How to Fest

How to Fest: In-Person Screenings

March 3–6, 2022

Four Easy Steps

Step 1: Purchase your Ticket or Pass from chicagoirishfilmfestival.com. From the cart, you will be prompted to sign-in or register an account to complete your purchase.

Step 2: Receive a confirmation of your order and receipt via your email.

Step 3: Print your ticket or download to your phone. All Access passholders need only show up at each screening–you’re already on the list.

Step 4: Arrive at the selected theater at least 15 minutes before screening. 

Safety Protocols

In accordance with the Governor’s recent Executive Order and the City of Chicago:

Proof of Vaccination RequiredYou will need to bring one of the following and a photo ID for admission into any Festival events: 

  • Physical vaccination card
  • Negative PCR test within 72 hours of event
  • Digital proof of vaccination card (photo or scan) that is clear and legible.

Masks RequiredAll staff, volunteers, filmmakers, and audience members while indoors including the lobby, restrooms, and theater. Masks must remain on and cover the nose and mouth at all times, except when actively eating or drinking.

* Our policies are based on current best practices for the health and safety of all. 

How to Fest: Virtual Screenings

March 7–13, 2022

Step 1: Purchase your Ticket or Pass from chicagoirishfilmfestival.com. From the cart, you will be prompted to sign-in or register an account to complete your purchase.

Step 2: Receive a confirmation of your order and receipt via your email.

Step 3: Decide how you want to watch the films — From your computer, tablet, or phone. You can connect your computer to your TV with an HDMI cable. 

Step 4: Follow the link from your email confirmation or login to https://virtual.goelevent.com.

Virtual All-Access

  • Go to the Festival Virtual Portal, at virtual.goelevent.com using your goelevent account used to purchase your pass.
  • Alternatively, you can navigate to the screening portal by logging into your Elevent account at goelevent.com and clicking the blue Login button under Virtual Subscriptions. 

3-Film Pass Holders

  • Select your film(s) to screen navigating to your Elevent account and then click on the blue “Fulfill Package” button at the top right of your screen.
  • Add 1 ticket per film, click ‘Add to cart’ and when you’re finished fulfilling your package, click ‘Checkout’ and then ‘Complete Fulfillment’.
  • You will then receive a ticket order confirmation email with further instructions on how to access the films once they become available.

Virtual Single Ticket Holders

  • You will receive individual screening vouchers via email for each of your film selections.
  • You will receive a separate ‘virtual access’ email with a link to the film one hour before the film becomes available.
  • Enter the respective voucher code under the Ticket Holders section of our Festival Virtual Portal at virtual.goelevent.com.
  • Then sit back and enjoy the film.
  • Most content is available for 72 hours from when you first hit ‘play’.
Links to watch films are usable by only one device. For more information, see our Virtual Ticket FAQ. If you have Apple TV or Roku (Gen 4 or above) you can download the Elevent TV app. Please see our Technical FAQ – if you need additional support.

FAQs

Check out these FAQ resources to help with any issues or questions you may have.

Still Have Questions?​

  • If you have any issues, please check your spam/junk folder for the virtual access email for each screening, which will be sent from donotreply@mail.goelevent.com. 
  • For general inquiries: info@chicagoirishfilmfestival.com.
  • For ticketing and admission questions: tickets@chicagoirishfilmfestival.com.

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