Greater Vancouver International Film Festival Society

Please note: All Greater Vancouver Film Festival Society basic memberships are now included in the price of your ticket.

Important Society Membership Information

  • Greater Vancouver Film Festival Society is responsible for operating in compliance with the Motion Picture Act and Consumer Protection BC.
  • 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.
  • Membership is by annual subscription and is limited to persons who are 18 years of age or over.
  • Only members are permitted to be present at the place where a non-classified film is being exhibited.
  • Greater Vancouver International Film Festival Society's mandate is the encouragement and appreciation of motion pictures as a medium of art, information or education.

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Additional Details

Year Round at VIFF

You must be age 19 or older and a member of the VIFF society to attend most films at the Vancouver International Film Centre.

Festival

To attend films at the Vancouver International Film Festival, you must be age 18 or older (19+ at The Rio Theatre) and a member of our film society unless otherwise stated.

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 film screening at the Vancouver International Film Centre/Vancity Theatre (which may not have been classified by Consumer Protection BC), you must be a Greater Vancouver International Film Festival Society member.

  • By joining the society, you are entitled to attend the next Annual General Meeting.
  • The Vancouver International Film Centre is a licensed premise. Filmgoers can enjoy a glass of beer or wine at our theatre. Our license allows us to serve alcohol to Society Members over 19 years of age only.
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