Buying tickets

Buying Tickets

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For any ticketing enquiries, please email or call us on 1300 733 733 between 9am and 5pm. 

Single Tickets

Single tickets for all films go on sale Wednesday 9 May. Opening Night and Closing Night tickets go on sale Mon 23 April. Single tickets for the Essential Kaurismäki retrospective are on sale now.

Flexipasses for 2018 Festival 

The cheapest way to book lots of tickets is to buy a Flexipass of 10, 20, or 30 tickets. Click a Flexipass amount below to read all the details.  

You can use your Flexipass to redeem tickets one at a time, or all at once, so you never need to worry about missing out!

Flexipass 10  $159 (Save $40)
Flexipass 20  $298 (Save $100)
Flexipass 30  $397 (Save $200)

WIN A VIP OPENING NIGHT EXPERIENCE! - Buy a 30, 20 or 10-film Flexipass to automatically enter into the draw to win a Franck Provost VIP Opening Night experience, valued up to $300! Purchase a Flexipass before 5pm on Wednesday 5 May to go in the draw to win!

WIN A GALA EXPERIENCE! - Buy a 10, 20 or 30 Flexipass for the 65th Sydney Film Festival and one lucky earlybird buyer and a friend will be invited to our Gala Opening Night Film at the magnificent State Theatre, followed by the exclusive after party at Centennial Hall here. Purchase a Flexipass before Thursday 26 April to go in the draw to win!


A Sydney Film Festival subscription is a set curated program - perfect for those film lovers interested in a wide variety of cinema from across the globe. See all the chosen films in the Daytime or Evening subscription packages from 7 - 17 June in the State Theatre during set hours.

Subscriptions are available for purchase online or over the phone on 1300 733 733 between 9am and 5pm until Friday 27 April.

Purchase your subscription online here

Essential Kaurismäki: Selected by David Stratton

Australia’s master of film criticism presents a program of 10 essential classics by one of the great Finnish filmmakers in the retrospective program Essential Kaurismäki: Selected by David Stratton. Buy single tickets to the films, or a special discount package of all ten films in the retrospective is available for $130 + booking fee.

Screen Day Out - Schools Program

Sydney Film Festival is opening its cinema doors to high school students and teachers for a brand new Screen Day Out Schools Program. Screening features and documentaries specially selected for a range of curriculums at two Sydney locations (Cremorne and Randwick). Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) Study Guides will be provided for each film, and filmmakers will introduce each screening and take questions. Teachers who bring along five or more students will be admitted for free. The cost per student is $10. Screening dates are Thursday 7, Wednesday 13, Thursday 14, and Friday 15 June 2018, 9:30am. Full program announced March 2018.

To make a booking please fill in this form. For any enquiries email or call us on 1300 733 733.


Most unclassified SFF screenings have age restrictions of 18+ or 15+. No one under 18 is admitted to 18+ films. Children under 15 will only be admitted to 15+ films with a parent or guardian. Films in the Family section are classified for all ages, but please note age recommendations for these films.


Exchanges of single session tickets or Flexipass redemptions incur a small fee per ticket. Exchanges of Flexipass redemptions can be made online in your account. Click on 'My Passes' in your account, and click "View/ Exchange Sessions" to exchange into a new SFF session.


Please check your sessions, times, Subscriptions and Flexipasses are correct prior to payment as there are no refunds on any item sold.

2018 Transaction Fees 

All purchases incur a transaction fee based on the amount spent:

 $20.00 or under   $2.75
 $20.01 - $40.00  $3.75
 $40.01 - $80.00  $5.25
 $80.01 - $120.00  $5.75
 $120.01 - $200.00  $6.75
 $200.01 or more  $7.75

 At Venue fee              50c

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