Seattle International Film Festival 2003 : May 22nd - June 15th
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Evening Screenings
(except where noted)
Evening screenings for Cinema Seattle members when purchased in advance
Group Rate
(30 or more per film)
Matinees and Midnights
Films4Families series only
Opening Night Gala
Closing Night Gala
VIP Closing Night Gala

You can purchase single tickets on this site.

1. Find a Film: Use the film search or schedule sections to locate a screening.

2. Buy Tickets: If a film has a screening available for purchase click on the link to "Buy Tickets". Tickets must be purchased by 7:00 pm on the day prior to the screening date. All purchases subject to a $3 handling charge per order.

3.Pick Up Tickets: Tickets ordered on the website can be picked up at the Pacific Place box office up to the day before the screening. On the day of the screening tickets can be picked up at the venue. Ticket Holders must arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the film to guarantee seats.

Advance tickets for all films and events are available Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m., at the Seattle International Film Festival Center's two outlets:

Download the 2003 Ticket Order Form (PDF), or you can get one at the Box Office.

SIFF Main Box Office
Pacific Place
6th & Pine, fourth level

SIFF Single Ticket Outlet
Broadway Performance Hall
1625 Broadway
(Advance single tickets only.
Includes Film Buff 20-Pack, Cinematic 6-Pack and Student/Senior Reel Deal.)

Charge by phone: 206.324.9996. All tickets and passes, with the exception of Cinematic Six-Packs, The Film Buff 20 Pack, Student/Senior Reel Deals and membership for the Secret Festival, may be purchased by phone with Visa, MasterCard, or American Express during regular Box Office hours. Subject to a $3 handling charge per order.

On the day of screening, tickets are for sale at the screening theater only, subject to availability. Theater box offices open 1/2 hour before the first screening of the day. If day-of-show tickets are no longer available, rush tickets may be purchased, subject to availability. Cash only.

When advance tickets are sold out, a limited number of rush tickets may be available at the door. Rush tickets are 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 5-10 minutes prior to the screening. Cash only.

Passes are only available for purchase through the box office.

A generous allotment of seats at every screening is reserved for passholders. While a pass (with the exception of Platinum) does not guarantee seating, passholders are allowed priority entry up to 20 minutes before showtime or until the passholder seat allotment has been reached. Passholders are strongly encouraged to arrive 30 minutes before showtime. All passes are strictly nontransferable and photo I.D. must be shown at the theater.

Platinum Passes are $750 and include admission to all Festival screenings, the Festival Forums, and Press screenings (with the exception of the Secret Festival), reserved seating at the Opening and Closing Night Galas, and an invitation for the passholder and a guest to attend a private Festival reception.

Full Series Passes are $400 and include admission to all public screenings and press screenings, excluding Opening Night, the Secret Festival, and the Festival Forums.

Weekly Passes are $130 and grant admission to all public screenings, excluding Opening Night, the Secret Festival, and the Festival Forums.

Festival Forums Passes are $100 for admission to all Festival Forum events.

Cinematic Six-Packs are $45 and include admission to any six films priced $8.50 or less, limited to a maximum of one (1) ticket per film. Films must be selected at the time of purchase. A limited number of Six-Pack tickets are available for each film.

Student and Senior Reel Deals are $30 for any five films priced $8.50 or less, and are available to all students and seniors (65+) with valid ID. The Reel Deals are limited to a maximum of one ticket per film; a limited number of tickets are available for each film. Student and Senior Reel Deals may only be purchased in person at the SIFF Main Box Office at Pacific Place and Single Ticket Outlet at Broadway Performance Hall.

Film Buff 20 Packs are $140 and include admission to any 20 films priced $8.50 or less, depending on individual ticket availability. There is a two (2)-ticket limit per film and films must be selected at the time of purchase.

Films4Families are $4 for admission to each Saturday's 11:30 a.m. Films4Families screening at AMC Pacific Place 11. Films4Families gives families and young people of all ages a chance to view the best movies by young-at-heart filmmakers from around the world.

Secret Festival memberships are $30 for admission to the four Secret Festival screenings on Saturdays at 11:30 am at the Egyptian Theatre. 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.

Limited-edition T-shirts, posters and other souvenir items are available for purchase at the SIFF Main Box Office and other Festival venues.

Metro buses are available from all points in Seattle and surrounding areas. For more information: call the Metro Information Line at 206.553.3000 (800.542.7876) or

All programs are subject to change without notice. No refunds or exchanges are given, except in the case of program cancellations.

Seating is available at all performances on a first-come, first-served basis. Ticketholder seating is guaranteed up to 10 minutes prior to screening. No late seating.

Each film will be shown in its original language with English subtitles, unless otherwise noted.

No babes in arms and, with the exception of the Films4Families series, no children under six years old will be admitted. Please be aware that films may not be suitable for ages 16 and under unless otherwise noted. Parental discretion is advised.

Film length, as listed in the program, represents the best available information at press time. Length of film does not include introductions or Q&A sessions following the screening.

All audience members must leave the theater following each screening. Saving seats between shows is not allowed. Please do not leave empty seats in the middle of a row. Rush seating is less disruptive to the rest of the audience if empty seats are available on the aisles.

Cameras and recording devices are not permitted in the theater. Please silence all cellular phones, pagers and watches when in the theater.