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Campus Activities


Taking place in September 2017, the month-long Campus Activities call on film students from across Canada, China and the U.S. to participate in this year’s festival by bringing film screenings to institutions while taking festival entries from film students. It aims to better engage the younger generation of filmmakers to take part in industry events.

Public Screening

GPIFF strives to bring bold and appealing works from the world’s emerging filmmakers to Vancouverites. Films curated by the GPIFF programming team will be open to festival-goers during the four-day screening.


Date: December 4 – 7, 2017

Venue: Vancity Theatre


Industry Forum


Featuring a lineup of high-profile industry leaders, speakers and panelists, the Film Industry Forum is set for industry insiders to join in-depth dialogues and discussions with filmmakers from across the world. This year’s forum will be based on the theme of Co-production, Distribution and Incubation.


Date: December 9, 2017

Venue: Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver

Industry Party

Following the forum, festival attendees are welcome to join the industry party for a night of cold drinks and music performances while networking with festival guests.


Date: December 9, 2017

Venue: Vancouver Art Gallery


Red Carpet & Awards Ceremony


Festival guests, filmmakers and audience will join the 5th GPIFF Red Carpet and Awards Ceremony for a night to celebrate the talent and craft of global filmmakers. All 14 awards will be presented at the ceremony.


Date: December 10, 2017

Venue: Queen Elizabeth Theatre