Help VIFF connect and celebrate diverse communities through extraordinary cinema.

Your philanthropic gift helps bring the best cinematic storytelling to Vancouver for film lovers like you to discover. That discovery prompts discussion and cultural understanding, providing our diverse communities more opportunities for engagement, empathy and understanding. And if that weren’t enough, you also help VIFF provide a critical foundation of creative development, empowering emerging filmmakers and industry innovation.

See your support in action while you enjoy a range of great benefits including access to the best seats in the house, personalized ticket services and invitations to exclusive parties. Patrons Circle donors are ensured an unparalleled experience at VIFF.

We are so grateful for the continued support of our CURRENT PATRONS CIRCLE DONORS.

Support VIFF's exceptional programming and the exponential impact it creates by making a Patrons Circle donation today!

Innovator

$500

$295 tax receipt

  • One-year pass to VIFF Centre regular screenings
  • Free Year Round access to VIFF Connect (Excludes Festival)
  • Free access to VIFF Connect first-run films each month
  • Free access to a dynamic roster of VIFF Connect Collection titles
  • Free access to online VIFF Talks
  • 2 invitations to VIFF+ and Patrons Circle special events
  • 30% Members’ Early Bird Day Discount
  • 4 complimentary VIFF vouchers
  • 20% discount on VIFF Ticket Packs and one VIFF Screening Pass
  • $5 discount on VIFF single tickets
  • 1 free popcorn serving per visit to the VIFF Centre
  • Donor Recognition

Luminary

$1,000

$500 tax receipt

  • One-year pass, valid for 2 to VIFF Centre regular screenings
  • Free Year Round access to VIFF Connect (Excludes Festival)
  • Free access to VIFF Connect first-run films each month
  • Free access to a dynamic roster of VIFF Connect Collection titles
  • Free access to online VIFF Talks
  • 2 invitations to VIFF+ and Patrons Circle special events
  • 30% Members’ Early Bird Day Discount
  • 8 complimentary VIFF vouchers
  • 25% discount on VIFF Ticket Packs and one VIFF Screening Pass
  • $5 discount on VIFF single tickets
  • 2 free popcorn servings per visit to the VIFF Centre
  • Donor Recognition

Producer

$2,500

$1800 tax receipt

  • One-year pass, valid for 2 to VIFF Centre regular screenings
  • Free Year Round access to VIFF Connect (Excludes Festival)
  • Free access to VIFF Connect first-run films each month
  • Free access to a dynamic roster of VIFF Connect Collection titles
  • Free access to online VIFF Talks
  • 1 complimentary VIFF Festival twenty-ticket package
  • 4 invitations to VIFF+ and Patrons Circle special events
  • 30% Members’ Early Bird Day Discount
  • 25% discount on VIFF Ticket Packs and one VIFF Screening Pass
  • $5 discount on VIFF single tickets
  • 2 free popcorn servings per visit to the VIFF Centre
  • Donor Recognition

Visionary

$5,000

$3800 tax receipt

  • One-year pass, valid for 2 to VIFF Centre regular screenings
  • Free Year Round access to VIFF Connect (Excludes Festival)
  • Free access to VIFF Connect first-run films each month
  • Free access to a dynamic roster of VIFF Connect Collection titles
  • Free access to online VIFF Talks
  • 2 complimentary VIFF Festival Passes or 2 twenty-ticket packages
  • 2 invitations to VIFF+ and Patrons Circle special events
  • 30% Members’ Early Bird Day Discount
  • $5 discount on VIFF single tickets
  • 2 free popcorn servings per visit to the VIFF Centre
  • Donor Recognition

Patrons Circle FAQs

Curious about becoming a Patrons Circle donor? Or have you recently Joined VIFF’s Patrons Circle and want to learn how to make the most of your amazing benefits with access to all the films and VIFF special events?

Check out some of our frequently asked questions below for all the information you need to get started.

  • In order to access your discounted ticket price, or complimentary ticket simply log in to your viff.org account prior to selecting tickets. Once you are logged in, the Patrons Circle price will appear after selecting a ticket.

  • As a Patrons Circle donor you will have complimentary access to all of the available films on VIFF Connect. No need to book a ticket, just log in to your VIFF Connect account and select the film or creator talk that you want to watch.

  • Of course, please email us at donors@viff.org to arrange this.

    If you have made a Patrons Circle donation on your account and intended on giving it as a gift, please contact us at donors@viff.org or 604-683-3456.

  • Only Patrons Circle Donors, VIFF+ Silver, Gold and VIFF+ Connect monthly members will be able to log in to VIFF Connect with their viff.org username and password. If you do not have one of these memberships there will be an error message after your login attempt.

    If you are a Patrons Circle donor and have forgotten your password, your password must be reset on viff.org before you will be able to log in to VIFF Connect.

    Locked out of your account or having password difficulties? Contact us at feedback@viff.org or 604-683-3456 for assistance.

  • On the day your membership is due to expire, we will send you an email to let you know.

  • If you’re a new Patrons Circle donor and haven’t received your membership card, or if you’ve renewed or upgraded your Patrons Circle donation and need to swap out your old card, don’t worry!

    While our box office is closed, you won’t be able to pick up your physical cards. However, all of your other Patrons Circle benefits are accessible online, so not having your card to hand won’t get in the way of your enjoyment of films on VIFF Connect.

    1. Patrons Circle donors can only access one Cardholder Day per membership year.
    2. Includes VIFF and VIFF Centre memberships.
    3. VIFF Centre discounts and complimentary tickets apply to most regular screenings at the VIFF Centre. They are not valid for:
      • Screenings during the Vancouver International Film Festival.
      • Rental and private events at the VIFF Centre.
      • Special event screenings and some co-presentations.
    4. Access to events and screenings is subject to ticket availability.
    5. Benefits and prices may be subject to change but this will be communicated in advance.
    6. Deadline to join or upgrade for Cardholder Day discounts on Festival Subscriptions and ticket packs will be announced ahead of Cardholder Day.
    7. Patrons Circle Benefits are solely for the individual(s) whose name(s) are included at time of purchase.

Additional Questions?

If your question is not answered above, please contact us at donors@viff.org or 604-683-3456. We will do our best to respond within 48 hours.