Monday, July 9, 2007

TIFF passes and coupons on sale today

Passes and coupon books went on sale today to VISA card holders via phone and internet sales. If you're planning on attending, this is a recommended purchase, and if you're located outside of Toronto (like I am), then I would highly recommend getting in on these quickly. Out of towners should also pick up the Out of Town Ticket Selection service with Program Book. To those unfamiliar, the passes and coupon books allow you to select your films in advance. The Out of Town Selection service includes the Program Book, schedule, ticket order forms, as well as a pre-paid FedEx envelope with which to return your completed order forms. On August 26th, you will be able to exchange your coupons for films in the Advance Order Draw (film selection). The Advance Order Draw takes place on Friday, August 31, 2007 at 1:00pm. Individual tickets will be available on September 5th, but many screenings can and will be sold out. The Advance Order Draw is your first and best chance to get your first choice selections.

Also available are packages to the following programs: Canadian Retrospective, Midnight Madness, Sprockets Family Zone and Wavelengths. Gala and Visa screening room passes are also available, and if you're serious about attending the red carpet premieres at Roy Thomson Hall, I would recommend picking up the passes NOW to ensure you get tickets. Many of the more popular titles sell out fast due demand, not to mention, the larger studio films tend to have less tickets available to the public. The only drawback is that you have to purchase all 8 nights in advance of knowing the schedule. The positive is you're guaranteed tickets to some of the biggest, most in demand premieres of the festival. Some of the recent Galas were: VOLVER, BABEL, A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE, RAY, and WALK THE LINE.

Good luck!

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