Festival Passes

So, you’ve had a look at the festival schedule and are interested in watching a lot of this year’s films. A festival pass might be just right for you! You won’t have to worry about missing out on any screening or events. Simply show your badge at the door and enjoy your screening. Depending on how you’d like to enjoy the festival, we have some great, affordable options for you.

To buy tickets, go to the schedule tab, search for the film you would like to watch and then click buy tickets to reserve your seat. For ticket prices, click here.

To purchase a pass, CLICK HERE

VAP Pass ($260): 

Experience everything NYADIFF has to offer for less when you buy a VAP Pass. A VAP pass allows you entry into every film and event happening at NYADIFF 2018

Why get the VAP pass? 

  • GUARANTEED ACCESS to all 60 film screenings. This includes red carpets, catered VIP Receptions and Panel Discussions.
  • SKIP THE LINE. With this badge, you can skip the ticket line and simply show your badge at the festival table to get your comp ticket.
  • SUPPORT BLACK CINEMA. Our mission is to present films to diverse audiences, redesign the Black cinema experience, and strengthen the role of African and African descent directors in contemporary world cinema. What better way to be a part of that than to support black filmmakers and films!



This pass grants you access to all regular screenings. It does not allow access to receptions and red carpet events. For special screenings, you will need to pay for screening separately. If you are interested in watching screenings but not in attending gala events, this is the badge for you.


FAN PASS ($60)

See any six regular priced films during the festival for just $60.  You can share the pass with your friends and come any time during the festival to any regular screening.



This pass grants you access to screenings happening that day tied to a specific program. This year, our day passes are the WHO IS BLACK IN AMERICA? ($30) day pass, COLORISM ($25) day pass, African and African-Americans, Past and Present Day Pass ($20) and the LAW, JUSTICE & POLICE BRUTALITY ($30) day passes.


To purchase a pass, CLICK HERE