Ticketing and Box Office

Ticket Booking and Purchasing:

Tickets can be purchased and booked directly from the box office or online through Tazkarti.com.


Box Office Locations, Timings, and Ticket prices:


Location Opening Time Ticket Prices
Opera House November 12th & 13th: 11:00 – 16:30


November 14th – 21st: 10:00 – 22:30

All regular screenings and events at the Opera House: 50 EGP


Gala Screenings*:

Main Hall:

●      Orchestra: 80 EGP

●      Lounge: 70 EGP

●      Balcony: 60 EGP

Zamalek Cinema November 14th – 21st: 11:30 – 22:30 Regular: 60 EGP
Tahrir Cultural Center, AUC November 14th – 21st: 11:30 – 22:30 Regular: 50 EGP

*Gala Screenings: Please note that gala tickets do not allow red carpet access. They only allow theater access to attend the film screenings.


Cinephile Ticket Bundles:

  • For cinephiles, there is the option of choosing one of CIFF’s bundle passes
  • Bundles allow you to reserve tickets for film screenings, panels, masterclasses and In Conversations.
  • Only Cinephile Plus bundles allow access to galas.
  • You may book tickets on the same day or a day ahead at any box office.
  • You are allowed 1 ticket only for each film/masterclass/panel.
  • Cinephile passes can be purchased from the accreditation hub.


Type Tickets per pass Price
Cinephile 10 10 tickets 350 EGP
Cinephile 10 Plus 10 tickets 500 EGP
Cinephile 15 15 tickets 450 EGP
Cinephile 15 Plus 15 tickets 600 EGP



Payment Methods:

Box office: Cash and Credit/Debit Cards

Online: Credit/Debit Cards and Fawry


Badge Holders:

Your badge allows you to watch films, and attend panels, masterclasses and In Conversations for free. You may book tickets on the same day or a day ahead only from any box office.


Benefits per badge:

Type Tickets Per day*

(Films/Panels/Masterclasses/In conversations)

Industry and Industry Gold 4 Included
Press & Media 4 Included
Syndicates, Student & Cinema Institute 3 Not Included
Invited Guests 4 Included


*All badges are allowed 1 ticket only for each film/masterclass/panel/In Conversation.


Important Notice for Badge Holders: If three film or event tickets are pulled and not used, your badge will be suspended for 3 days.

In the event that a ticket is pulled and will not be used, you must return it to the box office at least one hour before the screening of the film or event.

Standby queues for sold-out screenings:

You may still have the opportunity to purchase tickets for sold-out screenings via the Standby queuing system available at each venue. Standby queues start 15 minutes prior to the screening starting time.


Please note that the Standby queue offers no guarantee for obtaining a ticket, however it allows you a chance to purchase tickets that might be released at the last minute.