Festival 2010 Tickets Page


All tickets and passes can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/5884


How to Buy Tickets

The 2010 Festival offers discounts for advance purchases online or over the phone. We encourage all patrons to take advantage of these discounts by purchasing tickets early. Online/Phone sales for each day’s screenings will be available until approximately 4 hours before the first screening of that day. After Online/Phone sales end, tickets will still be available at the door, but Advance Purchase discounts will no longer apply.

In addition, we are offering a VIP ALL ACCESS PASS ($99) that provides priority access to all film screenings including Opening and Closing Night, Centerpiece and all other events. The total cost is less than half of the box office price of each individual event. We also offer a 4-Ticket Flex Pass for four films for those who may not be able to see all of our screenings. This is only available online. This Pass is a great buy and can be used for any screening except Opening, Centerpiece, Closing Nights, or other special screenings. Other passes are available for those who love short films (Shorts Pass), and those who would like to spend the afternoon of Sunday, October 10 at the movies (Sunday Pass).

Tickets for our events can be purchased at the door at all venues. We DO NOT accept checks. Credit card payments will be accepted online for all events (Visa, MasterCard, Discover) or at the door for Opening Night (Au Revoir Taipei) or Centerpiece (Fog) at Landmark’s E Street Cinema.

All sales are final. If you purchase tickets in advance, please be sure to pick them up at WILL CALL at least 10 minutes before the screening or they may be released to the Rush Line if the screening is sold out. There are no refunds for tickets released to the Rush Line.


The festival offers discounts for advance purchase tickets for all screenings. In addition, there are box office discounts available for Students, Military, and Seniors aged 65 or older. Please bring a valid current Student or Military ID to receive the discount. Seniors, please bring proof of age such as a driver’s license. These discounts are only available at the door. There are no discounts at the door for Opening (Au Revoir Taipei), Centerpiece (Fog), or Closing Nights (The Things We Carry) or special screening (Macho Like Me); only advance purchase tickets for these screenings receive a discount.

There is also a discount for Group Purchases of five or more tickets, only available online or via phone. Only the individual who purchased the tickets may pick them up at WILL CALL unless each individual’s name is specified during the order.


The 2010 Festival offers these passes for our patrons:

Pass Cost Benefits
VIP All Access Festival Pass
Purchase VIP All Access Pass
  • Priority/Reserved Seating
  • Festival T-shirt (indicate size during order)
  • Admission to all festival screenings, parties and other events
4 Ticket Flex Pass
Purchase r Ticket Flex Pass
  • Choose any 4 screenings online (must be redeemed online)
  • Does not include Opening or Closing Night
  • Lowest cost available other than VIP Pass
Shorts Ticket Pass
Purchase All Shorts Pass
  • See all four shorts programs for a great price!
Sunday 10/10 Pass
Purchase Sunday Pass
  • See all four Sunday films and spend a day at the movies!

Online Tickets

Because tickets for many screenings will sell quickly, patrons are advised to purchase tickets as early as possible–and get a great discount. And the best way to ensure your seat is to purchase your tickets in advance via Brown Paper Tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com, which is accessible from our festival website. Online ticket sales for all programs will end approximately 4 hours before the first screening of that day. There is a non-refundable fee of $0.99 for ticket sales of $9.99 or less and $1.99 for ticket sales of $10.00 or more that is charged to you by our ticket vendor. Check the festival schedule at www.apafilm.org/2010 for a list of programs and their advance sale prices.

Phone Sales

Tickets for any of our paid screenings can be purchased over the phone through Brown Paper Tickets. Simply call 1-800-838-3006. When you speak to the ticket representative, tell them the name of the film program or mention “DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival” to choose from a number of programs. There is a non-refundable fee of $0.99 for ticket sales of $9.99 or less and $1.99 for ticket sales of $10.00 or more that is charged to you by our ticket vendor.

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 will be higher than advance online tickets. We suggest that you arrive early to purchase tickets at the door.

Rush Tickets

Sold Out? Join the rush line! Even for “sold out” films, we can often accommodate most patrons just before showtime. Rush tickets are sold beginning ten minutes before showtime, outside the theater lobby. Be aware that a line sometimes forms earlier than this.

Free Programs

In addition to our paid programs, we offer several programs that are entirely FREE to the public at the Smithsonian Freer and Sackler Galleries and the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI). Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Meyer Auditorium (Freer) capacity is 300 seats and pre-registration is not required. Rasmuson Auditorium (NMAI) capacity is 300 seats and reservations are required from the www.NMAI.si.edu events calendar. Auditorium doors will open approximately 30 minutes before the event.

Date Program
Saturday, October 9 Resilience
Saturday, October 9 Going Home
Saturday, October 9 Panel chapter 7 bankruptcy lawyer phoenix arizona Korean Adoption
Sunday, October 10 State of Aloha

Press Accreditation

To apply for press accreditation please fill out the following form and email it to our Guest Services Coordinator, at gina[at]apafilm.org.

Press Accreditation Form (doc)

Press Contacts

Sharon Kim
Press/Media Coordinator