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All-Access Passes


Enjoy all the films, parties, hospitality and VIP treatment that you can possibly stand! This pass confers not only access to all films, panels and sessions for the festival weekend, it also includes access to many of our filmmaker events and our hospitality suite at SCA!

Is a film on “Rush” status? No problem! As an All-Access Pass holder, you walk to the front of the Wait Line and be admitted for the next available seat!

Pass holders are recognized as stalwart supporters of the festival and its ongoing mission to bring excellence in independent documentary filmmakers to Sebastopol. Thanks for your support!

The Fine Print

Individual films:

Note: a ticketing fee applies to all tickets.

  • General Admission: $12 ($13 walk-up box-office cash price)
  • SDFF Member Admission: $10 ($11 walk-up box-office cash price)

Three ways to purchase tickets or passes:

1. Online at:
This website! You can purchase tickets for individual films via the program or the schedule to discover films and events throughout the festival weekend.

2. In Person at:
Sebastopol Center for the Arts (SCA)
282 South High Street
Sebastopol, CA 95472

(and during the Festival Weekend):
Rialto Cinemas Sebastopol
6868 McKinley Street
Sebastopol, CA 95472

3. By Telephone: 707-829-4797 x303 ($5 surcharge per phone order) – No phone orders taken after March 17.


  • March 1 through March 17: Tues-Fri, 1pm – 3pm
  • March 20 through March 23: 10am – 4pm, 10am – 7pm Thursday
  • March 24 through March 26:
    • SCA: Box office opens 60 minutes before first show of the day
    • Rialto Cinemas: Box office opens 30 minutes before first show

SDFF Ticket Policy

Tickets purchased through SCA will be available for pickup prior to the festival at SCA during business hours (Tues-Fri, 10am-4pm, Sat 1-4pm), or during the festival at SCA beginning one hour prior to the first screening of the day.

Will-Call tickets can be picked up at SCA before the festival. During the festival, Will Call tickets will be at the venue of your first film.

Please Read and Understand This Policy!

Tickets guarantee a seat only until 15 minutes prior to the start of all films and presentations. Please arrive early. Fifteen minutes prior to showtime, empty seats will be resold. Late-coming ticket holders can proceed to the front of the Wait Line to be admitted with their ticket. Once the room is full, we are unable to honor pre-sold tickets.

All-Access Pass holders may attend any screening, and are guaranteed a seat if seated in the room 15 minutes prior to the start of the film or presentation. If a Wait Line is formed for a screening, All-Access Pass holders may move to the front of that line for the next available seat. All-Access Pass holders cannot be admitted to rooms that have no available seats.

All tickets for regular screenings and special programs are $12. Opening Night is $35 in advance (SDFF members $30), or $40 at the door (depending on availability). Closing Night is $22 (SDFF members $20), party only is $10.

Rush Tickets: A Wait Line will be formed outside the venue prior to showtime. Unclaimed seats will be released 15 minutes before each film, at which time Wait Line tickets may be available for purchase for $15 cash only.

No refunds or exchanges.