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TICKETS

How to Purchase

In Advance
Online: See each event’s page for its ticket link.
Box Office: During festivals, tickets for upcoming screenings will be sold outside the venue at our box office, open one hour before screenings.
CFI Office: During festivals, tickets for upcoming screenings may be sold from our office during office hours.

Box Office
The CFI Box Office is located outside the venue and opens one half hour before the scheduled screening time.

Payment
The CFI can accept cash, credit cards (chip or tap), debit (tap only), and Apple Pay at our box office and office. Online tickets are processed through SnapUp Tickets. Refunds or exchanges for incorrectly purchased online tickets may be possible before the event for which the tickets were purchased. No refunds or exchanges will be issued after the event for which the tickets were purchased.

Seating
All of our venues are general seating. The purchase of a ticket guarantees a seat until 15 minutes before the scheduled screening time. At that time, the CFI may begin to sell rush tickets at the box office. Entrance to a screening after the scheduled screening time is at the venue manager’s discretion.

Ticket prices listed on this page reflect the CFI’s current base ticket prices. Confirm ticket prices on each festival/event page. All prices include HST.

MEMBERSHIP

CFI Membership

A CFI Annual Membership is an easy way to support the CFI and save yourself some money!

A CFI Cinephile Member will have free admission (with front-of-the-line priority) to every CFI event* for one year. That means they are always guaranteed a seat (up to 15 mins before**), even to sold out screenings. With over 80 screenings a year with the CFI (plus the 130+ screenings, talks, and events of the Ottawa International Animation Festival), a Cinephile Membership is a tremendous way to see exclusive international and Canadian films throughout the year.
Cinephile Members will also be invited to exclusive events and have their name appear in Festival programs in appreciation for their support. In lieu of free admission to Ottawa International Animation Festival events, Cinephile Members will receive a ticket-six-pack and be eligible for the discount ticket price for any additional screenings/talks they wish to attend. As the CFI is a charitable organization, half of an Cinephile Membership price is eligible for a charitable donation receipt. And, to share the CFI experience with a friend, each Cinephile Membership card comes with two Admit One ticket cards.

*Excludes OIAF, for which you will receive one ticket-six-pack and be eligible for the discount ticket price instead.
**Seats for Cinephile members and advance ticket holders are guaranteed until 15 minutes before scheduled screening time.

Purchase a CFI Membership through our online store (card(s) can be mailed or held for pick up at our office or next event), at our office, or at the CFI box office.

Which membership is best for me?

If you attend more than 3 CFI screenings this year…
the Annual Membership will save you money!

If you attend more than 17 CFI screenings this year…
the Cinephile Membership will save you money!


Sustaining ($500) and Voting ($1000) memberships are available. Contact us for more information.