2021 ABFF Registration Policies and Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions "Festival Policies"

I. Definition of Passes.

The Festival Passes (Splash, Sobe, Deco, Industry "Pass(es)" "Credentials") purchased are for the American Black Film Festival ("ABFF" "Event") to be held in Miami Beach, Florida November 3-7. Virtual Passes are for the Online Event only.

  1. New Passes. Defined as Festival passes purchased between March 30 and September 15 for the American Black Film Festival occurring in 2021.
  2. Deferred Passes. If a Pass was purchased for the 2020 Festival and a refund was not requested by July 1, 2020, the pass was deferred to the 2021 Event. Deferred passes are non-transferable, non-refundable, and can only be used for the 2021 Event.
  3. Official ABFF Passes and Tickets. ABFF, its agents and representatives are the sole creators, sellers and distributors of ABFF Passes. Any Pass not created by and legally acquired from ABFF or its authorized agents or representatives will be considered fraudulent and invalid, and subject to revocation. ABFF reserves the right to pursue any and all legal action available against any person or entity involved in the actual or attempted creation, dissemination or use of an unauthorized Festival Pass.
  4. Virtual Passes. Virtual passes are for the online Event only, November 8-14 to be streamed on ABFFPlay.com. Registration is required. Virtual passes are non-refundable and non-transferable. Credential sharing is strictly prohibited.

II. Pass & Ticket Pickup:

To maintain the security of purchases, passes are not issued in advance of the festival. Passes must be redeemed in person at the ABFF Registration Center beginning Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at The Royal Palm South Beach Hotel located at 1545 Collins Avenue, Miami, Florida. Hours of center operation will be available on the Festival website in November.

Registrants ("Passholder" "Purchaser") will be required to provide their confirmation letter along with a government-issued photo ID (passport or driver's license). If registrant has designated another individual to pick up their pass, that person must present the confirmation letter of the registered attendee, along with a copy of the registrant's government-issued ID. Passes may not be transferred, and name changes will not permissible.

For security reasons, and to allow entry into the Event(s), each passholder must wear, possess and present their Pass (Splash, Sobe, Deco, Industry) at all festival events as follows: (i) passes must be on the ABFF-issued lanyard around passholder's neck while participating in festival events; No other laminates may be worn on the ABFF lanyard for the pass to be valid: (ii) if Passes are not worn or presented correctly by a passholder, ABFF reserves the right to deny that passholder entry into Events.

Festival passes and/or tickets admit one (1) person to the events and/or screenings. Use of a Pass by anyone other than the authorized individual will result in revocation of the Pass without a refund.

III. Refund Policy:

All Credentials (Splash, Sobe, Deco, Industry passes and/or tickets) are the sole property of ABFF. As always, if Passholder violates these Terms, ABFF has the right, in its sole discretion and at any time determined by ABFF, to cancel, revoke, or refuse all transactions with any individual or entity, including, without limitation, the following: (i) Passes and Tickets made through ABFF. ABFF will not be responsible for any penalty, fee, loss, or expense incurred by Passholder that might result from such action, regardless of whether such penalty, fee, loss or expense was foreseeable or ABFF was advised of the same.

  1. ABFF does not issue refunds under any circumstances, including, without limitation, for Festival Passes (Virtual, Splash, Sobe, Deco, Industry, "Pass(es)" "Credentials" ). Any and all payments for Festival passes made to ABFF are not refundable for any reason, including, without limitation, failure or inability to use Passes due to illness, acts of God, public health crisis, government restrictions, travel-related problems, acts of terrorism, Covid-19, pandemic, loss of employment and/or duplicate purchases. ABFF will not issue refunds, deferrals or credits for Passes and/or Tickets that have been revoked.
  2. If ABFF is cancelled in its entirety for any reason, passes may be deferred to the next ABFF Event of the same type for which the pass was purchased. If an Event is cancelled in its entirety for any reason, the purchaser agrees that aside from obtaining a deferral credit for the Pass, the purchaser will have no remedy against ABFF, at law, in equity or otherwise, including, without limitation, for a refund of payments made, expenses incurred, or any actual, consequential, or punitive loss or damages of any kind, regardless of whether such loss or damage was foreseeable or ABFF was advised of the same.
  3. If ABFF in its entirety is postponed for any reason, the purchased pass will be valid for the rescheduled dates within a 12-month calendar year for such Event. If ABFF in its entirety is postponed for any reason, the purchaser agrees that aside from the Pass being valid for the rescheduled dates, there will have no remedy against ABFF, at law, in equity or otherwise, including, without limitation, for a refund of payments made, expenses incurred, or any actual, consequential, or punitive loss or damages of any kind, regardless of whether such loss or damage was foreseeable or ABFF was advised of the same.
  4. Unused Festival Passes have no monetary value and cannot be credited to future years or events unless the Event in its entirety is cancelled in which all passes will automatically be deferred to the next year.
  5. ABFF will not issue refunds or credits due to failure to redeem a discount coupon during the registration process.
  6. All Passes and merchandise purchases made at the ABFF Registration Center November 3-7, will be final sales.

