How to watch films at our Festival

  • Come early to screenings to mingle with filmmakers
  • Talk to people you meet and don't be shy to ask about them and their involvement in filmmaking
  • Take pictures and share them on social media
  • Learn the Hashtags and share to help the fest and filmmakers spread the word about their works #573filmfestival
  • Be interactive in the audience - laugh if something is funny, clap if you like something, clap if you know the filmmaker when you see their name on the screen or the first time they appear on screen
  • You don't have to be quiet in the theater, be courteous but if you want to discuss something positive feel free
  • Dont make fun of films, but feel free to be open and honest with constructive criticism
  • Stick around for the filmmaker Q&As, many have traveled to be there
  • Invite out of towners to lunch or coffee and keep the conversation going
  • Introduce people to other people, filmmaking is networking
  • Give honest input on the films to actors and filmmakers. They spent a lot of time making their project and would like to discuss their work - most film fest participants are learning and need to hear from the audience to grow and get better