Ways to Give

How to Give to VIFF

Online | Over the phone | In Person/By Mail

Donation Questions?

To make a donation in person, over the phone, or by mail:

By phone: 604-685-0260

Visa, MasterCard accepted

In person/By mail:

Vancouver International Film Festival
Vancouver International Film Centre + Vancity Theatre
1181 Seymour Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6B 3M7

Visa, MasterCard, Debit, Personal Cheque, and Cash (in person only) accepted.

Please make cheques payable to the Vancouver International Film Festival Society.

By email: donate@viff.org

We will follow-up with you for your preferred payment method.

Ways to support

Annual Fund

These funds have a far-reaching impact as they support film festival programming as well as the year-round programming, state-of-the-art equipment, and operations of the Vancouver International Film Centre + Vancity Theatre.

Your contribution is greatly appreciated no matter how large or small – every bit helps. Charitable donation receipts for income tax purposes will be issued for all donations of $20 or more. Charitable Business #118946821RR0001

High School and Community Engagement Program

Donations to VIFF’s High School and Community Engagement Program ensures VIFF is able to coordinate outreach to schools, individual teachers, and allied community groups, helps subsidize film classification for under 18s, and supports programs which open our doors to smaller arts and community organizations at subsidized rates.

Major Gifts

Major gifts make possible some of our larger programs, special initiatives, and filmmaker awards. For example, in recent years, major gifts have supported VIFF’s signature Dragons & Tigers: New Cinemas of East Asia program, 2011’s deeply relevant evolution & Empowerment series, filmmaker achievement awards, and important technology and equipment upgrades.

Let’s discuss your interests and together find the special program fit for you!

Other ways to support

Commemorative Giving: In Honour or In Memoriam

To make a donation in honour or in memory of someone, simply indicate on the online donation form or include a note with your cheque the name of the person that the donation is in honour or in memory of.

You can also make a donation by phone at 604-685-0260, or send us a note at donate@viff.org.

If you would like someone to be notified of your donation, please include the name and contact information of the person who you would like to be informed.

Gifts of Securities

A gift of shares and securities is an easy way to maximize your donation. Consider donating securities directly to VIFF rather then selling them first, and avoid paying tax on capital gains.

If you have publicly traded securities that have greatly appreciated in value, selling these securities may trigger significant capital gains tax (on the amount the investment has increased in value). By donating these securities directly to the Vancouver International Film Festival Society, you benefit from the donation tax credit and the elimination of the capital gains tax, which can result in significant combined tax savings.

Contact us for a letter of authorization to share with your investment advisor.

Corporate Matching Gifts

Many corporations recognize the value of investing in the communities where their employees work and live. Through Corporate Matching Gifts — a donation made by an employer that matches the amount of an employee's personal donation to a charity of their choice, effectively doubling the gift — companies can help their employees make a larger, more impactful gift to VIFF.

Please speak with your company's Human Resources department to see if your company has a Corporate Matching Gifts program.