Daily Free Screenings: A first in 2015, SBIFF will screen one of the more popular films per day at the Lobero Theatre. Times vary.
AppleBox Films: Even the popcorn and soda are free at these Arlington Theatre screenings, but arrive very early because they fill up fast. Big Hero 6 (Jan. 31, 9am), How to Train Your Dragon 2 (Jan. 31, 11:30am) The Boxtrolls (Feb. 1, 9am), The Lego Movie (Feb. 7, 9am)
Super Silent Sunday: The Iron Mask, a classic silent film from 1929 starring Douglas Fairbanks as one of the musketeers, will screen alongside live music by Adam Aceto on a Wonder Morton pipe organ, one of only five in the world, on Sunday, February 1, at 1 p.m.
Third Weekend: See the fest’s best films, for free, at the Riviera Theatre, February 13-15. Schedule TBD.
10-10-10 Student Competition: Catch the next generation’s talent at this screening of all the teams entered in this screenwriting and filmmaking contest on February 7 at the Arlington Theatre.
Youth CineMedia: All are invited to see the works of teenagers involved in this program. A Q&A will follow.
MiniPaks: Only want to see a couple of films? Consider a four- or 10-ticket MiniPak ($60 and $140), but be advised that pass holders get in first and even early arrival ticket holders are often left outside.
Remains of the Day: Not free, but only $60 for those night owls who’d like to see films screened after 10 p.m., which include some of the fest’s best. See one every night, and it’s less than matinee price!
State Street Pass: Compared to the $1,700 Platinum Pass, this $350 version just for films (including opening and closing night) is a steal, the only hitch being you can’t see any of the primetime screenings between 4 and 8 p.m. each day.