Ticket info

Choose your tickets for the IMPAKT Festival The Curse of Smooth Operations below, or directly on the page of your favourite programme. 

You can visit the festival and the festival exhibition in Utrecht. In addition, the entire festival programme of keynotes, performances, panels, film programmes will be live streamed directly to your home on Planet IMPAKT. Access to Planet IMPAKT is included with all tickets. So you always have access to programmes and rewatches (available for one week after the festival)!


Festival Pass (5 days)
Visit the entire festival at Het Huis Utrecht from 2–6 November
Visit the festival exhibition at IMPAKT [Centre for Media Culture] and Steenweg 26
Online access to the entire festival programme streamed live at Planet IMPAKT or as rewatch
€39,50 (regular) / €35 (discount)*

Get your festival pass

Single Day Pass (1 day)
Visit the festival at Het Huis Utrecht for one day
Visit the festival exhibition at IMPAKT [Centre for Media Culture] and Steenweg 26
Online access to the entire online festival programme streamed live at Planet IMPAKT or as rewatch
€19,50 (regular) / €17,50 (discount)*

Thursday Day Pass Friday Day Pass Saturday Day Pass

Single Programme Ticket
Visit your favourite programme or the exhibition in Utrecht
Online access to the entire online festival programme streamed live at Planet IMPAKT or as rewatch
€7,50 (regular) / €6 (discount)*
You can purchase your single event tickets directly on the programme webpage:

View the programme

Online Festival Pass
Entire online festival programme streamed live at Planet IMPAKT

Online Festival Pass

* Discount applies for individual students, CJP, UPas and <18.
For We Are Public and Cineville discounts, see section below.


Seat reservation (optional)

Festival passes and day passes give you access to the entire programme in Het Huis Utrecht, as long as seats are available.
You can secure your spot at your favourite programmes by making a seat reservation, which will grant you “priority access” to the venue. Seat reservation is optional, but we strongly advise to do so, especially for the film programmes in Studio 3, as the capacity of the venue is limited.

With a single programme ticket you automatically have a seat reservation.

How to make a seat reservation?
After purchasing your festival pass or day pass, you will receive a confirmation email with your PDF ticket. In the email you will find a link to make seat reservations for specific programmes.

You will receive a personal code in your mailbox.
With this code you will be able to book single tickets (for free) for the programmes. The single tickets will count as your seat reservation.

As long as seats are available, online reservations can be made until 23:59h of the day before the programme.

Priority Access during the festival
Seat reservations follow a speeding boarding idea:

  • 15 minutes before the start of the programme, visitors with seat reservation and with single programme tickets have priority access to the venue to choose their seats.
  • 10 minutes before the start of the programme, all remaining visitors can enter, as long as seats are available.

If you have questions regarding seat reservations, please do not hesitate to contact us at 

Online at Planet IMPAKT

All tickets give you unlimited access to the 5-day festival programme on Planet IMPAKT.

Planet IMPAKT is our virtual building for online events and the online festival. You can ask live questions to the speakers via the chat or email buttons under the livestream window.
In between the main programme, IMPAKT TV will inspire you with extra content, interviews with the speakers and behind the scenes of the festival. Or join us in the Rooftop Zoom Bar to meet other visitors (and sometimes speakers).
Next to the livestream, on the floors of Planet IMPAKT you will find extra content, links and articles to dive deeper into the themes of the festival. 

Your ticket gives you access to the re-watch all the programmes – not only during the festival, but also one week after!
You can find the rewatches on the “Rewatches floor” of Planet IMPAKT.

How to access Planet IMPAKT
If you have purchased a ticket for the IMPAKT Festival you will receive an email with a button to log in directly.

Alternative way to log in:

Having trouble?
Contact us at 

Exhibition tours

On Sunday 6 november we organise exhibition tours with the festival curators Erik Bünger and Florian Wüst, to delve deeper into the The Curse of Smooth Operations.

Start times will be announced soon.

All tours include a visit to both exhibition locations:

  1. IMPAKT [Centre for Media Culture] (Lange Nieuwstraat 4, Utrecht)
  2. Former shop at Steenweg 26, Utrecht

If you have a festival pass, the tours are included in your ticket.
Spots for the tours are limited. You can reserve by using your personal “seat reservation code.” Read more under the section seat reservations above.

Read more about the festival exhibition

Professionals & accreditation

Are you a professional or journalist?
We are looking forward to meeting you at IMPAKT Festival 2022 The Curse of Smooth Operations, either online or in our festival venue at Het Huis, Utrecht.

As a journalist or professional you can register for accreditation.
We also present an inspiring programme for professionals to meet with international colleagues to share inspiration, exchange ideas and build new collaborations.

The deadline to apply for accreditation is: Sunday 9 October

Find more information on our dedicated page for professionals

Meanwhile, have a look at our full programme and make sure you put your favourite keynotes, performances, panels and film programmes in your calendar.

For press enquiries and press materials, contact Michelle Franke via

We Are Public and Cineville discounts

In partnership with We Are Public and Cineville we offer special discounts.
As a member of We Are Public and/or Cineville, you get a 10% discount on all onsite festival passes (1 per person), day passes (1 per day per person), single programme tickets (1 per programme per person) and exhibition tickets (1 per person).

To get the discount use the following promo code when checking out:

  • impaktwap: 10% discount for We Are Public Members
  • impaktcineville: 10% discount for Cineville members

You will be asked to show your We Are Public or Cineville card at the entrance of the festival.

In addition, as a We Are Public Member, you have free access to the following selected programmes. Please look at the website of We Are Public to get the code to redeem your free tickets.


Student group visits & discounts

We are happy to welcome student groups. Next to the regular programme, we can offer special introductions by the curator or artists and tours through the festival exhibition.

To receive more information about student groups discounts and special student activities, please contact Michelle Franke at


Do you have a question about your visit? 
Contact us at


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