TICKETS AND BADGES FOR FANTASTIC FEST 2009
Badges for the 2009 Festival are on sale now. Dates for the 2009 Festival are September 24-October 1, 2009. Ticket prices for 2009 Badges are as follows: $270 for VIP Badges, $150 for Film Badges. VIP Badges are sold out already, but we still have 2009 Fantastic Fest Film Badges on sale now. 2nd-half and daytime-only badges will go on sale closer to the festival.
2009 V.I.P. BADGES:
V.I.P. Badges are available for $270 and include an exclusive limited-edition t-shirt and poster, plus a souvenir Fantastic Fest shoulder bag filled with seriously fun schwag. The main benefit of the V.I.P. badge, however, is guaranteed admission to the movie of your choice at any given showtime. VIP Badgeholders must arrive 20 minutes before showtime or else your seats may be given up. V.I.P. badge holders will also receive guaranteed admission to all panels and parties. VIP Badges are sold out
2009 FILM BADGES:
Film Badges are available for $150 and guarantee you a seat at all time slots during Fantastic Fest (just not necessarily your first choice film in each time slot. Most films screen more than once, so you should be able to see everything you want, with the exception of the high profile opening and closing films. We are attempting in 2009, however, to open up the high profile films to more timeslots/screens so that more regular badge holders will be able to attend. The Film Badges also includes access to all of the Fantastic Fest parties, including the opening and closing night parties. Purchase a 2009 Fantastic Fest Film Badge
2009 2ND-HALF FESTIVAL BADGES:
The busiest time of the festival is always the first half. The majority of the industry folks, distributors and buyers are in town for opening weekend and then leave on Monday morning or Sunday night. The way the festival is programmed, we try to play almost all of the films in the first 4 days and then again in the second 4 days, so if you purchase a 2nd-half festival badge, you will still get the chance to see just about everything from the festival line-up. If you purchase the 2nd-half badge, you can check out the BSide Community pages
to see which movies are getting the biggest buzz. Also, with fewer folks in attendance, the lines will not be nearly as bad. 2nd-half festival badges are good for any screening Monday-Thursday, September 28-October 1. 2nd-half festival badge-holders will be seated at the same time as the regular badge holders for the second half of the fest. The 2nd-half festival badge also includes access to all of the Fantastic Fest parties in the 2nd-half of the fest, including the closing night party. 2nd-Half Badges are not yet on sale
2009 DAYTIME-ONLY BADGE:
The cheapest badge option is the "daytime-only" badge. This badge allows you access to any screening starting before 6:00 PM, any day of the festival. This is the perfect badge option if you have limited funds, but want to sample and get a taste of some of the movies of the festival. We will be offering approximagely 50 screenings at these early timeslots, and each and every film in the 2009 line-up will be something special. This badge does not
include access to the evening parties. Day-Only badges are not yet on sale
2009 INDIVIDUAL SHOW TICKETS:
Due to increased sales of festival badges, individual show tickets will mainly be available day of show in person at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar. It is unlikely that individual show tickets will be available for high profile screenings such as our opening and closing night films and secret screenings. These shows will likely be limited to badge holders only. Closer to the festival, a limited number of individual tickets to select shows may become available online, particularly for daytime screenings and screenings in the second half of the festival. Click on the photo of the ticket on the Fantastic Fest homepage
to see what shows are currently on sale.