Cinemalaya, the country’s premier independent film festival, has unveiled details regarding festival passes and ticket availability, yesterday, June 7th. The festival, on its fourteenth iteration this year, will happen from August 3rd thru August 12th at the CCP and select Ayala Mall Cinemas. The 2018 Cinemalaya films will echo the festival’s theme, “Wings of Vision”. You can see the full film lineup on our festival guide—complete with trailers, screening schedules, and other key information.

On this post, we’re sharing how patrons can get Cinemalaya 2018 festival passes and tickets.

Cinemalaya 2018: Tickets

Cinemalaya has announced ticket pricing for this year’s festival. Like last year, the festival will sell these tickets via the CCP box office, the Sureseats website, and Ticket-World. Pricing details are below:

  • Regular Price: PHP 150 per screening
  • Student Price: PHP 100 per screening

Senior Citizens, PWD, Government employees, and Military personnel get 20% discount on tickets.

Cinemalaya 2018: Festival Passes

There are two main festival passes patrons can get: the All-Access Festival Pass, and the FIC Pass. Both passes get priority lane entry, free seating (on a first-come, first-served basis), and priority seating for free admission screenings. The All-Access Festival Pass gets patrons access to all festival screenings at CCP venues, while the FIC Pass limits patrons to see only the 12 main films-in-competition (10 full-length features + 2 sets of short films), and 3 additional films at CCP venues. Both passes aren’t valid on Ayala Mall cinemas. Both passes are non-transferable.

Pricing details for festival passes follow:

  • All-Access Festival Pass: PHP 3,500
  • FIC Pass (Films-in-Competition): PHP 2,000

In addition to the fest’s main passes, patrons may also take advantage of other passes on offer. There are Day Passes and VIP Box Passes. Check out the list below for more information.

  • DAY PASSES
    • PHP 500 – admission to 4 screenings for the day (validity date is indicated on the ticket)
    • PHP 700 – admission to 5 screenings for the day (validity date is indicated on the ticket)
  • VIP BOX PASSES
    • PHP 1,200 – One (1) dedicated box with 6 seats at the Main Theater for one (1) screening (validity date is indicated on the ticket); Priority to tickets to all free admission screenings (Pass holder needs to get a ticket 2 hours before screening time).
    • PHP 4,500 – One (1) dedicated box with 6 seats at the Main Theater good for 4 screenings for one (1) day (validity date is indicated on the ticket); Priority to tickets to all free admission screenings (Pass holder needs to get a ticket 2 hours before screening time).
    • PHP 5,500 – One (1) dedicated box with 6 seats at the Main Theater good for 5 screenings for one (1) day (validity date is indicated on the ticket); Priority to tickets to all free admission screenings (Pass holder needs to get a ticket 2 hours before screening time).

Cinemalaya 2018: Where to buy festival passes and tickets

As of press time, both the All-Access Festival Pass and FIC Pass are now available for purchase in the CCP Box Office (open from Tuesday thru Friday). You may reserve also your tickets by dropping them a line: CCP Box Office at 832-3704 or CCP Sales and Promotions Office at 832-3706.

As for tickets, Cinemalaya says Ticket World and Ayala Mall Cinemas’ ticket booths, as well as their online ticketing portal, Sureseats.com, will begin selling tickets soon (we’re assuming when official screening schedule becomes finalized).

For more information about Cinemalaya 2018, check out our Festival Guide, as well as our Facebook Event page.