Safe at TIFF!

Our guidelines and preventive measures for a covid-19 free festival.

At the Tromsø International Film Festival we want to make sure that everyone has a safe and healthy festival experience. We take our responsibility when it comes to pandemic prevention very seriously. We work in close cooporation with the local health authorities and all our festival events will be adjusted to the current restrictions from the local and national authorities.

Our goal is to create unforgettable experiences, where we are togeher - while making a safe space for everyone.

The rules and regulations for the festival on January 17-23 are:

  • Keep a 1-metre distance from other people than those within your household or corresponding close relations. Excemption for children in kindergarten and primary school, as well as people who provide services for children and young people or vulnerable groups.
  • Indoor public events:
    With designated seating (like in the cinema) a maximum of 200 people. A requirement for participants to wear a face mask when 1-metre distance is not possible.

    Outdoor public events:

    • With designated seating a maximum of 600 people outside. At outdoor events with more than 200 persons the audience should be divided into groups of 200. There should at all times be 2 metres between the groups.

    Operation in accordance with the infection control rules

    This involves a requirement to ensure that it is possible to keep a distance of at least 1 metre from people who do not belong to the same household or corresponding close relations, and for the enterprise to have drawn up procedures for good hygiene, good cleaning, and ventilation.

    Designated seating means that the audience buys tickets with a determined seat or that hosts show them to their designated seat. The audience should remain at their seat during the entire course of the event. One can sit on a chair, a bench og something similar. Or have a designated seat at the floor.

    In the event of any Covid-19 cases during the festival, TIFF has health and safety protocols and will take the necessary steps in accordance to the official rules and regulations on this.

    You can read more about the advice from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health here.

    What we at TIFF do

    • Make sure that you can keep distance to your fellow moviegoers
    • Make sure that we have plenty of hand disinfectant and soap at our venues
    • Program our schedule with more time between each screening to avoid lines and give time for our staff to disinfect any necessary surfaces
    • Sell our tickets online and scan them at the venue to minimize physical contact
    • Track our audience and guests for safety measures. (Personal data will be saved and used in case of infection tracing only)
    • Have seats for everyone and table sevice at all indoor social events
    • Have a protocol for keeping our venues clean and train our staff and volunteers according to our protocol. (We also have a close collaboration with the Chief Physician in the Tromsø Municipality.)
    • Give our audience clear and updated information
    • Have a digital festival program available

    What you need to do

    • Practice social distancing to fellow moviegoers.
    • Wear a face covering when keeping distance is not possible. 
    • Arrive to the screening in good time (remember that the film starts at the scheduled time)
    • Please wash your hands thoroughly and often, and use disinfectant
    • If you need to cough or sneeze, please use your elbow. Don't touch your face and, in general touch as few surfaces as possible
    • Are you ill, have a cold or are not feeling well? Stay at home, see a movie from our online program and wel'll see you when you feel better!

    Welcome to the 32nd Tromsø International Film Festival!