NOTE - All tickets and VIP Passes are Will Call only. For tickets, your name will be on a list when you arrive for each screening, and you will be given a ticket. Read below about the VIP Passes and Opening Night Film ticket on the Will Call list.






STUDENT DISCOUNT TICKET = $5 (student ID required)


(CASH PURCHASES ONLY on day of screening)


Opening & Closing Night Films are the only EXCEPTION TO ABOVE PRICES

These tickets are very limited in number as the number of seats are limited.



Opening Night Film: Thursday Screening: “The Imitation Game” - $25



(Price includes the after party located at the Century Room of Pack’s Tavern

where you will receive complimentary appetizers and a cash bar and Previews of the slate of films with be shown)

Additionally, there will be a stand up performance by Tom DiMenna, one of our filmmakers whose film, “Bologna Warrior” is included in the line-up.



Closing Night Film: Sunday Screening: “The Face of Love” - $10






One VIP Pass = $100




Two VIP Passes = $175



The VIP Pass benefits include:

1. A Guaranteed seat for The Opening and Closing Night Films.

2. The Opening Night Film Reception at the Century Room at Pack’s Tavern with complimentary appetizers and a cash bar.

3. The 2014 Award’s Party hosted by Strada Restaurant in downtown Asheville on Saturday night, November 8th with Strada providing appetizers and a cash bar.  ACF will occupy the entire restaurant for the unveiling and presentation of ‘Mythosa, the Goddess of Film’ Jury Award to our filmmakers created by JP Sullivan.



The VIP Pass will not be mailed to you. It will be at WILL CALL and available to be picked up on November 6th for Opening Night at the Fine Arts Theatre. If you cannot attend that screening, it will be available for pick up at the Asheville Community Theatre (ACF Festival Headquarters) at any time before the start of the films during the festival. Check scheduled times in the Festival Guide or online.


Tickets and VIP Passes








Our 2011 Opening Night Film, "The Artist" was the first time the film had been shown in the United States after a incredulous opening internationally. Following the Asheville Cinema Festival, “The Artist” was released across the United States a few short weeks later and received strongly positive reviews from critics and won many accolades. Dujardin won the Best Actor Award at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, where the film premiered. The film was nominated for six Golden Globes, the most of any 2011 film, and won three: Best Motion Picture, Best Original Score, and Best Actor. It was nominated for ten Academy Awards and won five, "The Artist" went on to become the most awarded French film in history.

After four years of great success, the Asheville Cinema Society (ACS) returned for its 5th Season in March of 2014.


Best described, ACS is an independent film society that will screen films over nine months starting in March through November; culminating with the Asheville Cinema Festival scheduled for November 7-9, 2014.


The Asheville Cinema Festival (ACF) is a natural progression for the society. Successfully completing its third festival in 2013, ACF screened high quality films, a popular shorts program and educational documentaries. Many of the filmmakers attended the festival to participate in the Q&A’s after the screenings. In addition to over 40 films shown during the festival, there were also several workshops for more in-depth discussion on a variety of film making subjects. ACF boasts of being able to secure and screen “The Artist” in 2011. “The Artist” went on to win the Academy Award for best picture of 2011. Prior to their national release in 2012, ACF screened “Silver Linings Playbook” and “Quartet,” both in contention for 2012 awards.


In 2013, ACF kicked off the festival with "August: Osage County" and concluded with "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom." Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts received Academy Award nominations for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress for their performances in "August: Osage County." "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Song and won Best Original Song at the 2014 Golden Globes.


Our mission is to bring exceptional independent films of all genres that will not play in local theaters. Sometimes we will showcase bigger films before they will screen in Western North Carolina. We offer ACS Memberships to our seasons creating a large, dedicated group of people that attend screenings of films they would probably never get to see. Besides getting to see great films, the members really enjoy the intelligent discussion Q&As after each film with the filmmakers and special guests we bring in. As one member wrote us, “It’s not just going to the movies. It’s an enriching experience and unlike anything else in the area.”

Our 2012 opening night film, “Silver Linings Playbook,” premiered at the Asheville Cinema Festival on November 1st, 2012 prior to its release across the United States on November 16th, 2012. This film opened to major critical success and has since earned numerous accolades. It received eight Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director for Russell, in addition to achieving the rare feat of being nominated in all four acting categories. Jennifer Lawrence’s outstanding performance earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress, which she also won at the Golden Globe Awards and the Screen Actors Guild.


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