Code of Conduct – Austin Jewish Film Festival

Code of Conduct

The Austin Jewish FIlm Festival (AJFF) PRIDES ITSELF AS BEING AN INCLUSIVE, SAFE SPACE WHERE FILMMAKERS AND FILM FANS – NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE OR HOW YOU LOOK – COME TOGETHER TO ENJOY FILMS AND EVENTS.

The AJFF should be a platform for thought-provoking conversations, inspiring networking, and life-long friendships. To that end, all attendees, staff, filmmakers, sponsors and volunteers at Austin Jewish Film Festival are required to comply with the following code of conduct leading up to and throughout the entire event.  There is a NO STRIKE POLICY for violations of this Code of Conduct. Anyone not complying with the Code of Conduct will have their ticket, FESTIVAL BADGE and/or FLEX PASS confiscated immediately WITHOUT REFUND at the sole discretion of AJFF Festival staff. The Austin Jewish Film Festival also reserves the right to ban the violator from future events. This code exists to ensure a safe environment for all Austin Jewish Film Festival participants and attendees.
The Austin Jewish Film Festival is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity & expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, physical appearance, race or ethnicity. This applies to all in-person and online/email interactions between participants & attendees.

WE ABSOLUTELY WILL NOT TOLERATE HARASSMENT IN ANY FORM.

Harassment includes, but is not limited to: offensive verbal or online comments related to gender, gender identity & expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, physical appearance, race or ethnicity, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation,
stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of films, Q&As or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention or advances, physical or verbal, publicly or through online communication channels.
Please use common sense and common courtesy. If a person tells you “no,” your business with them is done. If they ask you to “stop,” stop. “Go Away” always means go away, and attire is not an invitation and is NEVER consent. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of AJFF staff immediately. The Austin Jewish Film Festival staff can be identified by “staff” T-shirts. You may also always reach us by email. Feel free to contact the director of the Austin Jewish Film Festival, David Finkel at (info@austinjff.org). Austin Jewish Film Festival staff members are happy to help participants contact local law enforcement, to escort them to their vehicle, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to ensure their safety for the duration of the festival. We value your attendance, and we want everyone to enjoy all that the Austin Jewish Film Festival has to offer.

THEATER REGULATIONS

AJFF strives to provide a safe, pleasant, and secure environment for festivalgoers. All cell phones and other electronic devices inside the auditorium must be turned OFF prior to the introduction of each film. Please do not text or check devices during screenings—their lit screens are distracting to others. The use of cameras or recording devices of any kind is strictly prohibited during the screenings. Please take all personal belongings and litter with you as you exit the theater. AJFF is not responsible for personal items left behind at the theater venues.

SECURITY

AJFF screenings are monitored with the assistance of Austin Police Department officers. AJFF reserves the right to search the personal belongings of any attendee inside the theater. AJFF reserves the right to refuse entry or to eject from the theater any disruptive attendees. No guns, knives, explosives, or other weapons are allowed at AJFF events.

QUESTIONS

For further information or questions, contact the AJFF at info@austinjff.org.
There will be no exceptions to this established Code of
Conduct.