Festival Pass, Tickets, Box Offices

Festival Passes and tickets are available only at the festival in Karlovy Vary.

Sales begin at 9 am on Thursday, 30 June 2022, at the Hotel Thermal box offices.

How to see films:

You have two options:

  1. Purchase a Festival Pass and then pick up individual tickets for free at our box offices.
  2. Visit a box office to purchase a single ticket for a selected film.

Festival Passes – How much do they cost and what can I use them for?

  • up to 3 tickets for 3 different films per day
  • ticket reservations via the Vodafone KVIFF Guide 2022 app
  • admission to press conferences at the Hotel Thermal as long as the hall is not filled to capacity with accredited journalists, who are given preference during admission
  • admission to KVIFF Talks
  • possibility of seeing films even without a ticket – 5 minutes before each screening, the festival opens up empty seats. Please bear in mind that the seats are given away on a “first-come” basis and that you are not guaranteed a seat.
  • discounts on admission to selected tourist sites in the Karlovy Vary Region until the end of July 2022
  • free transport via festival buses and free rental of festival bicycles from Specialized
  Festival Pass Discount Festival Pass*
1 day 350 CZK 300 CZK
3 days 800 CZK 600 CZK
5 days 1200 CZK 900 CZK
Whole festival ** 1500 CZK 1200 CZK

* Discounts are available for students (student ID, original confirmation of student status, ISIC card, etc.), seniors (age 65 and up), and disabled persons.

** Free catalogue and festival brochure (may be picked up at the Vodafone box office)

Individual ticket prices (without a Festival Pass)

Admission: 100 CZK
Discount admission: 75 CZK*

* Discounts are available for students (student ID, original confirmation of student status, ISIC card, etc.), seniors (age 65 and up), and disabled persons.

When can tickets be purchased or picked up?

In order to ensure that newly arrived festivalgoers have a chance to get into films, tickets are made available for reservation and purchase at 7 am on the day before the screening. In other words, on any given day you may only purchase/reserve tickets for films scheduled for that day and the following day.

The only exception is 30 June, when presales are launched at 9 am for films being screened on the festival’s first two days – Friday, 1 July and Saturday, 2 July.

Example: If you want reserve or pick up a ticket for 5 July, you can do so after 7 am on 4 July – either directly at one of our box offices or via the Vodafone KVIFF Guide 2022 app.

Box offices

Festivalgoers can choose from 25 box offices. There are 15 box offices (including the Vodafone box offices) inside the Hotel Thermal alone and another six in the immediate vicinity (on the stairway), including our “last-minute” box offices. Another two box offices may be found at the Grandhotel Pupp, and there are two more box offices at the tent city.

Box office 30 June 2022 1 – 8 July 2022 9 July 2022
Main box offices
Thermal Hotel
9am – 10pm 8am – 12am 8am – 12am
Outdoor box offices
stairs at the Thermal Hotel
8am – 10pm  
Last Minute box office
info, Thermal Hotel
  8am – 12am 8am – 12am
F-Bar box offices
Thermal Hotel
9am – 10pm 8am – 12am 8am – 1pm
PUPP box offices
Grandhotel Pupp
  8am – 10pm  
Vodafone box offices
Thermal Hotel
  8am – 8pm 8am – 8pm
Tent city box offices   8am – 12pm  

Our tips

  • Do you have a Festival Pass? Avoid early-morning lines at box offices by reserving your tickets online via the Vodafone KVIFF Guide app. You can then pick up your tickets at any time during the day, but no later than 60 minutes before each screening. Any reserved tickets not picked up by then will be made available for purchase by others!
  • Do you have a Festival Pass and want to try your luck at the last minute? Then head to the last-minute box offices on the stairs by the Thermal, where all tickets left unsold 15 minutes before the start of each film are made available to holders of a Festival Pass or accredited festivalgoers.
  • If you have a Festival Pass and forgot to pick up your tickets on time, you can try waiting in line directly by the entrance to the screening venue. Five minutes before the start of each screening, people in line are offered the remaining free seats in the cinema. Please bear in mind that the seats are given away on a “first-come” basis and that you are not guaranteed a seat.
  • If you have a valid ticket, make sure to be in your seat on time. Five minutes before the start of each screening, all empty seats are offered to others and you forfeit your claim to a seat.
  • Tickets for changed or canceled screenings are refunded at the main box offices in the Hotel Thermal.
  • Dogs are not permitted inside screening venues. The only exception are assistance dogs accompanying visitors with disabilities.
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