Tickets & Passes




Jewish Film Institute (JFI) Members...$12.00       
General Public...$15.00
Seniors / Students w/ID...$14.00

(Matinee shows are Monday-Thursday 4:00 PM and earlier)

JFI Members...$11.00
General Public...$13.00

Ticket Packages

$110 JFI Members / $130 General Public

The 10-Flix Voucher Package can be redeemed for 10 regular priced tickets to any 10 programs of your choice (not good for Special Programs except Centerpiece Films, and the Freedom of Expression Award Presentation. Share with family and friends, fully transferable. Great for gifts! 10-Flix Vouchers cannot guarantee tickets to sold-out shows, so redeem early to ensure availability.


$395 Members / $425 General Public

The best way to explore SFJFF in style. The All Festival Pass gives you priority entry to every moment of SFJFF39 at every venue, including Big Nights, regular screenings and any additional ticketed events (some exceptions may apply).

Become a JFI member at the Patron level and receive an All Festival Pass in addition to a year's worth of member benefits!

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$300 Members / $325 General Public

The San Francisco Pass gives you premier entry to all SFJFF38 programs at the Castro Theatre including Big Nights and regular screenings (some exceptions may apply).

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$250 Members / $275 General Public

You asked, we listened. The East Bay Pass gives you priority access to all SFJFF38 programs (including East Bay Big Nights), at its East Bay venues, in Albany and Oakland (some exceptions may apply).

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$175 Members / $200 General Public

Valid for all shows at the CineArts Theatre in Palo Alto. 

$100 Members / $125 General Public

Valid for all shows at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael film Center in San Rafael.


The Next Wave Pass offers extraordinary flexibility to film lovers under 35 to experience SFJFF. Valid for Big Nights and regular screenings at all venues.

The SFJFF38 Next Wave Pass includes a year-long Jewish Film Institute membership. Learn more about Next Wave here.

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Festival Dates & Venues

San Francisco: July 19-29 | Castro Theatre (429 Castro Street)

Albany: July 26-August 2 | Albany Twin Cinemas (1115 Solano Avenue)

Palo Alto: July 21-26 | CinéArts at Palo Alto Square (3000 El Camino Real)

Oakland: August 2-5 | Piedmont Theatre (4186 Piedmont Avenue)

San Rafael: August 2-5 | Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center (1118 Fourth Street)

Special Programs

Opening Night Film & Party
$65 Members / $75 General

Opening Night - Film Only
$30 Members / $35 General

Closing Night Film & Party
$22 Members / $25 General

East Bay Opening Night Film & Party
$22 Members / $25 General

Freedom of Expression Award
$15 Members / $18 General

Centerpiece Films: (Narrative & Documentary)
$15 Members / $18 General

The City Without Jews (with live score)
$22 Members / $25 General

SFJFF38 Shabbat Dinner
$110 Individual / $1,000 Table

Box Office FAQ

How Can I Purchase Tickets?


I still have questions. Who can I contact?
Email or call the Box Office at (415) 621-0523. Tickets, passes and memberships can be purchased over the phone with the Box Office between 11am–5pm, Monday–Friday. 

I have a promo/voucher code to use.

  • Click on the Buy Tickets button for the film or item you'd like to purchase, and then click in the pop-up window where it says "Know a Promotion Code?"
  • Enter your promotion or voucher code and then reselect the newly created ticket price from the list of options
  • Check out as normal

Ticket Delivery

How do I pick up the tickets/passes I purchased?

Once your order is completed, the following delivery methods will be available for your selection:

E-Delivery/Print at Home for online purchases. Tickets will arrive as an attachment to the confirmation email you will receive completion of your order. Tickets may  either be printed at home or presented on a mobile device to gain entry.

Will Call. Tickets are available for pick up at a Festival Venue Box Office at the day/date of the first screening in the order. Tickets purchased in separate orders will not automatically be packaged together. If you would like separate orders bundled together for pick up, contact the box office at or (415) 621-0523.

Standard Mail. Will be sent within 5-7 days of purchase. An additional fee is charged for mail orders. Orders will only be mailed until July 9th. After July 9th, order delivery is only available via will call or e-delivery.

Films at Rush

What does it mean if a show is AT RUSH?
When advance tickets are no longer available, 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 10 minutes prior to the screening. Acceptable payment methods are cash, credit card and applicable vouchers.

When should I arrive at the theater for my movie?
Ticket and pass holders must arrive 20 minutes prior to show-time to guarantee admission. Ticket or pass holders arriving less than 20 minutes prior to showtime cannot be guaranteed a seat, even with a ticket or a pass. Upon arrival, look for the hold out lines marked as either Pass holder or Ticket holder and wait until the theater is ready for seating.

JFI Membership

Our diverse membership community makes JFI's year-round and SFJFF programs possible. Membership starts as low as $60 and includes pre-sale access to all events, exclusive invitations year-round, significant discounts on passes and tickets, and much more.

How do I become a member?
Join online!

How do I renew my membership?
You can renew any of the following ways: