Learn more about Buying Passes & Tickets and Venues

Buying Passes & Tickets

Passes (scroll down for details), Ticket Packs (6 or 12), and General/Student tickets may be purchased online or at NTFF headquarters. Tickets may also be purchased at the NTFF Base Camp Tent in Lavinia Campbell Park. Please note a Pass or Ticket does not guarantee a seat, please arrive early to get the best placement in line.

Screening Blocks

A screening "block" may contain multiple films. Each ticket is good for one "block" of film(s). The schedule shows the films that are in each block.

  • Gates Foss Community Center - LO Elementary School (capacity 200 seats)
  • Grange - LO Community Organization (capacity 90 seats)
  • St. Mark's-in-the-Valley Church Stacy Hall (capacity 100 seats)

Learn More About Passes

Located in the Hospitality Headquarters, Pass holders enjoy a private retreat stocked with beverages and snacks courtesy of El Rancho Market. Pass holders are first to enter screening venues and panel discussions. Epic Pass holders have our Spotlight Dinner included with their pass (rsvp by Saturday, March 23rd to guarantee reservation). Epic and Patron pass holders also receive a valuable swag bag ($200 value for Epic/$100 value for Patron) with a variety of items courtesy of 4Ocean, Bee's Wrap, FinalStraw, Hitching Post Wines, IFIXIT, Los Olivos Lemons, MPOWERD, M. Special, Pegilicious, REI, and Stasher. All pass holders also receive a VIP Passport with valuable discounts.

Epic Pass


  • All films with immediate entry (up to 15 min. before show time)
  • Priority entry to panel discussions (up to 15 min. before)
  • Admission to Opening & Closing receptions
  • Entry to Spotlight Dinner
  • Access to VIP Lounge
  • VIP Swag bag *$200 value
  • VIP Passport - with valuable discounts
  • 2 bottles of wine - available for pick up at NTFF Hospitality Headquarters
  • The satisfaction of Sponsoring 4 kids onto the trails for an experience in Nature they'll carry with them the rest of their lives.

Pass is non-transferable, non-refundable, or replaceable.

NatureTrack is a 501(c)3 non-profit that provides cost-free outdoor field trips for Santa Barbara County school-aged children, utilizing local trails and beaches throughout the county. NatureTrack instills students with leadership skills, attitudes and habits for lifelong learning, inspiring them to be respectful stewards of the natural world. Founded in 2011, more than 16,000 students have had the opportunity to experience a NatureTrack field trip. Demand for the curriculum coordinated program has increased every year with teachers praising the docent-led excursions that align with classroom instruction. In support of NatureTrack, $80 of the early bird Epic Pass purchase is tax deductible.

Patron Pass


  • Access to all film pass lines
  • Access to all panel discussion pass lines
  • Admission to Opening & Closing receptions
  • Access to  VIP Lounge
  • Swag bag *$100 value
  • VIP Passport - with valuable discounts
  • 1 bottle of wine (available for pickup at NTFF Hospitality Headquarters during the festival)

Pass is non-transferable, non-refundable, or replaceable.