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Code of Conduct

Festival Code of Conduct

It is important to remember that during your time at the festival you are a representative of the COVEN Film Festival. The following are guidelines and standards that we will expect from all employees, guests, attendees and volunteers.

Guidelines and Standards

We're committed to making every COVEN Film Festival a safe and productive environment for everyone. 


This code of conduct applies to everyone attending the COVEN Film Festival. This includes, but is not limited to, staff, press, filmmakers, vendors, volunteers, speakers, party guests, and ticket holders at all venues directly or tangentially connected to the Event.

Our Festival is committed to creating an environment where creative and challenging voices are heard and celebrated. We reserve the right to revoke, without notice or refund, the Festival credentials or tickets of anyone found in violation of the below.

Out of respect for all guests and staff, you agree to refrain from:

  • Fighting, physical assault, taunting, or threatening in any way.

  • Harassment, discrimination, racism, sexism, ageism, or being inconsiderate or vulgar.

  • Entering venues with, or being under the influence of, illegal drugs.

  • Bringing in alcohol not purchased from our venue, or being in possession of alcohol under the age of 21.

  • Carrying or displaying a weapon of any kind, real or toy.

  • Indecent exposure

  • Operating a cell phone or electronic light-emitting device during a film or event.

  • Disrupting a film or event.

  • Damaging or attempting to vandalize Festival venues.

  • Smoking, including electronic cigarettes or smokeless tobacco.

By entering our venues you agree to:

  • Be kind and courteous to all guests and staff.

  • Limit movement in and out of your seat during films.

  • Avoid obstructing the view of other audience members.

  • Be courteous to venue neighbors when entering and leaving, especially late at night.

  • Be respectful if another guest asks you to stop what they feel is intimidating or harassing behavior.

  • Consume alcoholic beverages only in a responsible manner.

  • Comply with requests from Festival staff.

Our entire code of conduct comes down to this: Be polite and respect each others' boundaries. We want to foster a fun and social atmosphere where people can chat with their favorite directors, writers, and actors. COVEN is a place to make connections, find support, and build community.


Violation of this code of conduct will result in immediate removal without refund. 


Immediately dial 911, then contact Festival staff.


If you’re feeling unsafe or have witnessed any violation of this Code of Conduct, please alert the nearest staff member or volunteer, then send a formal notice below (your name and contact information are not required).

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