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Your support of our film festival does much more than provide you benefits and discounts to our programs. 

Every ticket purchase supports our ongoing efforts to build a stronger community both locally and virtually. Major cuts to arts funding and increased xenophobia amidst the changing landscape from COVID-19 continue to present significant challenges to the future of Pac Arts.  Pac Arts’ work is more important than ever. We ALL need the power of film to uplift our stories and build a more compassionate society.


General Ticket Info

To purchase tickets for a film or live Q&A:

  • Choose the film or Q&A and review the ticket or pass options, as well as any information regarding availability.
  • Select the ticket/pass you would like to purchase and proceed to checkout. Please note that free screenings and Q&As will still require a generated ticket.
  • Pac Arts members will be prompted for a code to unlock the member tickets/passes. Please refer to your member e-newsletters for the code.
  • After your transaction has been completed, you will receive an email confirmation instantly. For screenings and Q&As, your confirmation will include a link to watch the film/Q&A during the allowed time frame, as well as any details specific to the event.
  • SDAFF Drive-In! tickets can be printed or presented using your mobile device upon check-in at the designated venue.
  • All sales are final and some restrictions apply to certain films. Visit this page to learn about films with restrictions.

All-Festival Passes (Virtual Screenings + Live Q&As + Awards Gala)

  • Better than a boutonnière, buy an All-Festival Pass and get access to all Virtual Screenings, Live Q&As, and the Awards Gala (NEW!) for a fraction of the price! An All-Festival Pass is traditionally valued at over $500, but we want everyone to experience what our festival has to offer, especially in this time of social distancing and virtual experiences.
    GUARANTEED ACCESS* to 100+ films, live Q&As, and more, all throughout the entire 9-day festival!
    NEW FOR 2020! Access to the 2020 SDAFF Awards Gala live stream, hosted by Lee Ann Kim and Leonardo Nam on November 1st.
    COMMEMORATIVE PROGRAM BOOKLET & GOODIE BAG with detailed program notes, high-quality prints, and more surprises!
    We’re sorry, the All-Festival Pass does not include SDAFF! Drive-In Tickets.
  • SUPPORT US & WHAT YOU LOVE. Each dollar from All-Fest Pass sales pays for film fees, shipping, and projection costs, and keeps the San Diego Asian Film Festival bringing the very best in Asian cinema to San Diego.*All sales are final and some restrictions apply to certain films. Visit this page to learn about films with restrictions.
Buy An All-Festival Pass ($199)
Buy An All-Festival Pass – Pac Arts Members ($149)

Theme Packs

Martial arts fan? LGBTQ interest? There’s a pack for everyone! This year, SDAFF is offering specially priced ticket bundles called Theme Packs. Check out the full list of theme packs on this page!

SDAFF 2020 Tutorial

Watch the video below to learn how to purchase All-Festival Passes, Tickets, Drive-In Tickets, and Q&A registrations.