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Ticket Donation Requests

VIFF is a not-for-profit charity, and we are committed to supporting other community organizations. We are pleased to offer ticket donations to a variety of groups to support their fundraising efforts. Donation requests will be accepted from November 1st to July 31st.  We are unable to process donation requests between August 1st and October 31st.

Please note: Our donation program offers tickets to groups and events only – we cannot donate tickets to individuals at this time. We encourage individuals looking to experience films at the VIFF Centre or during the Festival to take part in our Volunteer program or speak to our Box Office about ticket rates and Community Access tickets.

Ticket Donations Criteria

Due to growing demand and limited supply of tickets, the following criteria will be applied to all donation requests:

  • Donations will only be issued to support non-profit and charitable organizations and groups fundraising for charitable beneficiaries.

  • Special consideration is sometimes given to organizations that recognize VIFF through event acknowledgment and promotional support. Please note on the application form if your organization would be able to offer this.

  • Organizations located within the Lower Mainland or surrounding areas will be given priority.

  • Each organization is eligible to receive one donation per year.

  • Donation requests will only be processed between November 1st and August 31st.

  • The request must be received at least 4 weeks before the charity’s confirmation deadline.

  • Donation options include:

    • 10 tickets to year-round screenings at VIFF Centre OR

    • A 10-ticket pack for the upcoming Vancouver International Film Festival.

    • Additional requests can be made through the donation form and will be issued at the discretion of VIFF.

    • Please note: VIFF Centre is a licensed venue. All attendees must be aged 19+.

  • Requesting organizations will be emailed a unique promo code and instructions to access the tickets. Organizations requesting the ticket donation will be responsible for distributing the ticket codes and redemption details to the intended recipient(s).

  • Recipients can redeem their code for year-round tickets at the VIFF Centre anytime online at or at the VIFF Centre box office during hours of operation. Festival ticket packs can be redeemed online at following the VIFF+ Member advance sales window in early September (date TBC) and during regular Festival box office hours.   

Request a Ticket Donation

To request a donation, please complete the form below. 

Due to the overwhelming number of requests received, only those organizations granted donations will be contacted.

Once a donation request is approved, the applicant will receive an email with further information on how to collect the letter of donation and instructions on how the recipient can redeem the ticket pack/passes at the VIFF Centre Box Office.

If you have any questions about the form or our ticket donation program, please email [email protected].

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Contact Information

Full Name*

Event Information

Is your event*
Please include the goals of your event/organization and an event page URL, if available.
Event/Fundraiser date*
Confirmation deadline*
Indicate the latest date for your request to be confirmed. Please provide a minimum of 4 weeks notice.
Will you be able to include acknowledgment of VIFF or promotional materials in your event?*
What is your donation preference?
Allocation is at VIFF’s discretion and will depend on your event's mission, size and date. Please note that VIFF Centre is a licensed venue. All attendees must be aged 19+.

How would you like to receive your letter of donation?*
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.