Festival Tickets + Access
|Children (14 and under)||$8*|
Ticket prices for Big Nights, Live & Onstage, Awards, Tributes, and other Special Events may vary. If you require wheelchair seating, notify the box office when placing an order. Valid ID required to receive discounts.
* Children [14 and under] ticket price is available for these programs:
Shorts 6 Family Films
Shorts 7 Youth Works
Ticket packages are the most flexible way to see Festival films at a discount. These 6-Packs and 10-Packs are added to your online SFFILM account, and can be redeemed for regularly priced, non-rush screenings online or in person at Festival Box Office locations. Vouchers are valid for one year from purchase date and may also be used at designated year-round SFFILM screenings and events.
Please note: the following special event programs are exempt from ticket package and voucher redemption:
Booksmart – April 16, 7:30 PM • Castro
Centerpiece Film: The Farewell – April 18, 7:30 PM • Castro
Claire Denis: Tribute + High Life – April 11, 8:00 PM • Victoria
Closing Night Film: Official Secrets – April 21, 8:00 PM • Castro
Echo in the Canyon – April 20, 8:30 PM • Castro
John C. Reilly: Tribute + The Sisters Brothers – April 12, 7:00 PM • Castro
Laura Dern: Tribute + Trial by Fire – April 14, 3:30 PM • Castro
Laura Linney: Tribute + The Savages – April 11, 6:00 PM • SFMOMA
Photograph – April 14, 12:00 PM • Castro
Q Ball – April 11, 7:00 PM • Castro
Warpaint: Live Score + Films by Maya Deren – April 19, 8:00 PM • Castro
Workshop for Kids: Stop Motion + LAIKA’s Missing Link – April 13, 2:00 PM • FilmHouse
Workshop for Kids: Creative Poetry + Film – April 20, 1:30 PM • FilmHouse
A Cinevisa is the ultimate way for SFFILM members to experience every moment of the San Francisco International Film Festival. Cinevisas grant admission to every public Festival film, party, and program with certain noted exceptions. Flash your Cinevisa to access the Priority Access Line, which allows early admission to every show.
Member | $1500
How to Purchase Tickets
All programs are available for purchase online, browse the calendar.
Prior to the Festival, the Box Office will be open in the YBCA Grand Lobby, April 3–9, 11:00 am–4:00 pm. During the Festival, tickets are available for purchase at all screening venues. See the map for locations and Box Office hours.
Last-minute tickets—known as rush tickets—may become available for purchase just before showtime when advance tickets have sold out. A rush line will form outside the venue, usually starting one hour before showtime. Approximately ten minutes prior to the screening, empty seats are counted and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis to those in the rush line. Rush tickets will only be sold to those actually waiting in line at the time of sale. Rush tickets are not available at BAMPFA.
Members must have a valid SFFILM membership card in hand to receive a discount in the rush line. Please be advised that not all shows at rush will have tickets released.
Day-of Noon Ticket Release
Each day of the Festival, tickets may be released for that day’s rush screenings. Pending availability, tickets may be purchased online or in person at any open Festival Box Office starting at noon. Festival Box Offices open daily one hour before the first screening of each day at each venue. Not all shows will have tickets released, and purchase is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Ticket and pass holders must arrive 15 minutes prior to showtime to guarantee admission. Ticket or pass holders arriving fewer than 15 minutes prior to showtime cannot be guaranteed a seat, even with a ticket or a pass. All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges will be given to ticket or pass holders who arrive late.
The Fine Print
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Call or e-mail our Festival Box Office at (415) 561-5006 or firstname.lastname@example.org for support
Monday-Friday between 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
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