AFI DOCS 2019 Passes

AFI DOCS 2019 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 — as well as enjoy the AFI DOCS Forum and connect with filmmakers and other passholders at the AFI DOCS Festival Hub.

Want more out of your AFI DOCS experience? AFI Two-Star members and above receive 10% off festival passes and discounts on screening tickets. All members receive advance ticket access before the general public. To become an AFI member or learn more about all the benefits of an AFI membership, click here.
PRIORITY PASS $275
Enjoy the festival as a VIP
10% off for AFI Two-Star members and above
  • Priority admission to all screenings and special programs
  • Invitation for two (2) to Opening Night Gala (RSVP required)
  • Priority access to the AFI DOCS Festival Hub, AFI DOCS Forum, happy hours and evening receptions
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FILM PASS $150
A great value for film lovers who want to see as many screenings as possible
10% off for AFI Two-Star members and above
  • Admission to all screenings and special programs (excluding Opening Night)
  • Access to the AFI DOCS Forum
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INDUSTRY PASS $150
Industry Passes are available to qualifying individuals from film-related fields (distributors, film educators, filmmakers, etc.)
10% off for AFI Two-Star members and above
  • Admission to all screenings and special programs (excluding Opening Night)
  • Priority access to the AFI DOCS Festival Hub, AFI DOCS Forum, happy hours and evening receptions
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FORUM PASS $50
Get the full AFI DOCS Forum experience on a budget
10% off for AFI Two-Star members and above
  • Admission to the AFI DOCS Forum
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THE FINE PRINT

  • 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 theater 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 AFI membership must be made available upon request.
  • Festival passes will be available for pickup at the AFI DOCS Festival Hub 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.

For questions and information about passes and ticketing contact [email protected].