Win a Getaway to the Victoria Film Festival

Comments 166 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The 23rd annual Victoria Film Festival (“VFF”) invites you to bring your eyeballs to theatre screens around BC’s capital city to celebrate feature films and enjoy cinematic events February 3-12, 2017.

Victoria Film Festival

The Victoria Film Festival is Vancouver Island’s largest and longest-running film festival. Celebrating 23 years, VFF screens over 100 films over 10 days, with a selection of films from local, Canadian and international filmmakers, the Festival offers a variety of films for every taste.

Special Programs include Canadian Wave, French Canadian Wave, Indigenous, Asian and World Perspective, the Festival brings the world to Victoria.

Passes Now on Sale

Passes and tickets are on sale now:

  • Film Pass $149 + tax
    Admits holder to regular screenings (excluding the Opening Gala and special event films).
  • Gold Pass $279 + tax
    Admits holder to regular screenings, Opening Gala, two single night admissions for the VIP lounge, and a pass with a lanyard.
  • SpringBoard Film Forum Pass $59 + tax
    Admits holder to all springboard events.
  • Sidney Pass $109 + tax
    Admits holder to all regular screenings in Sidney. Cannot be used for any screenings in Victoria.


Win a Victoria Film Festival Getaway

Thanks to VFF, one lucky Miss604 winner can get whisked you away from Vancouver to Victoria in style for the film festival on Valentine’s Day weekend. The prize includes:

Films showing on February 11th during the winner’s stay: Roommates Wanted, Thanks, Boss!, Theatre of Life (Sold Out), Searchers, Fiddlesticks, The Happy Film, The Hollow Child, Old Stone, and The Salesman (Oscar Nominated).

Here’s how you can enter to win:

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VFF annually assembles an impressive and entertaining selection of feature films, acclaimed filmmakers and cinematic arts events to fête the greatest story telling medium of all time. Follow along on Facebook and Twitter for the latest festival updates.

I will draw one contest winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. Prize cannot be exchanged for other dates and must be used the weekend of February 11 & 12, 2017.

Update The winner is Sara!

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166 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. KirstenWednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 1:05pm PST

    I always assumed the film festivals were in the summer! What a nice winter pick-me-up. 🙂 Really awesome of VFF to offer this prize.

  2. ShannonWednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 1:10pm PST

    Extraordinary Prize /Trip

  3. SCOTTWednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 1:11pm PST

    This would be awesome!

  4. Alice H.Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 1:21pm PST

    Fantastic contest!

  5. GraceWednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 1:23pm PST

    Love the Vic Film Fest!

  6. nickyWednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 1:29pm PST


  7. CathyWednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 1:29pm PST

    Love to go! Didn’t know Victoria had a film. Festival. Cool!

  8. JasonWednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 1:30pm PST

    Would love to go! I haven’t been to Victoria in a while

  9. MaryWednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 1:33pm PST

    This would be an amazing getaway!

  10. LMSWednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 1:33pm PST

    I love movies! This is a great prize!!!

  11. Bonnie RWednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 1:41pm PST

    What an amazing prize package! 🙂

  12. Jen V.Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 1:46pm PST

    Would love to go to a film festival in beautiful Victoria!

  13. Janet Y.J. KongWednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 1:49pm PST

    Would love to visit Victoria again and watch some films while I’m at it!

  14. HayleyWednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 1:51pm PST


  15. Lucie BooWednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 1:58pm PST

    Very cool! I can’t remember the last I went to Victoria (20 years ago?). I’d love to visit again.

  16. Mary AnneWednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 2:08pm PST

    I would love to win this.

  17. DoraWednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 2:16pm PST

    What an awesome prize!!

  18. Juliana LimaWednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 2:24pm PST

    Yes please please please!!!!!

  19. Lisa GWednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 2:26pm PST

    Awesome getaway weekend thanks for the chance to win!!

  20. Marisa. PWednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 2:30pm PST

    This would be a really great prize. Wow.

  21. Heidi ClarksonWednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 2:32pm PST

    Sounds wonderful!!

  22. Lindsay MarshWednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 2:35pm PST

    Would love to take my partner on Harbour Air for her first time! And we both love films but have never had the chance to attend this festival. Thanks!

  23. Kathryn PoulinWednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 2:36pm PST

    Would love to win!

