The VIMFF 2024 will begin in February. We will be hosting in-person events in Vancouver from Friday, February 23 to Sunday, March 3. Our online Festival will run from noon on February 23 (PST) to 11:59pm on Sunday, March 24 (PDT).
We are pre-selling our Online Film Pass for the VIMFF 2024 for a discounted rate until we announce our program for The VIMFF 2024 in late January. The pass will allow you to watch 50+ films online from February 23 to March 24, 2024.
Yes! When you choose and Early Bird Online Film Pass, there is an option to keep the pass for yourself, or gift it to someone else. We will not contact the gift recipient until late January 2024, when we announce the program. At that point, we will send your gift recipient an invitation to join the VIMFF Online Portal, where they can watch the films beginning at noon on February 23.
We are still creating the program for the VIMFF 2024, and will announce the line-up of films and events in late January, 2024. Your pass will grant you access to 50+ films – the entire film lineup at the VIMFF 2024.
No! This pass is available worldwide for anyone to enjoy. Occasionally individual films will have georestrictions and this information will become availalbe once our program is finalized and launched in January, 2024. The majority of films will be available to view from anywhere in the world.
The VIMFF Fall Series 2023 will begin on November 14. We will be hosting in-person events in Vancouver from Tuesday, November 14 to Sunday, November 19. Our online Festival will run from noon on November 14 (PST) to 11:59pm on Sunday, December 10 (PST).
Yes! We are offering both online and in-person programs.
In addition to our in-person events, we will have the full line-up of films available online from noon on Tuesday, November 14 (PST) to 11:59pm on Sunday, December 10 (PST). Tickets will be available to purchase until 11:59pm on Thursday, November 30 (PST).
You can either buy tickets to individual shows or you can purchase an Online Film Pass which will give you access to all 25 films across the 5 online shows. Visit our Online Shows page to see the list of shows and the films included. See below for pricing information for our online shows.
Note: Yamnuska: The Ragged Edge will be available for a limited viewing period of 7 days from noon on Friday, December 1 (PST) to 11:59pm on Thursday, December 7 (PST). This film is also only available to stream in Canada.
Each show is a collection of films. Each show is roughly 1.5 – 2 hours in length can contains between 1-8 different films. For this festival, our shows are offered both in-person and online. The content will differ slightly between the in-person and online shows, as we have presentations and speakers at in-person shows that won’t be available online. Click the links to browse our list of in-person shows and online shows.
Yes! Simply add whichever combination of shows you’d like to see to your cart and check them out in one transaction. If you purchase in-person ticket(s), you’ll be asked in the check-out to provide the information for each attendee, including name and email address. If the ticket is for you or you want to receive all in-person tickets to your email address, you can copy your billing details into the attendee information fields. If you’re purchasing multiple in-person tickets, and want each person in your party to receive their ticket separately, simply fill in their names and email addresses where prompted.
For our in-person offerings, we are offering 6 evening shows, including a Best of Fall Series Show.
For our online shows, we are offering 5 different shows with nearly identical films to our in-person program, minus the Best of Fall Series Show. The films from the in-person Best of Fall Series show can be found in the other online shows.
Please note that Yamnuska: The Ragged Edge will be available for a limited viewing period of 7 days from noon on Friday, December 1 (PST) to 11:59pm on Thursday, December 7 (PST) and is only available in Canada
For the VIMFF 2023 Fall Series, we are offering an Online Film Pass. This pass includes access to all 25* films, which are screened as part of the available shows. The Online Film Pass is $65 (plus applicable taxes + service fees) and will be available for purchase until 11:59pm on November 30 (PST). An early bird discount ($55) is available prior to November 1.
We do not offer passes to see multiple in-person shows, they must be purchased individually.
*Yamnuska: The Ragged Edge will be available for a limited viewing period of 7 days from noon on Friday, December 1 (PST) to 11:59pm on Thursday, December 7 (PST) and is only available in Canada.
We have pricing for Adult and Youth/Senior tickets. See below for prices.
Youth (16 and under): $21
Senior (65+): $21
Early Bird pricing ends at 11:59pm on Tuesday, October 31 (PDT).
Youth (16 and under): $26
Senior (65+): $26
Tickets will be sold right up to the time the event starts. If a show has not sold out, tickets will be available to purchase on the door on a first-come first-served basis. We strongly recommend you purchase your tickets online in advance.
When you get to the checkout, you will be asked for the ‘Attendee Information’ for each ticket you are purchasing. You have two options to fill this section out.
Get 10% off when you add 2 or more different in-person show tickets to your cart. Discount is automatically applied in cart.
We continue to adapt our operations and procedures to accommodate Public Health Orders. As always we will make choices that keep you, our staff and volunteers as safe as possible.
There are currently no BC Public Health Orders that restrict in-person events. To see the latest Public Health Orders head to gov.bc.ca.
The VIMFF Fall Series 2023 Online will be available to view from noon on Tuesday, November 14 (PST) to 11:59pm on Sunday, December 10 (PST). Tickets for The VIMFF 2023 Fall Series Online will be available to purchase until 11:59pm on Thursday, November 30 (PST). Once you’ve purchased your ticket, you’ll be able to access the films via the VIMFF Online Portal at any time during this viewing window.
Individual Show: $15
Festival Pass: $55
*Early Bird pricing ends on October 31.
Individual Show: $18
Festival Pass: $65
All online show sales end at 11:59pm on Thursday, November 30 (PST).
Visit our Online Shows page to see the full list of shows available for purchase.
You have until 11:59pm on Thursday, November 30 (PST) to purchase your tickets to the VIMFF 2023 Fall Series Online. The viewing window for the VIMFF 2023 opens at noon on Tuesday, November 14 and ends at 11:59pm on Sunday, December 10 (PST) except for Yamnuska: The Ragged Edge which is only available to view from December 1 to December 7.
