15th Annual Oxford Film Festival FAQ

Become a VIP or just enjoy the free panels. How you fest is your choice!

But below are a few questions to help guide you on your way. Stop by our information booth at the festival to ask more questions!
How tickets work for Oxford Film Festival:

VIP Pass ($150) Priority line access, entrance into all films, parties, and green room plus entrance into special ticketed events.

The VIP badge gives full access to all films, the green room, parties, panels and workshops. It is also provides priority line access so you get first chance at seating. Filmmakers, judges, sponsors, media, staff, board and some volunteers also have VIP access with their badges, but are provided complimentary as part of their perks.

Weekend Pass ($60) Entrance into all films. 

Day Pass ($25) Entrance into all films for one day.

The weekend and day passes allow entrance into any regular screening (excludes special ticketed screenings). The badge does not allow for green room or party access nor VIP priority line, but the passholder does not have to purchase tickets for any individual films.

Kid Film Fest ($10) Feb 10-11. Entrance into kid workshops on Saturday and Sunday, movie screenings plus snacks.

Single Movie Ticket ($12) Good for one movie entrance and can be transferred if film sells out.

Single tickets apply to an individual film. The ticket is transferrable to a different film if the film sells out. Tickets are $12 with student
and senior discounts available of $5 off.

Community Film Block

Did we announce a film selling out? There may still be opportunities to snag a seat with our rush line ticket. Pick up a numbered rush ticket at the box office one hour before the film. Once seating is complete (10 minutes before the film) we will release any available seats to the rush line to either use their badge to access the screen or to purchase a single ticket.

Can I buy just one ticket to one screening?
Yes, they are $12.

Do I have to buy tickets online?
No, you can buy at the box office on site. 

Can I pay for a ticket in cash?
Yes, beginning on February 7 we will have a physical box office where you can pay in cash or with a check or credit card.

I bought a pass online and have an email confirmation. How do I get it?
We ask that you pick up your physical pass or ticket at our box office during the film festival.

What do I do with my pass?
Wear it and get access!

I lost my pass. What do I do?
Stop by our box office and let us know.

How do I reserve a seat at a film?
Most films are first come-first served except for a few select screenings, for which advance tickets are sold online. We recommend arriving at least 20 minutes before a film to get in line for a seat.

What about passholders?
VIP badges get priority seating but select screenings must be reserved in advance.

When should I arrive for a screening?
We recommend arriving at least 20 minutes early to get in either the VIP priority line or regular ticket holder line to secure a seat.

Do I have to stand in line?
You don’t have to stand in line if you are a badge holder unless you have a seat preference and/or want to be the first to get into the theater. We recommend ticket holders get in line to secure a seat. We release any empty seats five minutes before the screening begins. We do have a lobby for people to wait until 20 minutes before the screening.

A film I want to see is sold out, now what?
Use our rush ticket system. One hour before a sold out screening, visit the Box Office to ask for a rush ticket. Ten minutes before the film, any open seats will be given to rush ticket holders in order. A badge holder? Go right in. Want to buy a ticket? Don’t have to until you know you have a seat.

I still have questions, help?
Email us at info@oxfordfilmfest.com or during the festival visit our information table located at the box office.

Where is this box office?
February 9-11 Malco Commons