Welcome to the 20th Anniversary of the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival!

From August 25 – September 4 we will present a full in-person festival in Vancouver, as well as a selection of films available for viewing online from across Canada.

FESTIVAL SUPERPASS | Limited quantities available

Enjoy access to all the festival screenings and events, and alternate between watching at home or in the cinema.

Save $30!!! Earlybird SuperPass (available July 1 – 31): $110

Festival SuperPass (available August 1 onwards): $140

Student Pass: $90 (for students 18 years and older. You will be asked to show ID when you pick up the pass).

Access for one to all online and in-person events during the 20th Vancouver Latin American Film Festival from August 25 – September 4, 2022. When possible, passholders will be admitted into the cinema ahead of the ticket-holder lineup. Includes parties, Q&As, and filmmaker talks. Available in Canada only.

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

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.

Festival Pass includes 2022 VLAFF Membership.

We accept VISA, MasterCard, and American Express. Elevent processing fees apply.

IN-PERSON TICKETS | On sale on Tuesday, August 2

Available for purchase at

Single Tickets

General Admission: $13
Discount: $11  – Seniors (65+), Students (18+ with valid ID), Arts Workers & Limited income film lovers

Youth (under 18 years): $8 (visit for the list of films Rated for Youth)

Special Event Tickets

Opening Night Film: $15
Opening Night Film & Party at the FOX Cabaret: $25
Opening Night Party only: $20 (available at the door, subject to capacity)
Closing Night Film: $15
Closing Night Film & Party: $25

Seating at the venues is on a first-come, first served basis. All attendees are still recommended 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.

VIRTUAL SCREENING TICKETS | Available for viewing from within Canada only

Between August 25 – September 4, you will be able to watch a selection of films online through the CineSend screening portal. Films are geo-blocked to Canada. Once you click PLAY on the film, you will have 72 hours to watch it.  

Single: $7
Household (more than one person): $10

Elevent processing fees apply. 

MIX ‘N’ MATCH TICKET PACKS | Order and redeem online!!

Valid for tickets to both online and in-person screenings. Ticket packs must be redeemed online for specific films in advance of the screenings you wish to see. It’s even easier than it sounds… just purchase the ticket pack online and then log in again to your Elevent account to select the screenings you’d like to attend. You do not have to select all the tickets at the same time.

6-Pack: $65
10-Pack: $85


Purchase individual tickets and ticket packs by cash or credit card at The Cinematheque during the festival. (Festival Passes are only available for purchase online.) Note: We are not able to accept payment via Debit cards.

The Cinematheque, 1131 Howe St (between Helmcken and Davie)

Festival Box Office Hours: Starting August 26

Monday – Friday: 6pm – 9pm
Saturday-Sunday: 3pm – 9pm


Subject to availability, day-of-show tickets may be purchased throughout the day at the Venue Box Office, 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.




Friday, Aug 26 at 5PM | The Cinematheque

Mujer en papel: Memorias inconclusas de Rita Macedo – Book presentation by Cecilia Fuentes

FREE with Festival Membership ($2)

Monday, Aug 29 at 6PM | The Cinematheque

A Cop Movie – Special Guest: Mónica del Carmen

Live Stream Q&As with filmmakers
Keep an eye on the daily festival newsletter and on the film pages for the links to the live stream Q&As with guest directors (which will usually take place the following day after the Cinematheque screening, schedule TBA). Recordings will also be available on the VLAFF Facebook page and YouTube channel.


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 digital 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.

Basic Festival Membership: $2 – Available for purchase during the festival season from Aug 1-Sept 4. The basic membership is valid until July 31, 2023.

Annual Membership: $10 –  Available for purchase year-round. Includes the Festival Brochure mailed to your home. Valid for one year from date of purchase.

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

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The Cinematheque (CIN)

1131 Howe Street (between Helmcken and Davie)

Before arriving, please check out The Cinematheque’s current Health & Safety protocols. All attendees are still recommended to wear masks when inside the lobby and cinema, if they are able to do so safely.

SFU Woodward’s (SFUW)

Djavad Mowafaghian Theatre (3rd Floor) and World Art Centre (2nd Floor)

149 West Hastings Street (between Cambie and Abbott)

The FOX Cabaret (FOX)

2321 Main Street (between East 7th and East 8th Ave)


Box Office Information

General Festival Information
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Mailing address:
Suite 420 – 111 Hastings Street West, Vancouver, BC, V6B 1H4 Canada