Passes + Tickets

How to See Films at Full Frame 2017

  • 2017 Passes and Ticket Packages go on sale February 14!
  • Warning – Passes are limited and sell quickly!
  • Once passes and ticket packages are sold out, you will still have an opportunity to purchase single film tickets.
  • Single film tickets go on sale March 30!
  • Single tickets can be purchased online, by phone, or in person at the Duke University Box Office.
  • Once passes and tickets sell out, there’s still a chance to see the film of your choice with our Last Minute Line!

Festival Passes + Ticket Packages

Available for purchase on February 14. Passes cannot be shared. Passholders are limited to 1 ticket per film/event. All passes and ticket packages are NON-REFUNDABLE. 

FANATIC PASS ($325 includes NC sales tax)

  • 15 advance tickets
  • Early ticket selection; Ticket selection begins MAR 22 @ 11:00 am
  • Free admission in the Last Minute Line
  • Free Full Frame tote bag + program book

FLEX PASS ($210 includes NC sales tax)

  • 10 advance tickets
  • Early ticket selection; Ticket selection begins MAR 24 @ 11:00 am
  • Free admission in the Last Minute Line
  • Free Full Frame tote bag + program book

STUDENT FLEX PASS ($170 includes NC sales tax)

  • 10 advance tickets
  • Early ticket selection; Ticket selection begins MAR 28 @ 11:00 am
  • Free admission in the Last Minute Line
  • Free Full Frame tote bag + program book
  • A valid student ID is required to pick up your pass

5 TICKET PACK ($100 includes NC sales tax)

  • 5 advance tickets (films only)
  • Early ticket selection; Ticket selection begins MAR 28 @ 11:00 am
  • Select 1 or more tickets to a film
  • Free program book

STUDENT 5 TICKET PACK ($85 includes NC sales tax)

  • 5 advance tickets (films only)
  • Early ticket selection; Ticket selection begins MAR 28 @ 11:00 am
  • Select 1 or more tickets to a film
  • Free program book
  • A valid student ID is required to pick up your tickets

MAKERS PASS ($200 includes NC sales tax)

  • This pass is reserved for filmmakers who have previously screened at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
  • Eligible filmmakers must be credited in one of the following roles: Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor
  • Availability is extremely limited; Not all applicants will be granted a Makers Pass
  • Eligible filmmakers must complete accreditation application to be considered; Application window begins JAN 30 and ends FEB 3
  • Status notifications will be sent by email on or before FEB 10
  • Upon acceptance, you will be sent instructions on how to purchase your Makers Pass ($200)
  • A Makers Pass provides: access to 10 advance tickets, early ticket selection (begins MAR 24 @ 11:00 am), free Last Minute Line access, invitation for one (1) to the Filmmaker Party, tote bag and program book

Festival passes and ticket packages are non-refundable. Passes cannot be shared. A photo or student ID must be presented at Pass Pick Up (passes) or the Festival Box Office (ticket packages). Passholders with a hard ticket and ticketholders must be in line 30 minutes prior to film start time to guarantee admittance.

Single Tickets

Available for purchase on March 30 – Until Sold Out. All tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE and non-exchangeable.

FILMS – $16 (includes NC sales tax)

  • Purchase online March 30 at 11am until 2 hours before showtime
  • Purchase by phone or in person (Duke University Box Office) beginning March 30
  • Purchase at the Festival Box Office (Durham Convention Center) Apr 5 – Apr 9 until 30 minutes before showtime
  • Will Call tickets can be picked up in the Festival Box Office (Durham Convention Center) Apr 5 – Apr 9

SPECIAL EVENTS – $27 (includes NC sales tax)

  • Opening Night Party or Awards Barbecue only
  • Purchase online March 30 until sold out
  • Purchase by phone or in person (Duke University Box Office) beginning March 30
  • Purchase at the Festival Box Office (Durham Convention Center) Apr 5 – Apr 9 until sold out
  • Will Call tickets can be picked up in the Festival Box Office (Durham Convention Center) Apr 5 – Apr 9

EDUCATOR, STUDENT, MILITARY + SENIOR (65+) – $14 (includes NC sales tax)

  • Must have a valid student, educator, Duke, military and/or photo ID
  • Film tickets only
  • Will Call tickets can be picked up in the Festival Box Office (Durham Convention Center) Apr 5 – Apr 9
  • Discount not available in the Last Minute Line

LAST MINUTE LINE – $15 (includes NC sales tax)

  • Tickets are CASH ONLY
  • Tickets are free to passholders
  • Seating is first come-first served
  • Based on availability

Single tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE and non-exchangeable. Ticketholders must be in line 30 minutes prior to film start time to guarantee admittance.

How to Fest Without Passes or Tickets

Unable to purchase a pass or ticket in advance but still want to be a part of the festivities? There are a number of films and events that are free or do not require a ticket.

FREE EVENTS

Turn Full Frame’s 4-day event into your very own free fest weekend! There are film panels, outdoor movies, and more specialty programs that are free and open to the public. Join us Thursday for our “Late Night Birthday Bash” at 21c Museum Hotel and Sunday night for our Closing Night Party and free closing night film (free ticket required) in the historic Carolina Theatre. The “Late Night Birthday Bash” and Closing Night Party are free and open to the public (no ticket required).

LAST MINUTE LINE

What is the Last Minute Line?
We try to make sure every seat in the theater is filled. Once everyone with a ticket has been seated, open seats will be sold to the people standing in the Last Minute Line. Tickets are cash only ($15) and seating is first come, first served.

When will I know if I’ll get in through the Last Minute Line?
Last Minute Line tickets only become available if ticketholders do not arrive by the start of a program. At that time, the venue team will count open seats and then sell those seats to the people standing in the Last Minute Line. Passholders without tickets may utilize the Last Minute Line for free.