Daily Free Screenings: SBIFF will screen one free film per day at the Lobero Theatre (33 E. Canon Perdido St.): Window Horses (Thu., Feb. 2), The Crest (Fri., Feb. 3), Land of Mine (Sat., Feb. 4), Your Name (Mon., Feb. 6), On the Other Side (Tue., Feb. 7), Life Animated (Wed., Feb. 8), and three films yet to been announced (Thu.-Sat., Feb. 9-11). Times vary.
AppleBox Films: Even the popcorn and soda are free at these 10 a.m. Arlington Theatre (1317 State St.) screenings, but arrive very early because they fill up fast: Zootopia (Sat., Feb. 4), Moana (Sun., Feb. 5), and Finding Dory (Sat., Feb. 11).
Super Silent Sunday: The classic 1925 silent film The Freshman will screen alongside live music by Adam Aceto on a 1928 Wonder Morton pipe organ, one of only five in the world, on Sunday, February 5, 2 p.m., at the Arlington Theatre.
3rd Weekend: See the fest’s best films for free at the Fiesta 5 Theatre (916 State St.), Friday-Sunday, February 17-19. Films and screening times will be posted Monday, February 13, on sbiff.org.
10-10-10 Student Competition: Catch the next generation’s talent at this screening of all the films entered in this screenwriting and filmmaking contest on Saturday, February 11, 2 p.m., at the Arlington Theatre.
Youth CineMedia: All are invited to see the free documentary film series produced by teenagers involved in this program. It takes place Saturday, February 11, 10 a.m., at the Fiesta 5 Theatre. A Q&A will follow.
Seminars: Educational seminars from industry insiders and film festival filmmakers are free to the public and take place in the Festival Pavilion (Lobero Theatre Courtyard, 33 E. Canon Perdido St.).
MiniPaks: Only want to see a few films? Consider a four- or 10-ticket MiniPak ($60-$140). But be advised that pass holders get in first, and even early-arrival ticket holders are often left outside.
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 prime-time screenings between 4 and 8 p.m. each day.
Editor’s Note: The 3rd Weekend theater location has been changed to the Fiesta 5 from the Riviera.