FILMMAKER FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If you have a question that is not answered here, please email the hospitality team at CindependentHospitality@gmail.com
WHERE WILL THE FESTIVAL TAKE PLACE?
The festival will take place in the bustling Over-the-Rhine area in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Screenings will be held at:
The Woodward Theater 1404 Main St. Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
The Screenplay Speakeasy is at the Know Theater of Cincinnati 1120 Jackson St. Cincinnati, Ohio.
The masterclasses are at Graydon-on-Main at 1421 Main St. Cincinnati, Ohio.
The Filmmaker Lounge (for filmmakers and VIPs) is held at:
The mini microcinema 1329 Main St. Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
DO YOU KNOW HOW WHEN MY FILM WILL SCREEN?
We know that everyone is excited to know the schedule, we are too! The full line-up will be available no later than July 15.
WHERE CAN I GET MY LAURELS?
You can access laurels for your acceptance by clicking this link: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/1fWTY2YQ6bqNhNfdvQD-PTdqHwTG_joP4
We’re glad your film made it into the festival. Enjoy sharing news of your acceptance!
DO YOU NEED ANY ASSETS OR ANYTHING ELSE FROM US?
Much of what we need is available from FilmFreeway. If we need anything else we will be sure to contact you!
I SEE A LOT OF INFORMATION FOR FILMMAKERS. WHAT INFORMATION APPLIES TO SCREENWRITERS WHO SUBMITTED A SCREENPLAY?
We are not differentiating between filmmakers and screenwriters for the purpose of the festival. You are all filmmakers to us! Whenever you see us use the word ‘filmmakers’, please know that it includes the writers of accepted screenplays as well.
DO FILMMAKERS GET PASSES TO THE FESTIVAL?
Yes! Accepted and attending filmmakers (or their alternative representatives) can request up to 2 VIP lanyards. These are non-transferable. Depending on remaining supply, we may be able to offer additional if more key cast or key crew are attending the festival. We are still working on the details/process of this.
WILL THE FESTIVAL COVER MY HOTEL ROOM?
Our team is still working on lodging. The festival has a very limited number of rooms available. These will be offered first to nominated films, and then to early submitters. If this is something we are able to offer, you will receive information via email by or before August 3, 2018.
SHOULD WE BE WAITING TO MAKE HOTEL RESERVATIONS OR DO THOSE NEED TO GO THROUGH YOU OR...?
The festival has a limited number of rooms available. These will be offered first to nominated films, and then to early submitters. The CFF team is still working on this and if it’s something we are able to offer you, you will receive an email by or before August 3, 2018. These reservations are the only ones that would need to go through us. Otherwise, or in the meantime, you are welcome to make whatever lodging accommodations work for you on your own.
HOW FAR AWAY IS THE AIRPORT FROM THE 21C HOTEL DOWNTOWN?
The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky airport is only 13-20 miles away (depending on route taken) from the hotel downtown. The drive can be as quick as 16 minutes during non-peak times of the day/night, but during rush hour it is usually 30-45 minutes.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO TRAVEL FROM/TO THE AIRPORT?
This depends entirely on your travel preferences. From the airport there are normal taxi, Uber, and shuttle bus options - but one of the cheapest ways is a public transportation bus route, which for about $2 can get you within a block and a half from the hotel.
WILL THERE BE ANY PROVIDED TRANSPORTATION TO/FROM THE AIRPORT?
We have filmmakers coming in from all over, during different times, across multiple days. Being our first year with money and resources stretched a bit thin, we don't know if we will have the ability to offer to pick up filmmakers. There will be a form sent out mid-August gathering some basic travel information from filmmakers which will help us determine the feasibility of something like this. Meanwhile, we are also gauging interest in this.