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2018-2019 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, 2019. ($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.

Membership Benefits

  • Coffee/Tea Break – receive 20 % off any order at Blenz Coffee at International Village, 603 Abbott Street, Vancouver, BC (kitty-corner across Keefer and Abbott Streets from the International Village Mall / VAFF screening venue) Valid from November 1 to 4, 2018.
  • Lunch & Dinner – receive 15 % off any order at Thai Town, 2nd Floor International Village Mall, 88 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC (down the escalator and straight through the food court from the VAFF screening venue, Cineplex Odeon International Village, 3rd Floor, International Village Mall) Valid from November 1 to  4, 2018.
  • Lunch & Dinner – receive 15 % off any order at any order at Black Lounge, 526 Abbott St Vancouver BC Valid from November 1 to 4, 2018.

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 2018 films classified by Consumer Protection: Coming Soon!


Members Consent

VAFF will be taking photos during its events and that these photos may be published on our website and other promotional materials. Anyone who objects to use of their image(s) in these photographs should notify VAFF at the time of the photo taking. VAFF will consider the absence of any such objections as their deemed consent to the taking and publishing of these photos on VAFF’s website and other promotional materials without any consideration.