54th San Francisco International Film Festival 21 April - 5 May 2011



Regular Programs
General Admission.............. $13
Senior/Student/Disabled...... $12
Member................................ $11

Ticket prices for Big Nights, Live & Onstage, Tributes and other special programs may vary. If you require wheelchair seating, notify the ticket office when placing an order. Valid ID required to receive discounts.


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Tickets FAQ


During the Festival
The box office opens one hour prior to the first screening of the day.

In person:
Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
New People Cinema
April 22–May 5

Castro Theatre
Pacific Film Archive Theater
Day-of show only, cash only, no vouchers


CineVoucher 10-pack
$100 members, $120 general
Limit two per person

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A CineVoucher 10-pack is the most flexible way to see films at the Festival at a discount. CineVoucher 10-Packs are valid for regularly priced Festival screenings. General public can purchase up to two CineVoucher 10-packs. A CineVoucher does not grant access to films; it must be redeemed for a ticket based upon availability. CineVoucher 10-Packs may be applied to one film, a few films or ten films. CineVouchers cannot be redeemed in person at the Castro or Pacific Film Archive theaters; they must be redeemed online or in person at the Sundance Kabuki or New People cinemas before the screening. Member CineVouchers expire one year from date of purchase and can be used for any regularly priced SFFS festival screening. Nonmember CineVouchers expire at the end of the Festival. CineVoucher eligibility is subject to change at any time.

Members only, limited availability

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Can’t get enough SFIFF? A CineVisa is the ultimate way for SFFS members to experience every moment of the Festival. This pass grants single admission to all Festival screenings and programs excluding the Opening and Closing Night film and party, film-and-music events at the Castro, the Midnight Awards and Film Society Awards Night. This pass allows priority entry to the theater from the priority seating line. CineVisa is non-transferable and must remain with the bearer for the duration of the screening. The Festival has the right to revoke a CineVisa if any of these rules is not observed. Additional rules may apply; see back of badge or inquire at the box office for details.


Rush Policy
Last-minute tickets—rush tickets—may be available just before showtime when advance tickets have sold out. A rush line will form outside the venue usually 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 line. Rush tickets will only be sold to those actually waiting in line. No discounts, cash only. Rush tickets are not available at the Pacific Film Archive Theater.

Arrive Early
Ticket and pass holders must arrive 15 minutes prior to show time to guarantee admission. Ticket or pass holders arriving less than 15 minutes prior to the show time 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 turned away after this time.

Patrons must exit the theater after every screening. Patrons with tickets to another film in the same theater (or in another theater) must return to the ticket holder line, located outside the venue. Priority entry is available only for CineVisa holders and Film Society members with Gold Cards. CineVisa holder and Gold Card holders must exit the theater and return to the priority seating line.

Member discounts apply to members of the San Francisco Film Society and Pacific Film Archive whose memberships are valid through May 31, 2011.

Senior discount applies to persons aged 62 and older. Students must be enrolled full-time and must present a valid ID at the time of the order. Disabled persons must present valid ID at the time of ordering as proof of eligibility. Senior, student and disabled discounts apply to one ticket per person per screening, and may only be purchased in-person.

The Fine Print
All orders are final. No refunds, exchanges, substitutions, or replacements will be issued. Each order, except in-person, is charged a nonrefundable processing fee of $1.50 per ticket. There is no additional fee for CineVouchers, CineVisas and the Festival Premier Package. This fee is waived for Memberships at the Film Director level and above. There is no fee when redeeming CineVouchers or buying memberships. Members can purchase up to two tickets per event at the member price; dual members can purchase up to four tickets per event at the member price. Members at the Film Director level and above have no cap on the number of tickets they can purchase at the member price. SFFS is not responsible for lost, stolen, forgotten or damaged tickets, passes, vouchers or any item misdirected by the post office. If you sometimes experience delivery problems, choose Will Call. Must be at least 21 years old to attend Opening Night, Closing Night and Centerpiece parties and Midnight Awards. Proof of age is required at the door. Liquor laws require patrons under 21 to sit in the orchestra section for all shows in House One at the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas.