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COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols

*These guidelines are subject to change, based on MI State and Washtenaw County guidelines

Our most important consideration in planning the festival this year is how to safely bring together artists, audiences, volunteers, and staff. As part of our commitment to this community, we are working in lockstep with the Michigan Theater and the University of Michigan. We will require all participants attending in-person to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Attendees can be confident that our staff will be fully vaccinated as well. We are providing this information early to our patrons to ensure that everyone interested in attending in-person has ample time to get vaccinated. We are implementing this policy to ensure that our constituents feel as safe and comfortable as possible while attending, and to do our part to lessen the virus spread. Those who are not fully vaccinated are invited to attend the Festival virtually through our online platform. We will continue to assess other elements of health and safety protocols regularly and in accordance with best practices provided by the CDCState of MichiganCity of Ann Arbor, and any other related government agencies.


To keep our attendees, staff, vendors and artists as safe as possible, we have implemented the following policies:​


At the 60th Ann Arbor Film Festival, we require all guests entering the festival to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.​

We will check documentation for every guest upon entry to the lobbies. Please have your proof of vaccination ready to present at the festival’s welcome table before entering the Michigan Theater Lobby or 2435 North Quad Space. Proof of full vaccination includes the following options: a vaccination card (or photo), a digital record within an app, an official immunization record, the ResponsiBLUE mobile app, or a photo result saved to your phone. We do not accept QR codes as we will not have a reader.


After you present your vaccination card you will be issued a wrist band to use throughout the Festival​.


​The University of Michigan and the Michigan Theater are currently requiring masks while indoors. Stay up to date with the University and Michigan Theaters' policies at the links provided.


   Lost your vaccine card?

Washtenaw County Public Health recommends taking a picture of the front and back of your vaccine card for your records. If you need a replacement card, you can request one through the Michigan Department of Health Services.

​   When is my last chance to get vaccinated? ​

​In order to be fully vaccinated in time for the Ann Arbor Film Festival, you’ll need to have received your second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine (or single dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine) by Tuesday, March 8th (two weeks prior to Festival).

   Where can I get vaccinated? ​

In the United States, you can find vaccination locations at this link.


​An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public space where people are present. By attending The Ann Arbor Film Festival, you expressly agree to comply with all rules and safety guidelines put in place by the event organizers, and voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19, waiving all claims and potential claims against the event organizers, and their affiliated companies relating to such risks.

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