Passes & Tickets

Passes for the 2020 Houston Cinema Arts Festival are not yet on sale — please check back soon!



Single Tickets

Single tickets for the 2020 festival will be available soon! We recommend purchasing in advance as seating is limited. Free events still require a reservation through our Eventbrite.  Please visit the film pages to reserve your tickets.

Same Day Sales

On the same day of events / screenings, tickets will only be available at the venue box office.  Same day tickets cannot be purchased online.

Tickets will be sold as rush tickets at each venue on a first-come, first-served basis. Note: Sales on the day of screening at the MFAH will be CASH ONLY.


HCAS is excited to welcome you to the 12th Houston Cinema Arts Festival this November 12- 16, 2020.  Your Festival Pass will allow you entrance to all screenings during the Festival.  Here’s a few things you should know:

Pass Holders will be admitted for priority seating 30 minutes prior to published screening time. Priority seating ends 15 minutes prior to screening time.  All unoccupied seats will be released 10 minutes prior to screening time to the general public and vouchers will then be redeemed on a first-come, first-served basis.  HCAS cannot guarantee a seat for late arrivals. There will be no seating after the screening has begun. Final seating is at the discretion of House Management.

You’ll see a line for Pass Holders when you arrive.  Show your pass at the Pass Holders line to receive a physical ticket to the film, which you’ll hand to the usher at the door.