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VIFF Podcast

Vancouver International Film Festival

Bringing you exclusive in-depth conversations with industry-leading filmmakers, creators and cultural luminaries, recorded live at The Vancouver International Film Festival.

~ About VIFF ~

Since 1982, the Vancouver International Film Festival has been a catalyst for communities to discover, discuss and share the creativity and craft of screen-based storytelling. VIFF expands the frame beyond screenings, offering audiences an in-depth series of talks, masterclasses, and live events at the Festival each Fall and as part of our year-round film program at the VIFF Centre. Head to to see what's currently screening and subscribe to VIFF news to be the first to know when the 2022 Festival program is announced.

‘Rutherford Falls’ Co-Creator Sierra Teller Ornelas on breaking down Indigenous stereotypes through humourMay 11, 2022 Episode artwork ‘Mare of Easttown’ Director Craig Zobel on “humanistic” crime dramaApril 27, 2022 Episode artwork ‘The Green Knight’ Production Designer Jade Healy on creating the look, feel, and shape of a fantasy realmApril 13, 2022 Episode artwork ‘The Suicide Squad’ Editor Fred Raskin on how the story takes its final shape in the editing room March 30, 2022 Episode artwork The legendary Linda Perry on songwriting, mentoring and her transition to composing for film and TVMarch 16, 2022 Episode artwork 'My Name is Pauli Murray' Co-Director Julie Cohen on preserving the legacy of the LGBTQ and civil rights activistMarch 02, 2022 Episode artwork 'Shiva Baby' Writer/Director Emma Seligman on the organised chaos of indie film makingFebruary 16, 2022 Episode artwork ‘Flee’ Director Jonas Poher Rasmussen on animating memoryFebruary 02, 2022 Episode artwork ‘Dune’ Production Designer Patrice Vermette on creating epic sci-fi universesJanuary 19, 2022 Episode artwork Returning January 19, 2022January 12, 2022 Episode artwork Mark Friedberg on creating the cinematic worlds of The Ice Storm, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and The Underground RailroadMay 12, 2021 Episode artwork Joel Bakan and Jennifer Abbott on calling corporate social responsibility’s bluff in 'The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel'April 28, 2021 Episode artwork Terence Blanchard on scoring ‘Da 5 Bloods’ and ongoing collaborations with Spike LeeApril 14, 2021 Episode artwork Charlie Kaufman on adapting 'I’m Thinking of Ending Things' for the screenMarch 31, 2021 Episode artwork Eliza Hittman, Kris Rey and Amy Seimetz on employing both vision and resourcefulness in independent filmmakingMarch 17, 2021 Episode artwork Tony McNamara and Alena Smith on creating satirical comedies – 'The Great' and 'Dickinson'March 03, 2021 Episode artwork Bill Lawrence on 'Ted Lasso' and the need for heart in comedyFebruary 17, 2021 Episode artwork Tracey Deer on Oka, the Legacy 30 Years OnFebruary 03, 2021 Episode artwork We're back!January 27, 2021 Episode artwork Alex Gibney on trying to pin down a Russian oligarch in 'Citizen K'July 15, 2020 Episode artwork Cliff Martinez on scoring 'Drive', 'Traffic', 'Spring Breakers' and 'The Knick'July 01, 2020 Episode artwork Rob McElhenney on evolving 'It’s Always Sunny' and making 'Mythic Quest'June 17, 2020 Episode artwork Arianne Phillips on the power of costume in 'Once Upon A Time In...Hollywood'June 03, 2020 Episode artwork RZA on Wu-Tang, The Man with the Iron Fists and kung-fu film influencesMay 19, 2020 Episode artwork Dr. Jane Goodall on seeing her life's journey on screenMay 06, 2020 Episode artwork