VIFF 2017

The 2017 Vancouver International Film Festival is coming Sepember 28 and will run until October 13! Featuring over 300 films from BC, Canada and the world, the 2017 Vancouver Film Festival now features new Films+ programming: Creator Talks and the VIFF LIVE concert series. It's a lineup not to be missed!    

CJSF and the Vancouver International Film Festival are proud to co-present Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers' c̓əsnaʔəm: the city before the city on Oct. 1 at 9pm at SFU Woodwards (149 West Hastings) and on Oct. 6 at 2pm at International Village 10 (88 West Pender.)

We live on land that was never ceded or sold by those who were living here at "first contact," and yet we know precious little about the Lower Mainland before real estate. This film aims to correct that with a meaningful reminder of the history and prehistory of this land and her first people. VIFF alumnus Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, in collaboration with the Musqueam First Nation and the UBC Museum of Anthropology curatorial team, shares this reflection on a time when BC was indeed super and natural.

CJSF is giving away tickets to c̓əsnaʔəm: the city before the city - email or stay tuned to our social media for more details!

Visit for more info on c̓əsnaʔəm: the city before the city. For more info on the Vancouver International Film Festival, including Films+ programming, as well as to buy show tickets and festival passes, visit

  • Posted on: 18 September 2017
  • By: cjsfpr