Canadian Film institute - Institut Canadien du Film
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Admission prices for presentations and film screenings are particular to each event. For the most comprehensive and up-to-date admission information, please check the specific event. 

Unless otherwise stated, admission to all CFI events is CASH ONLY.  An ATM is located near the box office for your convenience. All prices include HST. 

Location and Availability

  • The CFI Box Office is located outside the theatre at each event's venue
  • Tickets and Memberships are available in advance online then no earlier than 30 minutes before the scheduled start time
  • Tickets will only be sold while seating is available in the theatre
  • The box office will close approximately 15 minutes after the doors close

The CFI Box Office is run by a dedicated team of staff and volunteers. If you wish to be involved in operations and events at the Canadian Film Institute, please see our Volunteering information in the About the CFI section.

Ticket Type Price Details
General Admission $13 Admit One non-member
CFI Members (Annual, Duo) $9 CFI Membership Card must be presented as proof of membership
CFI Member (Ambassador, Sustaining, Voting) FREE CFI Membership Card must be presented as proof of membership
Seniors $9 Government-issued ID may be requested for proof of age
Students $9 Student ID must be presented as proof of enrolment
Children $9 Most events may not be appropriate for younger audiences


Memberships can be purchased directly at the CFI Box Office, open 30 minutes at the venue before each event or buy your regular, duo or Ambassador membership online and pick it up at the CFI offices (2 Daly Ave, Ste 120) or at a CFI event. 

Contact us by email (use the form below) or call (613) 232-8769 about Sustaining and Voting memberships.  We'd love to get you involved!

Membership Options

Name *
Annual Duo1 Ambassador Sustaining Voting
Annual Cost $15 $25 $250 $500 $1000
Guest Passes - -
Email Updates
Programme Guides
Reduced Admission2 - - -
Free Admission3 - -
Charitable Gift Receipt - - $125 $250 $500
Pack of 6 tickets to Ottawa International Animation Festival - -
Acknowledgement on CFI Website - - -
Invitation to VIP Filmmaker Receptions - - -
Voting Privileges at CFI General Meeting - - - -

Corporate Membership packages available. Please contact us for information.

1Duo Memberships — savings when buying for you and a friend.
2See the Box Office section for typical admission prices.
3OIAF excluded.