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Community Access Tickets

VIFF is committed to making films accessible to audiences. Through our Community Access Ticket program, we strive to remove barriers to inclusion. Each year, VIFF provides complimentary Community Access tickets to a variety of organizations that work with individuals who face barriers to attending film screenings at VIFF Centre or during the Festival.

VIFF is unable to offer Community Access tickets to individuals directly. Individuals looking to experience the Festival are encouraged to connect with Community Access Ticket partners.


Is there an organization you think would benefit from receiving Community Access tickets? Let us know by emailing [email protected]

Accessible Tickets

VIFF provides a limited number of discounted tickets to each film for folks who face financial barriers and may not otherwise be able to attend a film at VIFF. $10 Accessible tickets are available on our website and at the VIFF Box Office while quantities last.


Ticket Donations

Looking for ticket donations to use for your event or fundraiser? Please fill out the form on our Ticket Donation Requests page.

Support VIFF and help share the power of cinema

If you would like to support VIFF’s efforts to make cinema accessible to everyone, donations to VIFF can be made below.

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Community Access Ticket Partners

Those seeking accessible tickets are encouraged to connect with the appropriate organizations below. Each of these partners serve their respective communities whom face various barriers accessing cinema. They each possess promo-codes and a number of physical vouchers. Please consider the communities they serve before inquiring.

Please visit our Ticketing Information page for more information, including other ways VIFF provides ticket access to our surrounding communities, and self-identifying Indigenous peoples.

Rainbow Refugee

Founded in 2000, Rainbow Refugee promotes safe, equitable migration and communities of belonging for people fleeing persecution based on their sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or HIV status. We provide support, information, and system navigation to refugees and refugee claimants seeking refugee status in Canada. We manage the Rainbow Refugee Assistant Partnership, allowing us to privately sponsor refugees in collaboration with other LGBTQI+ organizations in the Rainbow Coalition for Refuge.

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The Kettle Society

The Kettle Society’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for individuals living with mental illness. We do this by providing advocacy, housing, employment and community services; offering opportunities to gather and access compassionate assistance; supporting recovery for those living with mental illness; promoting mental health in the community; and promoting inclusion of individuals living with mental illness in all aspects of society.

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Covenant House Vancouver

Covenant House Vancouver’s purpose is to serve all youth with relentless support, absolute respect, and unconditional love. We help youth experiencing homelessness, and protect and safeguard all youth in need. We recognize the fundamental worth of every human being, and create a safe setting where all youth – regardless of life experience or identity – are served without judgement.

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Are you a permanent resident (within your first 5 years of residency) or a new Canadian citizen? Canoo is a program that gives you, and up to four of your children (under 18), free access to over 1400+ attractions, destinations, and events around Canada, as well as discounts on experiences and products with leading brands such as Air Canada and Via Rail. Visit our website and download the Canoo App for free and get your one-year Canoo membership.

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posAbilities provides a broad range of services and supports to neurodiverse individuals and their families. Our aspiration is to see everyone living good and full lives, their best lives, connected to the world within and the world without. We actively search for partnerships, approaches and ideas that will grow moments of purpose, beauty, love, gratitude, creativity, and reflection. Because this is what human flourishing is all about.

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Solid State

Solid State is building a solidarity economy, grounded in Surrey, BC, developed by racialized communities: a mutually supportive network, a cooperative of cooperatives, bound together by a commitment to friendship and mutual aid.

Our primary route is through worker co-operatives with youth (under-35) from racialized migrant backgrounds. We believe that the co-op model is highly capacious: it brings people together to work on a common project, build real-world skills, develop new mobilities and earn real income.

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Leave Out Violence (LOVE) BC is an award winning youth violence prevention organization supporting youth to break from cycles of violence through art practices and community building. Offering all year long free art programs throughout Vancouver, LOVE BC supports all youth to be themselves and free of violence while accessing art on a broader scale.

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