Tickets & Passes

The slate of films this year is an exciting lineup, from world cinema to American independents and cutting-edge documentaries to short attention span cinema.

AIFF programming ranges from live-action narratives to lively and colorful animation. For anyone wishing to attend, a festival pass is the way to go. This pass will get you into all the films -– and no standing in line for your ticket. Cue the snow and we’ll see you at the festival!

Check out these great prices and deals below:

Festival Passes

Get the best bang for your buck with one simple purchase! Support the festival! Choose one of our festival pass options:

All Films and Events ($95) – this pass will get you into any public AIFF function (Galas, Workshops and Screenings) during the entire 2 week festival.

All Film Pass ($75)– this pass will get you into any film screening during the entire festival except the opening night film and gala.

Passes are available now at the Bear Tooth Theatrepub box office  Passes will also be available at all AIFF screening venues during festival operation hours.

A generous amount of seats at every screening are reserved for pass holders.  Passes do not guarantee seating. The festival host will not issue tickets for pass holders once the screening allotment has been reached, so plan to arrive early to get your ticket. Pass holder tickets are available at the venue 45 minutes before the scheduled start time.

Pass holders who arrive too late to receive a pass from the allotment may be accommodated on a space available basis once all of the general admission tickets have been admitted. Ten minutes before showtime all remaining seats will be released for general admission purchase.

Due to some technical issues, online pass sales have been disabled.

Passes that were purchased online should be retrieved from the Bear Tooth box office before December 4. Bring the confirmation number from your online purchase and the credit card you purchased the pass with to the Bear Tooth Theatre box office during regular business hours. 

Passes may also be purchased in person at these events and locations:
note that Anchorage Museum, Alaska Experience Theatre and Out North festival boxoffices do not accept credit cards, please have cash or check

  • Opening Night Gala at the Bear Tooth Theatre
  • Bear Tooth Theatre
  • Anchorage Museum (at the theater during festival screenings only)
  • Alaska Experience Theatre (during festival screenings only)
  • Out North (during festival screenings only)

AIFF passes are NOT transferable. Your purchase helps make the festival possible. Thank you for not sharing!

Individual Tickets

Advance Tickets for all AIFF Events, Screenings and Workshops will be available at the Bear Tooth Theatrepub box office starting on Tuesday, December 1. There are a limited allotment of advance tickets available for screenings at Out North, Alaska Experience Theatre and the Anchorage Museum.  Tickets for off-site venues will not be sold at the Bear Tooth on the day of the show.  General admission tickets for all venues other than the Bear Tooth can be purchased 45 minutes before the screening at the host venue.

Screening and Workshop Tickets are available at the door for all screenings and special events on a first-come, first-served basis. The price is $7 for most screenings. ($5 children’s prices are applicable on all Saturday and Sunday matinee screenings before 5 PM at the Bear Tooth)

Special Events Tickets are available at the door.

  • Opening Gala $25 (includes both the screening and party)
  • Martini Matinee $10
  • Awards Ceremony $18
  • Workshops $7



1230 W. 27th Ave.


Festival dates 12/4-17/09


4TH Avenue Marketplace

333 W. 4th Ave.


Festival dates 12/5-13/09 Venue accepts Cash and Checks only


3800 DeBarr Road


Festival dates 12/5-13/09 Venue accepts Cash or Checks only


121 West 7th Ave. (Use the old entrance for AIFF screenings)


Festival dates 12/5, 6, 11 & 12. Venue accepts Cash or Checks only


3600 Denali St.


Festival Dates 12/12 – All programs are free