Tickets and Passes

New dates announced! August 21-30

2020 Tickets & Passes

Advance passes on sale NOW!

We offer six different pass options so you can make the most out of your festival experience at the price that makes sense for you.

Members of Cinetopia venue partners receive member pricing. Contact your member organization for details.

  • Front of line access to all films*
  • Admission to all parties and events
  • Access to Filmmaker Lounges
  • Free concessions at select venues
  • Priority admission to all films*
  • Admission to all parties and events
  • Priority admission to all films*
  • Priority admission to all films 8/21-8/23*
  • Admission to opening night party
  • Priority admission to all films 8/28-8/30*
  • Admission to closing night party
  • Priority admission to all films* (Available only for in-person pickup with valid student I.D.)
*Passes do not guarantee a seat. Admission begins 30 minutes prior to showtime. See Passholder Admission Guidelines for more details.

Ticket vs. Passes

So you want to see some movies. Great! But what’s the best way? Here are the basics for each Cinetopia Pass and Tickets to help you choose the one that’s right for your festival experience.
I want the Full Festival Experience and want to do everything.

You want the all-access VIP PASS. The VIP Pass gets you front of line access to the theater for your films, admission to all the parties, free concessions at select venues, and access to the exclusive Filmmaker Lounges.

VIP Passes purchased before 8/1 will be mailed to your door. After 8/1 you can pick up your pass at Will Call during the festival.

I want admission to all Films and Parties – who needs concessions.
You want the FESTIVAL PASS. Includes priority admission to all films.
I want the Festival Pass, but I can only attend one of the weekends.
We hear this a lot. That’s why we’ve introduced the WEEKEND PASS.

The two Weekend Passes give you priority admission to all the films during the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of your chosen weekend, as well as either the opening or closing night party (depending on which Weekend Pass you purchase).

I just want to see films. ALL the films.
You want an ALL-MOVIE PASS. You’ll get priority admission to every regularly-scheduled Cinetopia film, all 10 days. Our 2019 record was 31 films – can you beat that?
I’m a student!
Lucky you! Our STUDENT PASS version of the All-Movie Pass is the best deal in town.
I want to see some of the films, not all of them.
We have two options:

  1. A Cinetopia ticket 4-PACK allows you to pick four films at once or throughout the festival. Plus, they’re discounted.

2. Individual tickets will be available for all regularly-scheduled films throughout Cinetopia, both online or the day of at the venue.

Delivery Options

VIP Passes purchased online before 8/1 will be delivered to your door! Select the “Standard Mail” delivery option at check out. Passes will be mailed in early August; please allow a few days after that for delivery.

All other Passes and VIP Passes purchased on or after 8/1 will be available at Will Call during the festival. Our Central Box Office locations this year will be at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor and at the Emagine Theater in Royal Oak. Dates and times TBA – for more information, click here.

Tickets purchased online are delivered as both an E-Delivery PDF and a mobile ticket that can be presented on your phone at the venue. No Standing in line–just print the tickets and bring them to the venue.

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