  24. Emily HannahWednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 2:38pm PST

    Love Victoria! Love films!

  25. LindsayWednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 2:42pm PST

    What a great package! I’d love a last minute getaway!

  26. Anna LamWednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 2:43pm PST

    This sounds like an awesome trip. I love film.

  27. DianeWednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 2:52pm PST

    This would be a fun getaway!

  28. NimoulWednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 2:57pm PST

    This sounds awesome!

  29. kristyWednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 2:59pm PST

    Would love to go to Vic for the film fest!

  30. janWednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 3:13pm PST

    WOW – Thanks VFF

  31. Alison RolstonWednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 3:34pm PST

    This would be so amazing! Harbour Air flight, film festival… AHhh, sounds perfect

  32. Tina T.Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 3:43pm PST

    nice prize

  33. AnitaWednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 3:47pm PST

    I love film and would love to visit Victoria. Also I haven’t had any kind of vacation since 2008.

  34. ShirleyWednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 3:51pm PST

    What a wonderful prize!

  35. Amanda CWednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 3:54pm PST

    Thank you for the wonderful contests!

  36. SaraWednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 3:57pm PST

    I’m a huge movie lover and haven’t been to Victoria since I was a kid! This would be a great opportunity to go again! 🙂

  37. SeanWednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 4:01pm PST

    Great prize!

  38. SharonWednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 4:03pm PST

    This would be an amazing way to enjoy the Victoria Film Festival.

  39. ChristelleWednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 4:08pm PST

    This would be terrific!

  40. IsabelWednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 4:23pm PST

    Would be so grateful for such a magical gift!

  41. AngelaWednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 4:31pm PST

    Would LOVE to go to the island!

  42. KellyWednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 4:44pm PST

    Awesome prize give away!?

  43. JacqWednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 5:00pm PST

    How fun! Fly there! Float! Dinner! Films! ?

  44. PaulineWednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 5:13pm PST

    Only this week while at Vancouver Harbour I told my bestie that one thing I would so LOVE to do was a flight on a Harbour Air to Victoria….combined with the VIFF this is on my bucket list

  45. MaryanneWednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 5:14pm PST

    What a fun getaway!

  46. Britt senkoWednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 5:21pm PST

    So needed.

  47. Alana ParkWednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 5:37pm PST


  48. Liz ashfordWednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 6:01pm PST

    What a fabulous weekend that would be!

  49. JenWednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 6:40pm PST

    This would be an amazing weekend getaway! Thanks for the chance ?

  50. JeremyWednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 6:41pm PST

    Being a huge fan of film fests, this would be a fantastic trip!

  51. Don McQueenWednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 7:03pm PST

    A great opportunity to see some great films

  52. Katie borrettWednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 8:31pm PST

    Would love to surprise my guy with this prize

  53. AmandaWednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 9:18pm PST

    Would love to take my husband on a fabulous weekend getaway! ?

  54. Mousemouse604Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 9:24pm PST

    Would love to go on a trip to Victoria!

  55. AnnWednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 9:40pm PST

    Flight, float, flat, food & film = fantastic

  56. DonnaWednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 9:50pm PST

    Great staycation prize. And I’ve been dying to try 10 Acres!

  57. Christina KosiancicWednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 9:55pm PST

    What an incredible Giveaway! I’d ?to getaway to watch a film, float away my stress & enjoy a Delish dinner & live it up Miss604 style?

  58. Erin SterlingWednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 10:03pm PST

    Love VFF!! Hope I can win me some tix!

  59. Donna SWednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 10:10pm PST

    Great prize package! Fingers crossed!

  60. Melissa BlackWednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 10:22pm PST

    I would love to win this just for the Film Festival 🙂 Sounds so fun1

  61. TracyWednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 10:41pm PST

    Would love a weekend getaway like this!

  62. Ron SmithWednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 11:48pm PST

    Nice weekend away!

  63. PepperThursday, January 26th, 2017 — 12:34am PST

    I would love to win this for my birthday (February 4th)/anniversary(February 14th(9 years)).
    Sounds like so much fun!

  64. Arnold JuanThursday, January 26th, 2017 — 3:58am PST

    Excited for the Victoria Film Fest!

  65. JanetThursday, January 26th, 2017 — 5:41am PST

    Would love to attend the Victoria film festival!

