WSFF 2022 and Covid-19

We can’t wait to return to in-person festing in 2022. Things will be a bit different this year though:

  • No passes. This year all tickets are single-session tickets and you must reserve specific film sessions and venues in advance.
  • Fewer tickets will be available due to:
    • Fewer venues for in-person events are being programmed
    • Reduced capacity in venues to allow for greater distancing
  • Masks will be required to be worn at all times unless actively eating/drinking
  • Proof of vaccination required for in-person events

Please note, the below protocols may change at any time to protect the health and safety of all our patrons, members and staff in accordance with government guidelines and legal allowances.  All guests must comply with all applicable COVID-19 State, County, and Local Laws and Theatre/Venue Requirements.


All attendees must show proof of vaccination for entry to the festival venues. Vaccinated patrons must present a valid vaccination card, a photo or photocopy of your card, or a digital vaccine record (e.g., my vaccine with a matching valid photo ID. The Clear mobile app is also acceptable with a photo ID. We recommend keeping a photo of your card and your photo ID on your phone for easy access at all times. Acceptable forms of ID for minors are a student ID or library card.

In-person ticket holders that provide proof of full vaccination at upon initial entry to an official WSFF venue will not have to provide that proof again for the duration of the Festival, unless the verification wristband is damaged or lost. Verification will be available in the days leading up to the festival at SYRCL headquarters. Once the festival begins verification wristbands can also be obtained at Festival HQ as well as at each festival venue. The first couple of days of the festival may have longer entry lines due to vaccine verification so please plan to arrive early. Your patience is appreciated. Skip the verification line at the venue by getting your wristband early.

Masks are required to enter and attend all indoor venues: 

  • With the exception of an on-stage presenter, masks are required for everyone at all times while indoors.
  • A mask must cover the nose and mouth.
  • We encourage N95, medical grade, and / or the use of two masks.
  • The mask should fit tightly against the face and should stay on or just below the bridge of the nose (not the tip).
  • Masks are highly encouraged in crowded outdoor spaces such as events, lines, entrances & exits.
  • Masks may be removed only while actively eating and drinking indoors.


I know you’ve reduced the capacity to 75%. Does this mean you will socially distance people in the theater?

We will not physically block out seats, though we will assist patrons in finding open seats whenever possible. Patrons are encouraged to leave seats between themselves whenever possible.

What are the protocols for minors?

All attendees, including children of all ages, must be vaccinated. For those who cannot be vaccinated, the WSFF offers a virtual component.

If the festival doesn’t take place because of COVID-19 or other conditions, will I get a refund?

Yes, you will have the option to roll over-purchased tickets to the following festival or you can choose to make your purchase a donation to SYRCL. Donations and contributions are tax-deductible and are not refundable or transferable.

Will the festival refund my ticket(s) if I (or someone in my household) has been exposed to COVID-19? 



An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public space where people are present. By attending the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, you expressly agree to comply with any and 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 if any of the following is true for you or anyone in your party:

  • 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 territory identified by federal or applicable state or local governments as being subject to travel or quarantine advisories due to COVID-19.