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Ticket Info

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Online tickets are available now! Visit each film page to purchase tickets.

Save money by purchasing a Festival 6-Pack of ticket vouchers or All-Festival pass, or get an automatic discount by purchasing 10 or more tickets to the same screening. Questions about group tickets? Contact cynthia@pacarts.org.

The UltraStar Mission Valley box office will begin SDAFF sales on October 28. Walk-up tickets for programs at non-UltraStar locations are available at that venue’s box office one hour before showtime.

Non-Member Prices:

General Admission: $12
Opening, Centerpiece, Closing Films: $15
Opening/Closing Night Films + After Party (Nov. 5): $20
Student/Senior/Military: $10 at the door only
Festival 6-pack: $60
All Festival Pass: $250

Pac Arts Member Prices:

General Admission: $9
Opening, Centerpiece, Closing Films: $12
Opening/Closing Night Films + After Party (Nov. 5): $17
All Festival Pass: $150

Group Tickets (minimum 10):

$9 (general admission), $12 (opening/centerpiece/closing)

Free Programs:

Free tickets must be claimed at the theater’s box office on a first-come, first-served basis.

    • Free films at 4: all films at 4pm on weekdays of the festival are free
    • SHORTS FOR SHORTIES! (Nov. 5): free for kids 12 and under
    • REEL VOICES (Nov. 6)
    • All screenings at UCSD Calit2 Atkinson Hall Auditorium are free for UCSD students, faculty, and staff
    • SONITA (Nov. 7): free for Pac Arts Members only

Refund Policy

No refunds for unused tickets, 6-pack vouchers, or all-festival passes. Exchanges are only available when a program is oversold.

Sold-Out Screenings and Rush Lines

When a program is listed as Sold-Out, there is a very good chance seats will be available through a “rush line” at the theater. Rush lines take place outside the theater as early as 30 minutes before the show. We will start selling all open seats 15 minutes before showtime on a first-come, first-served basis to those waiting in the “rush line.”