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Coronado Island Film Festival is a pass-based festival.  We offer three exciting festival passes with varying levels of access to films and events: VIP Crown City Pass, Ocean View Pass and Bayside Pass.  First-come, first-serve single tickets will be sold the day of at the venue for any open seats.

We ask Pass holders to arrive to screenings at least 15 minutes before screening so we can guarantee them a seat.

Fifteen minutes before a screening, seating starts with VIP Crown City Pass holders, then Ocean View, then Bayside. Single tickets will only be sold if any open seats are remaining after all Pass Holders have taken their seats.

Lines form each type of Pass and those lines will be based on a first-come, first-serve basis. This means, for popular screenings or screenings at smaller venues, some Bayside Pass holders may not make it into their first choice screening. With close to 85 films,  there are many options if you do not make it into your first choice. We recommend Bayside Pass holders arrive at screenings as early as possible.

After all Pass holders are seated, the single tickets will be sold for any open seats. Single ticket lines will start forming an hour before screenings.

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Here’s is a list of our venues and capacity to help plan:

Coronado Performing Arts Center- 600

The Village Theater Main- 220

Winn Room at the Coronado Library- 125

Our Box Office will be located at:

Coronado Visitor Center

1100 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118

If you have any questions please call or email

(844) 323-CIFF (2433)

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Do I need a printed ticket or receipt to pick up passes?

No, you do not need to print anything!  Just bring your photo ID to the box office and we will have a list of all Passholders.

Will there be a Rush Lines at this Event?  Yes, Single Ticket Sales AT THE DOOR are as follows:

$10 to all screenings and panels; $25 for all live performances. (First come, first seated, space available following the seating of all Pass Holders.)

Do I need to bring my printed ticket to the Box Office?

In order to receive your pass at the Box Office, you can bring your printed ticket, or the scan code you saved to your mobile device.  Either one works.  A Photo ID works fine too.

What is the refund policy?

Refunds will be decided on a case by case basis. 

The name on the Registration/Pass doesn’t match the attendee.  Is that okay?

That’s okay.  Sometimes one person will buy passes for several people, but each person’s ticket will have their own individual scan code for identification.  No worries.

Are passes transferrable?

Yes.  If you are unable to attend an event, you are welcome to give your pass to someone else to attend in your place.