EVENTS & TICKETS
Thanks to all of ourfilmmakerspatronssponsorsdonorswell-wishersspecial guestsfor making #AVFF2020 a success despite the odds.
It’s our first time to fest virtually, too, so thanks for your patience!
AVFF: Is AVFF2020 completely virtual? All films & panels/Q&As are virtual, but we do have a lovely selection of pick-up dinners for sale! Click here for details. RIFIFI, our opening night film, will be available Wednesday, 9/23 at 9AM. All other films will be available for viewing on Thursday, 9/24 at 9AM. The Festival portal will close on Sunday, 9/27 at 10PM.
AVFF: How do I access AVFF2020 films? You have three choices: 1. Purchase a film pass or 2. Purchase an all-access pass (films + panels/Q&As) or 3. Purchase an individual ticket from this page. All films + panels/Q&As will be viewed through our state-of-the-art patron portal. The portal can be accessed through your TV on our Roku app (AV Film Society), a screencast from your computer to TV (instructions coming soon), or from your computer’s web browser.
AVFF: I’m a pass holder, and I don’t want to watch all of this awesome content from my computer. How do I watch the films from my TV? First, you’ll receive an invitation to the patron portal. Set up your account using your computer web browser. Then you have two choices: A) Download the AV Film Society Roku app and login using your new account or B) Screencast from your computer to TV (instructions coming soon).
AVFF: I’m a pass holder, can I practice? Yes, Student Shorts PART 1 and PART 2 are published and ready for you to test and get your setup squared away.
AVFF: I’m a pass holder. What is the “Watch Later” feature in the patron portal? Once you click into any film, you can click “watch later” to create a playlist for yourself. You’ll see the number of films you’ve “saved” under “Watch Later” at the top of your portal screen.
AVFF: I’m a pass holder. How do I access the panels? In the patron portal, when you scroll down to the panels, you will see their date and times listed in the title. Those are the times they will be live. If you click the picture at the time of the event, you will see a play button. Hit play to watch the event and ask questions using your remote or keyboard, respectively. Recordings of each panel/Q&A will then be uploaded within each specific event for your exclusive access until October 11, 2020 at 10PM.
AVFF: I have an individual ticket to one film and don’t want to watch it from my computer; how do I watch the film from my TV? First, you’ll receive a link to the patron portal and a personal voucher #. You then have two choices: A) Download the AV Film Society Roku app and enter the voucher # or B) click the link to begin the film in your computer’s web browser and screencast from your computer to TV. Here’s How to AirPlay video and mirror your device’s screen, and below are two videos to choose from.
HOW TO: Cast your screen from your PC to your SmartTV
HOW TO: Cast your screen from your Mac to your Apple TV
AVFF: My individual ticket comes with a panel or Q&A – how do I access this additional content? Same as above – for each portion of your ticket purchase, you’ll receive a link to the patron portal and a personal voucher #. You then have two choices: A) Download the AV Film Society Roku app and enter the voucher # or B) click the link to begin the film in your computer’s web browser and screencast from your computer to TV (instructions coming soon).
How much do the virtual movies cost? Arthouse Screening Series films are between $10-$12. Special events like PRIDE MINIFEST are $15-$28. Half of the ticket price comes back to AVFS. #FilmFoodWine movies are up to you – most are on Netflix or Prime.
Do your video chats and FOCUS ON… interviews have subtitles? Yes. You can view auto-generated subtitles on Facebook and YouTube recordings.
For the Arthouse titles, do I start watching on my computer as soon as I purchase the movie? Yes, or you can come back to it as often as you like within the rental period. Most movies give between 3-5 days of a rental period. Once you start playing the movie on one device, you have to stick with that device. So if you want to watch from your smart tv, be sure not to hit play until you have the film set up.
Are there specific times for certain movies? All of this virtual programming is self-directed except for drive-ins.
Are there specific times for your discussion groups? Our talk show “FOCUS ON…” is a live stream on Sundays are at 2PM. You can watch those in real-time on Facebook, YouTube or Twitch (if you subscribe on YouTube or Twitch, you’ll even get a reminder email every time we’re live!). Afterward, the recording will live on YouTube.
Can I watch on my TV instead of a computer screen? Most films are accessible on your television if you have AppleTV, Roku, firetv, or a smart tv.
If we’re missing anything, please let us know!
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