Dayton Independent Film Festival

How it works

The Dayton Independent Film Festival celebrates regional filmmaking through screenings, workshops, Q&As and more. Our festival is community driven and strives to champion the diverse voices from all across the beautiful Midwest. At DIFF, we believe that sharing stories of dreams, struggles and support can strengthen not just the Midwest, but the whole world. A portion of every ticket sale will go towards the YWCA Dayton whose mission is to generate institutional change to make the world a more equitable and safer place for everyone.

Frequently asked questions

How do I watch a film?
To watch a film, you can: purchase an individual ticket, purchase a pass, or redeem an access code if you’ve been given one by the festival. If you make your purchase during the pre-order period, you’ll need to wait until the festival starts to watch your film(s). You will be able to use your ticket or pass to watch the film(s) for the duration of the festival. Once the festival starts, select the title you want to watch from the Festival home page. If you have a pass or a ticket for the title selected, you can click “Watch” to begin viewing. Make sure you’re logged into Seed&Spark with the e-mail that you used when making your purchase!
 
Where can I watch the film?
You can watch the film on any Internet-connected device like a computer, tablet, or phone (no downloads required!). You can also cast it to a TV. To watch on a TV, click play from the film page. Once the film player is open, hover your mouse over the bottom part of the frame to show icons that enable Screen Shot 2020-05-26 at 11.53.33 AM.png (Chromecast) or Screen Shot 2020-05-26 at 11.53.27 AM.png(Airplay).  As long as you have a Chromecast, Apple TV, or a Smart TV that supports either option, the icons should show up and the film should play on your TV.
 
Does my all access pass include the Dixie Twin Drive-In screening event?
No, since our drive in event is only available to people in Dayon, OH., the all access pass only covers all our online programming.
 
I'm in Dayton, Ohio. Where can I purchase tickets to the Dixie Twin Drive-In screening event?
To purchase tickets to our closing night Dixie Twin Drive-In screening, please click here.
 
How do I redeem an access or discount code?
Codes can be redeemed during checkout. Make your purchase selection and enter your code in the "Coupon code" step on the checkout page. Please note that your code may be specific to individual tickets or passes only – in that case, your code will not work if you've selected a different product type.
 
I have a free access code. Do I still need to input my credit card information?
Nope! At checkout, enter your free access code in the "Coupon code" field and click "Apply." If the code provides free access, the credit card fields will disappear. Please note: If you opt to include a 10% donation to cover festival operational fees, you will need to input credit card information.
 
How can I purchase tickets for multiple films?
Tickets must be purchased individually. Your access to all of the titles you’ve purchased tickets for is tied to your Seed&Spark account (using the e-mail and password that you set during checkout), so make sure you’re logged in to watch!  Alternatively, you can purchase a festival pass for access to all titles.
 
How do I join a virtual event?
You’ll find all available events listed in the Virtual events tab on the Festival home page. Each event will have its own instructions for RSVP or purchasing tickets listed in the description. For panels, follow the instructions on your Eventbrite ticket confirmation.
 
What is Seed&Spark?
Seed&Spark is the platform powering this online festival. Seed&Spark’s mission is to connect people through stories that matter. Since 2012, their platform has helped thousands of creators bring stories to life and to audiences via story-centric crowdfunding, subscription streaming, community events and workplace programs that cultivate a culture of equity and inclusion. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Seed&Spark launched a complete online festival platform, keeping creators, sponsors and audiences connected while ensuring the survival of the independent creative ecosystem.
 
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