Tickets, Passes, Memberships
Find the right ticket for you, whether you’re playing it safe with a single ticket or going all in to see as many films as possible in the Festival’s 11 days.
Scotiabank Super Pass
The Scotiabank Super Pass gives you access to all films & galas and entry to select events and parties. The Pass also includes your membership (no need to buy a separate membership card) and grants you front-of-line privileges. Best of all, Scotiabank will match all pass sales up to $5,000 with a gift to Out On Screen.
How it Works
Passholders must collect a screening slip before each screening to gain admission (slips are available 30-45 minutes before each screening at the film’s Passholder Table). A generous allotment of tickets is reserved for Passholders; however, seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Passes are non-transferable.
Photo ID is required.
Where to Buy
Online — Buy pass. Tickets for individual films and events can be purchased via the Films or Events pages, or our Schedule page. All Scotiabank Super Passes purchased online prior to July 20 will be mailed out.
In person — From July 5, at Scotiabank, Robson Street Branch (1205 Robson Street at Bute, Vancouver)
Mon to Wed: 9:30am to 5pm | Thu-Fri: 9:30am to 6pm | Sat: 9:30am to 4pm
Passes bought in branch are available at Early Bird pricing ($140) while quantities last.
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. A membership must be purchased separately for each person attending a screening.
Youth Six Pack
17 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.
Discounted tickets are available for students, seniors and underemployed patrons (no ID required). Memberships are only discounted for youth (17 yrs & under).
Where to Buy
Tickets for every screening and event are available on our film and event listings pages, as well as our schedule page.
You can book online up to 1 hour before the screening. Save time and select ‘Electronic’ delivery at checkout to get your tickets delivered to your mobile device (you may opt to print your tickets or just show your tickets on your phone to be scanned in).
Thanks to our friends at Elevent, our new online home for ticketing allows us to offer a more user-friendly buying process, electronic ticketing and ticket scanning at the door to serve you better.
+ Little Sister’s
1238 Davie Street | Jul 12-31 & Aug 6-8 | 9am-11pm | Wheelchair accessible | Cash or debit | Service charges apply
+ Black Dog Video
1470 Commercial Drive | Jul 12-Aug 8 | 12pm-11pm | Wheelchair accessible | Service charges apply
+ At the door
For that day and venue only | Cash or credit card only | Subject to availability
Venue box office opens 45 minutes prior to the first screening of the day.
Don’t forget to purchase a membership for each person attending the Festival. Memberships can be purchased online or at the door at our Membership Table.
To see any films presented at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival, you must become a member of The Vancouver Out On Screen Film and Video Society (Out On Screen) as the Festival presents films in compliance with the Motion Picture Act and Consumer Protection BC.
Revenue generated by memberships supports the Vancouver Queer Film Festival and Out In Schools. By purchasing a membership, you’re making an investment in Out On Screen, and demonstrating support of our mission to illuminate, celebrate and advance queer lives through film, education, and dialogue.
Each person attending a screening must have a valid membership. Memberships must be presented at the door.
How to Buy
Your membership may be purchased online or at the Membership Table prior to your first screening.
Adult (voting) membership is available to anyone 18 or over at a cost of $5. As a voting member you can attend our AGM in June each year. Photo ID may be required.
A Youth (non-voting) membership is available to anyone 17 or under, at a cost of $2. This membership tier allows minors to attend youth-rated screenings only.
- Vancouver Out On Screen Film and Video Society is responsible for operating in compliance with the Motion Picture Act and Consumer Protection BC.
To attend a Vancouver Out On Screen Film and Video Society film screening (which may not have been classified by Consumer Protection BC), you must be a Vancouver Out On Screen Film and Video Society member.
- Adult membership is by annual subscription and is limited to persons who are 18 years of age or over. If you lose your membership card, you must purchase a new membership.
- Only adult members are permitted to be present at the place where a non-classified film is being exhibited.
- If you have a Scotiabank Super Pass (limited to 19+), your membership is included with your pass, and there’s no need to buy a separate membership.
- Vancouver Out On Screen Film and Video Society’s mandate is the encouragement and appreciation of motion pictures as a medium of art, information or education.
The Fine Print.
- Electronic tickets
Skip the Will Call line and get your tickets delivered to your mobile device or print your tickets from home.
- Will call
Online orders are available for pick-up at the venue. Bring your ID and arrive 30-45 minutes before the screening time.
- Services taxes and charges
Any third-party ticketing fees, credit card merchant fees, and GST will be added to your order total. We try and ensure that fees are kept to a minimum.
- Hope line (rush tickets)
Don’t despair! There’s always hope! For every show that is sold out, there is a Hope Line. Arrive at the screening early, join the Hope Line, and any tickets we have remaining will be released for sale to folks waiting in the Hope Line right before showtime.
The best way to prevent missing a screening is to buy your tickets early!
- Refunds & exchanges
We do not offer refunds or exchanges unless a screening is cancelled due to technical problems.
- Watching more than one screening
Relax, get comfy and socialize. If you have your ticket to the next screening, keep your seat and wait for us to verify your ticket or screening slip. Take this time to make new friends, visit the concession stand or have a quick nap. Note: in rare circumstances we may need to do some on-screen tests and will need you to temporarily leave the auditorium.
- Scheduling changes
Latest screening changes and ticketing news are regularly added on our website. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep up to date too!
- Lost & found
Lost something at the Festival? All items found by our staff and volunteers are handed to the venue for safekeeping at the end of each night. Please contact the venues directly for information on how to claim lost property.
If you encounter any problems buying tickets through our online ticketing widgets, use the Elevent help window (blue box/icon in the lower right of your screen) to speak with an agent. If you need other ticketing help, give us a call 778.875.8363. Or email us.