Media Accreditation

VAFF welcomes accredited media to attend and cover the festival. VAFF grants limited complimentary accreditation, in the form of a Media Pass to journalists from established broadcast, print or online media.

Please complete the Media Accreditation Form  of the Media Pass Request by October 31, 2019. An approval notice for your Media Pass will be sent to you by email during the week of November 4, 2019 before the festival.

Assigned passes are not transferable, and are valid for:

  • All Festival screenings and Gala, and After-Parties

  • The VAFF Industry Panels and Special Presentation Events

Due to limited space and high demand, we only offer media credentials to journalists who are providing strategic or substantial coverage before and during the Festival. Interested journalists must submit their interest and details of coverage, to be considered. 1 Media Pass per Media Outlet/Program will be provided, unless prior arrangement is made.

Media Passes will be available for pick up from 5 pm November 7, 2019 at the VAFF 2019 Festival Box Office – Media area in the lobby of the Cineplex Odeon International Village, 88 West Pender St, Vancouver, during the following dates/times:

  • Thur, Nov 7 | 5:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Fri, Nov 8 | 5:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Sat, Nov 9 | 2:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Sun, Nov 10| 4:00pm – 8:00pm

VAFF reserves the right to request links, clippings and/or proof of broadcast before, during and following the festival.

Reception, Gala, and Party Invitations for Media

Due to space limitations, we may not able to invite all accredited media to these special events. Special event invitations are issued at the discretion of the VAFF media office and the Special Events committee. A limited number of special event tickets are available for public purchase.

Email Updates

In addition to media releases, we send email updates to media before and during the festival. If you wish to receive these emails, please make sure we have your current email address.

Media Inquiries

For all MEDIA INQUIRIES, please contact VAFF at:

For all general festival inquiries, please contact VAFF at: