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Festival Tickets & Passes

Welcome to the place to learn all about Festival tickets and passes. Looking for the best way to save money? Multi-ticket Festival Passes will save you money over buying individual tickets, and becoming a member gets you discounted prices on both passes and tickets.

Not sure where to start?

Try our Festival How-To  and Frequently Asked Questions pages if you have more questions.

On sale & redemption dates

Members’ Pre-Sale for tickets: Tuesday, Sept 21 @ 10:00am CT

Pass Redemption for In-Person and Virtual Passes: Thursday, Sept 23 @ 10:00am CT

Films On Sale to General Public: Friday, Sept 24 @ 10:00am CT

Box Office

The AMC Festival Box Office (322 E Illinois St.) will be open during the festival, October 14-24th, one hour before the first showtime until the beginning of the last showtime.

Until then and during the festival, we highly encourage you to purchase in advance online to avoid wait times and contact.

Note: Member Pre-Sales will be done completely online.

Customer/Technical Support

For Ticketing or technical support with stream, contact our support team.

Festival Support: 312.332.3456 (FILM)

techsupport@chicagofilmfestival.com

Festival Customer Support Hours
(Live chat, phone, and email support)

Member Pre-Sale
(Pass Redemption & Ticket Sales):
Sept 21-22, 10am-6pm

Festival Pass Early Redemption:
Sept 23, 10am-6pm

General Ticket Sales:
M-F, Sept 24-Oct 13, 10am-6pm

Festival Hours: Oct 14-24, 10am-8pm

In-Theatre Festival Passes

Plan and save! Festival Passes are the most convenient and least expensive way to see multiple in-person screenings throughout the Festival!

Passport Pass (20 admissions)

$320

Moviegoer Pass (10 admissions)

$180

Member Passes

Cinema/Chicago Members receive special discounts on Festival Passes as well as year-round benefits. Become a member today…

To access member passes, please log in to your Elevent account using the Sign In option in the top menu bar first.

Member Passport Pass (20 admissions)

$260

Member Moviegoer Pass (10 admissions)

$150

Please note: Passes are not valid for Drive-in Screenings, Opening Night, Gala or Special Presentations, Centerpiece, Tributes, Special Events, or Closing Night. Tickets for these screenings and events are available through their individual film or event pages.

Virtual Festival Passes

The most convenient and least expensive way to take in multiple virtual screenings throughout the Festival is a Virtual Festival Pass. Virtual passes allow access to films available to stream on our online platform.

Films will be available to stream in the following states:
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin.

Virtual Passport Pass (20 admissions)

$230

Virtual Moviegoer Pass (10 admissions)

$130

Shorts Pass (Stream all Shorts programs)

$75

Member Virtual Passes

Cinema/Chicago Members receive special discounts on Festival Passes as well as year-round benefits. Become a member today…

To access member passes, please log in to your Elevent account using the Sign In option in the top menu bar first.

Member Virtual Passport Pass (20 admissions)

$200

Member Virtual Moviegoer Pass (10 admissions)

$110

Member Shorts Pass (Stream all Shorts programs)

$60

Please note: Virtual Passes are not valid for Opening Night, Gala or Special Presentations, Centerpiece, Tributes, Special Events, or Closing Night. Tickets for these screenings and events are available through their individual film or event pages.

Questions about redeeming passes?

Learn more on our Festival How-To  and Frequently Asked Questions pages.

Single Tickets

Festival single tickets will go on sale for Memebers on September 21st at 10:00am and the general public on September 24th at 10:00am.

2021 Single In-person Ticket Prices

Screening/Ticket Type Members* General
Regular Screenings $17 $20
Special Presentations $22 $25
Gala Presentations/Centerpiece $25 $30
Opening Night / Closing Night $35 $40
After Dark (10pm and later) $15 $15
Matinee (M-F, before 5pm) $13 $13
Student/Senior (in-person sales only) $17 $17

All ticketing fees are included in prices. Panels and special event tickets vary in price. See the event’s webpage for ticketing information.

2021 Single Virtual Ticket Prices

Screening/Ticket Type Members* General
Virtual Screenings / Streaming
$12 $15

All ticketing fees are included in prices. Panels and special event tickets vary in price. See the event’s webpage for ticketing information.

Where To Buy Single Tickets

Festival Website

Buy tickets online on individual film and screening page. Explore now:

Film & Events List

*Member Pricing

Cinema/Chicago Members receive special discounts on Festival Passes and Single Tickets, as well as year-round benefits. Become a member today…

I’m a member! How do I get my discounted tickets?
To receive your exclusive member discount, log in to your Elevant account with your email address during checkout. Learn more…

Questions?

Learn more on our Festival How-To  and Frequently Asked Questions pages.

Drive-In Tickets

The Festival’s Drive-in is located at ChiTown Movies, 2343 S Throop St, Chicago, IL 60608. Learn more about festival drive-in screenings.

2021 Drive-In Ticket Prices

Screening/Ticket Type Members* General
All Screenings
$45 $55

One ticket per car. All ticketing fees are included in prices. NOTE: Tickets must be purchased in advance. No in-person sales done at the Drive-in. Maximum 6 per car.

Where To Buy Drive-In Tickets

Festival Website

Buy tickets online on individual film and screening page. Explore now:

Drive-In Screenings List

*Member Pricing

Cinema/Chicago Members receive special discounts on Festival Passes and Single Tickets, as well as year-round benefits. Become a member today…

I’m a member! How do I get my discounted tickets?
To receive your exclusive member discount, log in to your Elevant account with your email address during checkout. Learn more…

Health and Safety Protocols

Full vaccination or negative COVID-19 PCR test result is required to attend the Chicago International Film Festival. Full vaccination means you have received a second dose of an authorized two-dose vaccine, or a single-dose vaccine, approved for full or emergency use from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or World Health Organization (WHO), at least 14 days prior to the date of the event. As an alternative to proof of vaccination, you may gain entry by presenting a negative PCR COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of the event.

Vaccination policies and testing protocols will also extend to Festival staff, volunteers, and filmmakers.

Learn more about Festival safety protocols…