Safer Festival Policy
Gateway Film Festival
Gateway Film Festival Safer Festival Policy. We aim to create a safer festival, where we care and look out for each other. Through the schedule we aim to celebrate diversity and promote equality. We are committed to providing an environment that is welcoming, accessible, and inclusive for all festival guests and attendees, and for the team members and volunteers. We are all responsible for our own actions, and we are all entitled to a safe festival experience, on our own terms.
By attending Gateway events, you agree to abide by and embrace our shared code of conduct. We do not tolerate harassment or harmful behaviour in any form.
Harassment can include, but is not limited to:
Abusive comments and insults
Prejudice (eg, related to gender identity and expression, sexuality, age, race, religion/belief, disability, or socio-economic background);
Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following;
Unwelcome touching or sexual attention;
Invasions of private space and personal boundaries;
Violence or aggression;
Harassing photography or recording;
Sustained disruption of talks or other events;
Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviour.
Anyone violating these principles will be asked to stop and are expected to comply immediately, and at the discretion of the organisers may be expelled from the event (without refund).
We encourage all attendees to be active bystanders. During the festival, if you are made to feel unsafe or unwelcome, notice someone else being harassed, or have any other concerns, you can tell a member of our staff, volunteers or venue staff.