The Mandate of the Pacific Cinémathèque Pacifique Society is:
- To provide public access to films which have made a significant contribution to the history and/or current practice of cinema locally, regionally, nationally and internationally through screenings and curated programming.
- To fulfill an educational role in British Columbia and Vancouver through:
a) Maintenance of an up-to-date library for members and researchers;
b) Maintenance of a moving image archive housing works by western Canadian independent producers and works reflecting regional social, political and cultural concerns;
c) Provision of educational programming and provincial film tours
d) Provision of information on programming through brochures and publications.
- To promote and encourage film and filmmakers at all levels of programming.
- To co-programme with arts, multicultural and special interest groups in Vancouver, British Columbia, and Canada in the interest of community service and the advancement of cinema.