FESTIVAL GUIDE / FAQ


How does ticketing work? 

Whether you have purchased individual screening tickets or Weekend 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 theatre. In order to get into the theatre, you’ll need a color-coded voucher for each screening. If you ordered individual tickets online, you'll check in with us at Will Call and we'll give you the color-coded vouchers for that screening. If you've got a Weekend 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 WEEKEND pass?

Your Weekend Pass gets you a bottomless cup and unlimited screenings. Remember, however, that in order to get into the theatre, 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? 

Go to the 2019 Schedule and learn about all our screenings! You can add them to your calendar and buy individual screening tickets directly from the schedule. 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 Weekend Pass is the best option if you are wanting to immerse yourself in films for the weekend.


Will there be food? 

Yes! Frothy Monkey will be on-site all weekend selling snacks, packaged meals, coffee, cocktails, and more. 312 Pizza Company will also be on-site at different points throughout the weekend selling pizza!


Can I bring my own alcohol?

Nope. But you can buy a bottomless cup for beer for just $15. Or you can purchase individual drinks from the Frothy Monkey bar. 


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.