  66. PatriciaThursday, January 26th, 2017 — 6:48am PST

    Would love to win this wonderful package! Can I please??!!!! 🙂

  67. DaneThursday, January 26th, 2017 — 6:51am PST

    We love our Victoria getaways and going by plane is even better! Have only been to their film fest once so this would be great!!

  68. MelissaThursday, January 26th, 2017 — 7:13am PST

    Would love to get away for a weekend with my husband! Victoria is so romantic.

  69. CliffThursday, January 26th, 2017 — 7:53am PST

    Cool, didn’t even realize Victoria had a film festival

  70. BrendaThursday, January 26th, 2017 — 7:54am PST

    Sounds like a fun weekend getaway

  71. adamThursday, January 26th, 2017 — 8:09am PST

    would love this!

  72. Ariel CThursday, January 26th, 2017 — 8:11am PST

    would love to win this!

  73. SimonThursday, January 26th, 2017 — 8:34am PST

    I thought 2 floats at the float house meant 2 rides in a float plane! Cool.

  74. Erin WThursday, January 26th, 2017 — 8:40am PST

    This would be such a fun way to explore Victoria!

  75. RinoThursday, January 26th, 2017 — 9:57am PST

    This would be an amazing way to enjoy the Victoria Film Festival.

  76. TaniaThursday, January 26th, 2017 — 9:58am PST

    Would love to attend the Victoria film festival!

  77. RhettThursday, January 26th, 2017 — 11:22am PST

    Yes, please!!!

  78. Marla HalperinThursday, January 26th, 2017 — 11:56am PST

    Can’t wait!

  79. Peter Quin-ConroyThursday, January 26th, 2017 — 12:27pm PST

    Great festival, would love to attend again. And to do it in style

  80. KahliaThursday, January 26th, 2017 — 12:31pm PST

    I miss Victoria! Sweet prize ?

  81. RachelThursday, January 26th, 2017 — 1:01pm PST

    Would love to check out the movies at VFF!!

  82. Jason BThursday, January 26th, 2017 — 1:49pm PST

    Victoria and film festival great combo.

  83. SharaThursday, January 26th, 2017 — 2:45pm PST

    Awesome! I’d love to attend. I just called to cancel my landline and tv service, but they talked me into keeping tv basics and one theme pack….the one I couldn’t part with had IFC and the Sundance channels 🙂

  84. MagThursday, January 26th, 2017 — 3:00pm PST

    Thanks for the contest.

  85. FarzanaThursday, January 26th, 2017 — 3:49pm PST

    Thanks for the chance to win. A good pick-me up in one of the most depressing months of the year 🙂

  86. JenThursday, January 26th, 2017 — 4:01pm PST

    A Seperation was so good. I’d love a chance to see The Salesman. Great director.

  87. ElizabethThursday, January 26th, 2017 — 5:34pm PST

    Cool! My partner and I didn’t make it film festivals last year and it was something we’ve enjoyed each year in Vancouver. This would be a great way to start the year as I’ve never been to a Victoria film festival.

  88. AndreaThursday, January 26th, 2017 — 7:15pm PST

    I love the film fest!

  89. JeffThursday, January 26th, 2017 — 8:39pm PST

    Great contest!

  90. Samantha ReevesThursday, January 26th, 2017 — 9:25pm PST

    Wow, this sounds so cool! Plus it would be an amazing weekend getaway 2 year anniversary with my BF.

  91. AngelaThursday, January 26th, 2017 — 9:41pm PST

    This would be amazing!!

  92. Angela GriffinThursday, January 26th, 2017 — 9:43pm PST

    This would be a great trip!

  93. daneThursday, January 26th, 2017 — 10:15pm PST

    Amazing package

  94. TonyThursday, January 26th, 2017 — 11:31pm PST

    Would be a great trip to check out VIFF

  95. Janet ChanThursday, January 26th, 2017 — 11:36pm PST

    Never been to the VFF…Would be great to check it out!

  96. LeahFriday, January 27th, 2017 — 6:28am PST

    Would love to see Roommates Wanted or Thanks, Boss!

  97. MattFriday, January 27th, 2017 — 9:18am PST

    This is a great prize!

  98. Lewis MFriday, January 27th, 2017 — 10:07am PST

    Great prize. I would love to go! Thanks

  99. KathleenFriday, January 27th, 2017 — 11:31am PST

    Holy! This would be such an enriching but restorative getaway.

