How to Buy

Ordering Online - The Basics

  • To order tickets online for a film begin by searching the 2015 online film guide for the film of your choice. 
  • On the film page you'll see a "Buy" button beside each screening option. Click on the button for your desired screening.
  • Once you click the buy button you'll be taken to the VIFF ticketing site where you can purchase tickets, memberships and passes. 
  • Print at home tickets: your ticket is guaranteed until the showtime. 
  • MORE details on ticket purchasing HOW AND WHERE TO BUY
  • Questions about tickets, passes and general VIFF information?  Info Line 604-683-FILM (3456)


Ticket Options

Single Tickets

The best if you want to keep it simple or you just want to attend a few films. Simply search the film guide and select your films. 



Student (18+)  |  Senior (65+) 




Youth (Under 18) 

$10 (Only available for films in the "Classified for Youth" series)

Special Presentations

As Listed on film page

Gala Screenings


WEEKDAY MATINEES (before 6pm):

Adult, Student & Senior



Ticket Packs

The more you buy, the better the deal! Ticket Packs on Sale August 4, 2015 (Online Only). In-person sales September 12, 2015.  

NEW THIS YEAR: There are no restrictions on the number of tickets from your pack you can use per screening. For example, if you buy a 6-ticket package you can use all 6 tickets for one screening.  Please note, your guests will require a VIFF $2 membership which you can book online or purchase at the door of the venue. Student 5-Ticket Pack: each person using a ticket from this pack is required to have their student IDs. 




Student 5-Ticket Pack  



6-Ticket Pack



10-Ticket Pack 



20-Ticket Pack



30-Ticket Pack













  • Tickets can not be redeemed until single tickets go on sale on September 3, 2015 (starting at 12 noon)
  • Tickets can be redeemed up to 30 minutes prior to showtime, online, or in person, at any of VIFF box offices during operation hours (see below for details). Starting 30 minutes before showtime, tickets are only available at the door of the SCREENING venue, subject to availability. (See TICKET DELIVERY)
  • Ticket packs cannot be redeemed for Opening and Closing Galas during the festival or “VIFF Repeats”screenings held after the festival closes on October 9.
  • Service charges apply to online and in person ticket pack purchases
  • Valid ID must be presented when picking up tickets in person
  • CLICK HERE for detailed ticket pack redemption instructions



The best option if you want maximum flexibility to see as many films as possible and don't mind taking your chances on available seats. There is ample room for passholders at the majority of screenings. Passes on Sale August 4, 2015 (Online Only). In-person sales September 12.



VIFF Group Tickets

VIFF offers a discounted ticket for groups of 10 or more attending the same screening based on available space. VIFF Memberships are required for all ticket-holders, memberships can be purchased at the time of booking. Please contact for more details and to book your tickets.


VIFF $2 Festival Memberships

You must be age 18 or older and a member of our registered non-profit society to attend MOST films at VIFF. Please note the Rio Theatre is 19+ ONLY.

WHY? Under the laws of our province, only registered non-profit film societies such as VIFF are allowed to screen films that have not been classified by Consumer Protection BC.  Only members are permitted to be present at the place where a non-classified film is being exhibited.

THEREFORE: To attend a Greater Vancouver International Film Festival Society film screening (which may not have been classified by Consumer Protection BC), you must be a Greater Vancouver International Film Festival Society member. 

Important Information:

  • You must show your membership card at every screening. If you have forgotten your membership card, you may be asked to purchase another membership in order to be allowed into the theatre.
  • VIFF is responsible for operating in compliance with the Motion Picture Act and Consumer Protection BC. 
  • By joining the society, you are entitled to attend the next Annual General Meeting. 
  • Under 18?: VIFF does seek classification for a selection of films for youth (under 18 years old) to attend. In these cases, people under 18 may attend without becoming a member. Classified films will be listed under Films for Youth. If you're a high school teacher or student, also check out our High School Outreach Program.

VIFF Membership Plus+
Give. And Get. Experience VIFF in a new way with our MEMBERSHIP PLUS+ program which offers extended Festival and Vancity Theatre benefits. 

Ticket Delivery


  • Tickets can be purchased up to 30 minutes prior to showtime and conveniently delivered to your email for printing or to your smart phone.
  • Please present the PDF of your Print at Home ticket or Smart Phone Display at entry to the venue, where the barcode will be verified.
  • A valid VIFF membership must also be presented. This can be purchased online at checkout, or in person at the box office before your screening.
  • Print at home tickets: your ticket is guaranteed until the showtime. 


  • Will Call for tickets purchased online is available at all Box Offices during hours of operation. 
  • Please allow sufficient time to pick up your tickets before your screening; we suggest 30 minutes as a minimum. 
  • Please note that you must present the credit card used for purchase, VIFF Membership and valid ID each time you pick up an order. If you have your order number ready it will help speed the line
  • To avoid long lines, please take advantage of the "Print at Home" or "Smartphone Display" ticketing services.  

Terms and Conditions

  • There is a $1 service charge per ticket ordered on-line, maximum $4 per order on single ticket purchases. 
  • There is a $4 per unit charge for Ticket Packages and Passes (except for the 5 Pack & 6 Pack where the service charge is $2 per package)
  • Refund Policy - All sales are final. VIFF only offers refunds in cases of technical failure.
  • Exchanges - Tickets may be exchanged up to one hour before screening time. There is a $1 fee for each ticket exchanged. This must be done in person at any Box Office.
  • Annual VIFF Membership ($2) is required by BC Law for any person attending VIFF screenings, and members must be 18+. This enables VIFF, a registered non-profit film society, to provide its members with the benefit of access to specially imported films. See Memberships for more information, and for details on the few exceptions such as films that are rated for youth under 18.

Questions about tickets, passes and general VIFF information? Call the information line: 

Info Line 604-683-FILM (3456)