The Cinematheque 
1131 Howe Street (between Helmcken and Davie)

We will be presenting seven in-person screenings, which will include a specially curated program of the media arts works of the Latin-Canadian filmmakers Jorge Lozano and Alexandra Gelis, who will be in attendance from Toronto.

In order to follow health protocols and keep the audience safe, each person must have a ticket (no passes). Only 40 tickets will be sold per event and the Cinematheque has blocked off seats in groups of two for safe social distancing. All attendees are requested to wear masks when inside the lobby and cinema, if they are able to do so safely. We strongly encourage you to buy your tickets in advance to reduce interaction at the Box Office.

Before arriving, please check out The Cinematheque’s current Health & Safety protocols.


TICKETS for The Cinematheque (we strongly encourage purchasing in advance)

We accept VISA (sorry no VISA debit!), MasterCard and American Express. Elevent processing fees apply.

Single seat: $15
Single seat discount (seniors, students, arts workers): $13
Two seats together*: $20
*In compliance with COVID-19 prevention protocols, the 155-seat Cinematheque theatre has been reduced to a maximum 43-person capacity. Seating is staggered into two seats together with every other row left empty (please click here for the seating map). Seating will be on a first-come, first served basis. To accommodate as many patrons as possible, we encourage you to purchase your tickets in pairs and sit in groups of two, whenever possible.

Live Stream Q&As
A link to the live stream Q&As with guest directors (which will usually take place the following day, schedule TBA) will be included with your ticket purchase.

Sold Out Screenings
There will not be any last-minute “rush” tickets sold at the door of the theatre. If a screening is sold out, please send an email to and we will add your name to the waiting list and notify you in case of a cancellation. 

As a registered charitable society, the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival screens films that have not been rated by Consumer Protection BC. Under BC law, any person wishing to see these unclassified films must be a member of the VLAFF society and be 18 years of age or older.

This annual membership is valid for all events throughout the year, including the 11-day film festival and all online presentations. Members must be 18 years or older. 

Please carry your membership card or receipt with you at all times, as you will be required to show it at all in-person VLAFF screenings, including special screenings throughout the year.

Annual Membership: $5
The annual membership is valid until July 31, 2021.
Festival Membership: $2
The Festival Membership is valid only from Aug 27 – Sept 6, 2020.

All membership fees go directly to supporting VLAFF programs. Thank you!!