It's time to think about your [R442R, Sundance] Film Festival tickets, whether you like to plan ahead or make decisions on the fly. Registration for Festival Passes and Ticket Packages are underway. Sign up for a slot to purchase locals passes and packages to the 200 dramatic, documentary, and short films presented at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

The Festival system randomly assigns purchase timeslots to registrants and sends out an e-mail notification that includes the date and time you have been assigned to return to the Web site to make your purchase. One of the local favorites is the Adrenaline Pass ($400, January 16-25, 2009). You get admission to all screenings before 10 a.m. and after 10 p.m. and admission for one to the Awards Night Party on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009. Buying this one leaves plenty of time to ski, but you better plan on drinking lots of coffee and Red Bull if you’re going to make it worth your while.

Locals, for the first time ever, also will be able to have the first opportunity to purchase a package and a pass normally offered through National Festival Pass and Ticket Package sales: Express Pass B, Discovery Package, and Official SFF 09 Credential. Visit the Sundance Festival "Box Office" page for details.