The health and safety of our qFLIX festival family of attendees, supporters, guests, and filmmakers is paramount in our planning and preparation of qFLIX Philadelphia 2021 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Sept. 26 – Oct. 3).
Our primary consideration is how best to safely bring together our filmmakers, audiences, volunteers, and staff, from around the world to attend our in-person festival and events.
As such, qFLIX will be requiring ALL participants attending this year’s festival (including all events) to be fully vaccinated upon entry. According to the CDC, people are considered fully vaccinated:
- 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
- 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine
Additionally, ALL participants attending this year’s festival must be wearing a surgical grade mask or greater upon entering for INDOOR EVENTS.
If you don’t meet these requirements, regardless of your age, you are NOT fully vaccinated. Proof of vaccination, via your vaccination card or app where available, will be asked for upon entry. A picture of your vaccination card on your phone will be accepted for verification.
Additionally, in light of the new Delta variant currently circulating in the United States, on July 27, 2021, the CDC issued Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People. Due to this updated guidance from the CDC, a general exercising of caution is advised.
At all times, keep in mind the following guiding principles issued by the CDC for fully vaccinated people:
- Outdoor activities pose minimal risk to fully vaccinated people.
- Most indoor activities pose low risk to fully vaccinated people, especially in areas with low or moderate transmission.
- Infections happen in only a small proportion of people who are fully vaccinated, even with the Delta variant.
- Fully vaccinated people who become infected with the Delta variant can transmit it to others
For those who are not vaccinated, or are uncomfortable attending the festival in person, we will provide a virtual option so that everyone can have the opportunity to enjoy qFLIX Philadelphia 2021.
Thank you for your understanding and support.