How to Fest

STREAMING REQUIREMENTS

Streaming NIGHTSTREAM films & events is available on PC/Mac/iPhones and iPads via web browsers.You may also stream films via Eventive’s Roku and AppleTV apps, or simply connect from your laptop browser to a Chromecast or with a HMDI cable. Once you figure out your app setup, be sure to log into your Eventive account that you purchase films with to access on your TV.

You can watch content on PCs running Windows 7+, and Intel-based Macs running macOS 10.12+. You can also watch films on Android tablets and phones using Chrome, and on iPhones and iPads using Safari.

More instructions, tips and tricks can be found HERE.

FOR BADGE HOLDERS

Check out our badge page for more info! We have ten and five ticket film & events packages, as well as a standalone events package for those that are only interested in our panels/talks/parties and special events.

More info HERE

A “watch window” identifies how long you have to watch your unlocked film or event. To find this, navigate to a film or event page in the NIGHTSTREAM catalog and scroll below the header image to reference how long you will have to view. You may watch the film or event as many times as you’d like within this window, and can pause and resume as well.

Viewing windows are the most important thing to keep track of at a virtual fest! Similar to a physical theater experience, you must watch a film in your specified showtime. We refer to this as the “watch window”. Once this window closes you can no longer access your screening.

  1. Log into your Eventive account.
  2. Navigate to the film you'd like to reserve in our film catalog.
  3. Click "Pre-Order Now For Free"
  4. Once you've finished adding the maximum selections available in your package, you're all set!
Reminder: Any remaining virtual seats to films will be made available as individual tickets, so be sure to reserve all of your preferred films during the pre-selection period for your best chance of attending them!All badges include booking access to events, but select events have limited capacity, so please arrive at the scheduled showtime for your best chance at attendance.

  1. Log into your Eventive account.
  2. Navigate to the NIGHTSTREAM catalog and click on an event you'd like to reserve.
  3. Click "Pre-Order Now For Free" on the event's page.
  4. Once you've finished adding your desired event selections, you're all set!
Please note that some party events are unavailable for preselection. The following events will be first come, first serve so please plan on arriving at the scheduled start time for your best chance to attend:
  • Rated R Speakeasy Haunted Opening Night Party
  • Horror Homecoming Soirée with Peaches Christ
  • Dinner With The Masters Of Horror: A Tribute To Mick Garris
  • Pentagram Home Video (Death Waltz Originals): “In Concert After Dark”
Also, events are open to badge holders only and will not be on sale individually. If you are only interested in events, the Events Badge may be right for you.

Log into your Eventive account on your computer browser and navigate to the event in the film catalog. As long as you unlock(ed) the event, you should be set to watch at showtime!

Log into your Eventive account on your computer browser and navigate to the event in the NIGHTSTREAM catalog. As long as you unlock the event, you should be set to watch at showtime!Please note: events are not compatible with TV or mobile apps and must be viewed via your computer web browser.

Some events do not allow pre-selection for various reasons. Since these events are first-come, first-served, please log into your Eventive account and show up at the scheduled start time for your best chance of attending!

Gather is our festival social hub. ALL Pass Holders will have exclusive access to our Festival lounge 24 hours day from Friday - Sunday this weekend to meet filmmakers, talk about movies and hang out. Our lounge is located inside Gather, an online town that resembles an 8-bit videogame map with video conferencing capabilities. Inside our virtual bar, you'll control a 2D avatar that can converse with video and audio as you approach other avatars. Join us for Happy Hours each day after the festival "Evening Rituals" and for After Parties following the last event each night.

FOR INDIVIDUAL TICKET HOLDERS

On A Browser

On an App
  • Follow the instructions above for setting up your preferred app.
  • Log into the app.
  • Once in the app, you can navigate to your film screening which will be live during it’s watch window.

A “watch window” identifies how long you have to watch your unlocked film or event. To find this, navigate to a film or event page and scroll below the header image to reference how long you will have to view. You may watch the film or event as many times as you’d like within this window, and can pause and resume as well.

Viewing windows are the most important thing to keep track of at a virtual fest! Similar to a physical theater experience, you must watch a film in your specified showtime. We refer to this as the “watch window”. Once this window closes you can no longer access your screening.

Events are reserved for badgeholders only. If you’d prefer not to take advantage of our robust film packages but would like to attend a few events, we’ve got an events-only pass!

ABOUT NIGHTSTREAM

Boston Underground Film Festival, Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, North Bend Film Festival, The Overlook Film Festival, and Popcorn Frights Film Festival have teamed up for a collaborative virtual festival experience called NIGHTSTREAM running from October 8-11, 2020; select films and event recordings will also be available through October 14th via VOD.

NIGHTSTREAM is a fundraiser event and all proceeds go directly to the artists and filmmakers involved, as well as to the festivals to recoup losses incurred by COVID-19, and to charities and small businesses local to each fest.

NIGHTSTREAM's film program is geo-blocked to the United States. So, film badges (HOMEBODY and NIGHT OWL) and individual film tickets can only be used by those who reside in the U.S.

However, NIGHTSTREAM's special events/panels/conversations are open to a global audience. To gain access, an Events Badge is required; these are not geo-blocked.

Between October 8-11, there will be a variety of films and events that follow more of a traditional schedule (as would be experienced in a physical setting), with some available as one-time-only screenings/events.

Not everything will be available on VOD to view later. To determine what to prioritize, we highly suggest you look at this basic grid schedule as a starting point.

From October 12-14, there will be three days of VOD viewing for select films and recordings of select events (no live events). Consider these catch-up/at-your-leisure viewing days.

Peruse the NIGHTSTREAM catalog HERE. From there, you can click through the pages and purchase individual tickets to screenings.

To buy festival badges, go HERE.

MISCELLANEOUS QUESTIONS

A celebration of the best that contemporary genre cinema has to offer, from hotly anticipated feature films to exciting new filmmaking discoveries, as well as live events, panels, and Q&As with the industry’s leading voices.

The festival features a program showcasing a mix of international horror, fantasy, sci-fi, vanguard, dark comedy, and underground films that capture the distinct curatorial spirit of each festival. Highlighting imaginative, daring, and bold voices in cinema, NIGHTSTREAM encompasses the full scope of genre storytelling and provides an exciting home experience for film fans this Halloween season.

Yes! If you wish to view more films than the basic packages offer, feel free to double or triple your order. The additional selection vouchers will then be added to your account as long as the order was placed with the same email address.

Each respective festival from which you purchased your original festival badge is handling transfers/refunds differently and all have reached out individually to their constituents to discuss the options.

No, ticket numbers/views will be limited to capacities comparable to that of physical cinema spaces.

All sales to NIGHTSTREAM are final, as all proceeds are shared with artists, charitable causes, and each participating festival as a fundraising initiative during these extraordinary times.

Absolutely. Press can apply for credentials HERE.
Industry can purchase passes HERE.

Every feature film selected for NIGHTSTREAM will be treated as an official selection of each of the five participating festivals, however each festival will retain their own individual shorts programs.

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For general inquiries, contact: nightstreamfest@gmail.com