I really want to see a certain film in person. How do I make sure I get a spot?

Since there are no passes this year, all film sessions are ticketed and must be reserved in advance.  Thus, you are guaranteed a seat once you have made your session reservation. Even if that film is playing in the middle or the end of a session, get there before the beginning of the session and stay there to make sure you get a seat.  Most films will only be screening once in person this year, though can also be accessed via the Virtual festival. All venues open 45 minutes prior to their start time.