Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Tickets Go On Sale Tomorrow

Just a reminder, tickets go on sale for all screenings starting tomorrow, Wednesday, September 3, 2008, at 7:00 AM ET.

Your options for purchasing tickets come 7:00 AM are:

  • Online, at http://tiff08.ca/. Click the Buy Tickets link at the top right of any page on the site.
  • By phone at (416) 968-FILM or toll-free at 1-877-968-FILM.
  • At the Manulife Centre box office at 55 Bloor Street West (Bloor and Bay Streets), on the 1st floor, north entrance.
  • At the Toronto Life Square box office at Yonge and Dundas, on the 3rd floor.
  • At the Roy Thomson Hall box office at 60 Simcoe Street.

Online or by phone, you must use Visa. At the box offices, you can use Visa, cash, debit, or top-up vouchers (I don't know if you can use vouchers online, but I wouldn't count on it; please post in the comments if you can).

Tickets are available for all screenings for the entire length of the festival, including showings at the Visa Screening Room and Roy Thomson Hall (you can actually buy tickets for these gala showings right now, but all others start on the 3rd). You do *not* need to have purchased a package or pass or anything like that; from this point on, you can buy tickets to any showing you want that has availability.

Screenings that may have been marked off-sale the past few days for the advance order process may have additional seats available starting on Wednesday. Additional seats may also be released the day of the screening, so keep checking back if there's something you really want to see.

Tickets will likely go fast for screenings in the evening and on weekends, and the first half of the festival tends to sell out earlier than the back half. You can also look at the previous posting on films that sold out during the advance order process, to get an idea of what might be popular when general ticketing starts on the 3rd (http://tifftalk.blogspot.com/2008/09/sold-out-advance-tickets.html). As mentioned earlier, additional tickets will likely be released for the films on this list.


do you know if you can exchange tickets anytime? i want to exchange one ticket for another (adoration for harvard beats yale 29-29).

i bought a 10 pack and got a couple second choices. i'm supposed to see adoration at 12:45pm at scotiabank and one week at 3:15pm on the amc. granted, i could leave during the q&a and run up to the amc, make it in the back of the line and be okay but i'd rather not race around.

thanks for help. i didn't want to wait in a massive line yesterday to exchange 1 ticket. especially when people in the exchange line needed it more than i do.

Jeff, I think you should be able to exchange at any time, although now you're going to be running into the general public at the box office. You may also want to check out the forums at tiffreviews.com. There is one devoted to tickets, so you could also post there to see if anyone has the film you want and wants to swap.

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