Everything You Need to Know for ASFF

Here is a practical guide of how to get around ASFF. Our friendly staff are always happy to help and can be found in the Festival Hub and in all the venues throughout the city. We want your experience to be as fun as possible, kick back, enjoy the films and the beautiful city.

Collecting Screening Passes and Events Tickets 
Collect your pre-booked Pass, Single Screening Ticket or Masterclass Tickets before accessing the venues from the Festival Hub, Visit York, 1 Museum Street, YO1 7DT, 01904 629 137.
Open from 8 November, 09:00-17:00, Sunday 10:00-17:00. Please bring a digital or printed copy of your receipt.

Booking Screening Passes and Events Tickets 

Passes and Tickets can also be bought from the Hub during the festival depending on event availability. Due to limited venue capacities, we advise that you arrive early in order to secure your place. Seating is non-allocated. See p38-41 for venue information including accessibility.

Additional Box Offices Locations

City Screen, 1331 Bar & Restaurant and Friargate Theatre. For purchasing Single Screening Tickets or Screening Passes only.


Most films are C12A, but some may be C18. Please see the programme and venue for details. Some films may contain flashing images. Family Friendly programmes are indicated. All films are screened in their original language; if this is other than English, subtitles will be provided. This programme is subject to change at any time. For up-to-date information, please visit the Festival Hub, or keep in touch via the ASFF website and social media sites.

Connect with us

Twitter: @ASFFest
Instagram: @ASFFestival

Accessing Screenings

All of the venues are walking distance to one another. National Centre for Early Music is less than 15 minutes’ walk from the city centre, so please note it is easy to each and along the way you can sample the delights of Fossgate.


Located in York Explore, this is where you can curate your own festival experience and watch any film in the festival. Please note, there is limited availabity and please do not access the computers for longer than one hour at a time.

What Does my Pass Include?

You can access any venue and any screening on your given day or if you hold an unlimited pass, on any day. Your pass does not allow access to masterclasses as these are separate ticked events although Showcase Industry Screenings and Panels are included in the pass. Please see the programme for more details.

Single Screening Tickets

With this ticket, you can access any screening in any venue, however, please note seating is unallocated and this ticket does not guarantee you a seat in any particular screening.

For more information: www.asff.co.uk/asff2017

1. Courtesy of Jim Poyner.