Film Events FAQ
How much are tickets to the film events?
Film events are free. Donations are appreciated. The only event with an additional charge ($10), is the closing reception/film goer mixer at the Bengal Room in the Empress Hotel.
How do I donate to the VIJFF (a program of the JCCV)?
Where do I order tickets for the film events?
What is included with each film event ticket?
Included with film events is musical entertainment, a small snack (nosh), and the film. Please note, the Friday matinee screening is a special addition and will not include music or the snack.
When do tickets become available to order?
Front-of-line ticket ordering (for VIJFF donors of $150+) starts Tuesday, September 19. General ticketing starts Tuesday, September 26.
Where are the film events happening?
Film events are at the Vic Theatre, 808 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC.
Will tickets be available at the door?
What time do the doors open?
Doors open at 6:30pm for the Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday film events, at 7:15pm for the Saturday film event, at 1:30pm for the Friday matinee, and at 1:oopm for the Family Fun Event.
What is the film event & special event schedule?
Tuesday, October 17 at 6:30pm – America, with music by Georgiy Matviyiv, bandura
Wednesday, October 18 at 6:30pm – Exodus ’91, with music by Dana Sipos Trio
Thursday, October 19 at 6:30pm – March ’68, with music by Elliot Freedman, baritone guitar, Nick Apivor, vibraphone, & Ryan Oliver, alto flute
Friday, October 20 at 2:00pm – Special Event – Farewell Mr. Haffman
Saturday, October 21 at 7:15pm – Where Life Begins, with music by Cascadia Strings, violin & cello
Sunday, October 22 at 1:00pm – Special Event – Family Event featuring the film The Tattooed Torah
Sunday, October 22 at 2:30pm – Matchmaking, with music by Avram McCagherty Trio
Sunday, October 22 at 4:30pm – Special Event – Film Goer Mixer
How does the VIJFF membership work?
The VIJFF is responsible for operating in compliance with the Motion Picture Act and Consumer Protection BC. To attend a film screening (which may not have been classified by Consumer Protection BC), you must be a VIJFF member. Membership is by annual subscription and is limited to persons who are 18 or over. Only members are permitted to be present at the place where a non-classified film is being exhibited. Membership is automatic when you order your first ticket.
How do I become a VIJFF member?
Membership is automatic when you order your first ticket. Memberships are valid for one year.
Virtual Cinema FAQ
How do I access the films?
To access the films, enter the virtual cinema here.
Can I watch the films if I live outside of British Columbia?
Unfortunately not. The 9th annual VIJFF is restricted to BC-region viewers.
How much are tickets to the virtual films?
How do I donate to the VIJFF (a program of the JCCV)?
Do I have to pre-order films?
No, you do not have to pre-order films. If you do choose to pre-order your films you will receive a confirmation as well as a reminder email which you may find helpful. The first time you order a film, you will be asked to set-up an account (either via Facebook or by entering your email address and creating a password). If you have previously set-up an account and have forgotten your password, then simply reset your password. If you require further assistance, contact Deborah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I do a test before the virtual film series begins?
Yes, click here to try the virtual cinema and test your device.
How long do I have to view the films?
After the film becomes available on October 17 you will have until October 22 to start watching via the virtual cinema. Once you begin watching, you will have 24 hours to finish watching.
Can the films be viewed more than one time?
When ordering a film, a donation is requested. How does this work?
Can I rate the film after viewing?
Yes—and we request that you do. At the conclusion of the festival you will receive an email survey where you will have an opportunity to rate your of the film and to provide any additional feedback,
What if I have more questions regarding the virtual cinema?
More information and access to live chat support is available here.
Contact Deborah at email@example.com.
Additional Technology Tips
How to watch the films on your Smart Television using Streaming Devices:
Chromecast – With a Google Chromecast device, you can ‘cast’ directly to your television from any compatible app or device. Chromecast is built into many smart TVs, and also available as additional hardware. You can stream films on Chromecast by ‘casting’ from your smartphone, tablet, or computer on the same Wi-Fi network. For information on using your Chromecast, click here.
Airplay – Screen sharing is available using your Apple Airplay enabled device or Smart TV (most Samsung TVs). Instructions for screen sharing from an Apple device using your Apple TV using Airplay can be found here.
How to watch the films on your television with no Smart TV capabilities:
HDMI Cable – Using a special cable available at many stores, you can connect your computer or mobile device to your television. If you have a laptop or nearby computer with an HDMI port, you can connect it directly to your television, using it as a second or external monitor. Some laptops or computers require special adaptors or dongles to connect to the HDMI cable. The details will depend on your setup. We recommend referencing your television and computer manuals for more information.
Click here to do a test before the festival.