How to Fest

1. Explore First, explore all that is happening during the festival and decide what you want to attend. 2. Decide How To Participate Once you’ve decided what you want to do, you can choose individual tickets, passes to experience more of the festival, or become a member to both support and experience the festival and our year-round programming. Tickets Purchase an individual ticket to the Films, Parties, Panels, and Workshops you want to experience. Browse & Buy Passes Includes access to all films, performances, panels, Opening Night Gala, Lensic Tribute, Special Passholder events, and after-parties. Buy Passes Packages Packages allow you to purchase 6 tickets to general screenings at a reduced rate. Buy Packages Memberships Join or Renew your membership now to apply member benefits today. Join or Renew


Santa Fe International Film Festival will take place October 18th-22nd, 2023

Santa Fe International Film Festival screenings will take place at our partnering theaters—The Lensic, Violet Crown Cinema, Jean Cocteau, New Mexico History Museum, and CCA. SFiFF after-parties will take place at various venues in downtown Santa Fe. Visit Venue Page for addresses. 

Elevent is the ticketing platform for the Santa Fe International Film Festival. When you purchase tickets at, you will receive a confirmation email from Elevent with the subject line: “Order Confirmation # – Santa Fe International Film Festival”. 

SFiFF will announce its festival program in Late September 2023, at which time individual tickets will go on sale in October. Visit to purchase individual tickets.

A ticket gives you access to an individual screening, event, or panel that you have purchased, while a Pass includes access to everything happening during the festival, except the Filmmaker Brunch. Festival passes require ticket reservation 48 hours prior to showtime. 

Absolutely! You can purchase tickets to shows online or at the door, and there will also be several free screenings open to the public. 

Up until the morning of the showing, you can purchase tickets online. After the morning of the show online tickets are no longer available, but you can still get them at the show’s venue, or by calling our Box Office: (505) 397-0138. 
*Prior to the week of the festival, assistance with Festival Passes and tickets can be reached at SFiFF offices: (505) 397-0371.

Sage Hotel’s Community Room
725 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87501
SFiFF’s Box Office is open  Tuesday, 10/17 12pm-5pm

Wednesday- Saturday 10/18-10/22 9:30am-5:00pm 
Sunday 10/22 9:30am-3:00pm

Of course! If you know you want to attend multiple shows, you can purchase package deals online for a discounted price. We offer package of 6 tickets. You must purchase the package first before you can fulfill your tickets. Six packs work for an any general admission show and does not include parties, tributes, Opening, Closing or Centrepiece Film. Six packs allow the maximum of two(2) tickets per show. 

It is recommended for Passholders to arrive up to 10 minutes before showtime with a ticket reservation for seat. Ticket holders should arrive 15 minutes before the screening to join the ticket holder line. Late seating is not accommodated. 

If a passholder did not reserve a ticket they will be placed at the beginning of the waitlist line and receive a seat if space is available. 

If you are a Passholder, bring your pass and reserved ticket.

If you bought a ticket online, you’ll need to bring a physical or digital copy of your ticket QR code. 

Go to the theater 10-20 minutes before showtime, and enter the waitlist.

You can! When you add an item to your cart, it will stay in your cart until you remove it. This way, you can visit both membership and pass pages without losing your progress. Log into your Festival ticketing account (Elevent) (or register for one) and add both items before completing the purchase.

All passes and all reserved tickets must be picked up in person at the SFiFF Box Office on or after October 17th, 2023. 

You will reserve your tickets here prior to screenings here:

No, passes are non-transferable and each pass is for one attendee. 

Yes. SFiFF can revoke your pass without refund if you are disruptive to other guests at any event during the Fest. Any disruption (at our discretion) that is an intentional attempt to interrupt, subvert, or threaten any program can result in immediate and permanent revocation of your pass and pass revocation of anyone else in your party. 

Please double check your film selections listed on your order confirmation email.
If the tickets you’ve purchased are for an in-person screening, check for the venue address, and be sure to arrive 15 minutes before the screening time.
Late seating is not permitted.

Throughout the year, SFiFF merchandise can be purchased via our online merch store. Merchandise will also be available in-person at SFiFF’s Box Office (Sage Hotel Community Room, 725 Cerrillos Rd) throughout the festival.

There are no refunds or exchanges. 

Recording any audio or video in any manner and through any medium is strictly prohibited in all theaters and venues of the Santa Fe International Film Festival and Santa Fe Film Institute. Anyone found to be making any such recording shall be subject to removal from the theater, revocation of any pass allowing entrance to the Fest without refund, confiscation of any equipment and storage media used in the recording and criminal and/or civil prosecution. 

No animals allowed (service/support animals only).

Please be advised that some films shown at Santa Fe International Film Festival are UNRATED and may be considered offensive or inappropriate for some viewers. We encourage anyone under the age of 18 to attend with an adult guardian

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