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Advance tickets and passes are available to purchase online at or by visiting Travel Salem at 181 High Street NE.

Walk-up hours at their Travel Café are Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm and Saturday 10am-5pm. There is a small service fee for all tickets and passes purchased online at Box Office Tickets or through Travel Salem.

Advance tickets will only be available to purchase until one day prior to a film's showtime. After that time, you must purchase tickets at Salem Cinema on Broadway or The Grand Theater on the day of the screening or event. If advanced tickets online are sold out, chances are there will still be some rush tickets available at the venue for purchase.

Throughout the ten days of the film festival, TICKETS, PASSES and TEN FLIX TIX will be available for purchase at Salem Cinema's new venue located at the corner of Broadway & Market NE.


During the ten days of the festival, please visit our will call table at Salem Cinema on Broadway where pre-purchased individual TICKETS (ordered online) as well as PASSES and TEN FLIX TIX (ordered online or through Travel Salem) will be available for pick up at the Salem Cinema on Broadway will call table beginning forty five minutes before the first show of each day. Bring your voucher to the Salem Cinema on Broadway will call table to redeem your lanyard.


Ticket options range from $8 for one ticket to a single film to a $125 VIP ten-day film & forum pass, which will provide priority seating at all films, film events & festivities for the entire week.

While all VIP, Weekend and NW Emerging Artist Pass Holders are entitled to “priority seating” at all films and events, please note that seating is limited in all auditoriums, so you must arrive no later than 15 minutes before show time to obtain priority seating. Admission to events at The Grand Theater is by cash or pass only. No Salem Cinema passes, gift certificates, coupons or CineBucks may be used.

$125 VIP TEN-Day Festival Pass

Indulge in a whirlwind of nonstop film and fun. With the opportunity to catch 26 of our more than 40 fabulous feautre films during the entire ten days of the festival, the more films you attend, the more you save per ticket!
This VIP pass includes:
As many films and film events as your little heart desires! From opening night on Friday, April 17th until that last flicker of light fades on Sunday evening, April 26th, flash your VIP pass to spend a hearty week celebrating independent film and filmmakers
Priority seating (seats reserved until 15 minutes prior to show time) for the entirety of the festival at all film and film events
Admission to the Opening Night Festivities as well as all Festival parties and receptions
Exclusive “backstage” access to the Filmmakers’ Lounge

$60 Weekend Pass

Only have one full weekend free during the festival? You can still celebrate independent films and meet filmmakers! Choose the first Friday-Saturday-Sunday or the second Friday-Saturday-Sunday and attend as many films and film events as your butt can stand.
You must choose which weekend you will attend upon purchase of your pass
Priority seating (seats reserved until 15 minutes prior to show time) for the specified dates of your pass at all film and film events
Ticket to the Opening Night Festivities at a $20 discounted price

$35 NW Emerging Artist Competition Pass

Consider yourself a good judge of character? How about a good judge of film? Our NW Emerging Artist Competition winners in both the feature-length and the shorts categories will be determined by a combined vote of our Special Jury and by the Film Festival Audience with winners being honored in a special Closing Day event at our festival. This pass includes:
Admission into each of the five NW Emerging Artist Feature screenings as well as the NW Emerging Artist Shorts screening
Priority seating (seats reserved until 15 minutes prior to show time) for the NW Emerging Films

$60 TEN Flix Tix

It’s a deal in the making! The Flix Tix works much like a punch card. Priority seating is not an option as with the passes above and is based on seating availability. You can save two bucks per film by purchasing in bulk. Plus, the Flix Tix are transferable, so you can bring nine of your best friends to one movie, you and your sweetie can snuggle up for five movies together or you can enjoy sanctuary for ten hand-picked films. The possibilities are endless!
Ticket to the Opening Night Festivities at a $20 discounted price

$8 Individual Tickets
$5 for all films starting at 9pm or later

Just show up! Purchase individual tickets to all films prior to each specified show time.
Individual ticket holders will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis 15 minutes prior to show time once pass holders have been admitted to the theater


There will be three lines – one marked PASS HOLDERS, one marked TICKET HOLDERS and one marked TICKET BUYERS. About 30 minutes before show time, patrons may want to begin lining up. Once the doors open, Pass Holders will be allowed to enter the auditorium and take their seats. At 15 minutes before show time, advanced ticket holders and Flix Tix Holders will be seated. After a count of remaining seats, available tickets will be sold to those in the TICKET BUYERS’ line.


Our festival program is subject to change without notice. Changes will be posted at the venues and on the home page of our website. Most of these films have not been rated by the Motion Picture Industry Association of America. Please read the film descriptions closely before deciding to bring a minor as the majority of films are recommended for mature young adults and older. The exceptions have been listed as Family Friendly in this festival guide. Please turn off all cell phones and pagers during introductions, films and Q&As.

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