Welcome to the 18th Vancouver Latin American Film Festival, our first-ever hybrid festival! 

Between August 27-September 6, you will be able to watch all films online through the Cinesend watch portal. Films are geo-blocked to Canada, which means you will need to be in Canada to watch the film. Once you start the film, you will have 72 hours to watch it. 

We will also be hosting seven in-person events at The Cinematheque on Aug 28, 29, 30 and Sept 2, 3, 4, 5. 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.

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

VIRTUAL ACCESS FESTIVAL PASSES – The easiest way to enjoy the festival!!

Access to all virtual events of the 18th Vancouver Latin American Film Festival from August 27 – September 6, 2020. Includes live stream Q&As and VLAFF Festival-Only Membership (for details on the Annual Membership, please see below).

Earlybird Virtual Pass: $50 (available from August 1 – 15 only)
Regular Virtual Pass: $65 (from August 15 onwards)

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


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

Elevent processing fees apply.

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

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 45-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!!


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