FESTIVAL GUIDE / FAQ


What are you doing at Tomato Arts Festival?

We are so excited to bring a mobile movie theater to the Tomato Arts Festival in 2017! Stop by our Defy truck to check out some of our favorite short films from the 2016 festival. You can also pick up your VIP passes for Defy at a special discounted price. 


How does ticketing work? 

Whether you have purchased individual screening tickets or VIP passes online, or you're buying tickets at the door, your first stop will be the Will Call / Check-In table when you get to Studio 615. There, our team will get you set up with exactly what you need before going in to the theater. If you ordered tickets online, you'll show us your receipt and we'll give you the color-coded voucher for that screening. If you've got a VIP pass, you can get into any screening provided it's not already sold out, so you'll want to check in first thing each day to load up with your color-coded vouchers for the films and blocks you want to see. More questions? Email us!


What do I get with my VIP pass?

Your VIP weekend pass gets you a bottomless cup and unlimited screenings. But in order to get into the theater, you need a specific color-coded voucher for each screening, which you can pick up when you check in at Will Call. We suggest getting your vouchers all at once, so you don't miss out on any of the films you want to see.


How do I decide what to see? 

Meet the 2017 films on the 2017 Defy page. You can also start on the 2017 Schedule page and click each film title to learn more. If you're feeling adventurous, you can always just show up after doors open on Friday or Saturday and get suggestions from the Defy staff for what to check out that day. Our VIP weekend pass is the best option if you are wanting to immerse yourself in films for the weekend.


Will there be food? 

Yes! We'll have food trucks both days, plus vendors inside serving up popcorn and snacks. 


Can I bring my own alcohol?

Nope. But you can buy a bottomless cup for beer and wine for just $15. Or you can purchase individual cocktails. 


where do i park? 

There is ample parking available in the lot behind Studio 615. Just follow the signs.


is it all-ages?

All ages are welcome, but you must have a valid ID to purchase alcohol. Please note: Most films at the festival contain adult content and are recommended for viewers 18 or older.


How can I volunteer?

Submit a volunteer application HERE.