AFI DOCS is going virtual this year! There are several ways you can “attend” and be part of AFI’s celebration of the best non-fiction films of the year – whether it’s watching films or participating in the DOCS Forum.

On June 10, the full program will be announced, and you will have the opportunity to “unlock” the films you want to view during the festival. To unlock a film, you must have either a Screening Pass – which gives you access to watch films in the Features, Cinema’s Legacy, Shorts or Episodic sections for no additional cost – or you can “unlock” (aka get a ticket for) individual films (tickets will be available for purchase on June 10).

Access to Forum events is available through the Forum Pass only.

Want more out of your AFI DOCS experience? Two-Star members and above receive a complimentary Screening Pass and Star members and above receive a 10% discount off the Forum Pass. To become an AFI member or learn more about all the benefits of an AFI membership, click here.

Screening Pass - $50 - SOLD OUT

A great value for film lovers who want to see as many screenings as possible

  • Access to watch films online in the Features, Cinema’s Legacy, Episodic and Shorts sections
  • Filmmaker video Q&A’s available online after screening

If you upgrade or join as a Two-Star member or above today, you will receive a complimentary Screening Pass and other year-long benefits that AFI members enjoy. Email for more information.

Forum Pass - $50

10% Discount for Star Members and above

  • Access to the five-day series of online panels and conversations
  • Perfect for filmmakers, industry professionals and documentary enthusiasts


  • The Screening Pass does not allow access to Special Presentations or the AFI DOCS Forum.
  • The Forum Pass does not allow access to Screenings.
  • Films are available for a limited time and with limited capacity.
  • No refunds or exchanges.
  • Passes are non-transferable.
  • Event is not rated and viewer discretion is advised.
  • To ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all guests, please review AFI’s Events Access Disclaimer

For all questions about passes and ticketing, please contact