How to Buy Tickets

Tickets for our events can be purchased at the door with cash at all venues. No checks will be accepted. Credit card payments will be accepted online for all events (Visa, MC, Discover, AMEX) or at the door for Opening Night (Finishing the Game) at the AFI Silver, and Centerpiece Presentation (Dark Matter) at Landmark's E Street Cinema.
All sales are final. If you purchase tickets in advance, please be sure to pick them up at the box office at least 15 minutes before the screening or they may be sold to the Rush Line.

Online Tickets

Because tickets for many screenings will sell quickly, patrons are advised to purchase tickets as early as possible. And the best way to ensure your seat is to purchase your tickets in advance via our online ticket purchasing system. Advance purchase of tickets also provides a substantial discount for Opening and Closing Night events--full price begins 12:01am the day of the event. Online ticket sales for all programs except Opening Night will end at midnight the day of the program. [The AFI Silver website will continue to sell online tickets for Opening Night as long as they are available.] The following programs are available for online ticket purchasing:

DateProgramTicket Price
Thursday, Sep 27th, 2007OPENING NIGHT PRESENTATION$15/$20
Friday, Sep 28th, 2007IT'S THE HARD-KNOCK LIFE$7
Friday, Sep 28th, 2007THE TROUBLE WITH ROMANCE$10
Saturday, Sep 29th, 2007BOLINAO 52$5
Saturday, Sep 29th, 2007UNDOING$5
Saturday, Sep 29th, 2007MY BODY/MY LOVE$7
Saturday, Sep 29th, 2007AMERICAN ZOMBIE$10
Saturday, Sep 29th, 2007THE GREAT HAPPINESS SPACE$10
Monday, Oct 1st, 2007A DREAM IN DOUBT$7
Monday, Oct 1st, 2007AND THEREAFTER II$7
Tuesday, Oct 2nd, 2007THE DAILY GRIND$7
Tuesday, Oct 2nd, 2007LONELY HEARTS CLUB$7
Wednesday, Oct 3rd, 2007NEVER PERFECT$7
Wednesday, Oct 3rd, 2007TRE$10
Thursday, Oct 4th, 2007CENTERPIECE PRESENTATION$10
Friday, Oct 5th, 2007WE'RE NOT IN KANSAS ANYMORE$7
Friday, Oct 5th, 2007SHANGHAI KISS$10
Saturday, Oct 6th, 2007CLOSING NIGHT PRESENTATION$10/$15

Phone Sales

Tickets for any of our paid screenings except Opening Night at the AFI Silver can be purchased over the phone through Brown Paper Tickets. Simply call 1-800-838-3006, press option #1. When you speak to the ticket representative, tell them the name of the film program you are trying to buy tickets for or mention "DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival" to choose from a number of programs.

Door Sales

For all of our paid programs, patrons may purchase tickets at the theater before the screening. Please note that the ticket prices for door sales may be higher than advance online tickets. We suggest that you arrive at least 20 minutes prior to the start time to purchase tickets at the door.

Rush Tickets

Sold Out? Join the rush line! Even for "sold out" films, we can often accommodate many patrons just before showtime. Rush tickets are sold beginning fifteen minutes before showtime, outside the theater lobby. (Be aware that a line sometimes forms earlier than this.) Cash only, please - no checks or credit cards.

Free Programs

In addition to our paid programs, we offer several programs that are entirely FREE to the public. These programs often fill up very fast, so please arrive early!

Saturday, Sep 29th, 2007YOUTUBE ACTIVISM
Sunday, Sep 30th, 2007UMMA
Sunday, Sep 30th, 2007TIE A YELLOW RIBBON
Friday, Oct 5th, 2007NA KAMALEI: MEN OF HULA
Saturday, Oct 6th, 2007VIEW FROM A GRAIN OF SAND
Saturday, Oct 6th, 2007NEW YEAR BABY

Press Accreditation

To apply for press accreditation please fill out the following form and email it to our Press Coordinator, Suevon Lee, at suevon[at]

Press Accreditation Form (doc)