VLAFF is responsible for operating in compliance with the Motion Picture Act and Consumer Protection BC.

As a registered not-for-profit 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.

The annual membership fee is $2. Please carry your membership card with you at all times, as you will be required to show it at all VLAFF screenings, including special screenings throughout the year. The membership card is valid until July 31, 2017.

Your 2016 membership card can be purchased at the venue Box Office or online here.

Consumer Protection BC

Festival Tickets

General Admission Tickets
Matinee (before 5pm): $10
Evening (5pm and later): $12

Discounts for Seniors (65+) & Students (18+ with valid ID)
Matinee (before 5pm): $8
Evening (5pm and later): $10

New for 2016! Discount for Non-Profit Arts Employees (with ID or business card)
Matinee (before 5pm): $8
Evening (5pm and later): $10

Youth Screenings (under 18 years): $8
(visit for the list of films rated for youth admittance)

Special Event Tickets
Opening Night Film: $15 (includes membership)
Opening Night Film & Party at The Charles Bar: $25
Closing Night Film: $15
Closing Night Film & Reception: $20

Free Screenings: Saturday, August 27 |  SFU Woodward’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
Admission is on a first-come, first-seated basis. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each event.
$2 VLAFF membership required.

Available for purchase:

  • online at
  • before the festival at the VLAFF Ticket Outlet in the Woodward’s Atrium (see below for dates)
  • during the festival at The Cinematheque (August 26 onwards).

6-Ticket Pack: $60 (general); $55 (students/seniors/arts employees) SOLD OUT!!
Purchase a booklet containing six ticket vouchers that are valid for any regularly priced screening, subject to ticket availability. Ticket vouchers must be exchanged for hard copy tickets in advance at a Ticket Outlet or prior to the screening at the venue Box Office. 

6-Ticket Packs ordered online will be available for pick-up at the Will Call table at The Cinematheque (August 26 onwards). Please check the schedule as opening times vary.

New for 2016! Earlybird Festival Super Pass: $100 (available online from August 5 – 15 only)

Festival Super Pass: $125
The Festival Super Pass includes access for one to all VLAFF screenings. When possible, passholders will be admitted into the cinema ahead of the Ticketholder line. The pass does not include access to receptions or parties.

Passholders must arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the screening time to claim an entrance ticket from the Box Office. A Festival Pass does not guarantee seating to sold-out shows if the passholder arrives beyond the cut-off time. Passholders must carry a valid 2016 VLAFF membership card (included in the price of the pass).

Festival Super Passes ordered online will be available for pick-up at the Will Call table on Opening Night or at The Cinematheque (August 26 onwards).

Online Ticket Sales:
Beginning Wednesday, August 10, 2016.

We are thrilled to welcome once again WannaWatch.It as our online ticketing partner. Order tickets right from your smartphone up until 4 hours before show time at:!

Ticket orders placed online will be available for pick-up at the Will Call table at the venue starting 30 minutes before the screening.

We accept VISA, MasterCard and American Express. $2.50 processing fee per order.

Advance Ticket Outlets
Open: Wednesday, August 17, 2016.
(Purchase tickets, passes and 6-packs in person by cash or credit card. Exchange 6-pack and volunteer vouchers.)

Pre-Festival Advance Ticket Outlet
Woodward’s Atrium, 111 West Hastings St (between Cambie and Abbott)
August 17 – 24 (weekdays only): 2pm – 6pm
August 25: 12pm – 4pm

Festival Advance Ticket Outlet
The Cinematheque, 1131 Howe St (between Helmcken and Davie)
August 26 – September 3 (daily)
Weekdays: 5pm – 9pm
Weekends: 1pm – 9pm

Tickets at the Door
Subject to availability, day-of-show tickets may be purchased throughout the day at the Box Office where the film is screening, beginning 30 minutes prior to the first screening of the day. Please check the schedule as opening times vary.

Sold Out Shows | Rush Tickets
If advance tickets for a film are sold out, rush tickets may be available at the door. Any unclaimed seats will be released just prior to screening time to those in the Rush Ticket Line. Please note: you must be standing in the line in order to purchase a ticket and there is a limit of one rush ticket per person. To speed entry, cash is appreciated.

Will Call
Will Call opens at the venue 30 minutes prior to the first screening of the day. Please arrive in advance to allow time to pick up your order. You must present your confirmation letter and photo ID in order to pick up your tickets.



The Cinematheque (CIN)
1131 Howe Street (between Helmcken and Davie)

Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, SFU Woodward’s (GCA)
Djavad Mowafaghian Theatre and World Art Centre, 3rd Floor
149 West Hastings Street (between Cambie and Abbott)

Vancity Theatre (VCT)
1181 Seymour Street (between Helmcken and Davie)

Museum of Anthropology (MOA)
6393 NW Marine Drive, UBC Campus

The Charles Bar (CHA)
136 West Cordova (between Cambie and Abbott)

Douglas College (DOUG)
Concourse Level
700 Royal Avenue, New Westminster (two blocks from New Westminster Skytrain)

VLAFF Office
420 – 111 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC, V6B 1H4 Canada