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Ticket & Pass Info
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.
Advance tickets go on sale beginning Monday, January 26.
Online: Daily, 24 hours
Walk-up: Daily, 12–6pm, January 26–February 22 in person at the Advance Ticket Outlet in the lobby of the Portland Art Museum’s Mark Building, 1119 SW Park Avenue.
Phone: Daily, 12–6pm, January 26–February 22, 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 prior to showtime.
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.
Even if advance tickets are no longer available, rush tickets are 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.
An allotment of seats is reserved at every screening for passholders. Passholders are guaranteed admission until 10 minutes prior to showtime or until the passholder allotment has been reached. Early arrival is recommended; although exceedingly rare in occurrence, passholders 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! LEARN MORE.
Please be aware that a voucher may not be used at a theater for admission. It must be redeemed—in person at the Advance Ticket Outlet—for a specific film screening 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 vouchers at your earliest convenience.
We appreciate your assistance in helping to 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 Festival etiquette.
The Festival is committed to accommodating audience members with disabilities. We allow early seating for persons with disabilities when logistically possible. Please make yourself known to the theater house manager for assistance. Most venues* are wheelchair accessible and have wheelchair-accessible restrooms. The Whitsell Auditorium and Regal Fox Tower offer hearing assistance devices.
*Unfortunately, due to the historical construction of the Roseway and Moreland theaters, these venues are not equipped with wheelchair-accessible restrooms.
The 10-Minute Rule
Seats for advance ticket and passholders 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 the screenings start 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 arrivals after showtime or for missed screenings.
Each screening is a separate admission. Theaters are 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 understanding.
Non-Festival Tickets and Passes
Film Center scrip and comps, Portland Art Museum passes, and Regal, student, and other regular passes or discount admission tickets are not valid during the Festival.
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 refund or exchange.
All films are screened in their original languages with English subtitles unless otherwise noted.