Member pre-sale opens Tuesday 12 September

Public ticket sales open Friday 15 September


To book your tickets, browse events or visit the festival passes page.


Ticket Prices


Standard Session Tickets

Early bird $15.50 (until 30 September) Full $18 (from 1 October) Concession $16 (from 1 October)

Opening Night Party + Film

$65.00 (includes film and drinks)

Inside Cinema / Music + Film

Full $30 / $25 Concession

Business Video Workshop

$25 / (Free for NIFF filmmakers)

Filmmaking Workshop

$15 / (Free for NIFF filmmakers)

Festival Passes

Visit the festival passes page for packages.


$50 annual membership for privileges that keep you first in line. Join now.


Festival Terms


Enquiries and Support

For general festival enquiries and ticketing support email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your query and contact number and a team member will respond to your enquiry.

Booking Fees

Booking fees are included in the purchase price. A 1.7% credit card surcharge will be added to each online transaction, determined by the total purchase price.

Door Sales

Single-session tickets are available for purchase at the venue from one hour before the screening is due to commence, unless otherwise sold out. Cash and Eftpos will be accepted for payment.

Tickets and Passes for other sessions showing at a later time/date cannot be purchased on the door.

Standard Sessions

Standard film sessions include: World Cinema feature films, short film sessions, John Seale revisits The English Patient. Excludes opening night film and other events.

Refunds and Exchanges

Exchanges are permitted on festival passes only, managed in your online account. No refunds or exchanges on single session tickets or passes unless exceptional circumstances and only prior to the event. Read the full Terms and Conditions.

Film Classification

All films are restricted to persons 15 years of age and over. Films may contain adult themes, sexual references, coarse language and violence.

The Festival Program is subject to change without notice. Read the full Terms and Conditions.


  • Change Maker Award

    Change Maker Award

  • Best Young Filmmaker

    Best Young Filmmaker

  • Best Sound Design

    Best Sound Design

  • Best Cinematography

    Best Cinematography

  • Best Director

    Best Director

  • Best Male Performance

    Best Male Performance

  • Best Female Performance

    Best Female Performance

  • Best Experimental

    Best Experimental

  • Best Animation

    Best Animation

  • Best Humanitarian

    Best Humanitarian

  • Best Documentary

    Best Documentary

  • Best Comedy

    Best Comedy