Greater Vancouver International Film Festival Society

Other Names: Viff, Vancity Theatre

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The Greater Vancouver International Film Festival Society (“Society”) is a not-for-profit cultural society whose mandate is to: 1. Encourage understanding of the world’s cultures through the art of cinema, to foster the art of cinema, to facilitate the meeting in British Columbia of cinema professionals from around the world, and to stimulate the motion picture industry in British Columbia. 2. Operate an annual Vancouver International Film Festival, a public celebration bringing the best in contemporary Canadian and international cinema and retrospective programs to British Columbia. 3. Operate the Vancouver International Film Centre and Vancity Theatre, providing the public and film community with an excellent facility for the appreciation of cinema and related art forms throughout the year.

  • map-point1181 Seymour St, Vancouver BC, V6B3M7

  • map-point(604) 685-0260

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  • map-pointContact person: Ashleigh Withall

  • map-pointCharitable Organization

  • map-pointBusiness Number: 118946821RR0001

  • map-point16 full-time staff


2017 Revenues: $4,650,830

<b>19820</b>: Total cash given to the charity for which tax receipts were issued.
<b>0</b>: Total amount of non-cash gifts (e.g. securities, equipment, buildings, artwork, other in-kind gifts) made to the charity for which tax receipts were issued.
<b>0</b>: Total amount received from other registered charities.
<b>869640</b>: Charities don’t issue tax receipts when a donor can’t be identified or doesn't want one. This category also includes collection boxes.
<b>907582</b>: Total amount received from any level of government in Canada.
<b>2853788</b>: Income that doesn’t fit into other categories, such as sales revenue, interest and investment income, membership fees, etc.

2017 Expenditures: $4,713,755

<b>2918071</b>: Total amount spent on charitable programs. "Programs" cover all charitable activities the organization carries out on its own.
<b>0</b>: Total amount spent on fundraising, including office expenses, overhead, promotion costs, etc.
<b>1795684</b>: Total amount spent on management and administration, including board meetings, accounting, rent, office supplies, etc.
<b>0</b>: Total amount of gifts to qualified organizations. The majority of these donees are registered charities but some other organizations qualify as well.
<b>0</b>: Expenses that don’t fit into another category, including political activities.

Assets, 2017 Year End: $1,070,035

<b>721291</b>: Total cash readily available.
<b>315960</b>: Amounts owed by individuals and organizations.
<b>0</b>: Amounts invested in individuals and organizations
<b>0</b>: Land and buildings at fair market value as well as equipment, vehicles, etc. The figure is net accumulated ammortization.
<b>32784</b>: Assets not falling under one of the other categories.

Liabilities, 2017 Year End: $341,737

<b>160773</b>: Short-term portion of debt obligations such as loans, mortgages, notes, and payments due for goods and services received.
<b>0</b>: Amounts owing to founders, directors/trustees and like officials, non-arm’s length employees or members.
<b>180964</b>: Liabilities not falling under one of the other categories.

Worldwide Locations

Greater Vancouver International Film Festival Society's headquarters is located at 1181 Seymour St, Vancouver BC, V6B3M7.

Breakdown of Programs

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