Red Carpet Access: Opening Night and General Procedure

All media outlets interested in covering the opening night red carpet must confirm the name and details of the photographer or videographer and presenter representing them on the red carpet. Details of the crew members must be sent to the DIFF Press and Publicity Office by 12 noon on Thursday, December 5, 2013.

Accredited and confirmed media photographers and TV crew must collect Red Carpet stickers from the DIFF Press and Publicity Office between 2pm and 5pm on a daily basis.

All media positions will be pre-allocated in advance by DIFF Press and Publicity Office and will be clearly marked with signs. Media from each territory will be positioned next to each other for efficiency.

The Opening Night red carpet will open at 6:30pm; therefore all media must set up in their positions on the red carpet by 5:30 pm, the red carpet will be closed to all media by 6:15pm, so please ensure you arrive in time to secure your position to avoid disappointment.  DIFF Press and Publicity staff will be responsible for setting up the media in their positions and the subsequent smooth running of the Red Carpet.

On regular Gala Screenings the red carpet will open at 7:00pm; therefore all media must set up in their positions on the red carpet by 6:00 pm, the red carpet will be closed to all media by 7:45pm.

The DIFF Management and the Press and Publicity office will not be responsible for the loss of any Red Carpet stickers once distributed.

There will be positions for television crews and for clusters of print journalists along the edge of the Red Carpet in order to interview VIP guests in attendance.

The main photography pen will be positioned on the edge of the Red Carpet with pre-allocated positions so accredited photographers can capture the guests as they arrive. Additional sections along the Red Carpet will be allocated for accredited media photographers and TV crews.

The photography pen will be managed by DIFF Press and Publicity staff to ensure all notable guests stop in front of the pen for pictures before they proceed along the red carpet. DIFF Press and Publicity staff will be on hand to help facilitate where possible, specific interview requests for accredited media.

All notable guests will be encouraged to stop at interview and photography positions by talent escorts or DIFF Press and Publicity staff. However, as with any large media event there can be no guarantee that these guests will be able to stop at all interview positions.

Non-adherence to filming policy can lead to DIFF badge forfeiture.

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