2021 Film Festival
Intermission is Over!
Fairhope Film Festival is back for our ninth year!
We thought “intermission” was over, but it seems not quite yet! Please know that we adjusted this year’s festival because we care about the health of our beloved attendeees, our dedicated staff and volunteers, and the wellbeing of our community at large. Because of circumstances beyond our control, there will be additional safety precautions and changes to our film festival.
This year we will offer in-person screenings as usual, but many of the films will also be available virtually, streaming online. Please join us in the format of your choice! If you can’t attend in person, we hope you’ll take advantage of our new virtual film festival.
The State of Alabama does not allow businesses and organizations to require proof of vaccination, so we highly encourage wearing masks at all of our indoor events. Please note that we do not own our screening venues, and as such all attendees must adhere to each venue’s own mask policies.
We will be holding temperature checks at all venues except the drive-in. Social Distancing will be practiced. Sanitizing stations will be present at all venues. The Fairhope Film Festival retains the right to decline entry into a film screening or event, without a refund, for anyone who refuses to comply with these safety guidelines. By attending the Fairhope Film Festival, attendees voluntarily assume all personal risks related to Covid 19.
Masks are required at USABC and Coastal in their buildings. Masks are encouraged but optional at the Fairhope Library. Masks are encouraged at the Red Carpet Party. There will be temperature checks at all venues, except the Drive-In.
We will monitor Fairhope and Alabama COVID Restrictions and CDC public health guidelines; any changes to our practices and protocols will be communicated on our website and by email to ticket holders.
ALL TICKETS will be sold ONLINE ONLY for the venue movies, virtual movies, Drive-In, and the Party. There is no physical box office this year.
There will be NO REFUNDS.
Please be advised that there will be NO changes after you have purchased a ticket. Be sure that you want to see the movie for which you purchase the ticket.
Seats are limited so we cannot offer refunds. Seating will be on a first come, first served basis. At the venue we will scan your ticket on your phone, or you can print your ticket at home and bring it with you to be scanned.
About Our Virtual Film Fest
If you can not attend our in-person films this year, we are offering 10 films in a virtual setting. Through the virtual platform, Elevent, you will be able to watch your films from the comfort of your home.
Once you have purchased your virtual ticket, you will receive a 9 digit code in your email one hour before the film is available to watch. You’ll have 3 days to watch the film and 48 hours to complete it once you have hit play.
To learn more about the different ways to view your virtual film, please watch this helpful informational video.
Virtual Film Selections
Click the button below to browse all of the films available for streaming through our ‘virtual film festival’.
Virtual Events FAQ
For questions about how to experience this year’s Virtual Festival, please refer to the helpful Frequently Asked Questions page on the Elevent website using the links for each category below.
In previous years, a festival ticket could be used for any screening, any time. With our new “hybrid” festival via the Elevent ticketing platform, you will select each specific films you wish to see at the time of purchase.
It is *very important* that you avoid selecting films with overlapping screening times!
View the full 2021 festival schedule using the button below.
Daily Screening Timelines
These daily screening timelines offer an hour-by-hour view of each day’s events. Please take note of the films you wish to see, and be certain they do not overlap in time.
If two films you hope to see DO overlap, check the Virtual Fest Schedule and consider streaming one instead!
Fairhope Film Fans Annual Membership
For the first time, Fairhope Film Festival is offering our biggest fans an annual membership. The Fairhope Film Fans Annual Membership includes 6 tickets to our Film Festival (your 6 films may be redeemed for virtual films or in-person films or even a mix of both!), one Red Carpet Party ticket, and entry to all of our monthly movies.
Valued at $200, becoming a Fairhope Film Fan Member is already well worth it! To purchase an annual membership, please go to our Elevent page using the button below, and click “Select and View Add-ons” then click “Add to cart”.
Once you checkout, you will receive instructions on how to fulfill your 6 ticket package in your email. When you have selected your 6 free films, Elevent will automatically discount them from your cart before checkout.