2016 Festival

Thank you to everyone that celebrated, advanced and illuminated queer lives at the 27th Vancouver Queer Film Festival.

The 28th Vancouver Queer Film Festival runs from August 11-21, 2016.  Stay-tuned for ticketing information in June, 2016.


Film Listings

To find our line-up of films, please check out our Film Listings or Schedule page.

Ticket & Pass Prices

Find the right ticket for you, whether you want a single ticket or are committed to seeing as many films as possible in the 11 days of the Festival!

Type Regular Access*
Single & Gala Film Ticket $12 $8
Six Pack $66 $42
Youth Six Pack (24 yrs & under)
*valid for youth-rated films only
$30 $30
Early Bird Scotiabank Super Pass (available soon) $140 $100
Scotiabank Super Pass $165 $135
Adult Membership (18+) $5 $5
Youth Membership (17 & under)
*valid for youth-rated films only
$2 N/A


Advance tickets – you can book online up to 7am on the day of the screening. Save time and select ‘Print From Home’ at checkout  (sorry, we are unable to accept tickets on your mobile device).

Day-of-show – you may purchase tickets in person at the film’s screening venue on the day of the screening (subject to availability).

*Fair ticketing policy – discounted tickets are available for students, seniors and underemployed patrons. Memberships are only discounted for youth (under 18 years).

Where to buy


Online: queerfilmfestival.ca

*NEW* Print your tickets and skip the Will Call line (keep in mind we’re unable to accept tickets on your mobile device).


Advance Ticket Outlets

Advance ticket outlets will be announced soon!


At the Door

If tickets are still available, same-day tickets can be purchased at the venue from 30-45 minutes prior to the first screening of the day.


All tickets are subject to availability, book early to avoid disappointment.

When purchasing tickets online, you may select to either print your tickets from home or collect from the Will Call table on the day of your first screening.  Sorry, we are currently unable to accept tickets on your mobile device.

Gala Film Ticket
Gala film tickets are the same price as a regular single ticket.

A Six Pack is a discounted ticket package valid for six (6) tickets to any standard-priced show, including Galas. Six Pack tickets may be used to purchase multiple tickets for the same screening, or used for six different screenings.
Tickets must be booked online in advance.
Does not include your membership(s).

Youth Six Pack – 24 or under? Grab a Youth Pass and get six (6) tickets for $30! Take yourself to six films, or take five friends to one film; use your six tickets any way you’d like.
Valid only for “Youth Rated” screenings.

The Scotiabank Super Pass gives you access to all films & galas with front-of-line privileges, membership and select parties and events. Ages 19+ only.


Type Regular Discounted*
Scotiabank Super Pass (early bird July 16 – July 24) $140 $100
Scotiabank Super Pass $165 $135

*Discounted Super Passes available for students, seniors, and underemployed patrons (no verification required). 19+

All Scotiabank Super Passes purchased online will be mailed out.

Make it count – Scotiabank will match your purchase with a donation to the Festival.

Where to buy


Scotiabank | Marine & MacGowan Branch
1500 Marine Drive, North Vancouver
Hours: Monday to Friday 9:30am to 4pm (5pm Friday)

How Super Passes Work

  1. As a Passholder you must collect a screening slip 30-45 minutes before your first screening of the day at your screening’s venue.
  2. Passes are non-transferable, ID is required.
  3. A generous allotment of seating is reserved for Passholders and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Vancouver Out On Screen Film and Video Society (Out On Screen) presents films and videos that may not have been classified by Consumer Protection BC’s Classification Office.

  • Out On Screen is responsible for operating in compliance with the Motion Picture Act and Consumer Protection BC.
  • To attend an Out On Screen film screening (which may not have been classified by Consumer Protection BC) you must be an Out On Screen member.
  • Membership is by annual subscription and is limited to persons who are 18 years of age or over.
  • Only members are permitted to be present at the place where a non-classified film is being exhibited.
  • Out On Screen’s mission: illuminating, celebrating and advancing queer lives through film, education and dialogue.

How to buy

Your membership may be purchased online or at the Membership Table prior to your first screening (proof of age required).

Revenue generated by memberships supports the Festival and Out in Schools. By purchasing a membership, you’re making an investment in Out On Screen, and in our communities.

Remember: you must show your membership card at every screening! If you have lost or forgotten your membership card, you’ll need to purchase a new one in order to be allowed into the theatre.

Adult membership

Adult (voting) membership is available to anyone 18 years or over at a cost of $5. As a voting member you can attend our AGM in 2016.

Youth membership

A Youth (non-voting) membership is available to anyone under the age of 18, at a cost of $2. This membership tier only allows minors to attend youth-rated screenings.

Membership Perks

Show your 2015 membership for access to select post-film parties! 19+ only

Your membership is an investment in Out On Screen and in our communities. Thank you!


Consumer Protection BC


Tickets may be purchased online using Visa, MasterCard or PayPal. Tickets purchased in person can only be paid for with cash.


Service Charges

Any third-party ticketing fees will be added to your order total. We try and ensure that fees are kept to a minimum.


Will Call

Ordered tickets online? Will Call opens 30-45 minutes prior to the first screening of the day. Please arrive at least 30 minutes in advance of the screening to collect your tickets. Only the person who purchased the tickets will be permitted to pick up the order. You must present valid photo ID and your credit card. Alternatively you can select to print your tickets from home.


Refund & Exchanges

Sorry, but we do not offer refunds or exchanges unless a screening is cancelled due to technical problems.


Watch Two Screenings in a Row

Relax, get comfy and socialize. If you have your ticket to the next screening, you can stay in your seats. Please do not leave your seats before we have had the opportunity to verify your ticket or screening slip. Note: in rare circumstances we may need to do some on-screen tests and will need you to temporarily leave the auditorium.


‘Sold Out’ Shows + Hope Line (Rush tickets)


Don’t despair! Although advance sales may be closed, there are usually a number of rush tickets available at the door. We are almost always able to accommodate the hope line. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.


Ticketing Updates & Schedule Changes

Latest screening changes and ticketing news are regularly added on our website, through Twitter and Facebook.