Advance Ticket Information
Tickets for all events are available at the Seattle International Film Festival Ticket Centers:

SIFF Main Box Office, Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway (purchase everything here!)

SIFF Single-Ticket Outlet, Pacific Place Concierge Desk, First Floor Lobby, 600 Pine St (advance single tickets only--no passes)

Ticket Center Hours: Mon-Sat, 11 am-7 pm; Sun, noon-6 pm

Festival Information Line: 324-9997

Box Office Charge-by-Phone: 324-9996

Charge on the Web:

All phone and web orders are subject to a $3 handling charge per order.

Only individual, Special Event, Films 4 Families tickets, Weekly, Full Series, and Filmmakers Forum passes may be purchased by phone with Visa or MasterCard during regular box office hours. Secret Festival Passes, Cinematic Six-Packs, and Student & Senior Reel Deals must be purchased in person at the Broadway Performance Hall box office.

Day-of-Show Tickets
Day-of-show tickets may be obtained only at the theater on the same day as the screening, subject to availability. Theater box office opens a half-hour before the first screening of the day. If day-of-show tickets are no longer available, rush tickets may be available.

Rush Tickets
When advance tickets are sold out, a limited number of rush tickets may be available at the door. Rush seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis depending on how many seats are available after passholders and advance ticket holders are admitted. Rush tickets are normally sold five to 10 minutes prior to the screening, and only cash will be accepted.

Individual Ticket Prices
$8 Evening screenings (except where noted)

$7 Evening screenings for Cinema Seattle members when purchased in advance

$5.50 Matinees and midnights

$4 Films 4 Families series only

(No member discounts if tickets are purchased at the door!)

Filmmakers Forum
$125 Full Series Filmmakers Forum Pass

$10 Individual Seminar Admission

Special Events: Opening Night, $35; Closing Night, $25; Silent Screening of Steamboat Bill, Jr., accompanied by the Alloy Orchestra, $12 ($10 C.S. members); Special Benefit Screening of Endurance, $25 or $75; Tarantino Tutorials, $8 (Sessions 1-3), $10 (Session 4); Jean-Jacques Beineix Tribute Presentation, $12 ($10 C.S. members); Drive-In Party, $5.50 per person.

Festival Passes
While a pass (with the exception of Platinum) does not guarantee seating, passholders are allowed priority entry up to 20 minutes prior to showtime or when the passholder allotment has been reached. Passholders are strongly encouraged to arrive 30 minutes prior to showtime. All passes are strictly nontransferable and photo ID must be shown at the theater.

Platinum Passes are $750 and include guaranteed priority seating to all festival screenings, the Filmmakers Forum, and press screenings, reserved seating at the Opening and Closing Night Galas, and an invitation for the passholder and a guest to attend a private festival reception. The Platinum Pass excludes the Secret Festival.

Full Series Passes are $375 and include admission to all public screenings and press screenings excluding Opening Night, the Secret Festival, and the Filmmakers Forum.

Weekly Passes are $125 and grant admission to all public screenings, excluding Opening Night, the Jean-Jacques Beineix Tribute, the Secret Festival, and the Filmmakers Forum.

Filmmakers Forum Passes are $125 for admission to all Filmmakers Forum events.

Cinematic Six-Packs are $42 and include admission to any six films priced $8 or less, with a maximum of two tickets per film. Films must be selected at the time of purchase. A limited number of tickets are available for each film. Cinematic Six-Packs can be purchased in person only at the Broadway Performance Hall box office.

Student & Senior Reel Deals cost $25 for any five films priced $8 or less. Films must be selected at the time of purchase. Reel Deals are available to all students and seniors (65+) with valid ID. A limited number of tickets are available for each film. Student & Senior Reel Deals are available in person only at the Broadway Performance Hall box office.

Films 4 Families: Each Saturday during the festival, matinee screenings will give families and young people of all ages a chance to view the best movies by young-at-heart filmmakers. The films will all be screened at Pacific Place at 11:30 am on Saturdays. Tickets for the Films 4 Families screenings are $4 each.

Secret Festival Memberships are $25. Includes admission to the four Secret Festival screenings on Sundays at the Egyptian Theater at 11:30 am. Members are required to sign the "Oath of Silence" promising not to disclose any information about the films shown in the series. Film titles are not announced until showtime. Limit two per person. Secret Festival passes are available in person only at the Broadway Performance Hall box office.

In Memoriam
The Stranger's SIFF Notes 2001 is lovingly dedicated to the memory of Cliff Hillegass, founder and former president of Cliffs Notes, who passed away May 5 at his home in Lincoln, Nebraska. In further tribute, this dedication was condensed from a lengthy obituary by the Associated Press.