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VIFF+ Membership SALE

Help us share the magic of exceptional storytelling.

Good films challenge, delight, push boundaries and, ultimately, provide us with a deeper understanding of our community, our world and ourselves. As a VIFF+ member, you’ll join the VIFF community comprised of inspired film lovers and shared experiences that extend beyond the theatre.

 

If you watch alone or prefer to share your popcorn with someone special; whether you see a few films or dozens of films each year, there is a membership level just for you.

 

Bronze

$39 $10

VIFF 2020 Bronze Benefits

  • Individual tickets for only $7
  • or get a Festival Subscription for only $40 (normally $60)
  • Save $3 per film on regular Adult Year Round tickets
  • 3 Vancity Theatre popcorn vouchers
  • Discounts at Vancity Theatre concession
  • One invitation for each VIFF+ special free screening
  • A monthly newsletter with insider news and updates
  • Access to exclusive contests to win preview or run of engagement tickets to new releases

Silver

$115 $75

VIFF 2020 Silver Benefits

  • Individual tickets for only $7
  • or get a Festival Subscription for only $35 (normally $60)
  • Save $4 per film on regular Adult Year Round tickets
  • 5 Vancity Theatre popcorn vouchers
  • 2 complimentary Vancity Theatre tickets
  • Discounts at Vancity Theatre concession
  • Two invitations for each VIFF+ special free screening
  • A monthly newsletter with insider news and updates
  • Access to exclusive contests to win preview or run of engagement tickets to new releases

Gold

$240 $95

VIFF 2020 Gold Benefits

  • A free Gold Festival Subscription which includes:
  • Access to specially-curated online content during the festival.
  • A free annual subscription to VIFF Connect, VIFF's new online platform.
  • Save $5 per film on regular Adult Year Round tickets
  • 10 Vancity Theatre popcorn vouchers
  • 6 complimentary Vancity Theatre tickets
  • Discounts at Vancity Theatre concession
  • Two invitations for each VIFF+ special free screening
  • A monthly newsletter with insider news and updates
  • Access to exclusive contests to win preview or run of engagement tickets to new releases

Interested in supporting the Society in a bigger way?
Learn about our Patrons Circle.

VIFF+ FAQs

Curious about becoming a VIFF+ member? Or have you recently become a VIFF+ member and want to learn how to make the most of your amazing new lifeline to all the best films and VIFF special events?

 

Check out some of our frequently asked questions below and you'll soon be VIFFing to your heart's content.

 
  • Since the 39th edition of VIFF will primarily be held online via our new VIFF Connect platform, here are your options for watching films, based on your preference.

    Please note: All of the films on VIFF Connect can only be watched in British Columbia.

    Our online streaming platform will be available on:

    • Apple TV (4th Generation or newer)
    • Roku
    • Amazon FireStick
    • Your laptop or desktop computer, via your preferred web browser.
    • By connecting your computer to your television via an HDMI cable.
    • You may also be able to share the screen of your computer with your Smart TV using either Apple Airplay or Chromecast, depending on what kind of device you have.

    Read our full Streaming FAQs if you’re not sure how to ‘stream’ films and want more information.

    Films will be available to stream online from noon on September 24 – midnight on October 7.

    Keep an eye out for any events listed as ‘Livestream’ as these will take place on a specific date and at a specific time, so that you can experience them ‘live’ as they happen!

  • Streaming ticketscan be purchased as usual via viff.org.

    When you buy a ticket, you will immediately be sent an Order Confirmation from us. This will list out the individual films you have booked for, along with a voucher code and a ‘Watch Now’ button for each film.

    To view the film (when the festival starts at noon, September 24) you can click on the Watch Now button to take you to the film on your computer (if you’re connected to your television, the film will play in your browser but you can watch it on your television with the sound coming from your TV speakers).

    If you want to watch via Apple TV, Roku or Amazon FireStick, you need to download the VIFF Connect app first on whichever device you are using.

    Once downloaded, open the VIFF Connect app and you will have the option to enter your Voucher Code using your remote control. The film will start to play.

    Once you’ve clicked the ‘Watch Now’ button or entered your Voucher Code, you will have 24 hours to finish watching the film.

  • When you purchase your VIFF Connect Festival Subscription or your VIFF Connect Gold Festival Subscription, it is loaded onto your viff.org account. You’ll receive an Order Confirmation email to confirm your purchase.

