Advanced online ticket sales will end at 9:00pm EST the evening before the screening  

All-Access Pass Price*
Ticket Prices*

All screenings may contain mature subject matter. Most films have not been rated.

Parental discretion is advised

$12 - General Admission

$10 - Student Ticket (With valid/ current ID

*Please note that all internet sales may include an additional per ticket service charge

All Ticket & Pass Sales are FINAL

There will be no refunds or exchanges unless the film is canceled and an alternative screening time cannot be coordinated with the screening venue


$75 -   Includes the following

- Acess to all screenings 

- Access to the Filmmaker Lounge

- Special Events including Invite Only special events sponsored by our Festival Partners during the festival.  

Note:  Special event only tickets will not be sold. Non-screening events are not open to non-pass holders

*Please note that all internet sales may include an additional per ticket service charge

Purchasing an All Access-Pass

Online and same day ticket discounts will be extended to students with valid ID.  When discount tickets are purchased online,  these tickets will be held at WILL-CALL and the appropriate proof of purchase or photo ID is required. If the ticket holder cannot produce a Student ID, they will have to pay the difference of teh ticket to the General Admission price

All-Access passes will be sold online while quantities last and will not be sold during the festival. Online purchase of a pass does not guarantee admission to any screening. Arrive early and at least 15 minutes before the screening start time. A pass-holder must present their pass to the festival box office to receive a ticket to gain entry for each film. A pass-holder may not gain entrance to a screening without a ticket. Passes cannot be used to secure advance tickets. Your pass must be worn at all times. Picking up your pass will be arranged at your first screening.

Will Call

All tickets and passes purchased online must be picked up at "WILL CALL." after your online purchase has been processed, you will receive a confirmation email, which can be used to pick up tickets at the Film Festival Box office located inside of Ayrsley Grand Cinemas. A photo ID can also be used to verify your ticket purchase. Discount ticket buyers, remember to bring a valid (and current) student ID.  

Ticket Vouchers

If you received a ticket voucher, this ticket does not guarantee admission to any screening until used to secure an admission ticket from the festival box office prior to each screening. Arrive early and at least 15 minutes before the screening start time. Cannot be used to secure advance tickets (only same day tickets)

Ticket Tips & Tricks

Choosing from so many screenings may seem a bit daunting at first, but with these helpful tips under your belt, you can navigate the festival like Pro.

Know Your Movies: The Charlotte Film Festival will show nearly 100 movies this year. Your best bet is to pick what you want to see by researching the films listed under their category: e.g. Narrative Features.  

Have A Backup: By mapping out your options beforehand, you're assured a Plan B in case your first choice is "SOLD OUT"

Arrive Early: Avoiding long lines at the Charlotte Film Festival will call for advance ticket sales. The box office will open 30 minutes before the first screening of the day.

Guarantee Entrance: The more popular films will sell out. The only way to be guaranteed entrance to any film is to purchase your tickets online.  This is also true for Pass holders and ticket voucher holders.  

The Charlotte Film Festival is coordinated by the CHARLOTTE FILM SOCIETY, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.

Charlotte, NC