24 of the films are available to stream worldwide.
Yamnuska: The Ragged Edge will be available for a limited viewing period of 7 days from noon on Friday, December 1 (PST) to 11:59pm on Thursday, December 7 (PST). Streaming is limited to Canada only.
Yamnuska: The Ragged Edge will be available for a limited viewing period of 7 days from noon on Friday, December 1 (PST) to 11:59pm on Thursday, December 7 (PST). Streaming is limited to Canada only. All 24 other films have no restrictions.
Tickets for VIMFF In-Person and Online Shows are available to purchase online and when available, as door sales at In-Person Shows. Tickets are first come first serve and regularly do sell out prior to door sales opening the day of an event.
In-Person tickets are not available to purchase at venues prior to shows.
On the checkout page, there is a checkbox to tick to send an Online Pass to someone else. Please add your gift recipient’s name and email in that field. This will ensure that they receive an invitation to join our VIMFF Online Portal where they will be able to watch the films when the Festival Viewing Period begins. A separate email will be sent to them with viewing instructions and will specify who the pass is from by including your full name.
For all in-person tickets, you must provide the recipients name and email address and their ticket will be sent to them directly as well as any show information.
No, we aren’t offering the films for purchase or separate rental at this time.
No. Our license with the filmmakers only stands for the specific viewing period we offer. If you would like to view previous films in our program, we suggest contacting the filmmaker to see where it is available.
We will be using our VIMFF Online Portal to screen films and interactive online events that are part of our shows. Once you purchase your ticket, you’ll be directed to join our VIMFF Online Portal, and this is where you can view films or event during the viewing period of each show. Watch this video for a tutorial on how to watch the films and the features within the VIMFF Online Portal.
Once you’ve setup your account on the VIMFF Online Portal you can view the content within your browser or through our VIMFF Apple TV App.
If you purchase your ticket before the viewing window opens, you will receive a confirmation email with all the instructions you’ll need to set up an account on the VIMFF Online Portal and watch the films/events once the viewing window opens.
This video provides more instructions on setting up your VIMFF Online Portal account.
Step 1: Visit our VIMFF Online Portal and login at: https://watch.vimff.org/
You will be sent an invitation to join the VIMFF Online Portal when you purchase a ticket to a show. Please make sure you follow the directions to set up your account. If you have created an account previously with us, the content will be ready to stream when the viewing window starts with your existing credentials.
Step 2: All the content that is part of the show will be in the VIMFF Online Portal for you to watch. Click on the image of the film you want to view to see more information about it, or click “Watch” to play the film.
Don’t panic! This usually happens after too many incorrect password attempts.
Fill out the form below as we’ll need to manually fix this. We recommend you reset your password, and note the new one down somewhere safe.
You can directly connect your laptop or computer using an HDMI cable, by following these steps:
The VIMFF Online Portal uses technology called DRM (Digital Rights Management) which protects the film content from being illicitly recorded or share.
When the trailer content plays without issue but the film content does not play it can mean:
If using an HDMI cable:
It can be that you have a low quality HDMI cable that does not support HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection). Try an alternative method.
If using a Smart TV browser:
Many browsers built into Smart TVs do not support DRM. Try an alternative method.
If using AirPlay or Chromecast:
Depending on the device, some receiving devices do not support DRM protection. Try an alternative method.
If trying to stream directly in a browser on your device or computer:
You may have an out of date browser. Most browsers updated since 2019 support DRM. If your browser is up to date, it may be your operating system that is not up to date. Try a different browser or device.
In order to watch via the VIMFF Online Portal, you’ll need to have either Windows 7 or later for PC or OSX 12 or later for Mac, and a recent version of whichever browser you’d like to use. If you are having issues with viewing, then please make sure your browser is up to date. To update your browser use the following instructions:
For Chrome or Edge:
You can cast to a 3rd generation or newer Chromecast stick.
To Chromecast from an Android phone or tablet:
To Chromecast from your computer:
You can AirPlay from most browsers if you have an AirPlay compatible TV or streaming box by selecting the AirPlay button in the bottom right-hand side of the player. If the icon doesn’t appear, unfortunately casting is not supported on your device.
All of the prices for tickets on our website are listed in Canadian dollars.
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The VIMFF Summer Fest is a free, family-friendly outdoor event that features award-winning mountain films, live performances, artisan market, food trucks, a beer garden, fun activities and more! The event is being held to celebrate Canadian Multiculturalism Day (June 27).
Yes! This event is free and for all ages. Everyone is welcome. Children and dogs are also welcome in the beer garden.
There will be a a beer garden in front of the stage where there’ll be live performances and screenings of award winning mountain films. There will also be a climbing wall, Tality Sauna, as well as several community and partner tables including Arc’teryx, Parks Canada, Treeline Collective, The Hive climbing gym and more. We will have an artisan market on St Roch dock, and several food trucks too.
The Climb Base5 Outdoor Climbing Wall is located near the Splash Park. This activity is free and for all ages. The only requirement is that you’ll need to have closed shoes to participate, all other equipment is provided.
Cool off with a refreshing beverage in the beer garden and grab some food while you sit back and enjoy mountain films and live performances. There will be beer from RnB Brewing, cider from Windfall Cider, cocktails from Olé. We have plenty of non-alcoholic options available too, including Tality Kombucha, Nonny Beer, coke, ginger ale, tonic, apple juice and more. Children and dogs are welcome, and you’re welcome to bring in food from the food truck, order via a food delivery app or get food from a neighbouring restaurant.
Don’t forget to bring your reusable mug to receive a discount on your drink and help us reduce waste at this event!