How to Buy Tickets

Festival Passes

All films are in English or have English subtitles.


$150 [Early Bird Price through 9/30]  Reg. $175 | $150 Seniors & Students

The All-Access pass—our best value—gives you full access to all festival screenings, plus Opening Night, the UW Symposium, Centerpiece, and Closing Night. ($400 value)


$80 [Early Bird Price through 9/30]  Reg. $100 | $80 Seniors & Students

The Weekend 1 pass gives you access to all events from Oct. 6 through Oct. 10, including the Opening Night Gala and the Symposium. ($200 value)


$80 [Early Bird Price through 9/30] Reg. $100 | $80  Seniors & Students

The Weekend 2 pass gives you access to all events from Oct. 11 through Oct. 15, including Centerpiece and Closing Night. ($200 value)

Individual Program Ticket Sales


Opening Night Gala
$50 Regular | $40 SAM Member Price

Film Screenings
$12 Regular | $10 Student/Senior (with ID)
$10 Early Bird (through 9/30)
Screening fee may vary.

Centerpiece Screening & Reception
$25 Regular
$20 Early Bird

Closing Night (Screening+ Awards Ceremony)
$25 Regular | $20 Student/Senior (with ID) and Early Bird (through 9/30)

Panels are FREE to attend.



  • No reserved seating is available. Seating is first come, first served.
  • Films will start on time.
  • Seating for Full Access and Weekend 1 or 2 Pass holders will be held until 15 minutes before each program, after which it will be released.
  • Children aged 12 and under may attend events and screenings for FREE but please be advised that some content may not be suitable for young viewers.
  • Tickets are non-refundable.

Online Ticket Sales:

  • Advance purchase is available on the Schedule Page until 11:45 PM the night before respective showtimes.
  • Early Bird pricing is in effect for passes and individual event tickets through September 30th.
  • Tickets purchased online will be available at the venue’s Will Call.
  • Please print your proof of purchase or have it available on mobile phone in order to collect your tickets.
  • Student pricing is available for all programs. Please bring your Student ID, in addition to proof of purchase, to collect your tickets.

Box Office Sales: Tickets for each program will be available onsite at the ticket counter on the day of screenings based on availability.