ATX TV POLICIES
The ATX TV works hard to make sure that all our panels, screenings, and events are accessible to all attendees. The more advance notice we have, the better we’re able to plan! Please email TV@atxfestival.com with any questions or accommodation requests.
All official festival venues where seating is provided will have ADA accessible seating for attendees who require said seating. A companion will also be able to utilize the ADA seating. Accessible seating for attendees and one companion is on a first-come first-served basis, and once an event starts, all unclaimed accessible seating will be made available to general admission. If you would like to utilize this seating, please alert the Venue Manager when you arrive at an event or email TV@atxfestival.com as soon as possible.
Trained service animals of attendees with disabilities are welcome at the festival, in compliance with venue policies.
Check out Capitol Metro’s Accessibility Information (http://www.capmetro.org/accessibility/) regarding public transportation, and if you have a disabled hangtag or license plate, you don’t have to pay for City parking meters, and there is no time limit on the time zones for City maintained parking.
All seating at ATX TV Events is first-come, first-served (no assigned seats), unless otherwise noted. To review the ATX TV Festival Admission Policies, please click here.
ATX TV CODE OF CONDUCT
The ATX TV Code of Conduct applies to all ATX TV Festival events, physical and virtual, all our physical venues, and anyone who engages with our social media channels or virtual events. All ATX TV participants, including but not limited to attendees, staff, panelists, press, vendors, and volunteers will be held to the same standards.
If you engage with anyone in a disrespectful or inappropriate manner, or do not adhere to our Code of Conduct, we reserve the right to immediately remove or ban you from any ATX TV Festival event or platform, without refund (if applicable).
We do not tolerate harassment of any kind, including but not limited to:
- Intimidation / threats
- Inappropriate disruption of events
- Hurtful language
- Physical assault of any kind
- Inappropriate physical contact
- Unwanted sexual attention
- Unwanted photography or video recording
Especially in connection to:
- Race or ethnicity
- National origin
- Gender identity or presentation
- Sex or sexual orientation
- Disability, medical condition, or pregnancy
- Citizenship status
So here’s the deal:
- If you’re asked to stop any harassing behavior, stop it immediately.
- If you experience or witness any form of harassment at a physical event, contact the nearest Staff member or Venue Manager to address the situation. To file a formal complaint regarding a physical or virtual event, email firstname.lastname@example.org and provide detailed information about the situation and your contact info.
- If at any time you feel unsafe in your immediate situation, alert a Staff member or Venue Manager, move to a safe location, and dial 911.
The Paramount and Stateside Theatres have a Clear Bag Policy to minimize contact that a bag search would require. Clear bags should not exceed 14″ x 12″ x 6″ in size, and small, non-clear clutch bags will be allowed, and should not exceed 4.5” x 6.5” in size. In addition, the following personal items are NOT permitted: food or beverage of any kind, weapons of any shape or size (including firearms, explosives, pocket knives, etc.), cameras or recorders of any kind. Find out more here.
FILMING / RECORDING POLICIES
ATX TV will be filming / recording in all ATX TV Event and Festival spaces, including but not limited to all panels, post-screening Q&As, lines, gathering areas, and events, bot virtual and in person. By using an ATX TV Credential, participating in the Festival, entering a Festival Venue, and/or attending an ATX TV Event, you are acknowledging and agreeing to being filmed by ATX TV / ATX TV Festival. You grant ATX TV all rights to any audio & visual recordings made of you and the use of your name, likeness, and performance in perpetuity in any and all media, including advertising and promotional uses, as well as for archival purposes, without approval from you. You hereby waive any claims against ATX TV / ATX TV Festival and its designees resulting from the use of recordings or other rights granted by you.
No personal filming / recording / streaming or flash photography of any panel, screening or Q&A is allowed at any time. If we see you recording, we will ask you to stop, and if you persist, we will ask you to leave. ATX TV reserves the right to confiscate any recording devices.
At ATX TV Festival, filming policies will be signed for, by you, at Registration.
HEALTH & SAFETY POLICY
At ATX TV Events, all attendees should follow the CDC’s recommended prevention actions, including basic health and hygiene practices, like hand washing, as well as staying up to date with COVID-19 vaccines.
Attendees are expected to stay home if you are sick, and anyone with any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 should get tested, regardless of vaccination status or prior infection. If you get tested because you have symptoms or were potentially exposed to the virus, you should stay away from others pending test results and follow the advice of your healthcare provider.
If you are sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 prior to the Festival, please contact email@example.com regarding your ATX TV Festival Credentials and make plans to stay home.
We also want to acknowledge that while we all have a responsibility to our community, everyone has a different risk tolerance. Face masks are welcome at all ATX TV Events, and we would like to remind you to respect the decision of those who wear masks.
By purchasing your ATX TV Credential(s) you agree to:
- Adhere to the Health & Safety policies set by ATX TV.
- Failure to adhere to ATX TV policies will result in refusal to be admitted into any Festival events (including but not limited to screenings, panels, receptions, etc.)
- No refunds will be given due to failure to adhere to ATX TV policies.
ATX TV recognizes that your privacy is very important. We know that providing personal information is an act of trust and we take that seriously.
When submitting your email address for all Credential purchases, ATX TV Newsletter Subscriptions, and Pitch Competition Submissions, your email address will not be taken from our site and added to third-party bulk mailing lists. The only people who will have access to your personal information are ATX TV staff and you the subscriber.
We will not email you anything unrelated to ATX TV. If at any time you wish to be removed from our mailing lists, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or click the “update subscription preferences” on an ATX TV Newsletter.
For any questions or concerns regarding your privacy, please email email@example.com.
VENDOR SALES / SOLICITATION POLICY
The sale of merchandise and/or services at ATX TV Venues and/or Events to individuals by entities other than ATX TV or its partners/sponsors (including but not limited to for-profit individuals, for-profit organizations or not-for-profit organizations or individuals representing not-for-profit organizations) is prohibited.
The ATX TV has a strict Weapons-Free Policy.
All ATX TV Events, including ATX TV Festival, are private events and attendees are prohibited from carrying weapons of any kind. Prohibited items include but are not limited to guns, ammunition, tasers, knives, sharp objects or explosives of any kind, whether carried openly or concealed, and are still prohibited even if the weapons are inoperable or unusable. Items that may be legal for you to own or carry are not welcome at our events if they violate this Weapons Policy.
Your participation in any ATX TV Event, including ATX TV Festival, means that you agree to comply with this Weapons Policy, regardless of whether the Weapons Policy is posted at the premises of any official event.
You further understand and agree that, for your own safety and the safety of everyone at the Event, we have the absolute and immediate right to inspect your bags, coats, and any other item you bring to the Event. We may temporarily or permanently remove any attendee at any time for violating this Weapons Policy — because your safety, and every attendee’s safety, is very important to us.
If you have questions regarding Texas’s Open Carry Law, please visit the City of Austin’s website: https://www.austintexas.gov/opencarry