How to Festival

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We would like to welcome you to the 28th annual St. John's International Women's Film Festival! Here’s some info to help you navigate our Festival and city.

Before you travel, check out our Getting Here page for tips and advice.

 

When you Arrive

If you are local or travelling on your own, please jump to the Registration section below. If we've arranged your travel, please review your updated TRAVEL MEMO. 

Contact Alison, Guest Services, with any travel questions or updates: guestservices@womensfilmfestival.com


Are we picking you up?
Head toward baggage claim where you will meet a fabulous volunteer driver wearing a red Festival shirt welcoming you! Got your bags and still don’t see the driver? Please call or text Erica, our Volunteer Coordinator, at (709) 769-4189 and she will take care of you.
 

Have you been advised to take a taxi?
Head toward baggage claim and call Newfound Cabs at (709) 744-4444. Further details are noted on your Travel Memo- please review and follow the noted instructions.


HOTEL CHECK-IN
Check in with the hotel confirmation # on your Travel Memo. Remember, Newfoundland has its own time zone, so be sure to adjust your watch!

 

Registration

All local and visiting Delegates must register at Festival Headquarters. Delegate bags, which include your Delegate Pass (needed for all events and to obtain tickets), will be waiting for you at this location.

Festival Headquarters
Festival HQ is located at the LSPU Hall in the Cox & Palmer Second Space. You can stop in for Delegate Registration, coffee, schedules, WiFi, merchandise and more! Plus, it’s at our main box office venue, which is a bonus! Our Volunteers and Staff are here all Festival week to help.

LSPU Hall, 3 Victoria Street. Call: (709) 753-4531 ext. 200

Delegate Registration Hours
October 18: 9:30am - 3:30pm
October 19-20: 9:30am - 4:30pm
October 21-22: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

 

Welcoming Industry Leaders from around the world

Delegate Pass

Please visit our 2017 Festival Schedule and Box Office page for full details, and read the following carefully.  All Passes are non-transferable.
 

HOW TO USE YOUR PASS TO GET SCREENING TICKETS
Your Delegate Pass is NOT a film screening ticket. To obtain your film screening ticket present your Pass at the appropriate Box Office.


IMPORTANT:
Tickets may be reserved in advance through the LSPU Hall Box Office by phone or in-person. Tickets must remain at the Box Office until the day of the screening.

As tickets are limited, please show up early that day to obtain your ticket. All Delegate Passholder tickets must be picked up at least a half hour before start time. All unclaimed tickets remaining a half hour prior to showtime will be released to the rush line.

There will be absolutely no latecomers to our film screenings. Please show up early.

Delegate Passes do not include admission to the Opening and Closing Night Galas or the MUN Cinema screening. These tickets must be purchased separately. 
 

RUSH LINE TICKETS
In the event of a sold-out screening at the LSPU Hall, any unclaimed Delegate Passholder or complimentary tickets will be released a half hour prior to showtime to the rush line. Delegate Passes are valid to claim rush line tickets for free. First come, first served. 


HOW TO USE YOUR DELEGATE PASS TO GET FORUM TICKETS
Your Delegate Pass acts as a ticket to all regular [Interactive] Film Industry Forum events at NIFCO, subject to capacity. Present Pass at the door for entry.
 

FORUM LUNCH PANELS
Delegate Passes also include Forum Lunch Panels at the Masonic Temple.

IMPORTANT:
All Delegates are required to reserve Lunch Panel tickets via the LSPU Hall Box Office no later than 12pm the day prior to the panel, subject to availability.

All Delegates are encouraged to reserve these tickets as early as possible as they sell out each year! You may reserve tickets through the LSPU Hall Box Office over the phone or in person with your Delegate Pass. 

Vegetarian options available if noted when booking.


FACE 2 FACE
Tickets to Face 2 Face Pitch Session are by appointment only and cost $20 (cash) at the door. Your Delegate Pass does not include this session.

The deadline to apply has been extended to Thursday, October 19th at 5:00PM.

Complete the application form linked above and submit via email only to: forum@womensfilmfestival.com

Meetings are limited and not guaranteed. Incomplete applications may not be considered. 

 

You're Invited

The EXXONMOBIL OPENING NIGHT GALA and the EMERA NL CLOSING NIGHT GALA are not included with your Delegate Pass. If you previously RSVP'd and are no longer able to attend, please contact Chantal.  

Along with fantastic films and Forum events, we warmly welcome you to the following events to meet local and visiting artists, delegates, SJIWFF team members and supporters. Please wear your Delegate Pass for entry.
 

OPENING NIGHT AFTER EVENT - OCTOBER 18, 9:30PM, FOG CITY

EAT, DRINK & BE SCENE - OCTOBER 19, 5-7PM, CHRISTINA PARKER GALLERY

NIFCO/PANL/TELEFILM RECEPTION - OCTOBER 20, 5-7PM, NIFCO

MOTOWN FOR IT'S MENTAL - OCTOBER 20, 9:30PM, THE ROCKHOUSE

POPE PRODUCTIONS PARTY - OCTOBER 21, 10PM, THE SPACE

FESTIVAL WRAP PARTY - OCTOBER 22, 9:30PM, MASONIC TEMPLE


Alcoholic drinks will be served at all of the above events (both Open and Cash bar events). Please do not drink and drive. SJIWFF Staff or Volunteers can provide taxi numbers if needed.

 

Shuttles

All Delegates are responsible for their own ground transportation during the Festival. All of our venues are close to one and within walking distance.

Our Opening & Closing night events at Scotiabank Theatres (Avalon Mall) is 5km away from the Quality Hotel Harbourview.

There will be two mini vans offering complimentary rides to Scotiabank Theatre as follows. Please note that it will be first-come-first-served basis, that there are limited seats, and that our volunteer drivers will be traveling directly to the Avalon Mall. Please meet outside the front entrance of the Quality to avail of this service, or we encourage you to share cabs there/back.

Wednesday, October 18th, 4:45pm. Two vans. (Reception starts 5:30pm)
Sunday, October 22nd, 6:15pm. Two vans. (Seated for 6:45pm)

 

Stay Connected

This year, we created a Festival newsletter specifically for those of you attending #SJIWFF28. We'll roll out email updates every morning, including details about the day's screenings and events, any unexpected changes, and information about industry parties (or unofficial parties!). Don't miss out on a thing! Sign up for the SJIWFF28 Newsletter. 

We want to hear about your Festival experience. Follow our social media* and share or tag photos with #SJIWFF28 #SJIWFForum

*Links to our social media listed on footer of this page.

 

When you Depart

We hope you had a great Festival week! Join our SJIWFF mailing list for submission deadline reminders, special event notifications, screenings, discounts and more. 

If we've arranged your travel, please review your updated TRAVEL MEMO.

If you are staying at our Festival Hotel, please note that checkout is 11:00am. 

Are we bringing you to the airport? 
If an airport shuttle has been arranged, our Volunteer Driver will be waiting outside of the front lobby of the Quality Hotel, unless you've been informed otherwise.

Contact Alison, Guest Services, with any travel concerns: guestservices@womensfilmfestival.com
 

Safe travels and we hope you return next year!

 
 

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