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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

During the festival, 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.


Tickets for festival films will go on sale soon.

On Sale Dates

Members’ Pre-Sale for tickets Monday, September 23 @ 10:00am
Pass Redemption Thursday, September 26 @ 10:00am
Films on sale to the General Public Friday, September 27 @ 10:00am


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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