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2017-2018 Annual Membership

Admission to VAFF screenings is limited to those over 18 years of age holding a valid VAFF membership card.

As a registered non-profit society, the Vancouver Asian Film Festival screens films that have not been reviewed by the B.C. Film Classification Board. Under B.C. law any person wishing to see these unclassified films must be a registered member of the Film Festival Society and be 18 years of age or older. Membership period is valid until May 31, 2018. ($2 – Membership fee)

Unless you are a pass-holder, please carry your membership card with you at all times. You will be required to show your card at every screening you attend. If you cannot produce a valid membership card, we’re afraid we must ask you to purchase another one at that time.

Film Classification Exemption

The Vancouver Asian Film Festival Society is responsible for operating in compliance with the Motion Picture Act and Consumer Protection BC.

To attend a Vancouver Asian Film Festival Society film screening (which may not have been classified by Consumer Protection BC), you must be a Vancouver Asian Film Festival Society 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.

The Vancouver Asian Film Festival Society mandate is the encouragement and appreciation of motion pictures as a medium of art, information or education.

Each year, at its discretion, the Vancouver Asian Film Festival Society may submit a certain number of films to Consumer Protection BC for classification.  Please refer to the individual film program pages for the current-year festival online, or at the festival box office during the current-year festival dates, for the latest classification information.

See the list of VAFF 2017 films classified by Consumer Protection:

VAFF Classification Fee Waiver_2017-10-30a

VAFF Classification Fee Waiver_2017-10-30b


Consumer Protection BC