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Tickets On Sale for SAFF Canada 2023

Tickets for the South African Film Festival Canada are now LIVE! Prepare yourself for a captivating and eclectic selection of films that will challenge, move, and thrill you. If you haven’t already, check out the full 2023 program. This year’s festival will be streaming online across Canada from November 2-12, 2023, with in-person screenings in Vancouver and Toronto on select dates. Click the buttons below to purchase your tickets now!

Online Program

Our online program will be streaming across Canada from November 2-12, and presents a variety of feature films, documentaries, shorts, and bonus content. Browse the available films at and secure your tickets today!

In-Theatre Film Offerings

Browse the festival's in-person events schedule and buy your tickets now.

Rise: The Siya Kolisi Story Vancouver, BC Watch trailer

Thursday, November 2nd: In-person opening gala screening of the film Rise: The Siya Kolisi Story. General admission including only the film screening is also available. What better time to screen this film as South Africa’s inspirational rugby captain once again takes to the field to leads the Springboks to what South Africans everywhere hope will be a consecutive World Cup triumph. Will Siya once again hoist that famous William Webb Ellis Cup? Whether he does or doesn’t, he is already a legend and this is his story.

Measures of Men Vancouver, BC Watch trailer Friday, November 3rd: In-person screening featuring the film Measures of Men.

Category: Woman Vancouver, BC Toronto, ON Watch trailer Friday, November 3rd in Vancouver: In-person event featuring the film Category: Woman followed by an interview with the film director and a Q&A.

Saturday, November 4th in Toronto: In-person reception followed by the screening of Category: Woman, and a live interview with the film director. General admission including only the film screening is also available.

Live in Vancouver and want to attend all three events? In 2023, we are pleased to host three in-person screenings in Vancouver. Instead of purchasing a ticket to only one in-person screening in Vancouver, please note that you can also purchase a pass which provides access to all in-person events at a discounted rate in Vancouver by clicking here. Due to capacity limits, all guests who purchase the Vancouver pass must ensure that after you have purchased your pass, you also need to go and order your tickets to your chosen events. This will register you for that event and ensure we don’t exceed capacity. Steps:

  1. First, make sure you are logged into your Eventive account (using the email you used to purchase the pass) so that your pass will then be applied to your ticket orders.

  2. Go to the event you plan to attend

  3. Click on “Order Now” to obtain your ticket

  4. Repeat for each event you will be attending

For the first time since COVID we are also pleased to be able to also host an in-person screening in Toronto. We are looking forward to seeing you there again!

Education without Borders

All proceeds of the South African Film Festival (SAFF) Canada support Education without Borders, a non-profit organization that funds educational programs for at-risk children in South Africa, and Indigenous youth projects in Canada. Donate.

Questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions on SAFFCANADA.CA/FAQ



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