Press FAQs about AFI FEST 2018 presented by Audi
What does my AFI FEST Press Pass allow access to?
Your press pass provides the following privileges, subject to capacity restrictions:
- admission for one (1) to all regular screenings and events including Special Screenings, Conversations, and Presentations, subject to seating availability.
- Pass holder admission begins 30 minutes prior to start time and ENDS 15 MINUTES PRIOR, when the standby Rush Line is admitted. ARRIVE EARLY. This pass does NOT guarantee admission.
- This pass does NOT grant access to Galas. Please see below.
- Press badges now include a barcode for scanning at theatre entrances. As you attend screenings and other events, please make sure to present your badge to be scanned.
Please note that there is NO video, or photographs allowed in the screenings or AFI FEST events.
How do I cover red carpet arrivals?
All press that wish to be on the red carpet at Galas must be specifically approved to do so, regardless of whether they have a festival press pass. A hard ticket is not required to cover red carpet arrivals. Each Gala is accredited separately. To request space on red carpets, e-mail [email protected].
How can I watch a Gala?
All press that wish to attend a Gala screening must be approved, separate from the red carpet approvals. You must have a hard ticket and have received an official confirmation email from the AFI FEST Press Team with specific instructions on how to attend. Please specify the Galas you wish to attend. Tickets are limited supply and are for media only. No plus-ones. To request a ticket for a seat at one of the Galas, please send an email to [email protected].
Can I use my press pass to bring a guest to a screening?
No. Guests can attempt to reserve tickets online or gain admission to theaters through the Rush Line. Credentials are non-transferable and may not be sold or reproduced under any circumstances. AFI reserves the right to revoke a badge at any time.
How much does a press pass cost?
There is no charge. You can request press accreditation up until October 5 at afifestpress.afi.com.
Where do I park?
Hollywood & Highland Parking Garage, 6801 Hollywood Blvd. Parking is $2 for up to 2 hours with restaurant or shopping validation and $2 for up to 4 hours at the TCL Chinese Multiplex with validation; $17 all-day max.
Will photos be needed for press passes?
No. However, you must present a photo ID when picking up your credentials.
When and where can I pick up my press pass?
Press passes will be available for pick up in at the AT&T Box Office located at Hollywood & Highland. The AT&T Box Office hours of operation are November 8-14, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and November 15 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. For tickets and more information, please visit www.afi.com/afifest.
Does a press pass include access to the American Film Market?
No. That event is handled separately by the American Film Market.
Will press have mailboxes during the festival?
Where can I conduct interviews during the festival?
Accredited press members will have access to limited interview space in the Press Lounge. To request interview space, email [email protected].
How do I request interviews with filmmakers?
Contact the AFI FEST publicity office at [email protected]. We will help facilitate filmmaker interviews.
How do I request interviews with festival organizers?
Contact the AFI FEST publicity office at Johanna Calderon-Dakin, Publicity Associate, [email protected]. We will help facilitate festival organizer interviews.
How do I get images from films in the festival?
AFI FEST images, filmmaker photos and film stills will be posted online. You can visit our press materials page at: afifestpress.afi.com
For additional images of filmmakers or film stills, media should contact the filmmaker, studio, distributor or film publicist.
How can I access the press materials page?
You can visit our press materials page at: afifestpress.afi.com