  100. TammyFriday, January 27th, 2017 — 11:49am PST

    I would love to attend

  101. LindsayFriday, January 27th, 2017 — 12:05pm PST

    yes please!!

  102. valerieFriday, January 27th, 2017 — 12:40pm PST

    I had a dream I flew to Victoria just the other night!!

  103. WesFriday, January 27th, 2017 — 12:47pm PST

    This would be such a good mini-vacation! My wife and I love to float too! You couldn’t have fashioned a better contest for us! 🙂

  104. GurvinderFriday, January 27th, 2017 — 2:23pm PST

    Great Trip!

  105. JeanneFriday, January 27th, 2017 — 3:28pm PST

    Sounds like a fantastic trip to Victoria

  106. RaihanFriday, January 27th, 2017 — 6:07pm PST

    I would love to take my wife on a weekend getaway! ?

  107. AmyFriday, January 27th, 2017 — 6:49pm PST

    This is a wonderful weekend getaway with a chance to enjoy some films!

  108. Cindy SFriday, January 27th, 2017 — 7:39pm PST

    Sounds like a fun weekend’

  109. LindaFriday, January 27th, 2017 — 11:01pm PST

    Film and food? And in Victoria? Sounds like the best weekend ever!

  110. KellySaturday, January 28th, 2017 — 6:25am PST

    Everything about this trip sounds perfect!

  111. TiffanySaturday, January 28th, 2017 — 8:47am PST

    I’ve never been to a film festival before and would love to experience one!

  112. Heather JensenSaturday, January 28th, 2017 — 9:52am PST

    This would be an amazing experience! And Victoria is so beautiful anytime of year!!

  113. Siobhan S.Saturday, January 28th, 2017 — 10:09am PST

    Sounds lovely! Thanks for another great contest!

  114. RonSaturday, January 28th, 2017 — 10:57am PST

    Sounds like an amazing weekend!

  115. MeganSaturday, January 28th, 2017 — 12:40pm PST

    A weekend away for the film festival in Victoria would be a wonderful winter getaway.

  116. Elyse GouletSaturday, January 28th, 2017 — 12:52pm PST

    What an incredible prize pack!!!

  117. EileenSaturday, January 28th, 2017 — 9:29pm PST

    This is amazing!

  118. TamaraSaturday, January 28th, 2017 — 9:46pm PST

    Sounds amazing!

  119. Edith JohnstonSunday, January 29th, 2017 — 7:16am PST

    This would be fantastic! Thanks for the opportunity.

  120. Cindy KSunday, January 29th, 2017 — 12:19pm PST

    Sounds amazing!

  121. StephanieSunday, January 29th, 2017 — 2:31pm PST

    This sounds like such a great mini getaway! I’d love to be able to go 🙂

  122. simonSunday, January 29th, 2017 — 3:38pm PST

    This sounds amazing! Would love to go to this.

  123. christinaSunday, January 29th, 2017 — 3:38pm PST

    Would love to check this out!

  124. PaulineSunday, January 29th, 2017 — 10:37pm PST

    Have always dreamed of taking a flight on Harbour Air…..floating is on my list of activities to try…..and am a real movie/film buff, so this would be the “Ultimate Valentines Weekend” in my books.

  125. Bob BMonday, January 30th, 2017 — 5:59am PST

    This would be a fun trip and film festivals always have something new and unique.

  126. wenMonday, January 30th, 2017 — 11:44am PST

    Would be an awesome film trip to the island. Thanks.

  127. KristyMonday, January 30th, 2017 — 11:55am PST

    The VFF would be a great mid-winter getaway!

  128. VesnaMonday, January 30th, 2017 — 1:36pm PST

    Would love to see this…and take my daughter who is studying on the island!

  129. Michelle WMonday, January 30th, 2017 — 1:41pm PST

    What a great getaway! I would love to go!

  130. LesterMonday, January 30th, 2017 — 2:26pm PST

    This would be a nice getaway. I haven’t been to Victoria yet!

  131. JLMonday, January 30th, 2017 — 2:45pm PST

    This trip looks awesome!

  132. Barb WMonday, January 30th, 2017 — 2:58pm PST

    This would be amazing!

  133. Calvin F.Monday, January 30th, 2017 — 3:36pm PST

    Never been to a film festival, this would be a fantastic opportunity.

