FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What's the best way to enjoy the festival?
There are many ways to enjoy DOC10:
1. purchase an ELITE PASS to gain unlimited access to the festival
2. purchase a regular ACCESS PASS for a set of tickets to each of the ten screenings plus access to some of the festival's additional events
3. purchase a TEN TICKET PACKAGE to gain reserved seating to each of the ten films
4. purchase individual tickets to films and special events.
5. Or something EXTRA SPECIAL: join us as a festival sponsor to show your love of documentary film and our great impact media community!
Please note that DOC10 SOLD OUT EVERY SCREENING in 2016, so make sure to purchase tickets early before they sell out. Better yet, buy an advance pass to guarantee your spot!
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Why buy a pass?
To show your love of documentaries! Passes allow the film enthusiast access to enjoy all of the festival, while knowing their support helps us bring this unique event to our Chicago community.
ELITE PASSES provide:
Guaranteed access to all ten films with reserved seating area / Fast track entry lane at the theater / Concession/drink tickets / Invite to the Doc10 Opening Reception / Seating at ART & ACTIVISM panel / Two tickets to Impact Grant Award and Filmmaker Reception / Two tickets to the CMP Pitch & Mimosas Brunch / 2 drink tickets / Local Merchant discounts / AND Pass is transferable
ACCESS PASSES provide:
Guaranteed access to all ten films with reserved seating area / Fast track entry lane at the theater / Invite to the Doc10 Opening Reception / Seating at ART & ACTIVISM panel / Two tickets to the CMP Pitch & Mimosas Brunch / Local Merchant discounts / Pass is transferable
10 TICKET PACKAGES provide:
an individual ONE TICKET TO EACH FILM SCREENING throughout the weekend at a discounted rate of $13/ticket.
How do the passes work?
First, pick up your pass lanyard from the DOC10 check-in table in the lobby of the Davis Theater starting anytime after 4 p.m. on Thursday, march 30th.
ELITE PASS HOLDERS get first access to the theatre via the fast lane for each film, up to 15 minutes before the screening start time. Simply show your pass to the usher and get your seating before ticket-holders enter.
ACCESS PASS HOLDERS also access the theater through the fast lane for each film, up to 15 minutes before the screening start time. Simply show your pass to the usher and find your seating before ticket holders enter.
10 TICKET PACKAGE HOLDERS show their special badge at the box office to pick up their guaranteed, discounted individual tickets to each of the ten films up to 15 minutes before screening start time, then join the ticket-holder line.
Can guests accompany pass holders to a film?
Any additional guests need to buy an individual ticket. But guests with tickets who are accompanying an ELITE PASS or ACCESS PASS Holder may enter the theatre together during the priority seating window.
What about group sales?
DOC10 welcomes organizations, clubs, and schools that want to share a great documentary with their constituents! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about purchasing discounted group tickets.
What about special events?
DOC10 is excited to host additional events throughout the weekend to enhance festival-goers' immersion in the doc film world. Tickets to the Saturday Impact Grant Fund and Filmmakers Dinner, the Sunday Pitch & Mimosas Brunch, the Live Podcast and the Art & Activism Panel can be purchased separately here. The Closing Night Cocktails are free but require RSVP.
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Where does all this take place?
All films screen at the beautiful, and newly renovated Davis Theater at 4614 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625. DOC10 will have a clearly marked check-in table and helpful volunteers in the theater lobby all weekend long to check-in pass holders, answer questions, and assist with special event tickets. Individual tickets to films are purchased directly at the Davis Theater box office.
Check the schedule or tickets page for info on locations for off-site additional events.
Will there be parking?
There are three public parking lots within the vicinity of the Davis Theater, as well as street parking. Please note that the public lots are metered 24 hours. Please leave adequate time to find a space when driving to films or events.