by Jamie Balaoro
If you’re a first-time CAAMFest goer or a veteran festival attendee, here are a few of CAAM’s top tips to help make your CAAMFest experience a smooth and fun time.
1) Buy tickets early
If you’re thinking about getting your tickets later, don’t put it off any longer. Buy your tickets now! Shows are selling out now (Harana 3/17, Nice Girls Crew 2 3/16, Seeking Asian Female 3/23, ), so don’t wait and get stuck in the rush line. Give yourself the peace of mind knowing you’ll be able to attend by buying your tickets today!
2) Buy a CAAMFest 6-pack
No, not that kind of 6-pack. The CAAMFest 6-Pack gets you 6 regularly priced tickets for the price of 5, and can be used in any permutation you choose, i.e. 6 tickets to 1 screening, or 1 ticket to 6 screenings. So purchase a CAAMFest 6-pack and save over $10! *
*Some restrictions apply
3) Get to film screenings early
Many screenings at CAAMFest kickoff with an introduction by a co-presenter – and since many screenings fill up fast, 15 minutes before full screenings, tickets are released to the public. So, to ensure that you don’t miss a second of the screening event and to also secure a seat for yourself or group, aim to arrive at film screenings early!
4) Plan out transportation options
The films presented during CAAMFest will be shown at different venues. To help you with your planning, check out the Festival Info page on the CAAMFest site where you’ll be able to find the addresses of all the venues plus public transportation routes to help you get to where you need to be.
5) Visit the CAAMFest Festival Guide page
The CAAMFest Festival Guide page is like your one-stop CAAMFest shop. Here, you’ll find links to the 11 day schedule for CAAMFest, as well as all the answer to your ticket questions. Don’t forget to browse through our A-Z list of all the CAAMFest films and also check out the eye candy on our Pinterest board, which we’ll update with Staff Picks, CAAMFest Actors & Actresses, and more! Through the schedule page, you can easily build your own personal festival itinerary that you can share with your friends or print out to bring with you throughout CAAMFest.
6) Check out the CAAMFest blog
The CAAMFest blog has all the info you need on CAAMFest updates, contests, films and FREE events! Be sure to keep checking in to see what’s new or for any special info from CAAM.
7) Look out for the CAAMFest iPhone app
The CAAMFest iPhone app is your portal to all things CAAMFest. Access the CAAMFest schedule, film trailers and even buy your tickets straight from your iPhone! Look for it in the Apple app store – or for an announcement from us soon.
8) Follow CAAM on Twitter, Tumblr & Instagram
To stay connected with CAAM and to get up-to-date info, follow us on Twitter, Tumblr & Instagram and don’t forget to “Like” CAAMFest on Facebook! Also, don’t forget to use #CAAMFest to see what the buzz is about and to let us know what you’re excited for at CAAMFest!