X Marks the Spot!
See you there!
Location: Golden Nugget Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
Address: 129 East Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
1. Q: Does the festival cover my travel and accommodations?
A: Unfortunately, we Do Not cover any travel or hotel expenses. You are responsible for covering these costs if you wish to attend the Festival.
2. Q: Which hotel package should I choose?
A: If you want to experience the full event, including Screenings, Workshops, Master Classes and Award Show, you must stay for at least 4 Nights (Check in Tue Sep 24 - Check out Sat Sep 28)
[Click HERE for Schedule]
Of course, if you wish to stay for a longer or shorter period of time, that is fine. However, you need to please check Schedule before you make your travel arrangements and hotel package selections, to ensure that you experience everything that you wish.
3. Q: So after I choose a hotel package and make my deposit, or pay in full if I choose to, how does the hotel receive my reservation?
A: Once you Register, your name is automatically generated on our Guest List, as well as on the Master List that we submit to the hotel. During the registration process, you will be asked the key info the hotel needs, such as:
*Full Name of Filmmaker Checking In
*Whether you want 2 Double Beds or 1 King Bed, etc.
You will also receive a receipt as proof of your registration.
4. Q: Could I share a room with another Filmmaker to cut cost?
A: Yes you may share a room with another Officially Selected filmmaker who is willing, in order to save. However, this will only be possible if other filmmakers are willing. Also note, if you choose a package that includes tours and parties, the other person would have to pay for these tours and parties separately, as the package only covers 1 person fully. Click HERE to find prices to the tours and parties
5. Q: Can I bring guests who are not in the Festival?
A: Yes you may bring guests who are not Official Selections and they may stay in your room. However, they will need to purchase a Guest Pass to every event they wish to go to. They can get their Guest Passes HERE.
6. Q: When will the winners be announced?
A: The winners of the various awards are not announced until the day of the Award Show, on Wednesday Sept 25th. Nominees may not be publicly revealed
7. Q: When / Where are all these events happening?
A: All questions related to the various events and the venues, as well as the host hotel can be found on the website. Click HERE for “Schedule”.
8. Q: Can I hunt for my own accommodations?
A: Due to the terms of our Hotel Room block, and the fact that we wish to foster a healthy and safe environment for networking, all attending Filmmakers/Screenwriters outside of the State of Nevada, and outside the US, are expected to stay in the host hotel. You must be 18+ in order to book a hotel room. Click HERE to see details and prices for hotel inclusive package. All taxes and fees are included, for your convenience.
9. Q: Will this be a worthwhile experience? Will there be distributors there?
A: Yes we invite reputable distributors and speakers to the event. We cannot promise that they will offer you a distribution deal, but we could offer you the opportunity to schedule a 10 min 1-on-1 Pitch Session with them, and this can greatly increase your chances:
Click HERE to Book Pitch Session
10. Q: Yes, I am 100% sure I’m going… I’m ready to make my deposit! Now what?
A: Be sure to respond to our email and let us know. You will then receive further communication from us, including details for deposit, as well as instructions and deadline to send your film and relevant info to us, for showcase on the big screen.
11. Q: What are the age restrictions?
A: The movie screenings are rated E for Everyone, T for Teens, and M for Mature. On the film schedule, the various ratings will be shown and warnings will also be shown on-screen before Teen or Mature films begin to play. But ultimately we leave the decision up to the parents of young children, concerning the screenings. The Meet & Greet, Workshops, Networking, Master Class, and Award Show are appropriate for All Ages. The Epic Talent Show is appropriate for Teens and Mature Audiences, but ultimately up to the parents of young children. You must be 21+ to attend the Nightclub Experience and Pool Party. However, all tours, such as Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, and Las Vegas Strip tour, etc are ok for All Ages. You must be 18+ in order to book a hotel room
12. Q: Do I need to pay the cost of the hotel package upfront?
A: You DO NOT Need to pay the Hotel package cost upfront. In order to confirm with us that you’re serious about attending the Festival, you simply make a deposit toward your Hotel package, and you can conveniently finance the remaining cost, so that by the time you check in, you’re as good as gold with no expenses to worry about! Also remember that package includes ALL taxes and fees, for your convenience. If you do decide to pay upfront and/or wish to avoid having to pay the Eventbrite Fee, you may use CashApp, Direct Bank Transfer, or Paypal (ONLY if you’re willing to cover the fees OR Send via Friends/Family option to avoid fees)
13. Q: What if the Refund Policy?
A: At this point, no refunds, unfortunately
14. Q: If I want to go on tours and to various parties, does the Festival have this organized for the Filmmakers/Screenwriters?
A: Yes indeed. We have a VERY AWESOME arrangement with Party Tours Las Vegas, and we pass the best deals onto you, for Grand Canyon Tours, Hoover Dam Tours, Party Buses to Nightclub, Pool, etc. We can get you great prices, and all our tours include Free-All-You-Can-Drink on the Party/Tour bus.
Click HERE for Very Affordable, Inclusive Tours/Parties