COVID POLICY

We sincerely care about your health and well being and want you to have a great time at the Mastic Beach Mini Indie Film Festival!  

We have developed a protocol and policy to ensure the safety of our audience and crew in coordination with state and CDC guidelines.  Please review our policy.  If you have questions, please do not hesitate to be in contact with us.  

Please note: policies will be strictly enforced for the protection of our staff and guests. Festival Management reserves the right to deny admission or dismiss any customer for noncompliance.  

This decision was based on research and empathy; it's about safety for those we love both at the event and the people we go home to after the festival.  

 

Please take advantage of our live stream, online, programming option if you are under the weather or unable to comply with our festival policy.  We respect individual decisions regarding personal health and safety but it is our mission to take care of one another.  Thank you!

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VACCINES: 

  • Proof of full vaccination (at least two weeks after the final dose) of any FDA- or WHO-approved vaccine is required for all staff, audience members over 12, and filmmakers at each screening and event at MBMIFF venues, including the Arts Council Space and Mastic Beach Property Owners

  • FREE Children's Event will follow the in-house rules of the Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library.  Please check their policy before attending the event with your children on November 6th at 10am

  • Approved vaccines include:

    • Pfizer/BioNTech

    • Moderna

    • Johnson & Johnson

    • Astrazeneca

    • Janssen Serum

    • Institute of India

    • Sinopharm

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  • Confirming proof of full vaccination:​

    • NYC Covid Safe App: iPhone or Android

    • Clear Health Pass 

    • CDC Vaccine Card and valid, government issued, photo ID

    • A photo of a CDC Vaccine Card and valid, government issued, photo ID

  • For international guests, methods of confirming proof of full vaccination are:

    • A photo of a valid vaccine “card” or “vaccine passport” issued by a national health authority and valid photo ID (passport, etc)

MASKS:

  • Masks, covering the nose and mouth, are required for all staff at all times in public spaces.

  • MBMIFF requires all guests to wear face coverings/masks, covering the nose and mouth, consistent with the current CDC guidelines inside our spaces.

  • Masks may be temporarily removed while eating or drinking.

  • Paper masks, scarves, neck gaiters, shirts pulled up, masks with holes/filters/breathing valves and makeshift masks are not acceptable.

  • New disposable surgical masks are available to all audience members.

  • Masks must completely cover the mouth and nose and must be replaced if wet or soiled.

  • PPE may be inspected for compliance or issued as needed by the security team, maintenance team, and/or front-of-house staff.

  • MBMIFF will provide surgical masks, gloves, and sanitation supplies as required by the activity.

GUESTS:

  • Please stay home if not feeling well or have exhibited symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 10 days.

  • Guests who have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 10 days must stay home.

  • For those guests who cannot get full vaccinated or have sincerely held religious beliefs, we offer the same programming virtually and with a live stream of the festival offered via an on-line platform.  Please take advantage of this option.

  • Please:

    • Wash hands as often as possible and use hand sanitizing stations.

    • Cover nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing.

    • Arrive no earlier than 20 minutes prior to the scheduled screening time. Any guests arriving earlier may be asked to wait outside in line until our theaters are prepared for seating.

  • VENUE PREVENTATIVE MEASURES:

    • Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting in all festival areas

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