for their remains. A White Whale is the only sign he has.

comedy

In a super market where the paths are predetermined with arrows, a young man finds obstacles when he tries to reach a young woman to give her a button she lost.

feel-good

When two post-grad best-friends reunite, bitter truths emerge threatening to tear their friendship apart.

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love, sick

terminal happiness

dame

distancias

usa

estonia

usa

spain

drama

A couple discover they have a rare, genetic condition that makes them allergic to each other and so must decide between facing the hazardous pain of being together or suffering the agony of being apart.

drama

In a world where positivity is compulsory, cancer patients need to endure Happy Therapy. When a sarcastic rebel appears in the facility, an impressionable girl must choose between following the rules or embracing
how she really feels.

biopic

A lost and grieving Elizabeth Taylor returns to work and courageously delivers one of the greatest
performances of her life.

drama

Subway-goers are intimidated by a deranged man who enters their subway car, until one traveler takes a different approach to de-escalating the situation.

BEST-OF DOCS

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friday sept 30 @ 8:30pm

assembly park

80 interchange way, vaughan

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henny's opus in
b minor

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temperature drop

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reunions

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the path of grey owl

canada

canada

canada

canada

In her struggle with aging and dementia, Henny is deeply frustrated that she's lost her abilities as a classical musician. By reintroducing Henny to her favourite composer, Bach, she reconnects to her music and her memories.

Experience the strange and mesmerizing tranquility of winter skydiving.

A Holocaust survivor visits the man that saved him and his family during WWII.

Follow world renowned bushcraft expert Ray Mears through the wilderness of the Temagami region, as he explores the path of acclaimed author Grey Owl.

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scent of geranium

i am the wolf

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jill & giles

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75 pianos

usa

canada

ireland

usa

A woman faces new challenges after moving from Iran to America.

With the mentorship of his coach, the passion of his brother, and the strength and sacrifice of his mother, Arthur trains and fights under incredible pressure to honour the opportunities they have given him and become the champion his family and his adopted country need him to be. Starring Chris Johnson (Olympic Bronze Medalist, 1992 Olympics).

An English couple have spent 20 years living and working on a boat with half of that time being spent on the River Shannon in Ireland. 

James sets out to play each of the 75 public pianos in Boston.

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pretty dangerous

hartom

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a voice for change:
the laura hillier story

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my dead dad's
porno tapes

canada

united arab emirates

canada

canada

The intimate portrait of Seleziya "Sparx" Esho finds the pro wrestler confronting a personal obsession that strains both her body and her family.

Hartom is a window into the professional life of Andy who is far more than just a performing magician.

Laura Hillier's dedication to creating change during the months leading up to her tragic passing inspired a movement that has saved the lives of many.

Charlie seeks to better understand his late father through the personal belongings he left behind-including a stack of VHS dirty movies.

BEST-OF ANIMATIONS

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saturday oct 1 @ 8:30pm

assembly park

80 interchange way, vaughan

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initium

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the ballad of
poisonberry pete

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the present

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parigot

france

usa

germany

france

An accident threatens Earth and time is running out.

Poisonberry Pete, the baddest pie in the yeast, is in town and he's looking for trouble.

Jake spends most of his time playing video games indoors until his mum decides to give him a furry little present.

What can a homeless man do to satisfy his hunger?

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serial taxi

denmark

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roadkill redemption

usa

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luminaris

argentina

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lost and found

australia

A young businesswoman takes a chilling ride as she realizes her cab driver could be the notorious
Taxi Killer.

A bittersweet comedy that pokes fun at the fragility of life and the consequences of careless driving.

In a world controlled and timed by light, a man has a plan to change the order of things.

A bumbling knitted dinosaur must unravel himself to save the love of his life.

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ramus

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broken

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serenade to miette

korea

usa

usa

usa

With the ecosystem destroyed after a nuclear war, Mari, a survivor, does all she can to rebuild. When she stumbles upon a robot soldier in an abandoned
city, everything changes.

A small branch loses sight of home.

A classic tale of rock, paper, scissors with a beautiful twist.

A heroic story about a street magician, an illusionist, and the mafia.

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legacy

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nothing to say

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one small step

usa

usa

usa

A boy struggles to live up to his family's expectations when the burden of his heritage is suddenly thrust upon him.

A turtle, a recent arrival at the zoo, challenges the zookeeper and other animals by not speaking on command to receive his food. Starring Danny Aiello.

An ambitious young girl endeavours to realize her aspiration of becoming an astronaut with the support of her humble father.