Festival Pass Info

This year we are excited to be  in-person  from April 4 – 14 at the Fifth Avenue Cinemas and the Norman and Annette Rothstein Theatre . We are also offering a selection (ie. not all) of films for viewing online from April 15 – 19.

Online Access

Household  tickets provide access for online viewing within BC or Canada only – this information will be displayed at time of selection. From the time you click PLAY, you will have 72 hours to finish watching the film. Each film is available for one viewing. You must finish watching by 11:59PM PDT on the final night of the festival.

New to watching films online? Please consult our streaming guide.


Visa, Mastercard, and American Express accepted. Processing fee and GST applied at checkout.


Email film@vjff.orgWe’ll reply within one business day.

In-Person Festival Pass: $90


Once your purchase is complete, you will be sent an order confirmation email. Physical passes may be picked up at the Fifth Avenue Cinemas at the VJFF Box Office table from April 4 – 12 and at the Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre from April 13-14.  (Please check the VJFF schedule as opening times vary).

You must arrive at least 20 minutes before showtime. Passes do not guarantee seating. If the passholder allotment has been reached, you may be asked to join the standby line.

Bonus Content

Some of our films have live and/or pre-recorded Q&As with the filmmakers. Look for the applicable button on the film’s viewing page on the watch portal to access this content.

Additional Viewers

Watching online together with family or friends? Consider making an $18 donation at the checkout cart to help support the Film Festival. All donations receive a tax receipt.

Technical Assistance

Check out our streaming FAQ for complete instructions on how to watch our streamed content. For help not covered here, please email film@vjff.org.


Membership is annual and required by BC law and Consumer Protection BC for each person viewing unclassified films. Members must be 18 years or older. Membership is automatically included in your ticket or pass purchase. VJFC/VJFF members in good standing are eligible to vote at the Annual General Meeting held each spring.


All sales are final. No refunds. All films are presented in their original language with English subtitles. Seating is first-come, first-served. Please arrive on time. 

Charitable Registration No. 89254 4065 RR0001. You can also support us with an annual donation of $36, $72, $144 or $250. Click here to find out more about being a Festival Supporter!