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HOW TO FEST
Welcome to ITWIFF, where the celebration of women in filmmaking comes to life! To ensure you have a seamless and enriching experience during our festival, we've put together this comprehensive guide on "How to Fest." Whether you're a seasoned festival-goer or a first-timer, this page is your go-to resource for navigating our diverse lineup, accessing exclusive events, and making the most of every moment.
FAQs and Viewing Tips Vitrual Program Accessibility Information
FAQs and Viewing Tips
Is #ITWIFF23 In-Person or Virtual?
Both! The Festival will include in-person screenings and events and will be available to stream virtually.
Will all films be available both in-person and virtually?
Many of the films in our program will be available both in-person and virtually. There are a small handful of films that will have an in-person screening. There are also a small handful of films that will only have virtual screenings. Check our Film Guide for more info!
Where are the in-person venues located?
Regal Battery Park: 102 North End Ave, New York, NY 10282
Cloud One Hotel 6th Floor Lounge: 133 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10006
Parm: 250 Vesey St, New York, NY 10080
Le Pain Quotidien: 85 Broad St, New York, NY 10004
But what is the best way to fest In-person?
The best way to experience the festival is by purchasing a Pass. If you would like to be able to access every part (in-person & virtually) of the program and get some SWAG, you will need to purchase the In-Person All-Access VIP Pass for $150.
In-Person All-Access Pass for $60 gets you access to all the screens and special events.
In-person Passes and Single Screening Tickets are on sale here.
What is the best way to fest Virtually?
Access-Access VIP Digital Pass $100 is the best way to experience the festival If you would like to be able to access the virtual program and get some SWAG at HOME.
All-Access Digital Pass $30 gives you access to all the screenings and panels/workshops.
Digital Passes and Digital Single Screening tickets are on sale here.
All of our live Q&As, panel discussions, and workshops are available for free.
How do I watch a Q&A for a film online?
Visit ITWIFF YouTube Channel to view the Q&A (these can be viewed live, or as a recording after the event has ended).
How do I watch panels and workshops?
Visit ITWIFF YouTube Channel to view panels and workshops (these can be viewed live, or as a recording after the event has ended).
Please note that short Programs are subject to change at any time. Films DO NOT screen in the order listed on the Website/Eventbrite. Be sure to arrive on time and be seated in the theater at the start of each program. This will ensure you do not miss the film you came to see.
Please note, to guarantee your seat, you must be present in line at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time! After that time, we reserve the right to sell any empty seats.
The virtual edition of Imagine This Women's Film Festival
can be enjoyed online via SparqFest.
How do I access the virtual program?
Go to the festival page and click on Login/Register. You can log in with an existing Google or Apple Mail ID.
What if I don’t have a Gmail or Apple Mail ID?
Click on “Login with Google” and then click “Create Account”. Once you create your new Google Account, you will be logged into the festival and you can use that login to come back and view the films in the future.
How do I buy Digital Passes and tickets?
Go to the festival page and click on tickets or the film block banner you are interested in buying. Enter the number of tickets you want and place your credit card, expiration, and CVC info.
Ticketing page link: https://itwiff.sparqfest.live/en/ticketing.html
How do I view a film or block that I purchased online?
After logging in with the email that you bought your ticket, go to the block banner (banners on the left side of the home page). Click on the banner and you will see Watch Now to watch the block.
I bought an all-access Digital PAss or film block ticket, but I cannot watch all the films.
Not all films are available at the same time. The schedule for the films can be viewed here: https://itwiff.sparqfest.live/en/screenings.html
How do I vote for the Audience Award?
Once you have watched the minimum number of films, navigate to the menu in the top right corner and select "Audience Choice Voting."
How can I watch the festival on my Smart TV?
Download the SparqFest App on your Smart TV, register your account, and begin viewing! Steps below:
1. Log in to the festival page on a laptop/desktop/mobile device using Chrome with a Google or Apple email address of your choice.
2. Buy a ticket to the festival.
3. On your SmartTV, search for and download the “SparqFest” app for Apple TV or Roku. Note: You must have the 4th or 5th version of Apple TV to download the app.
4. On your laptop/desktop/mobile device, go to the festival streaming site and log in. Click your profile image(or letter) and select “Register Roku/Apple TV
5. A 6-digit code will generate, keep this window open.
6. In the Sparq Festival Platform App, click “Account” and “Registration” in the Apple TV app, or “Login” in the Roku app.
7. When prompted, enter the 6-digit code from your computer or mobile device and click done.
8. Navigate back to your festival. You should now have access to the ticket content that you purchased.
Where can I watch the Workshops and panels?
All special events will be available on our YouTube channel
At ITWIFF, we are committed to providing an inclusive and accessible experience for all attendees. Please find below information on the accessibility features available during the festival:
Our festival venues are wheelchair accessible with ramps and elevators for easy navigation.
Accessible seating options are available in all screening rooms.
Assistive listening devices are available upon request.
We make every effort to honor requests for ASL interpreters. To request an ASL interpreter, please submit your request to firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks before the event.
Films will include closed captioning for attendees who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Audio description services will be provided for visually impaired individuals.
Festival programs, schedules, and important information are available in large print, and electronic formats compatible with screen readers.
Clear signage and wayfinding information will be provided throughout the venue.
Friendly staff and volunteers will be available to assist attendees with mobility challenges or any other specific needs.
Quiet spaces are designated for individuals with sensory sensitivities.
If you need assistance with ticketing, please contact us at email@example.com.
Virtual Program Film Screenings:
Our virtual program film screenings are equipped with closed captions for accessibility.
If you encounter any issues or have questions about closed captions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We value your feedback on our accessibility efforts. If you have any suggestions or concerns, please email us at email@example.com.
If you require specific accommodations not mentioned above, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org in advance, and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
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