Welcome! Below you'll find information on the badge types available, and below that, important information about our badge policies. 

SUPERFAN BADGE: $640 (does not include taxes and fees) PURCHASE HERE - Superfan Badges include a free t-shirt and poster, plus a souvenir Fantastic Fest bag. The main benefit of the Superfan badge, however, is guaranteed admission to the movie of your choice at any given showtime. Superfan badge holders will also receive guaranteed admission to all panels and parties.

FAN BADGE: $520 (does not include taxes and fees) PURCHASE HEREGuarantees you a seat at all time slots during Fantastic Fest (just not necessarily your first choice film in each time slot). Most films screen more than once, so you should be able to see everything you want, with the exception of the high profile films, like secret screenings and opening/closing films. The Fan Badges also include access to all of the Fantastic Fest parties, including the opening and closing night parties.

INDUSTRY BADGE: $520 (does not include taxes and fees)  - Industry accreditation and badge information for Fantastic Fest 2018 coming soon. 

SECOND-HALF BADGE: $275 (does not include taxes and fees) PURCHASE HEREThe busiest time of the festival is always the first half. The majority of the filmmakers, distributors and buyers are in town for opening weekend and then leave on Monday morning or Sunday night. The way the festival is programmed, we try to play almost all of the films in the first 4 days and then again in the second 4 days, so if you purchase a 2nd-half festival badge, you will still get the chance to see just about everything from the festival line-up. Good for any screening Monday-Thursday. 2nd-half festival badge-holders will be seated at the same time as the regular badge holders for the second half of the fest. The 2nd-half festival badge also includes access to all of the Fantastic Fest parties in the 2nd-half of the fest, including the closing night party.


BADGE PICKUP (for all badges except SECOND-HALF**):

Hours of Operation:

  • Wednesday, September 19th: 2:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Thursday, September 20th - Wednesday September 26th: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

**Second Half Badges can be picked up starting Sunday Septenber 23rd at noon

All badge pickups are at Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar (1120 South Lamar Blvd, 78704)

You may only pick up your own badge. Please bring a valid photo ID when picking up your badge.


Badge refunds may be requested up to 30 days prior to the first day of Fantastic Fest. All refund requests must be made through Eventbrite. Click here for instruction on requesting a refund.

Badges may be independently sold/transferred at any time by the badge owner up until the last Sunday prior to Fantastic Fest. See below.


If you cannot attend and decide to sell/transfer your badge, or if you simply need to update or correct your contact information, you must do it through Eventbrite. Click here for instruction on updating info.

Fantastic Fest is not liable for any third party badge sales, and any exchange of funds will be arranged at the discretion and risk of the parties involved. Fantastic Fest will gladly confirm the existence of a specific badge prior to a third party badge sale @