All regular Festival screening tickets cost $7 for adults and $5 for students. Students must purchase tickets in person and present a valid student ID to receive the discounted price. The only exception is the Opening Red-Carpet Reception, where tickets cost $20. Look for special matinee pricing of $5 USD for all films screened Thursday-Saturday before 5:00 PM.
What if I want to see a large number of films? Are there any discounts?
The Ticket Sampler is available for purchase online or at the headquarters’ table and costs $70 ($100 value). The Ticket Sampler allows patrons to choose what films and events they want to attend. You can either use them to see one $7 film screening, go to the MIFF Opening Red Carpet Reception for $20, go to a $5 matinee, or simply bring friends with you and use the whole card. The card will be punched by a MIFF volunteer or box office staff member for whatever amount you choose to spend.
When and where should I buy tickets?
Box Office Information
Prior to the Festival, tickets will be sold online at . From March 7, 2018 to March 10, 2018, (during the festival), tickets for all films and events may be purchased at the Festival box offices and online. We recommend you purchase tickets in advance, as many screenings will sell out quickly. However, you may still purchase day-of tickets if there are any available. More than one hour before the start time of a screening, you can purchase your tickets at either of the Festival box offices, online, or at the Farr Best box office. Less than one hour before the start time of a screening, you must purchase tickets directly at the venue where the screening is being held.
The Festival Headquarters box location will be open March 7, 2018. The FARR BEST box office will be open from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
Online Ticket Sales
To purchase tickets online, simply navigate to the page for the individual film you wish to attend and click on the ‘buy tickets’ link next to a selected screening. All Screenings will be posted on the website one month prior to the event. Please note that all internet sales will include an additional per ticket service charge of $1.50, which is charged by the ticket merchant, not MIFF.
Can I still get into a screening if it’s sold out?
MIFF encourages its patrons to purchase tickets as early as possible, as many screenings sell out before the Festival begins. In the event of a sold-out show, it is still sometimes possible to obtain a ticket by arriving at the screening venue an hour before the show starts and standing in the wait list line.
While MIFF makes sure to extend every possible courtesy to our patrons, attending a film festival is not like attending a movie at the local multiplex. Approximately 15 minutes prior to the start of the films, if any empty seats remain, the theater staff will begin selling tickets to the people in the wait list line on a first-come, first-served basis. It is our objective to fill each and every seat during the festival, so if seats are still empty 15 min prior to start, they will be sold to the wait list line.
To ensure that you get a seat at a screening for which you have purchased a ticket, we suggest arriving at the screening venue at least 45 minutes early. In the event that you purchased a ticket and are turned away because the show is sold out, MIFF will exchange your ticket for another of equal value.
Where do I park?
For MIFF Headquarters and The Farr Best Box Office:
For Hanesbrands Theatre:
What is MIFF’s film rating system?
MIFF is committed to bringing you outstanding independent films not in wide release. Therefore, most of the films we show are not yet rated by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). In an effort to help you choose great films for yourself, your family, and friends, we have included content ratings- either our own, or the MPAA’s when available.
Our rating system includes three categories:
- MT (Mature) – Significant mature content
- TN (Teen+) – May have some mature content
- FM (Family Friendly) – Suitable for children as young as 8-12
What else happens at the festival besides film screenings?
Along with screenings of films from around the world, MIFF has planned many special events, including panels and public parties throughout the course of Festival. Please visit our Events page one month prior to the Festival for all of the details about the Festival’s panels, presentations, and parties.
Where is MIFF merchandise sold and what are my payment options?
MIFF merchandise will be sold within the Festival Headquarters Lobby (TBA) and the Farr Best Theater Lobby. This year’s lineup of merchandise consists of a variety of MIFF branded apparel as well as a logo printed pint glass. Items are priced from $3 to $25. Merchandise point of sales will accept cash and all major credit cards.
Where can I find accommodations if I’m from out of town?
A limited number of rooms at La Quinta Inn & Suites Mansfield, Best Western Plus Mansfield, Comfort Inn Mansfield, Hampton Inn & Suites Mansfield, and Fairfield Inn & Suites Mansfield are available at a special discounted rate for MIFF attendees. One of these hotels serves as MIFF’s hotel headquarters for our filmmaker and film industry guests. All hotel locations afford a quick drive/ride to the Festival area. Go to Mansfield Texas online for a comprehensive travel guide.