IV. Refund of Individual Tickets Only (If Applicable):

Individual tickets: if an individual ticketholder is not admitted entry to a screening or event due to the venue's capacity being reached, a designated ABFF representative must stamp ticket with an authorized ABFF print indicating that the ticketholder was not admitted to the event or screening. Refund request for that event or screening must be made in writing via email to shop@abffventures.com within 48 hours of the event/screening. Refunds for individual tickets are processed 90 days post the Festival.

V. Transfer & Upgrade Policy:

Requests to transfer any item(s) purchased from one person to another must be made via email to shop@abffventures.com no later than September 22, 2021. Transfer requests must be accompanied by a copy of the purchaser confirmation letter and the name, email address and telephone number of the new designated passholder. The processing fee to change is $50.00.

Pass upgrade request must be made via email to shop@abffventures.com no later than September 22, 2021. The cost to upgrade will be the difference in the price of the passes advertised on the website at the time of the upgrade request, not the price at the time of the original purchase.

Transfers and upgrades cannot be requested onsite and must be made in advance by the deadline, no exceptions.

VI. Lost or Stolen Passes/Tickets:

Once redeemed by registrant, lost items cannot be re-issued or replaced by the festival. New passes will need to be purchased at the full price in effect at that time for registrant to continue with access to the Events, including, without limitation, films, screenings and parties.

VII. Age Restrictions:

Please note that festival events serving alcohol are restricted to those aged 21 and over. Master Classes are for those 18 years of age and older.

VIII. Entry and Restrictions.

. Festival passes (Splash, Sobe, Deco, Industry) allow the passholder entry to specific defined events and/or screenings on a first come, first serve basis. Admission is subject to certain limitations, including, without limitation, venue capacity, Covid guidelines, age restrictions in compliance with state and local laws. Age restrictions and capacity are specific to each venue and are set by relevant local, state and federal authorities. Venues may each have their own restrictions limiting entry with certain guidelines. Virtual events have no capacity restrictions.

  1. Entry to film screenings is on a first come, first served basis for BOTH passholders and individual ticketholders.. Early arrival is strongly encouraged. Entry lines form 45 minutes prior to the screening start time. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the screening start time. Once the doors open, ABFF passholders will be granted entry for the first 10 minutes. Individual ticketholders will be granted entry after the first 10 minutes. After the first 10 minutes of the doors opening, passholders are not guaranteed entry into the screening. Refunds for individual tickets only: If an individual ticketholder is not admitted entry to a screening due to the theater's capacity being reached, a designated ABFF representative must sign ticket indicating that the ticket holder was not admitted to the screening. Refund request for that screening must be made in writing via email to shop@abffventures.com within 48 hours of the screening.
  2. Entry to official and premium events is on a first come, first served basis for BOTH pass holders and individual ticket holders.. Early arrival is strongly encouraged. Entry lines form 45 minutes prior to event start time. Doors open 30 minutes prior to event start time. Once the doors open, ABFF pass holders will gain entry for the first 10 minutes. Individual ticket holders will be granted entry after the first 10 minutes. Refunds for individual tickets only: If an individual ticket holder is not admitted entry to an event due to the venue's capacity being reached, a designated ABFF representative must sign ticket indicating that the ticket holder was not admitted to the event. Refund request for that event must be made in writing via email to shop@abffventures.com within 48 hours of the event.

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