Screening rooms

Overview

This article describes how to use Screening rooms. Screening rooms are customizable video libraries that can be made accessible to a specific group of people.

Audience

The Screening rooms module is available to festivals with a Standard or Premium Filmchief license.

By default, you need an Administrator Role to be permitted to work with Screening rooms.

Getting started

Before creating a new Screening room, it is recommended to create two lists first:

  • A Film list to define which films will be included in the Screening room
  • A People list or Accreditation list to define who will have access to the Screening room

Next, go to the Screening rooms page. You will find this page in the main menu. Click on New to create a Screening room.

In the dialog that appears, you can define the Screening room:

Basic properties

Internal nameInternal name of the Screening room, e.g. ‘Press preview room’.
Internal decriptionDescription of the Screening room, for internal reference. It is recommended to describe the purpose of the Screening room, and who is in charge of its contents and access rights.
Related eventLinks the Screening room to an Event, for internal reference.
Which films will be available?Select the Film list you created earlier to define which films are available in this Screening room. Leave blank to start with an empty list.
Enable the screening room?When enabled, the Screening room will be accessible to all authorized users.

Publication and access

NameName of the Screening room, as shown in the Festival Portal, e.g. ‘Festival previews (press members only)’. Please note the difference with the Internal name.
DescriptionDescription of the Screening room, as shown in the Festival Portal, e.g. ‘The best picks from the upcoming edition’. Please note the difference with the Internal description.
Use an access list to define who can enter room Uncheck this to bypass authorization and make the Screening room public (be careful!).
Who will have access?A People list or Accreditation list to define who will have access to the Screening room. Leave blank to start with an empty list.
Visible in the Festival PortalCheck to make this Screening room visible in the Festival Portal (authorized users only). Note that the Screening room is only shown if enabled and not empty.
Allow video playbackCheck to allow visitors of this Screening room to watch available screeners. If not checked, the primary still is the only visual element shown.
IP rangeYou can restrict access to the screening room to a range of IP (v4) addresses. You can separate multiple IP addresses with a semicolon, and you can use % as a wildcard character. Example: ‘200.50.75.%;200.50.76.%

Once you have created a Screening room, click Open to show its details page. On this page, you will also find a direct link to the Screening room. If the Screening room is not visible in the Festival Portal, you can share this URL with authorized people.

Authorized guests will be see the Screening room listed on their personalized Festival Portal homepage.

Tip: Before sharing a Screening room with guests or other third parties, create an access list with only yourself in it, to see how other people will see the Screening room.

Additional settings

On an existing Screening room, you can set an Open and/or Close date and time, to limit access to a certain timeframe.

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