May 2-7, 2017

2017 Tickets and Passes

Start purchasing passes on March 10th and tickets on April 6th!

The Bentonville Film Festival is from May 2nd to May 7th 2017.

Overview

SINGLE TICKETS

If you want to attend just a few film screenings, panels, and/or events, the single ticket option may be best for you. Tickets for the 2017 Bentonville Film Festival will be available for purchase online starting on April 6, 2017, and in person at the box office during the festival. Simply search the BFF Festival Guide here and choose the film, panel, or event. Printed tickets will be available to pick up at the box office during the festival.

FESTIVAL PASSES

If you want flexibility to see as many films as possible and you don’t mind taking your chances on available seats, purchasing a pass is your best option. Passes for the 2017 Bentonville Film Festival will be available for purchase online starting on March 10, 2017 and in person at the box office during the festival. Passes will be available to pick up at the box office during the festival.

Please Note: Pass holders are not guaranteed seats. All films, panels, and events require a ticket for guaranteed seating. When a pass is purchased, the buyer will receive an automated email containing their receipt, as well as instructions for reserving tickets during the Early Reservation Window. Please see Seating Procedure below here.

The Early Reservation Window is from March 27th to April 5th, 2017, which is an exclusive time period for pass holders to reserve tickets. After this time, tickets may still be reserved, but tickets will also be sold to the public.

Pass Categories

BFF SPOTLIGHT PASS ($100)

  • Your BFF Spotlight Pass gets you the following:
    • Access to presale ticket reservations for all Spotlight Competition film screenings
    • Early access to reserve two (2) free tickets for all Showcase film screenings
    • Access for two (2) to the Music Lounge
  • Fine Print: Access to Spotlight Competition film screenings and Showcase film screenings for which you do not secure a ticket will be on a standby, first-come/first-served basis.

BFF PIONEER PASS ($175)

  • Your BFF Pioneer Pass gets you the following:
    • Access to presale ticket reservations for all competition film screenings
    • Admission to the Welcome Breakfast
  • Fine Print: Access to competition film screenings for which you do not secure a ticket will be on a standby, first-come/first-served basis.

BFF TRAILBLAZER PASS ($175)

  • Your BFF Trailblazer Pass gets you the following:
    • Access to presale ticket reservations to all panels
    • Admission to the Welcome Breakfast
  • Fine Print: Access to panels for which you do not secure a ticket will be on a standby, first-come/first-served basis.

BFF VOYAGER PASS ($350)

  • Your BFF Voyager Pass gets you the following:
    • Access to presale ticket reservations to all film screenings
    • Access to presale ticket reservations to all panels
    • Access for two (2) to the Music Lounge
    • Admission to the Filmmakers Lounge
  • Fine Print: Access to competition film screenings and panels for which you do not secure a ticket on a standby, first-come/first-served basis.

BFF PATRON PASS ($750)

  • Your BFF Patron Pass gets you the following:
    • Access to presale ticket reservations to all competition, spotlight, and showcase film screenings
    • Access to presale ticket reservations to all panels
    • Priority seating to all general screenings and panels on first come first serve basis
    • Admission to Filmmaker’s Lounge
    • Family 4 pack to A League of Their Own Reunion Game
    • Two tickets to the Concert
    • Admission to the Welcome Breakfast
    • Guest of Honor at the Patron Party
    • Admission for two (2) to the pre-award show party
    • Two (2) tickets to the Awards Ceremony
    • Access for two (2) to the Music Lounge
    • Spotlight events
    • Ballpark field meet and greet before the game
  • Fine Print: Access to competition film screenings and panels for which you do not secure a ticket on a standby, first-come/first-served basis.

BFF FOUNDATION PASS ($2000)

Your BFF Foundation Pass entitles you to the following privileges:

  • Access for two (2) to presale ticket reservations for all competition, spotlight,
    and showcase film screenings
  • Access for two (2) presale ticket reservations for all panels
  • Priority seating to all general screenings and panels on first come first serve basis
  • Two (2) tickets to the opening ceremony
  • Admission for two (2) to Filmmakers Lounge
  • Family 4-pack to A League of Their Own Reunion Game
    Four VIP tickets to the AMP concert (extra $70 Value minimum)
  • Admission for two (2) to the Welcome Breakfast
  • Guests of Honor for two (2) at the Patron Party
    Admission for four (4) to the pre-award show party (extra $50 value)
  • Four (4) tickets to the Awards Ceremony via the Blue Carpet Celebrity Entrance (extra $100 value)
  • Access for four (4) to the Music Lounge
  • Ballpark field meet and greet before the game\
  • Recognition as Proud Foundation Donor in BFF marketing materials.

According to Tax Regulations the purchaser can write off 75% of the total package value as a donation to the Bentonville Film Festival Foundation. As a Friend Of The Festival Foundation Donor you will receive special notices and invitations to BFF events throughout the year.

Fine Print: Access to competition film screenings and panels for which you do not secure a ticket on a standby, first-come/first- served basis without priority seating

How and When to Purchase Tickets and Passes

Tickets and Passes Terms and Conditions

By purchasing, you are acknowledging that you have read and agreed with all the terms and conditions published here (“Terms and Conditions”).

  • Purchasing: Festival Pass / Single Ticket sales will be first-come, first-served. You must be at least 18 years of age to purchase any Single Ticket or Festival Pass. You may purchase up to 4 tickets at a time; For group sales, please email the box office at boxoffice@bentonvillefilmfestival.com.
  • Festival Passes and Tickets to all Bentonville Film Festival events are nonrefundable and nonreturnable.
  • Festival Passes / Single Tickets may not be sold or reproduced under any circumstances.
  • Service charges may apply to the individual ticket sales.
  • Entry to the Filmmaker Lounge, Welcome Breakfast, and Patron Party is subject to capacity.
  • By attending a Bentonville Film Festival event, the participant and guest(s) hereby irrevocably authorize the Bentonville Film Festival, its affiliated companies and their agents, sponsors and partners, successors and assigns, and anyone authorized by them, to use, copyright, reproduce, publish, film, videotape, photograph, and record their name, address, biographical data, photo, caricature, likeness, appearance, performance, voice and other resemblance or likeness, and to use the results and proceeds thereof in connection with television commercials, audiovisual works and derivative works including, without limitation, the rights to edit, copy, exhibit, transmit, perform, copyright, reproduce, display (on the website or otherwise), publish, license, sell, and otherwise exploit all or any portion thereof in any and all media, whether now known or hereafter developed, throughout the universe in perpetuity, and they hereby waive any and all such rights and claims and claims to payment that they may have with respect to such use of their likeness.

Seating Procedure:

  • There will be three queues outside every ticketed event:
    • 1) One line for ticket holders (lined up in the order in which they arrive)
    • 2) One line for priority pass holders with a ticket (lined up in the order in which they arrive)
    • 3) Standby line for attendees without a ticket
  • At 15 minutes prior to scheduled showtime, the priority pass holders who have a ticket and are in the designated line will be admitted.
  • Following admission of ticketed priority pass holders, all other ticketed attendees in the designated line will be admitted.
  • Following admission of all ticket-holders, admission will be granted to attendees of the standby line as space allows.

OTHER PASSES/CREDENTIALS:
The terms and conditions for Sponsor, Volunteer, Staff, and Filmmaker Badges will be emailed to the respective sponsors, volunteers, staff, and filmmakers.

BFF reserves the right to revise its Ticket, Pass, and Credential policies and terms and conditions. Please check this website for updates.
Last updated March 9, 2017.