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True North Stream | Vancouver International Film Festival 2018

Ticket Packs + Passes

Want to see a lot of films? The best and most economical way to binge at the fest is to purchase a Ticket Pack or a VIFF Pass. VIFF+  or Patrons Circle Member? Don't forget to log in on the right before selecting your Pack/Pass!

Click here to see more information about how to use your Platinum Pass

Click here to see more information about how to use your Festival or Weekday Matinee Pass


Packs Only | Passes Only

VIFF 2018 Passes are now off sale. Ticket packs are still available but please be advised they can only be redeemed for screenings up to and including October 12 (they are not valid for VIFF Repeat screenings at Vancity Theatre).

Refunds are not offered for unused Ticket Pack tickets.

More Information | Ticket Packs 

Availabel to purchase in person:

At Vancity Theatre Box Office, 1181 Seymour Street
Mon-Sat 12pm - 7pm; Sun 2pm - 7pm

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 be aware that all screenings at the Rio are 19+ and you may be required to show ID.

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 transferable 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 transferable: 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 keeping a photo of the card on your phone, with name and expiry date visible, so that you don't have to buy another if you lose it. Why do you need to be a member? Read more here.

You must be aged 18+ to attend most films at VIFF, always 19+ at the Rio. The only exceptions are films which have been classified by BC Consumer Protection and listed in our Youth Stream

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.



More Information | 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.

Available to purchase in person:

At Vancity Theatre Box Office, 1181 Seymour Street
Mon-Sat 12pm - 7pm; Sun 2pm - 7pm

Admission to all weekday matinee screenings, including those classed as Special Presentations (before 5pm). 

Admission to all festival screenings, excluding Opening and Closing Galas.

*Please be aware that all screenings at the Rio are 19+ and you may be required to show ID.

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. This pass also allows you admission to all the exciting 2018 FILMS+ conference days.

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 transferable, so please only book one per account as the account holder's name will be printed on it.

Passholders must be 18+, always 19+ at the Rio, and may be required to show ID.




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