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Safety & Respect

VIFF is committed to providing a safer, inclusive environment free of harassment and discrimination. We invite everyone engaging with VIFF to take an active role in creating a respectful and welcoming atmosphere through leading by example and looking out for those around you.

Harassment includes, but is not limited to: offensive verbal or online comments related to gender, gender identity & expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, physical appearance, race or ethnicity, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of films, Q&As or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention or advances, physical or verbal, publicly or through online communication channels.

VIFF reserves the right to revoke access without notice or refund, anyone who engages in such conduct. This policy exists to ensure a safer and respectful environment for all VIFF attendees, staff, filmmakers, sponsors, partners, and volunteers.

Contact VIFF staff directly at [email protected].

In the case of emergency: Please call 911

Confidential incident reporting

Company code: 1008926 (required for submitting a report)

24/7 Reporting Hotline



Submit a report


The Tandem Team
#300 – 3665 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC
V5R 5W2

Reports that are submitted through Tandem Team will be forwarded to VIFF for investigation. Unless the reporter chooses to leave their name or identifying information, VIFF will not know who made the report.

VIFF is a signatory on the Respectful Arts Workplaces Code of Conduct and the Canadian Creative Industries Code of Conduct.