ONLINE Click to expand/collapse

There are individual ticket links on the films and events page. There is a $2.00 per ticket service charge for tickets purchased online, except for IFC Center members, who pay no online fee for member-priced tickets.

DOC NYC offers group discounts for purchases of 10 – 30 tickets to the same screening on an as-available basis. To request a group ticket purchase, please complete and submit the Group Ticket Request form. Our ticketing team will reply to your request within 2 business days. All group sales are final.  

Steps for IFC members purchasing online:

Log in using the same username and password as your IFC Center account.

The member ticket type will appear. If you have a “Plus One” membership, the member ticket type will say “Dual Member.” Select the desired quantity of tickets and then click “Add to Cart.”

Once you have added the tickets to your shopping cart, you can either click “Continue Shopping” under the DOC NYC logo to purchase tickets to other films, or you can finish placing your order by selecting your delivery method and clicking “checkout” at the bottom of the screen. For the delivery method, we recommend selecting “E-Ticket” which will allow you to print your ticket at home or keep your tickets on your smartphone.

IN PERSON: BEFORE NOV. 6 Click to expand/collapse

DOC NYC’s main box office is at IFC Center (323 Sixth Avenue at West Third Street), open daily starting Oct 24, 10:30am–10pm. You can purchase advance tickets there for all DOC NYC films and events no matter where they take place. (Please note that PRO panels are only open to DOC NYC passholders.) Before the festival begins on November 6, in-person tickets can only be purchased at IFC Center, not at the SVA Theatre or at the Cinépolis Chelsea. Sales will not begin until Oct 24 at the IFC Center box office.

IN PERSON: DURING THE FESTIVAL, NOV. 6-15 Click to expand/collapse

If available, tickets for DOC NYC films and passes for events can be purchased at any open venue (IFC Center and Cinépolis Chelsea, Thu-Thu; SVA Thu-Sun, Thu). (Please note that PRO panels are only open to DOC NYC passholders.) During the festival the venues’ box offices open 30 min before the first show of the day.  Rush lines for sold-out shows will form one hour before showtime at the specific screening venue.

RUSH Click to expand/collapse

For sold-out shows, a limited number of tickets may be released 15 minutes before showtime at the screening venue, on a first-come, first-served basis. Rush lines begin forming one hour before sold-out shows at the screening venue.


FILMS AND EVENTS Click to expand/collapse

Tickets for festival films, panels events, except for Opening and Closing Night galas are:

$19 Adults
$17 Seniors (age 62+) / Children
$16 IFC Center members
$12 Short List, Winner’s Circle and DOC NYC U
$160 Ten-Ticket Package

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TEN-TICKET DISCOUNT PACKAGES Click to expand/collapse

Buy a discounted package of 10 tickets to DOC NYC screenings for only $160, a saving of $30 off individual tickets.

SPECIAL EVENTS FOR 2019 Click to expand/collapse

$30 / $25 for IFC Center members

Centerpiece screening of BIKRAM: YOGI, GURU, PREDATOR
$25 / $20 for IFC Center members

Closing night screening of THE CAPOTE TAPES
$25 / $20 for IFC Center members

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DOC NYC PRO EVENTS FOR 2019 Click to expand/collapse

Attend DOC NYC PRO Events with a DOC NYC PRO or All Access Pass. See below to purchase passes.

VISIONARIES TRIBUTE Click to expand/collapse

For tickets to the DOC NYC Visionaries Tribute on November 7, please visit


ALL ACCESS PASS – $995 Click to expand/collapse

Binge on all of the films at DOC NYC and skip the box-office lines! The All Access Pass lets holders explore all festival films, parties and receptions (excludes the Visionaries Tribute Luncheon). Includes access to the PRO lounge, filmmaker and industry breakfasts and happy hours.

All Access pass holders bypass the lines at screenings and events for a wait-free DOC NYC experience. Join DOC NYC filmmakers and festival staff for pre-festival receptions at Kickstarter HQ and Posteritati, plus you’ll be on the guest list for our Opening Night party! Special discounted pricing will be offered to All Access passholders to attend the 2019 Visionaries Tribute Luncheon.

Admission guaranteed to films and events if passholder arrives at least 15 minutes before showtime. Pass does not grant access to Visionaries Tribute event. The All Access Pass is valid for one person per event, but is transferable between individuals.  


DOC NYC PRO MULTI-PASS PACKS – $425 & $750  Click to expand/collapse

Grants access to a selection 4 or 8 DOC NYC PRO programming tracks and events for (1) individual from November 7-14. Includes daily breakfasts and happy hours, access to the PRO Lounge. Does not include access to the Visionaries Tribute Luncheon.

Upon purchase of a multi-pass pack, individuals will have the opportunity to pre-select 4 or 8 of the DOC NYC PRO programming tracks online before the festival kicks off.

Note: Only a limited number of DOC NYC PRO Multi-Pass Packs will be available. The DOC NYC PRO Multi-Pass Pack is valid for one person and is not transferable. Upon to (1) pass redemption per programming track.

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DOC NYC PRO THEMED PASS – $125 Click to expand/collapse

Grants access to a single DOC NYC PRO day-long programming track, including that day’s breakfast and happy hour and access to the PRO Lounge on the day selected. Does not include access to the Visionaries Tribute Luncheon.

Note: Only a limited number of  DOC NYC PRO themed passes will be available. Each DOC NYC PRO Pass is valid for one person and is not transferable.

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THEATER LOCATIONS Click to expand/collapse

Cinépolis Chelsea
260 West 23rd Street, between 7th & 8th Avenues
C, E to 23rd Street & 8th Avenue;
1 to 23rd Street & 7th Avenue

IFC Center
323 Sixth Avenue at West Third Street
A, B, C, D, E, F, M to West 4th Street/Washington Square
1 to Christopher Street/Sheridan Square

SVA Theatre
333 West 23rd Street, between 8th & 9th Avenues
C, E to 23rd Street & 8th Avenue;
1 to 23rd Street & 7th Avenue

QUESTIONS Click to expand/collapse

For ticketing/pass questions, email

For general questions, email