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CHILD (12 and under):

GROUP (10 or more; Sunday-Thursday screenings only):   $8



DIRECTOR ($300 annually), PRODUCER ($450 annually), BENEFACTOR ($1,300 annually), and SUSTAINER ($2,500 annually) members:

  FREE admission with valid Silver Screen Club cards


  $30 general; $25 Silver Screen Friend and Portland Art Museum members

PLEASE NOTE: Film Center scrip and comps, Portland Art Museum passes, Regal, student, and other regular passes or discount admission tickets are not valid during the Festival. There is a $3 fee per ticket for Opening Night Film & Party.


Advance tickets go on sale beginning Wednesday, January 30. Tickets are available through one of the following purchase methods:

ONLINE    Daily, 24 hours
WALK-UP   Daily, January 30-February 23, 12-6 p.m. in person at the Advance Ticket Outlet, located in the lobby of the Portland Art Museum's Mark Building, 1119 SW Park Avenue.
PHONE   Daily, January 30-February 23, 12-6 p.m. at 503-276-4310
DAY OF SHOW   On the day of a screening, tickets (if still available) can be purchased at the Advance Ticket Outlet until three hours prior to showtime, then at the specific theater's box office beginning as early as 30 minutes before showtime.
PAYMENT OPTIONS   Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discovery cards are accepted at the Advance Ticket Outlet and online. For day-of-show sales, theater box offices accept cash or check only.
FEES   Online and phone orders have a $1-per-ticket handling fee. Opening Night Film & Party tickets have a $3-per-ticket handling fee for all purchase methods.

Rush Tickets
Just RUSH it! Even if advance tickets are no longer available, rush tickets will be offered at each theater's box office as soon as the number of unoccupied passholder seats has been determined, typically a few minutes before showtime. The rush line may start anywhere from 15 minutes to two hours prior to the screening.


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Festival Passes
An allotment of seats is reserved at every screening for pass holders. Pass holders are guaranteed admission until 10 minutes prior to showtime or until the pass holder allotment has been reached. Early arrival is recommended, and although exceedingly rare in occurrence, pass holders may not always be able to attend a film at their first choice of screening times.

Passes are available exclusively as a benefit of Silver Screen Club membership with the Northwest Film Center at the Director level and above. Get more from your PIFF experience as a member with year-round access to Northwest Film Center screenings. No more waiting in box office lines or keeping track of individual tickets! See the Silver Screen Club page for more information.

Festival Vouchers
Please be aware that this voucher cannot be used at a theater for admission. It must be redeemed in person for a specific film screening at the Festival's Advance Ticket Outlet. Vouchers must be exchanged at least one day in advance of the screening date, and tickets are subject to availability. You'll know it’s a voucher because it says VOUCHER at the top, as well as THIS IS NOT A TICKET. We recommend exchanging your voucher at your earliest convenience.

The 10-Minute Rule
Seats for advance ticket and pass holders are held until 10 minutes before showtime, when any unfilled seats are released to the public. Thus, advance tickets or passes ensure that you will not have to wait in the ticket purchase line but do not guarantee a seat in the case of arrival after the 10-minute window has begun. Your early arrival also helps get screenings started promptly. We appreciate your understanding. Advance ticket holders who arrive within the 10-minute window but are not seated may exchange their tickets for another screening at the Advance Ticket Outlet or obtain a cash refund at the theater. There are no refunds or exchanges for late arrivals or for missed screenings.

Separate Admission
Each screening is a separate admission. Theaters will be cleared between screenings in most cases. Advance ticket holders for a film immediately following the one they are attending will be guaranteed admission to the second film but cannot save a particular seat. You must take your belongings with you. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

Patron Courtesies
We appreciate your assistance in helping us keep the Festival pleasant and fun for all. Our staff and volunteers are on site to assist, and we ask that all audience members observe the following Festival etiquette:

  • All seats are general admission, and seat-saving is not permitted.
  • Please turn off cell phones and other devices during film presentations.
  • Please complete and return your “Audience Awards” ballot to the designated boxes immediately following each screening.
  • While waiting in line, please be considerate of our neighbors and local businesses.
  • Please refrain from smoking near Festival doorways.
  • To expedite theater cleaning (and seating), please discard your waste in the appropriate containers when exiting the theater.
  • Please be aware that many lines are outside of the theaters and dress appropriately.

The Fine Print
All orders are final. There are no refunds or exchanges except as noted. If a screening is canceled, tickets must be returned to the Advance Ticket Outlet within a week of the canceled screening date for a refund or exchange. Processing fees are non-refundable.


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