Passes

AFI DOCS 2016 passes are the best way to enjoy all of the incredible films and programs the festival has to offer. We offer a variety of passes that allow festivalgoers the opportunity to jump from screening to screening with ease (no individual tickets required), enjoy the festival's Filmmaker Forum and connect with filmmakers and other passholders at the DOCS Lounge.

Early bird pricing for AFI DOCS passes is available to the public for a limited time only — now through May 8, 2016. AFI members at the Two-Star level and higher as well as AFI Conservatory alumni will continue to receive pass discounts through the festival. Click here to become an AFI member.

PRIORITY PASS
$450: early bird and AFI Two-Star members and up & AFI Conservatory Alumni
($500 after May 8)

Enjoy the festival as a VIP

  • Priority admission for all screenings
  • Invitation for two (2) to Opening Night (RSVP Required)
  • Access to the DOCS Lounge, Filmmaker Forum programming, happy hours and evening receptions


FILM PASS
$180: early bird and AFI Two-Star members and up & AFI Conservatory Alumni
($200 after May 8)

A great value for film lovers who want to see as many screenings as possible

  • Admission to all regular screenings


INDUSTRY PASS
$225: early bird and AFI Two-Star members and up & AFI Conservatory Alumni
($250 after May 8)

Industry Passes are available to qualifying individuals from film-related fields
(distributors, film educators, filmmakers, etc)

  • Admission to all regular screenings
  • Access to the DOCS Lounge, Filmmaker Forum programming, happy hours and evening receptions
  • Industry Passes require the submission of an application. Click here to apply. Upon approval, you will be notified with information on how to proceed with purchasing a pass.

Important Information:

  • Passholders are allowed entrance into the theater only up to 15 minutes before showtime or until passholder allotment is reached. Early arrival at screenings is recommended, as passes do not guarantee seating.
  • Passes cannot be refunded or exchanged.
  • Each pass allows entry for one (1) person to any regular AFI DOCS screening.
  • Priority admission is offered exclusively to Priority passholders. No other pass or ticket provides priority seating so please arrive early.
  • You must be 21 or older to attend an event where alcohol is served.
  • Proof of identification and membership must be made available upon request.
  • Festival passes will be available for pickup at our downtown Washington, DC box office and the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, MD. You will be contacted shortly after your purchase with further details about how to collect your AFI DOCS pass.

Box Office and DOCS Lounge
DAC Building
421 7th St. NW
Washington, DC 20004

AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center
8633 Colesville Rd.
Silver Spring, MD 20910

For questions and information about passes and ticketing contact ticketing@afidocs.com.