Press Pass

We encourage you to become familiar with the site and check back frequently for news and updates. Click here for access to our electronic press kit.

Requests for press access to the ILLUMINATE Film Festival should be made by submitting your name and credentials in the form below.

Press Releases, Photos, Film Stills

Press releases are distributed via email, and are also available online. If you wish to be added to the press list to receive releases, please indicate your preference on the form below.

ILLUMINATE Film Festival logos, banners, press releases, and high-resolution film stills are available from our electronic press kit.

Social Media

Please follow us on twitter @illuminate_ff or by using hashtag #ILLUMINATE_FF and on Instagram @illuminatefilmfestival. Our Facebook page is View our promo video on Vimeo.

Editorial Coverage Requirements

Press Passholders have access to all Festival events, including the Launch Party, film screenings, Convergence panels and conversations, and evening receptions. In exchange, press is expected to provide editorial coverage for the Festival, both in advance and onsite/post-fest. Filmmakers will be available for interviews throughout the Festival and red carpet press junkets before their screenings. Our publicity team will do our best to facilitate these opportunities.


The Press department is able to aid you in setting up interviews with Festival executives, programmers, filmmakers, talent, etc. We will do our best to accommodate all requests, recognizing it will not always be possible. In order to meet press deadlines, we ask that you make requests in advance as often as possible.

Embargo Regulation for World Premieres

Reviews of films that celebrate their world premiere at the Festival may only be published after the official premiere. All journalists seeking accreditation to the Festival declare their acceptance of this "embargo."

Approval or Denial of Accreditation

The Festival reserves the right to approve or deny accreditation. The decision is final and cannot be appealed.


If your application is approved, we will send you specific details regarding your credential and the press offerings at the Festival.