Arts Access Program

Arts Access Program

Arts Services Initiative (ASI) of WNY's Arts Access program aims to break the barriers of inaccessibility to the region's arts and culture sector, which are often money, transportation, and knowledge of events. They partner with local theaters, galleries, and other arts and culture organizations to offer free or reduced-cost opportunities to low-income Western New York residents and their families. ASI envisions a region where anyone can engage with the arts.

Buffalo International Film Festival is a proud participant in ASI's Arts Access program. To sign up, please visit:

Once pass holders receive their Arts Access Pass from ASI they can reserve up to 2 tickets per film, depending on availability. In order to do this, they must email BIFF at with Arts Access Tickets in the subject line, and the desired film/location/time and Arts Access Pass Holder Number in the body of the email.

BIFF will then reserve the tickets at our box office, or other reservation means, for pick up for the Pass Holders. Pass holders are encouraged to reserve at least 48 hours prior to each screening.

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