Tuesday, August 30, 2016

2016 Ticket Trades

By popular request, I've created a page for comments for ticket trades. Only post here if you are willing to trade tickets, or sell for the value you paid for the ticket. Do not post here if you are simply looking for tickets or are trying to sell above face value; I may delete such comments (note that the range of prices for premium tickets is $49 to $56, and regular tickets is $25 to $32).

Double check any ticket before accepting it; I would not accept an under-25 or senior ticket unless you obviously fit that demographic, otherwise you risk not being admitted if TIFF chooses to check your ID on the way in the door.

Note that with the move to Ticketmaster, I don't know how exactly how ticket transfers will work especially since people can have TIFF-printed tickets, print-at-home, as well as mobile tickets. It looks like the new Ticketmaster system does allow for ticket transfers, and once you receive and accept the e-mail with the transfer, the instructions seem to indicate the ticket is yours at that point and can't be revoked or cancelled by the other person (I mention this as Toronto has been hit recently with a spate of people selling and then cancelling Presto transit cards). A transfer through Ticketmaster might be your safest bet, and then maybe TIFF-printed tickets; personally, I'd avoid accepting PDFs or print-at-home tickets.

Use the information here at your own risk; I do not know anyone who may be posting here, and any arrangements you make are strictly between you and the other person. If you have any issues, there is nothing I, nor the festival, nor Ticketmaster can do for you; you're on your own.

Note if you do post here, you should delete your comment once you have gotten rid of your ticket, so that you don't continue to get inquiries. If you have problems deleting your comment, post another letting me know, and I'll try to remove it when I get a chance.

Monday, August 29, 2016

TIFF 2016 Off-sale Screenings

By popular request, here is a posting for current off-sale films for TIFF 2016 (as of Sep 2 10:58 PM). Note that films that appear off-sale here may come back on-sale as tickets are released or if the festival releases additional inventory.

Please post additional off-sale (or films that come back on-sale) in the comments, but restrict any questions around the ticketing systems or issues with it to the previous post on this blog. Thanks!

Thursday, September 8

The Magnificent Seven
Toni Erdmann, 5:30 PM
Things to Come, 9:15 PM
Free Fire, 11:59 PM

Friday, September 9

Toni Erdmann, 12:15 PM
Graduation, 5:30 PM
Little Wing. 6:00 PM
A United Kingdom, 6:30 PM
American Pastoral, 6:30 PM
The Wedding Party, 6:30 PM
Marie Curie, The Courage of Knowledge, 6:45 PM
Wavelengths 1: The Fire Within, 7:00 PM
The Birth of a Nation, 8:00 PM, 9:00 PM
ARQ, 9:15 PM
Snowden, 9:30 PM

Saturday, September 10

Elle, 9:00 AM
American Pastoral, 10:00 AM
A United Kingdom, 11:15 AM
Trespass Against Us, 11:45 AM

Fire at Sea, 12:00 PM
The Cinema Travellers, 1:30 PM
The Ornithologist, 2:15 PM
The Magnificent Seven, 2:30 PM
The Journey, 3:30 PM
The Red Turtle, 3:45 PM
Citizen Jane: Battle for the City, 4:00 PM
The Death of Louis XIV, 6:30 PM
Queen of Katwe, 6:30 PM
Lion, 6:30 PM
Wavelengths 2: Incantati, 7:30 PM
Moonlight, 8:30 PM
Personal Shopper, 9:00 PM
The Handmaiden, 9:30 PM
Below Her Mouth, 9:30 PM

Sunday, September 11

Lion, 11:30 AM
Certain Women, 12:15 PM
Mascots, 2:45 PM
Kekszakallu, Lightbox 4, 3:00 PM
After the Storm, 4:30 PM
Julieta, 6:00 PM
Wavelengths 3: Post-performance, 6:00 PM
Loving, 6:30 PM
The Handmaiden, 8:30 PM
It's Only the End of the World, 9:15 PM, 9:30 PM, 9:45 PM
Nocturnal Animals, 10:00 PM
Blair Witch, 11:59 PM

Monday, September 12

Their Finest, 3:00 PM
The Dreamed Ones, 3:15 PM
La La Land, 6:15 PM
Wavelengths 4: Indefinite, 6:30 PM Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer, 6:30 PM
Anatomy of Violence, 7:00 PM
I, Daniel Blake, 8:30 PM American Honey, 9:00 PM
Arrival, 9:30 PM

Tuesday, September 13

The Salesman, 5:45 PM
Manchester by the Sea, 6:00 PM
Deepwater Horizon, 6:30 PM
La La Land, 11:30 AM

Wednesday, September 14

Paterson, 9:00 AM
Manchester by the Sea, 11:30 AM
The Salesman, 1:00 PM
Prevenge, 9:15 PM
The Headhunter's Calling, 9:30 PM

Thursday, September 15

Graduation, 9:00 AM
Black Code, 12:30 PM
The Secret Scripture, 6:30 PM
The Terry Kath Experience, 8:15 PM

Friday, September 16

I, Daniel Blake, 6:00 PM
Paris Can Wait, 6:00 PM
La La Land, 9:30 PM

Saturday, September 17

Certain Women, 12:00 PM
Nocturnal Animals, 5:45 PM
Edge of Seventeen, 8:00 PM

Sunday, September 18

Jackie, 3:45 PM
It's Only the End of the World, 9:30 PM

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Schedule Available Today

The official schedule is out today for the festival. Programme books will be available for pickup at the Festival Box Office starting at 9:00 AM. New this year, you can print out your pickup voucher at home from the ticketing website, just bring it with you when you go to pick up your books.

If you bought a My Choice regular or premium ticket package, then yesterday you should have received an e-mail with instructions and your starting login time for selection. Starting at that time, and not before, you will be able to log into the ticketing site to select your films. I got an 11:00 AM start time next Monday as an example.

Other than there being a new site this year, the basic rules of the selection process seem to largely be the same:

  • Selections and inventory are updated in real-time.
  • You have a limited time window once you log in to make your selections.
  • You receive vouchers if you don't select all your available screenings in your package.
  • Once you submit your selections you cannot log back into the website to make changes.
One new change is that you no longer have to pick up your tickets in person; you can choose to use a mobile device or print your tickets at home.

My experiences at the Toronto International Film Festival. Note this blog is not affiliated with the Toronto International Film Festival Group or the festival itself.
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