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Seats for advance ticket and passholders are held until 10 minutes before showtime, when any unfilled seats are released to the public. Advance tickets or passes ensure that you will not have to wait in the ticket purchase line but do not guarantee a seat in the case of arrival after the 10-minute window has begun. Your early arrival also helps screenings start promptly. Advance ticket holders who arrive within the 10-minute window but are not seated may exchange their tickets for another screening at the Advance Ticket Outlet or obtain a refund at the theater. There are no refunds or exchanges for arrivals after showtime or for missed screenings.


A voucher may not be used at a theater for admission. It must be redeemed—in person at the Advance Ticket Outlet—for a specific film screening at least one day in advance of the screening date. Tickets are subject to availability.


The Laurelhurst Theater is a 21+ venue for films taking place after 5 pm. Please check film times before bringing minors to this venue. No outside food or beverages allowed in any of the theaters. As a security policy, the Portland Art Museum, Regal Fox Tower, and Regal Pioneer Place require a bag check. Food and drink are not allowed in the Whitsell Auditorium.


An allotment of seats is reserved at every screening for passholders, who are guaranteed admission until 10 minutes prior to showtime or until the passholder allotment has been reached. Early arrival is recommended; although exceedingly rare, passholders may not always be able to attend a film at their first choice of screening times. Director, Producer, Benefactor, Sustainer, and Premiere Circle members receive free festival passes, invitations to the opening night film and party with RSVP, and access to the SSC Member lounge with their valid Silver Screen Club cards.

Film Center scrip and comps, Portland Art Museum passes, and Regal, student, and other regular passes or discount admission tickets are not valid during the Festival.


PIFF Ticket Bundles are now available online!

Bundles are restricted to one ticket per screening and one person per bundle. To purchase a bundle, add one “Adult” ticket from each of the 6 films you would like to include to your cart.  Once six tickets are present in your cart, enter the promo code “BUNDLE” into the promo code line and click apply, which will apply the bundle discount to your order.  This discount can only be used once per order, so if you would like to purchase multiple bundles, you’ll need to do so in a subsequent order.