How to Fest

Everything you need to know about attending the ACT Human Rights Film Festival can be found here!

Important Festival Details

  • The box office will open 1 hour prior to each screening.
  • Doors will open 30 minutes prior to each screening.
  • All Festival Pass holders receive priority seating. Pass holders should gather at the ACT Pass holder sign located just outside the main entry door to each venue no later than :35mins prior to the program start for access.
  • Pass holders must show proof of purchase at the ACT Box Office/Information Table to receive an official “badge” that must be worn or presented for entrance to any screening or panel discussion. Badges can be picked up at any screening beginning April 6. Pass holders are responsible for keeping track of their badges for the duration of the festival. Replacement badges will not be issued.
  • Pass holders MAY NOT use their festival badge for entrance to encore screenings at The Lyric April 9-12.
  • No late seating once feature film has begun.
  • Festival schedule and guests are subject to change.
  • Auditoriums must be cleared between screenings. No saving of seats.
  • Ticket holders including All-Festival Pass holders are guaranteed seats only up to 10 minutes prior to scheduled start time of the screening. After this time, any remaining seats may be sold to patrons waiting in the Standby Ticket line.
  • When a film screening is deemed STANDBY, it means that the allotment of advance tickets has been reached. Empty Seats are released for sale 5  minutes prior to a screening showtime. The released seats are deemed Standby Tickets and will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. Standby lines form one hour prior to a screening.
  • All films will be shown in their original language with English subtitles. Please note that many of the films do not carry a MPAA rating. 
  • Recording devices are not permitted in the theaters. All bags are subject to inspection.
  • Please silence all electronic devices while in theaters. Failure to do so may result in ejection from the theater.
  • No refunds or exchanges, except in the rare case of a program cancellation.

How do I purchase tickets?
2018 ACT festival tickets are on sale through the Lincoln Center ticketing office. www.lctix.com

How do I pick up my tickets purchased online?
Tickets purchased online can be picked up at the following Will Call locations:

  • More than ONE DAY before a scheduled film screening: The Lincoln Center Box Office, which is open between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday only.
  • DAY OF SCREENING: Beginning on Friday, April 6, tickets will be available for pick up at the ACT Human Rights Film Festival venue box office one hour prior to each film screening.  As we present films across a number of venues, please note that the box office will be located at the venue at which we are screening that day.

Can I purchase tickets at the door?

Tickets to each film can be purchased at the door, based on availability.  Advanced ticket purchase is recommended. We will release empty seats 5 minutes prior to screening showtimes for films in “Standby,” which means the allotment of advance tickets has been reached. The released seats are deemed Standby Tickets and will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. Standby lines form one hour prior to a screening.

Where do I exchange my voucher?

Festival vouchers must be exchanged for a festival screening ticket in advance of the screening you wish to see, pending seat availability. You can exchange them in person:

  • At the Lincoln Center Box Office during regular hours
  • Beginning one hour prior to any screening at the ACT venue box office. Tickets subject to availability. As we present films across a number of venues, please note that the box office will be located at the venue at which we are screening that day.

How early should I arrive to the film screening?

Theater doors will open roughly 30 minutes prior to each film screening. You may begin line up one hour prior to the film screening time.

Can I bring my child/children?

Festival films do not carry a MPAA rating. We recommend watching the film trailer and reading the synopsis to determine if the film content is appropriate for your child/children. Please note, an individual ticket will be needed for any child sitting in a seat.

Are ACT venues ADA accessible?

Yes. The Lory Student Center Theatre, The Lincon Center Magnolia Theatre, and The Lyric are all ADA accessible. Details follow:

  • Lory Student Center Theatre
    Lory Student Center Theatre is ADA accessible. Accessible parking can be found in both the Morgan Library and Engineering parking lots. See CSU Parking Map for more details. The Lory Student Center and Theatre is ADA accessible. The theater has an elevator to gain access to balcony seating.
  • Lincoln Center Magnolia Theatre
    The Lincoln Center is committed to providing a wide range of accessibility features and can accommodate most unique requests with advance notice. Call the Box Office at 970-221-6730 for additional information. Accessible seating is available in Row D of the Magnolia Theatre. Every exterior entrance is accessible. Parking spaces for those with handicap placards are located in the south lot, Mulberry Pool lot, as well as in several spaces.
  • The Lyric
    The Lyric is ADA accessible. Accessible parking is available with easy access to the entrance. The Lyric offers assisted listening devices, as well as closed captioning devices. Please note that not every movie is compliant with closed captions and audio descriptions. Call The Lyric at 970-426-6767 for more information.