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Passes for AFI DOCS 2016 are now available to the public.

Individual Tickets

  • Regular Screenings: Screenings on Saturday and Sunday and after 6:00 p.m. on weekdays: $12.00
  • Weekday Matinees: Screenings before 6:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday: $10.00
  • Spotlight Screenings: $12.00
  • Opening Night screening and Gala: $50.00 (advance sales only)
  • Closing Night Gala: $12.00
  • Guggenheim Symposium and Screening: $12.00

Ticket Information

  • Ticket and pass holders must be in line 15 minutes before the scheduled showtime. Unclaimed seats will be sold to the standby line.
  • There will be no online sales for same-day screenings. Tickets for same-day screenings must be purchased at the screening venue or the downtown AFI DOCS Box Office.
  • Advance tickets are available online at and in person at the AFI Silver Theatre box office and at the AFI DOCS box office and DOCS Lounge in Penn Quarter (June 21–26 only).
  • If tickets are still available on the day of any screening, they maybe purchased on site at that screening venue, cash only, or at either box office location with cash or credit card.
  • Tickets cannot be refunded or exchanged.

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Box Office Information

AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center Box Office
8633 Colesville Rd.
Silver Spring, MD 20910

AFI DOCS Box Office and DOCS Lounge (June 22-June 26)
District Architecture Center
421 7th St. NW
Washington, DC 20004

June 21: 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
June 22: 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
June 23–25: 12:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
June 26: 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

For questions and information about passes and ticketing contact