October 14 – 17, 2021 COVID 19 POLICY AND PROTOCOLS


EVERYONE’S HEALTH & SAFETY IS OUR TOP PRIORITY AS WE LOOK FORWARD TO BEING BACK IN PERSON FOR THIS YEAR’S FESTIVAL. All attendees are required to fully comply with CDC, State of Virginia and festival requirements and protocols regarding Covid-19.

IMPORTANT: All MFF attendees (including filmgoers, staff, volunteers, and special guests) must show proof of vaccination AND proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR or antigen test taken within 72 hours of attending the festival. (More information on testing below.)

Please bring a valid vaccination card or a photo/photocopy of your card, or a digital vaccine record (e.g., my vaccine record.cdph.ca.gov) with a matching valid photo ID. The Clear mobile app is also acceptable.

Pass-holders will need to provide both proof of vaccination AND a negative covid test taken within 72 hours of the start of the festival (Thursday, October 14). Every member of your group must appear in person to pick up their pass. In addition to your pass, you will receive a wristband which signifies that you have provided the required. documentation.

Individual ticket holders will be required to show proof of vaccination AND a negative covid test taken within 72 hours of your first film screening before being permitted entry to any theater or conversation venue. Note: Once you show this proof, you will receive a wrist band that will be accepted at any future screenings you are attending during the festival.

Additional safety protocols:

  • We will be requiring masks while inside any of the theatre and conversation venues. • There will be reduced seating capacity at all venues.
  • No food or drinks (which would require the removal of masks) will be permitted inside the theater venues.
  • We will have a medical doctor on site throughout the festival.
  • We are asking attendees to maintain social distancing while waiting in line.

We will have a rapid antigen testing site set up at Salamander Resort beginning Thursday, Oct. 14 and running through the end of the day on Sunday, Oct. 17. The testing will be done by Express Healthcare. The cost of testing is $ 80/per person for onsite testing (any insurance and the government will cover this cost). You may register in advance for Salamander Resort onsite testing at expresshealthcaredc.com/events-and-schools

Note: In order to avoid any waiting time (even if you’ve pre-registered), we encourage everyone to arrive at the festival having already been tested.

Acceptable COVID tests include PCR & Antigen tests conducted by a pharmacy, reputable testing center or lab. PCR is the most accurate test. You can also do a rapid antigen test such as Lucira or BinaxNOW that allows you to register your information and receive written proof of your test result.

For information on local Covid testing sites, please visit: COVID-19 Testing | Loudoun County, VA - Official Website

A risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public space where people are present. By attending the Middleburg Film Festival, you agree to fully comply with all rules and safety guidelines put in place by the event organizers, and voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19, waiving all claims and potential claims against the event organizers, and their affiliated companies relating to such risks.We ask that you not attend the festival if any of the following is true for you or anyone in your group:

  • Within 14 days before attending the festival you have tested positive, or been exposed to someone who has tested positive for, COVID-19;
  • Within 48 hours prior to attending the festival, you have experienced symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g., a fever of 100.4F or higher, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking muscle pain/achiness, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, nasal congestion, runny nose, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue or any other symptoms associated with COVID-19 identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention);
  • Within 14 days prior to attending the festival, you have travelled to any international location identified by federal or state or local governments as being subject to travel or quarantine advisories due to COVID-19.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and adherence to these health and safety protocols.