  134. Shelley ButcherMonday, January 30th, 2017 — 5:45pm PST

    What a fantastic prize!Good luck everyone! Thank you VFF!!!!?

  135. Jeff SMonday, January 30th, 2017 — 5:50pm PST

    Awesome trip away!

  136. StephanieMonday, January 30th, 2017 — 7:06pm PST

    I’d love to go!!!

  137. KerriMonday, January 30th, 2017 — 9:09pm PST

    This would be the perfect way to be inspired to start creating my own films!

  138. Megan HMonday, January 30th, 2017 — 9:29pm PST

    wow this would be amazing

  139. Tricia HopeMonday, January 30th, 2017 — 9:44pm PST

    Love the type of films you get see through these festivals.

  140. Dave ShifflettMonday, January 30th, 2017 — 10:35pm PST

    This would be an exciting travel package to win, especially at the last minute.

  141. DanaTuesday, January 31st, 2017 — 6:36am PST

    Hop aboard, lift the wheels cuz here I come little island!!!!

  142. sonyaTuesday, January 31st, 2017 — 7:16am PST

    This would be an amazing opportunity. so much fun!!

  143. Morgan StewartTuesday, January 31st, 2017 — 9:16am PST

    This is such an amazing prize, I would love the attend the film festival and explore Victoria!

  144. Darren SummersbyTuesday, January 31st, 2017 — 9:24am PST

    Being a film student it would be fantastic to attend this film festival and get to explore Victoria!

  145. KimTuesday, January 31st, 2017 — 9:37am PST

    This sounds amazing! Always wanted to take harbour air!

  146. RosiTuesday, January 31st, 2017 — 10:16am PST

    This film festival sound great! I’d love to attend

  147. Edith RennesTuesday, January 31st, 2017 — 11:12am PST

    My grandson is visiting me in White Rock. He’s from Vernon and this is his first trip away from home. I know he would love to spend some time in Victoria and see life on the Island. What a special win this would be!!!!

  148. Stephanie LaPlanteTuesday, January 31st, 2017 — 11:21am PST

    This would be a wonderful getaway. This festival sounds like so much fun!

  149. Stephanie LaPlanteTuesday, January 31st, 2017 — 11:22am PST

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  151. Amie HacheTuesday, January 31st, 2017 — 11:51am PST


  152. AndrewTuesday, January 31st, 2017 — 12:49pm PST

    What an excellent prize!

  153. anita Kyber gonzalvesTuesday, January 31st, 2017 — 12:52pm PST

    A nice time to unwind and watch some movies in Victoria – never been there this way i will get to see Victoria as well

  154. anita gonzalvesTuesday, January 31st, 2017 — 12:53pm PST

    Looking fwd to some Victoria time ..

  155. Mary WarnerTuesday, January 31st, 2017 — 1:13pm PST

    Wow. This is an amazing prize. Just in time to shake off winter.

  156. Sara LimaTuesday, January 31st, 2017 — 3:01pm PST

    This looks GREAT! I’ve never been to the Victoria Film Fest.

  157. CarolTuesday, January 31st, 2017 — 3:19pm PST

    Looks like a lot of fun.

  158. Krysta dTuesday, January 31st, 2017 — 7:26pm PST

    What an amazing giveaway! This would be the best Valentines Day ever:)

  159. JoeTuesday, January 31st, 2017 — 9:28pm PST

    Great prize….great Victoria…!

  160. DonaldTuesday, January 31st, 2017 — 10:53pm PST

    A plane ride to Victoria, what a great prize! A movie too, even better! ??

  161. sandra pinkWednesday, February 1st, 2017 — 8:25am PST

    a wondrous event hosted in a majestic, jewel of a city!!! A magnificent prize!!!

  162. Shayna GoldbergWednesday, February 1st, 2017 — 12:16pm PST

    Never been to Victoria, this would be an amazing trip! I love movies!

  163. KarenWednesday, February 1st, 2017 — 8:43pm PST

    Would love to win this contest….Harbour Air is awesome and so is Victoria!!!!

  164. rob kweiThursday, February 2nd, 2017 — 12:30pm PST

    I would love to win!

  165. Karen MFriday, February 3rd, 2017 — 11:48am PST

    Me! Me! I want to win. What a great prize. Fingers crossed.

  166. Tammy HThursday, February 16th, 2017 — 10:27am PST

    Love it!!

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