Media Information

For information and assistance, contact the VFMF publicist:
Gwen Kallio


For Media Accreditation to get access to the festival for coverage, please review the information below before applying so you are familiar with what to expect. After you've read the info, please fill out the official application form below.

Your request will be considered, and you will be notified prior to the festival if your application has been accepted. Full details on the policies and procedures regarding festival coverage will be provided to accredited media after all applications have been received and assessed.

UPDATED DEADLINE: Monday, July 9 at noon.

Please read the following before filling out the application.

  1. Media Accreditation is for working members of the media on assignment who require access to the festival to cover and report on the festival. Each member on your requested coverage team must be listed and all roles specified. Personal blogs, websites, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube pages or photographers seeking to build their portfolios are not considered working media unless by special exception.
  2. If your application is approved, you will receive complete check-in and on-site details. Accreditation is not transferable without festival approval.
  3. Accredited media gain access to the festival by checking in at Media Will Call located at the Main Gate at Jericho Beach Park. The Media Committee, located in the Media Tent on-site, are there to assist media with setting up interviews, accessing the Main Stage pit for photos, and provide other media services.
  4. Media accreditation gives media access into the festival public areas only. Photographers on assignment also get access to the pit in front of main stage by signing in at the Media Tent. Backstage access is not included with Media Accreditation.

Please contact with any other press inquiries. Please do not contact us with questions regarding the status of your application. We will be back in touch as soon as possible.

Media Application Form

Make sure all fields are filled in correctly – fields with an * are mandatory. You will receive a success message once the form has been properly filled out and sent. If you have trouble, please try again, sometimes it takes more than once attempt.

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Click HERE to access media photos for 2018 artists

Click HERE for images of the festival site 

NOTE: both high and low resolution images are provided, indicated by HR (high resolution) and LR (low resolution) in the file names



VFMF18 Update Media Release June 22