    Closer to the festival, you’ll receive a reminder email about when the festival starts (noon, September 24!) and there will be an opportunity to log in early so you can test your computer/TV/apps and make sure you’re festival-ready.

    There will be a button on the homepage of viff.org to take you through to VIFF Connect and from there, you can log in under the ‘Subscriber Log In’ section – using your usual viff.org email address and password.

    Once logged in, you’ll be able to see all the films and events that are available for your subscription type. You can browse the films and even add them to your ‘Watch List’ to set up your VIFF 2020 schedule!

    If you have purchased a VIFF Connect Gold Subscription, you will be advised of any extra films and events taking place before the festival so that you can participate.

  • If you’re already a VIFF+ member, all of your benefits will already be loaded onto your viff.org account.

    Remember to log in before selecting your tickets or subscription.

    If you purchase a Gold Online Festival Subscription but were originally a Bronze or Silver Member, the Gold Membership will automatically be added to your account and your old membership will be retired.

    Your new Gold Membership will be valid for a year from the date of purchase.

    • Access to all online festival films
    • Access to all online Creator Talks (live and pre-recorded)
    • Access to specially-curated online content during the festival
    • A free VIFF+ Gold Membership valid for one year (worth $240)
    • A free annual subscription to VIFF Connect (worth $60)
  • Bronze

    • Save $3 per film on regular Adult Year-Round tickets
    • 3 Vancity Theatre popcorn vouchers
    • Discounts at Vancity Theatre concession
    • One invitation for each VIFF+ special free screening
    • A monthly newsletter with insider news and updates
    • Access to exclusive contests to win preview or run of engagement tickets to new releases
     

    Silver

    • Save $4 per film on regular Adult Year-Round tickets
    • 5 Vancity Theatre popcorn vouchers
    • 2 complimentary Vancity Theatre tickets
    • Discounts at Vancity Theatre concession
    • Two invitations for each VIFF+ special free screening
    • A monthly newsletter with insider news and updates
    • Access to exclusive contests to win preview or run of engagement tickets to new releases
     

    Gold

    • A year’s free subscription to VIFF Connect
    • Save $5 per film on regular Adult Year-Round tickets
    • 10 Vancity Theatre popcorn vouchers
    • 6 complimentary Vancity Theatre tickets
    • Discounts at Vancity Theatre concession
    • Two invitations for each VIFF+ special free screening
    • A monthly newsletter with insider news and updates
    • Access to exclusive contests to win preview or run of engagement tickets to new releases
  • When VIFF Centre had to close on March 16, we paused all VIFF+ memberships.

    You should have recently received an email to inform you that we are resuming all memberships from August 27, so that you can make use of your VIFF+ benefits as soon as subscriptions go on sale.

    We have adjusted your membership’s original expiry date by the length of time it was paused, plus we added an extra six weeks onto your membership as a thank you for your support.

    If you have any questions about this, please email plus@viff.org and we would be happy to help.

  • We hope that doesn’t happen! As we’ve seen elsewhere in the world, however, it’s not out of the question. Should VIFF Centre close again, we would definitely consider pausing your membership again should we need to.

    However, with the launch of VIFF Connect, VIFF will have a permanent home for streaming the best of the world’s cinema straight to you, so we will endeavour to find ways for you to get benefit from your membership during the ‘new normal’.

  • If you’re a new member and haven’t received your membership card, or if you’ve upgraded your membership 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 membership cards or popcorn vouchers. However, all of your other VIFF+ membership benefits are accessible online, so not having your membership card to hand won’t get in the way of your enjoyment of the festival.

  • On the day your membership is due to expire, we will send you an email to let you know. In that email will be a link to renew your membership for another year.

    You can also choose to upgrade to a higher membership tier.

    1. VIFF+ members can only access one Cardholder Day per membership year.
    2. Includes VIFF and Vancity Theatre memberships.
    3. Vancity Theatre discounts and complimentary tickets apply to most regular screenings at the Vancity Theatre. They are not valid for:
      • Screenings during the Vancouver International Film Festival.
      • Rental and private events at the Vancity Theatre.
      • 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.

    VIFF+ Memberships are solely for the individual(s) whose name(s) are included at time of purchase.

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