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Cardholder Day Pricing

For one day only, our VIFF+ Silver & Gold Members and our Patrons Circle Donors are able to purchase VIFF 2018 Ticket Packs and Passes at a 25% discount before they go on general sale.

Not a VIFF+ Member? Join us here!

Cardholder Day Ticket Packs 


  • FRIDAY, 17TH AUGUST. In-person at Vancity Theatre, from 10am.
  • FRIDAY, 17TH AUGUST. Online from 12 noon - 12 noon on Saturday 18th August.

Students aged 18+ and Seniors aged 65+ with valid ID are eligible for this bargain of a Ticket Pack! Perfect if there are a few films you want to attend.

Please note that all screenings at The Rio Theatre have a 19+ age restriction due to liquor laws


Open to everyone, this is a Ticket Pack for those who want to attend a few films with friends, or six by themselves! Ticket Packs are transferrable and you can use as many of the tickets per screening as you like.


Does exactly what it says on the tin. 10 VIFF Tickets in one Pack! Did you know that if you have one of these Ticket Packs and you decide you want to see a Special Presentation screening (normally $17), you can simply add it to your shopping cart online and pay a $2 upgrade fee? The same goes for Gala Screenings ($7 upgrade fee).


The great thing about Ticket Packs is that they're transferrable: you can team up with friends and share out the movie-going wealth (although the Ticket Pack credits will be assigned to whoever has bought the Pack's customer account, so you'll be in charge of rallying the troops). 


Bring on the popcorn! This Ticket Pack gets you access to 30 glorious films. 


Anyone attending VIFF using a Ticket Pack needs to make sure they are a member of the Greater Vancouver International Film Festival Society and have their membership card with them. You can buy your membership online (it's $2 for an annual membership) and pick up your membership card at your first screening. We recommend taking a photo of the card on your phone so that you don't have to buy another if you lose it. Why do you need to be a member? Read more here.

Of course, if you're a VIFF+ Member or Patrons Circle donor, your membership card will suffice! Remember, only Silver & Gold VIFF+ Members and our wonderful Patrons Circle donors are eligible for discounts on and early access to Packs and Passes on Cardholder Day.

Any Ticket Packs containing 8 tickets or fewer are subject to a $2 service charge per Ticket Pack. For Ticket Packs containing 10 tickets or more, there is a $4 service charge per Ticket Pack. However, you don't get charged anything for redeeming your tickets online or at our box offices.

If you make a mistake in a booking, there would be a $1 exchange fee per ticket charged in person at our box offices.



Cardholder Day Passes

Passes offer flexibility, the freedom to move between screenings and potentially the greatest savings of all. Passholders are the first people through the doors at each screening and are allowed entry until the generous passholder allotment of seats has been filled.

  • FRIDAY, 17TH AUGUST. In-person at Vancity Theatre, from 10am.
  • FRIDAY, 17TH AUGUST. Online from 12 noon - 12 noon on Saturday 18th August.

Admission to all weekday matinee screenings (before 5pm). This includes Special Presentation screenings taking place before 5pm on a weekday. 


Admission to all festival film screenings, excluding Opening and Closing Galas. This pass does not include access to FILMS+ programming, such as VIFF Live or Creator Talks.

The Festival Pass is available at a Student and Senior discount. Student pricing is available for anyone aged 18+ who is in full time education. Senior pricing is available aged 65+. ID will be required to access these discounts.

Please note that screenings at The Rio Theatre are only accessible for those aged 19+ due to liquor laws, so please take this into account when you plan which screenings you will attend if you purchase a Student Festival Pass.


This is the way to VIFF in style!

The Platinum Pass allows you admission to all festival screenings with guaranteed seating until 5 minutes before showtime. You also get preferred access as soon as the auditorium is open to the public. It does not include access to 2018's VIFF Live events.


A screening pass gives you access to an allotment of seats that are held for passholders for every screening up until 20 minutes before showtime.

Regular screening Passes do not guarantee seats - if you arrive within 20 minutes of a screening or if a passholder allocation for a screening has been reached, you may have to join the Standby line to see if any seats become available, or you may not be admitted at all (although this is relatively rare!).

Your VIFF Pass includes your VIFF Membership, but each pass (unless you're a VIFF+ or Patrons Circle Member!) is subject to a $4 service charge.

Passes are not transferrable, so please only book one per account as your name will be printed on it.



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