CIFF Film Club: FAQs & Helpful Tips for Watching Online on Eventive


We’ve teamed up with The Gate Cinemas to bring you a new home cinema Festival experience, the CIFF Film Club. As Ireland’s first and largest film festival, CIFF presents premieres of the latest Irish and international films in Cork and champions the magic of the shared cinematic experience. After 65 years, we’re still innovating and reimagining new ways to bring you the best cultural films and a Festival experience. The CIFF Film Club offers film lovers a new way to enjoy a curated programme of Festival films on our new online platform, powered by Eventive, with a final homecoming screening back in The Gate Cinema Cork City on August 11th. CIFF Film Club offers a specially selected summer series of fortnightly screenings of new Irish and international features, documentaries and classics, with exclusive interviews and Q&As with filmmakers.


View the full CIFF Film Club schedule here.


How do I purchase tickets?:

Tickets are €10 each or €40 for a Season Pass to all 5 screenings. Tickets can be purchased here


CIFF Friends 2019 can avail of a 20% discount (The exclusive discount code was sent to your email. If you were a Friend of the Festival in 2019 and would like this discount code resent to you, please contact 


Sign up for your CIFF2020 Friend Membership to receive complimentary access to all CIFF Film Club screenings. Once you have purchased your 2020 Friend or Double Friend Membership here, you will receive a confirmation email with a code which you can use when booking tickets on Eventive to receive the full discount.


What are the system requirements?

You can watch content on PCs running Windows 7+, and Intel-based Macs running macOS 10.12+. You can also watch films on Android tablets and phones using Chrome, and on iPhones and iPads using Safari.


If you have an Apple TV or Roku, you can use our dedicated apps for these platforms. If you have a Chromecast, you can cast to it from your phone or computer. Detailed instructions are below.


What are the requirements for Windows computers?

Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10


Supported browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Opera. We recommend using the latest version of your browser. Internet Explorer is not supported.


What are the requirements for Mac computers?

macOS 10.12 or later


Supported browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Opera. We recommend using the latest version of your browser.


Can I watch content on my iPhone/iPad?

Yes, you can watch content using Safari on iOS 11.2 or later.


Important note: Due to content protection restrictions, the Screen Mirroring feature cannot be used. Additionally, HDMI or other video dongles cannot be connected to your device. Instead, use AirPlay or our dedicated TV app to watch on your TV.


Can I watch content on my Android device?

Yes, you can watch content using Chrome on Android 6.0 or later.


Why does video playback stall or not play smoothly?

We use adaptive bitrate streaming which means the streaming quality will automatically adjust based on your internet speed. If your internet connection is poor or inconsistent you may experience problems during playback. If you’re on wifi, try moving closer to your router.


How do I play the movie on my TV?

If you have an Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Firestick or any similar device or smart TV, set your computer or mobile device to “airplay” or “cast” to the TV device. Unlock the program on Eventive Virtual Festival, then set your player window to full-screen using the icon at the lower right.


See our detailed instructions for our dedicated Apple TV and Roku apps below.


I’m seeing a black screen where the movie should be, but audio plays normally.

If you are using an external display, try disconnecting the display. Your display may not support the encryption necessary to securely stream your content. If you cannot detach the external display and are using Safari on a Mac, try switching to Google Chrome. If you are on a mobile device, try letting the film play for 15 seconds. If none of these steps help, please contact us using the live chat.


My movie won’t play! (General troubleshooting steps)

Please confirm that you are not on a VPN (Virtual Private Network). Eventive’s content protection protocol does not allow VPN access.


Are you logged in with the correct account? Please check your login status at the upper right of the Eventive window. If you are logged in you will see a circle with the initials of the account holder. To switch accounts, click on the circle and select “sign out”, then login (using email address or facebook login) to the preferred account. 


If you are not logged in, you’ll see the word “login” at the upper right of the window. Click “login” and enter the desired account credentials. 


You may also login directly from the order pop-up if you click “unlock movie” while logged out.


If all you see in the player window is a black screen, please click or tap on the window to activate the player controls.


How long can I watch the movie?

When you unlock the movie, you will see an indication of how long you have to start watching below the “watch now” button on the film page. After you’ve started watching the movie, the indication will change to show you how much time is left to finish.


Can I rewind and start over?

Yes, you have complete access to the entire program during your watch window.


I bought the movie and now it’s telling me to unlock it again. What do I do?

Please confirm that you are logged in with the same email address or Facebook login you used to purchase the program. You can login using the login link at the upper right corner of the screen, or if you are not logged in at all you’ll be prompted to login after clicking “unlock now.”


How do I find my movie?

If you’ve already unlocked the movie, visit your Content Library and you should see the film there. You will need to log in first.


If you’re on another device, you can also check your email inbox for the order confirmation email and click the “watch now” button.


Or visit CIFF’s Eventive page and click on the original listing for the movie. If you’ve already ordered a ticket with your logged in account, you will have the option to “watch now” from the virtual screening page.


How do I watch a livestream?

If you’ve ordered a program that includes an on demand title plus a livestream, simply select the livestream from the right sidebar and then click “enter livestream” at the designated time. There is a countdown clock on the livestream window to let you know when it will start.


Can I watch a livestream after it’s over?

Yes, livestreams are recorded and made available to ticket holders for the duration of the program availability window.


How do I use the Apple TV app?

Please download the “Eventive TV” app from the Apple TV App Store (accessible via your TV). When you open the app for the first time you’ll see an activation code. On another device, please navigate to, then login if necessary and use the code to connect your account. Now, select from the available channels on the Eventive Apple TV app to begin watching. All of your unlocked content will be available on the app. If a program has not already been unlocked, you’ll have to unlock it on another device such as a laptop or mobile device first. 


If you ever need to re-activate the TV app, you can select TV app setup by hovering over the login ID circle at the upper right of the device screen. 


Please note: livestreams are currently not available via the TV app. You can AirPlay them from another device to your TV.


How do I use the Roku app?

Our Roku app is currently in BETA. This means that changes are possible, and it is not yet available in the public channel store. If you would like to try out our Roku app, please install it by clicking the following link and logging in with your Roku account.


Once you have installed the app, open it and follow the instructions to login. All of your unlocked content will be available on the app. If a program has not already been unlocked, you’ll have to unlock it on another device such as a laptop or mobile device first.


Please note: livestreams are currently not available via the TV app. You can cast them from another device to your TV.


Is my information secure?

Yes. All customer payment info is submitted securely to our payment processor, Stripe, using the most stringent, PCI Level 1 compliant security protocols.  We do not store any sensitive customer credit card details. While hosted at Stripe, all card numbers are encrypted at rest with AES-256. Stripe’s infrastructure for storing, decrypting, and transmitting card numbers runs in separate hosting infrastructure, and doesn’t share any credentials with Stripe’s primary services (API, website, etc.). You may request that your payment information be unlinked from your account by choosing the “account settings” link at the upper right while logged in and viewing a specific organization or film page. 


We do not share personal information with any third parties without your explicit consent. All personal information is subject to the Eventive Privacy Policy which you can learn about here.


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