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The Chicago International Film Festival offers festival-goers conveniently bundled ticket packages. Please view ticketing options below, or visit our FAQ page for more information. We offer two kinds of passes:

Moviegoer Pass

10 admissions (Members: $110, Non-members: $140)

Passport Pass

20 admissions (Members: $205, Non-members: $265)

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

Redeeming Festival Passes Online

To redeem your passes for individual film screenings:

  1. Navigate to the screening you wish to attend in our Full Schedule or Film Listings
  2. Select your seats (if available) and Delivery Option
  3. Proceed to Payment
  4. Click on “Redeem Benefits” to apply Festival Pass
  5. Enter email address OR your patron ID to locate the account and enter your name
  6. Select the # of tickets you’d like to redeem and click “Apply Benefits”
  7. Fill out the required information and complete your order

You can also view this instructional video for more information on redeeming festival passes.


Individual film tickets are available from the following outlets:

Festival Website

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

Full film list

Film  & event schedule

AMC Box Office

In person at AMC River East 21, 322 E Illinois St, Chicago IL 60611

Sept 21 – Oct 10:
Monday-Thursday, 4pm-8pm
Friday-Sunday: 12pm-8pm

Oct 11 – 21:
open one hour before start of first screening of the day until the start of the last screening of the day

Festival Hotline

By phone at 312-332-FILM (3456)

Monday-Friday 10am-6pm
Saturday-Sunday: CLOSED

Ticket Prices

Festival Members and students and seniors (with valid ID): $12*; Non-members: $15*

Showings through 5pm, Monday through Friday: $8*

Showings after 10pm every day: $10*

Members: $17*, Non-members: $20*

* plus applicable service charge

Rush Tickets

Visit the RUSH COUNTER at the AMC River East 21 30 minutes before show time. You will receive a numbered card. If seats become available 10 minutes before the film begins, you may exchange your card for your ticket. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, and rush ticket seating may be the least desirable and available seats may not be next to each other. General screening rush tickets are $15; Special Presentation rush tickets are $20. CASH ONLY

Important Notes

Payment required at the time of the reservation. Our box office accepts cash (in person only), Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. No personal checks. No refunds or exchanges unless film is canceled. All programs are subject to change. ALL TICKETS AND PASSES ARE SUBJECT TO ADDITIONAL SERVICE CHARGES.


Cinema/Chicago members come from all walks of life and have one very important thin in common: the love of film. Become a member and experience the best in independent and popular film with year-round benefits, plus early access to Festival tickets and events.

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