Attend > Tickets and Packages

Attending AFI DOCS isn't your normal day at the multiplex. In order for us to best accommodate as many of our attendees as possible, here is key information you need to know before buying your tickets:

  • If you are not in your seat 15 minutes before the show, we may sell it to another guest from the standby line.
  • There are no refunds, exchanges or swaps.
  • Shows are never really "sold out." If the allotment of advance sale tickets is exhausted, we move the film into standby ticketing mode. Then 15 minutes before the show starts, we will sell any unoccupied seats to people waiting in the standby line for that screening.
  • All tickets are $13.00. There is a $1.00 advance sale discount for AFI members at the 2-Star level and above and Amtrak Guest Rewards members. Once the festival starts, discounts are no longer available.
  • Tickets are available online here and at the AFI Silver Theatre Box Office.
  • If tickets are still available on the day of any screening, they can be purchased at select sites, cash only. Please check AFI.com/AFIDOCS for details.


Tickets and Combo Ticket Package

Tickets – $13
Individual tickets will be available to AFI Members during our early ticketing window (May 28–30). Tickets will be available to the general public on May 31.

Combo Ticket Package – $100
The best way to see a lot of movies with your family and friends!

  • Select any combination of 10 tickets for film screenings at our Downtown DC Locations as well as the AFI Silver Theatre and save $3 per ticket!
  • Receive priority seating for the AFI Catalyst Sessions: The Art of Moving Reality, Thursday, June 20 at the Newseum's Knight Conference Center.
  • Combo Ticket Packages are available for purchase at the AFI Silver Theatre Box Office only (not available for online purchase), May 28–June 16.
  • Screening selections for all 10 tickets must be made in one transaction.
  • AFI members receive a 10% discount ($90 per Pass). A maximum of 2 discounted packages allowed per AFI membership.
  • Screenings subject to availability; purchase early for best selection.
  • The Combo Ticket Package is non-refundable.