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Tickets & Passes

Ticket Info

  • Tickets for all presentations are available at
  • Walk-up tickets for presentations at UltraStar go on sale at the UltraStar box office starting FRIDAY, OCT 22.
  • Walk-up tickets for presentations at non-UltraStar locations are available at that venue’s box office ONE HOUR before showtime.
  • SDAFF will call opens ONE HOUR before first showtime of the day.
  • Vouchers for presentations at UltraStar can be redeemed in person through the UltraStar box office, and day-of at non-UltraStar locations. Vouchers cannot be used for Opening and Closing films.
  • All ticket sales are final.
















*Not valid for Opening, Centerpiece, Closing films.



Student / Senior / Military: $10

Not valid for Opening, Centerpiece, Closing films. Discounted tickets can be purchased at the box office only with a valid ID. 

Festival 6-Pack: $60

See multiple films at a discounted rate or just bring the entire crew out to one film! SDAFF ticket 6-packs of general admission tickets are now available for just $60. 6-packs can be used on all screenings except the special presentations 7 Days (Opening Night), Catch the Fair One (Centerpiece), and Drive My Car (Closing Night).


Group Tickets: Minimum of 10 tickets per screening.

Email for more information.



Get the All-Fest Pass

Get front of line access! Only 100 All-Fest Passes available for sale!

Better than a boutonnière, buy an All-Festival Pass and get guaranteed access to 130+ films and the full festival experience 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. So we price our All-Festival Pass at only $295 general ($195 for Pac Arts members)!

Why Get an All-Fest Pass?

  • GUARANTEED ACCESS* to 130+ films at all four of our venues throughout the entire 10-day festival. This includes Opening Night & Closing Night, Centerpiece, receptions, and more!
  • COMMEMORATIVE PROGRAM BOOKLET with detailed program notes and high-quality prints.
  • FRONT-OF-LINE PRIVILEGES** to every film program and panel. No need to even wait in line for tickets. Simply arrive at least 15 minutes before your screening and you’ll be let into the theater before the general public.
  • ACCESS TO post-film outdoor receptions.
  • SUPPORT WHAT YOU LOVE. Each dollar from All-Fest Pass sales pays for venue fees, shipping, and projection costs, and keeps SDAFF bringing the very best in Asian cinema to San Diego.


* Due to limited seating availability, All-Fest pass holders who plan on attending Opening Night (7 DAYS, Oct. 28), Centerpiece (Catch the Fair One, Oct. 31), and Closing Night (DRIVE MY CAR, Nov. 5) screenings must RSVP directly with our festival box office using the form here: All-Fest RSVP Form. Include your first and last name as it appears on your badge. We expect several screenings to reach capacity, so an RSVP is required for these events. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

** Passholders must be in the appropriate line 15 minutes prior to scheduled start time in order to guarantee their seat(s). All sales are final.



Let’s Keep Each Other Safe

We are committed to practicing COVID-19 safety protocols during this year’s festival to ensure the safety of our patrons, filmmakers, volunteers, and staff. Please visit our dedicated COVID protocols page for more information.