What is Split Screens?

Split Screens is an annual week-long festival celebrating the art and craft of TV. Reflecting a moment when television has never been more innovative or accomplished, the festival will showcase the best of our current golden age of scripted shows, with directors, producers, showrunners and cast appearing in person for in-depth discussions about making great TV. Split Screens will also premiere episodes of eagerly anticipated new shows, as well as spotlight the next generation of DIY online creators whose work is pushing the form and content of episodic shows in bold new directions.

Where does Split Screens take place?

Split Screens takes place at the IFC Center, located 323 Sixth Avenue at West Third Street. For directions, please visit our Location page.

When does Split Screens take place?

Split Screens takes place from Fri. June. 2 – Thurs. June 8.

Where and when can I purchase tickets?

Tickets are now on sale and you can purchase them online or in person at the IFC Center box office, open daily 10:30am – 10pm. For more detailed information, please visit our Get Tickets page.

The event I want to see has gone rush! How can I get tickets?

If an event has gone rush, a limited number of tickets may be released 15 minutes before showtime on a first come, first served basis at the theater venue. Rush lines for sold out shows will form one hour before showtime at IFC Center .

I can’t make it to an event. Can I get a refund on my ticket?

Split Screens tickets can only be refunded in person, no later than an hour before the show’s start. Refunds for all screenings must be processed at the IFC Center box office. Refunds cannot be given by telephone or online, only in person. Refunds can only be given before a show has begun, not after.

Is there a festival pass?

Yes! Purchase a Split Screens Festival Pass and binge on everything at Split Screens Festival! The Festival Pass includes admission to all festival events and passholders can RSVP to a special reserved seating section at festival events.

Festival pass purchasers must provide a valid email when purchasing. Pass pickup instructions and RSVP details are provided after purchase; reserved section access requires advance online RSVP. The Split Screens Festival Pass is valid for one person.

Cost: $125 general public / $95 IFC members

Buy a Split Screens Festival pass here

Is there assigned seating for the festival events?

Split Screens Festival Pass holders have access to a reserved section by advanced RSVP. All other seating is general – first come, first served, so make sure you arrive at the theater before showtime to line up for your screening.

Is there talent in person at every event?

Yes.  Every event has talent in attendance to participate in a conversation. Visit each event page to see latest updates on who is expected to attend.

How do I get the latest information?

We love keeping in touch with you! The best way to stay in the loop on all important updates is by signing up for our Split Screens newsletter right here. You can also like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram and follow us on Twitter to receive updates throughout the year. Also, keep our Split Screens website bookmarked!

What sponsorship opportunities are available at Split Screens?

There are a wide range of options for supporting Split Screens – from catalog ads to sponsoring awards and events to brand exposure throughout the festival and red carpet events. Visit our Sponsorship page for more information.

I’m a member of the media who wants to cover Split Screens – how can I get press credentials?

We welcome press coverage of Split Screens! To receive our press releases, request film stills, obtain accreditation for press screenings, or for other information, please email press@splitscreensfestival.com with your name, media outlet, a sample of previous film or arts coverage (in pdf format or links to coverage posted online), and any specific interests you may have. Visit our Press page for more information.