How to VFF

Victoria Film Festival – February 7-16, 2014

Film festivals can sometimes seem overwhelming. If it's your first time, you probably have a lot of questions. And we're here to answer them. Here's a general overview which we hope will give you a better idea of what to expect. See you in February!

For information about venues, travel and parking, and tickets and passes, please visit our At the Theatre page.

Program Guide & Schedule

How to get the program and schedule

Our program guide provides you with everything you'll need to find and see films. It provides information about the films, events, tickets and everything else you'll need at the VFF.

Our programs will be available online at victoriafilmfestival.com in early January, 2014. They will also be available to pick up at our office (1215 Blanshard St., Victoria B.C., V8W 3J4) and in local stores beginning early January, 2014.

Want some help making movie decisions? We've got a nifty system coming soon to recommend films!

How to read the schedule

A schedule of our films can be found in the program guide. 

Listed run times are approximate and subject to change. They are scheduled to allow for introductions and Q&A periods.

The schedule and programme have been colour coded by programme type for your convenience. To select a film based on its programme type, find the corresponding coloured box. Please check victoriafilmfestival.com for the most up-to-date schedule information and film ratings.

Info & Updates

Looking for current, up-to-the-minute info about the Victoria Film Festival? You've made a great start; our website is a fantastic resource for Festival info. Use the search tool or browse through our site at victoriafilmfestival.com. You can also like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or check out our blog. Never miss out again.

Tickets & Passes

Victoria Film Festival Box Office:
Online (24 hours): boxoffice.victoriafilmfestival.com 
Box Office: 1215 Blanshard St., Victoria, B.C., V8W 3J4
December 1 – January 10: 10-4 Mon – Fri 
January 13 – February 16: 10-4 Mon – Fri 
By phone: 250 389 0444 (same hours as Box Office)

Film Pass: $145

  • Admits holder to all regular film screenings (excludes Gala and special event films) 

Gold Pass: $325

  • Admits holder to all regular film screenings
  • Opening Gala
  • All In Conversation With
  • End of Festival Bash
  • Lanyard

Platinum Pass: $600

  • Admits holder to all regular screenings
  • Opening Gala
  • End of Festival Bash
  • SpringBoard Industry Pass Access
  • Sips 'n' Cinema
  • Lanyard
  • Pass provides reserve seating up to 30 minutes before screening

SpringBoard Pass: $175

  • Admits holder to all SpringBoard events: Friday Opening Talk and Panel, 3 Networking Receptions, and all In Conversations With


During the Festival:
We recommend that everyone buy their tickets early. Same-day, cash-only tickets will, however, be on sale at the door 30 minutes before the show. No exchanges. No refunds. Program subject to change. 

As a ticket holder, you will be required to show your pass or ticket at each screening you attend. Membership fees are inclued in pass fees. Please carry valid photo identification so that we may spot check that passes are being legitimately used as passes are non-transferable.

Learn about picking up tickets on our At the Theatre page.

For more information on the location of events, please click on the map.

 

Memberships

All Festival attendees are required to have a valid membership to attend screenings

  • Membership cost is an annual fee of $2 paid each year and can be purchased at the same time as tickets. 
  • Memberships are required because we show unclassified films (those that haven't been passed by the BC Film Classification Board).
  • In order to view unclassified films all attendees must be 18+ and be members of the Society showing the films. 
  • By becoming a member of the Society, you are entitled to purchase tickets and passes to any of our film screenings. 

FAQ

You have questions. We're here to answer them. Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more info or call us at 250 389 0444.

Classified Films

Please note that certain films suitable for younger audiences have been classified and people under 18 years of age may attend these without being a member of the Society. For a list of classified films which may be attended by children under 18, please check our program.