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Ticketing 101: How to Get Tickets to Tribeca

Not sure how to navigate your way into the Festival? Check out our exclusive ticketing tips for TFF 2012. Tickets are on sale throughout the Festival, and for the first time ever, you can buy tickets on Facebook and reserve seats for your friends.

Do you want to catch the most exciting screenings and events at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival? Of course you do! Here's our exclusive guide to ticketing, which will guarantee the best experience. Print out the page and use it while you place your order.

Single tickets are now on sale for everyone; tickets will remain on sale throughout the Festival. Movies will screen through April 29.

For the first time, tickets are also available for purchase on a tab on the Tribeca Film Festival Facebook page. When you purchase tickets through this new app, you can also reserve seats for your friends—use the app to let them know the seats will be held for 30 minutes.


Tickets are $16.00 for Evening and Weekend screenings, $8.00 for Weekday Matinee and Late-Night screenings, and $25.00 for Tribeca Talks events, including After the Movie, 100 Years of Universal, Beyond the Screens: Globalize Your Thinking, and the Directors Series.

The Industry, Pen to Paper, Focus Forward, and Future of Film panels are free.

Read more about Prices and Policies.


You can choose to buy your tickets online or on Facebook, order them by phone [646.502.5296 or Toll Free: 866.941.FEST (3378)], or purchase them at one of our ticket outlet locations. For more information regarding all forms of ticketing, make sure that your first online stop takes you to our Tribeca Film Festival Tickets page. Here you'll find the latest information on where to go to buy tickets, our prices and policies, and more!

Have more questions? Surf over to Tribeca Film Festival FAQ, a page that has even more answers. 


Online tickets are the quickest and easiest way to make sure you're catching the greatest in Festival films. While you're searching the Film Guide, you can use the BUY TICKETS links to begin filling your shopping cart. By clicking on BUY TICKETS, a second window will launch in your browser. This second window is the start of your session in the Online Ticketing System. You will need to choose the amount of tickets per performance in the Ticketing System window, though you may continue to fill your shopping cart through the online Film Guide.

♦ As soon as you put the first tickets in your shopping cart, the online ticketing session will begin to be timed. Please continue to watch your session countdown on the right hand side of the page and complete checkout before the timeout.

♦ All Screenings and Tribeca Talks events are General Admission. You may choose “Best Available” or “General Admission” when selecting your performance quantities.

♦ To view available performances in the Online Ticketing System, use the TICKETS button in the upper left-hand side of the page. To shop available Ticket Packages, use the Discount Ticket Packages button. We encourage you to browse available events in the Film Guide for the most interactive, informative experience.

♦ Enter a valid promotional code in the space provided if you are eligible to redeem any current offer.

♦ You can view your selected items at any time by clicking on SHOPPING CART.

♦ Prior to checkout, you must log in to the Online Ticketing System. If you do not already have a login, you will be prompted to create a username and password. Note: If you purchased tickets to last year’s Festival, your username and password are still active in the system and may be used.

♦ You may only purchase 4 tickets per performance, per order.

No refunds. No exchanges.

PLEASE NOTE: To guarantee admittance, you must be present at the screening venue 30 minutes prior to its scheduled screening time.

More Ticketing Tips to consider

Consider a Discount Ticket Package – If you know you want to see a selection of movies at the Festival, take a look at the ticket packages, available for late-night and matinee screenings, movies in Chelsea, documentaries, award winners, and opening weekend. This year, you can also create Single Ticket packages. Check them out!

Know Your Codes – All ticketed events are assigned a five-letter code (e.g., STRUC for Struck By Lightning), which appears in parentheses under Film Information on the detail page. Have these codes ready for Box Office call center operators or Ticket Outlet agents to ensure fast and accurate ticket processing.

Have Backup Choices – By mapping out alternative movie, panel, and time selections, you’re sure to have options in case your first selections aren’t available. Who knows? You may even like your alternate choice more than the original.

Pick Up Your Tickets Early – Avoid the long lines at the theater Will Call desks by picking up your online or phone order tickets in advance at either Ticket Outlet location during regular business hours.

You Don’t Even Have To Pick Up Your Tickets! – With Print–At–Home Tickets, seeing the films you want is as easy as clicking a button. If you have access to a printer and a computer, you have the option of actually printing out your tickets at home! No lines, no will–call. Simply order your tickets online, print out the PDF Print–At–Home sheet, arrive at your venue early, and scan the barcode on the print–out. Please note that you must have a hard copy of this PDF. We cannot accept a screenshot on a smart phone or other device.

Arrive Early – Whether you are a pass holder or a ticket holder, you MUST arrive 30 minutes prior to your event start time to guarantee admission.

Never Say "Sold Out" – Even if advance tickets are no longer available, don’t give up—just think RUSH TICKETS. We admit those standing in the RUSH TICKETS line approximately 10 minutes prior to a film or panel’s scheduled start time, until a theater is at capacity. Lines begin forming approximately 45 minutes before each screening, so be sure to arrive early.

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See you at the Festival!


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