Tickets are available online or at the IFC Center box office, open daily 10:30 am-10:00 pm.

Ticket prices for festival events are:

Opening night screening of KATHY GRIFFIN: A HELL OF A STORY
$25 / $20 for IFC Center members

General Admission for all other screenings
$18 / $15 for IFC Center members

A 51Fest Pass, including priority access and reserved seating to all festival screenings and discussions, is available for $350 ($300 for IFC Center members). Please click here to purchase!


How to buy tickets online Click to expand/collapse

There are individual ticket links on the films and events page. There is a $1.75 per ticket service charge for tickets purchased online, except for IFC Center members, who pay no online fee for member-priced tickets.

Steps for IFC members purchasing online:

STEP ONE: On the ticket selection & purchase pages, either click “Yes” on the pop-up prompting IFC Center members to sign in, or click the icon in the top right-hand corner to Sign In using your regular IFC Center username and password.

STEP TWO: After the page refreshes, you will see the Member ticket price at the top of the ticket types. You will be eligible to buy 1 or 2 member-priced tickets, depending on your membership tier.

The film I want to see has gone rush! How can I get tickets? Click to expand/collapse

If a show has gone rush, a limited number of tickets may be released 15 minutes before showtime on a first come, first served basis at the theater venue. Rush lines for sold out shows will form one hour before showtime at the specific screening venue.

I can’t make it to a film screening. Can I get a refund on my ticket?  Click to expand/collapse

51Fest tickets can only be refunded in person, no later than an hour before the show’s start. Through July 18, refunds for all screenings must be processed at the IFC Center box office. During the festival, refunds must be processed at the box office of the venue where the screening is taking place, during hours that box office is open. Refunds cannot be given by telephone or online, only in person. Refunds can only be given before a show has begun, not after.

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