TICKETS SALE AND VIEWING HOURS:

Tickets are $12.  Non-refundable. Screenings of Fresh Look program are free of charge.

Tickets for online screenings are on sale through the PayPal system. You can buy a ticket in advance and then watch the movie according to the schedule. Or you can buy a ticket on the day of the screening. The Online Theater opens at 10 AM ET, October 18-24.

You can enter the code (provided to you via the ticket sale) any time but only once on the scheduled day(s) of the film. Each code is valid for one viewing of the film you chose (mimic a ticket for screening at a physical theater: you cannot stop the screening and come back later – the “door” would be closed).

Also please note that you need to enter the code by 1:00 AM (one hour after midnight from the designated day of screening). Buy tickets and plan viewing in that time frame on the date(s) scheduled for each movie.

Note: If you would like to view the film a second time, you will need to purchase a new ticket and enter the new code.

HOW TO PURCHASE TICKETS:

Step 1

On the main page, please click on “Schedule” in the top menu. Or click on “Schedule & Tickets” button on the homepage.

Step 2

Make your selection. You can buy tickets in advance, or the day of the screening.

Step 3

Click on “Pay & Watch” to buy tickets for the online screening. Again, you can buy tickets in advance, or the day of the screening.

Some films will also be screening offline at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. For those films only, you will also see an option to buy in-person tickets via Eventbrite.

Step 4

Please enter your email address below. Please make sure you have access to this email. This is the email address where you will be sent a code after purchasing.

Click on “Pay Now By PayPal”

Step 5

You will be taken to the PayPal site. Please enter your PayPal login information to purchase the ticket. When you complete the order you should receive a confirmation.

Step 6

Please check the email address you entered in Step 4.

You will receive an email with the code that you need to enter to watch the film on its scheduled day. If you do not receive the confirmation email with the code within 5 minutes, please check your SPAM folder.

Step 7

Enter code on the day of the film screening.

The day(s) the film is scheduled to be shown online (according to the schedule on the “Schedule” page outlined in Step 2) is when you will be able to enter the code to view the film.

Please note, you will only be able to enter the code to view the film from 10 AM on its scheduled day(s) until 1 AM. For example, for Rachmaninoff Revisited, you will be able to enter the code to view the film from 10 AM on October 18 until 1 AM on October 19, or from 10 AM on October 24 until 1 AM on October 25. Please refer to the schedule for screening dates.

Step 8

After copying and pasting the code from the email, click on “Watch the Movie”

Each movie will be screened two days during the festival’s program. Please read the synopses and make your selection. By clicking “Pay and Watch” you will be redirected to the screening page of the film on our online cinema website.

There you will see a field for entering an email and a button “PAY NOW by PayPal”

Insert a valid email address in the field ‘Email’ and press the “PAY NOW by PayPal” button to pay for the screening according to the instructions. The PayPal system has its own instructions on how to pay.

Then you will receive a code to the email box that you had entered in the field. (If you do not receive the email with the code, please check your Spam folder).

On the day of the film screening, according to the schedule, insert your code into the upper empty field and press the ‘WATCH the Movie’ button.
The movie will start downloading. Press the small arrow button (“play” button) on the left edge of a black movie screen.

Watch the movie. Please remember: you cannot pause the screening; each code is valid for one viewing of the film you chose (mimic a ticket for screening at a physical theater: you cannot stop the screening and come back later – the “door” would be closed). If you would like to watch the movie again you will have to buy a new ticket.

How quickly the film downloads will depend on your internet server. Also, please make sure to enter your code to watch the movie before 1:00 AM Eastern Time.

We hope you enjoy our festival film program.

Please remember that you can nominate your favorite movie for the “Peoples’ Choice” Award. Please email the name of your favorite movie to – contact address: rusdocfilmfest@gmail.com