A Festival Accreditation allows access to the festival screenings of each section, though not at all times or at every venue. Prior to the festival, you will have already the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the exact access rights of your accreditation. An information sheet will be sent to you together with the pick up letter about one week before the festival starts. It informs you about which cinemas you can access by simply showing your accreditation pass, and for which cinemas you would need to secure a ticket in advance.
Please note that admittance to a cinema for which you would only need to show your accreditation badge cannot be guaranteed. Access for accredited visitors is subject to availability of seats. For particularly popular screenings you are advised to arrive early in order to secure an advantageous place in the queue, because it is likely that the number of accredited people seeking admittance will exceed the number of seats reserved for this group.
Most public screenings require tickets, which are free of additional charge. These tickets are available at ticket counters reserved for accredited participants and must be picked up in person by showing your badge. They are issued on a first-come, first-served basis and are subject to availability. Please be aware that there might be long queues at the ticket counter, especially during the first weekend of the festival.
Tickets for accredited participants are only available for the on-going and the following day. No advance reservations are possible. There is a maximum of one ticket per person per screening and time slot. Note that there is no guarantee for obtaining tickets for certain screenings or for obtaining a particular number of tickets.
Tickets are only valid in combination with your Festival Accreditation. Tickets that cannot be used must be returned to the respective ticket counter before the screening starts.