Passes

AFI DOCS 2017 passes are the best way to enjoy all of the incredible films and programs the festival has to offer. We provide a variety of passes that allow festivalgoers the opportunity to jump from screening to screening with ease (no individual tickets required), enjoy the AFI DOCS Forum and connect with filmmakers and other passholders at the AFI DOCS Festival Hub.

PRIORITY PASS
Enjoy the festival as a VIP
$500
$450 (AFI Two-Star members and up)

  • Priority admission for all screenings and special programs
  • Invitation for two (2) to Opening Night (RSVP Required)
  • Priority access to the AFI DOCS Festival Hub, AFI DOCS Forum programming, happy hours and evening receptions


FILM PASS
A great value for film lovers who want to see as many screenings as possible
$200
$180 (AFI Two-Star members and up)

  • Admission to all screenings and special programs (excluding Opening Night)
  • Access to AFI DOCS Forum programming.


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

$250
$225 (AFI Two-Star members and up)

  • Admission to all screenings and special programs (excluding Opening Night)
  • Priority access to the AFI DOCS Festival Hub, AFI DOCS Forum programming, happy hours and evening receptions
  • Industry Passes require the submission of an application. Upon approval, you will be notified with information on how to proceed with purchasing a pass. Applications close June 13.


FORUM PASS
Get the full AFI DOCS Forum experience on a budget
$50
$25 AFI Two-Star members and up and students w/ valid ID

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Important Information:

  • Seating Policy: Passholders must be in line no later than 15 minutes before the scheduled showtime. Early arrival at screenings is recommended, as passes do not guarantee seating. Once the theatre begins seating, Priority passholders will be admitted first followed by all other pass types and ticket holders. Unclaimed seats will be sold to the standby line 10 minutes prior to scheduled showtime.
  • 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.
  • 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 the DOCS Lounge in Downtown Washington, DC 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.

AFI DOCS Festival Hub
The District Architecture Center
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 [email protected].


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