Virtual Fest FAQ

What films are available in person?

We have four films that will be shown in person listed below. With the exception of Lingui, The Sacred Bonds, they are all also available to watch online. All films will be first-come first serve with a limited capacity to allow for distancing. Proof of full vaccination, as well as a well fitted mask are required to attend. 

In person screenings include:


How do I watch the films online this year?

All films (with one exception) are available to stream online – check out this handy visual guide about how to watch them. You can also watch a short video tutorial. 

Do I need an Eventive account to watch, and how do I make one?

Yes, you do! After you click the “watch movie” link from a film page on our website, you will be sent to the film’s streaming page. There you will click “log in to your account” (on the film image) to create an account. Just put in your email and it will prompt you to create a password. Now you have an account!

I don’t live in Oregon, can I still watch the films?

Some films have geographic restrictions, which are listed on the streaming pages. You can also use this quick guide to see what films are available to stream in your area.

When can I start watching a film?

You can start watching a film on the day and time it premieres as listed on our calendar.

How long are the films available?

Each film will be available for streaming starting on the time and day listed on our calendar, and will remain available until the following Wednesday or until the maximum number of views has been reached.* So, that means if a film “premieres” on Saturday at 7pm, you can watch it anytime after that until the next Wednesday at any time that is convenient for you!

Once you “unlock” a film you will have 5 days to start watching it, and once you start to watch you will have 24 hours to finish it. Just like a video rental!

*Some films have limits on the number of views or shorter viewing windows. You can check the number of views left on each film’s streaming page. So just like in the theatre make sure to get your “seat” (unlock) early!

How much does it cost?

The films are free! However, just like at the regular festival we encourage you to “drop a few dollars” in the virtual bucket when you unlock the film if you are able to support the festival, or make a larger donation.

How do I participate in the director Q&As and chats, and what is the difference?

Whenever possible, the director Q&As will be live at 9pm Thursdays through Saturdays throughout the festival. Registration links will be posted weekly on our website and sent out by email. Since our filmmakers live in many different time zones, some Q&As will be pre-recorded (not available for live questions).

Community conversations on Mondays at 7pm will be casual Zoom conversations for you to connect with others and discuss the films from the previous week. The conversations will be moderated by a CFAF committee member. You only need to register once for the conversations and you can attend them all!

Still have questions?

Read more FAQs about our virtual platform on the Eventive website, including compatible computer systems, how to watch on your TV, and more!