Help & FAQ

Our site uses adaptive bit-rate streaming to deliver the highest quality media that your internet connection and device can handle. Optimally, if your connection and device can handle it, you'll see a high-definition picture up to 1080p with stereo audio. While you're streaming, we'll monitor your bandwidth to make certain you're getting the best stream possible - if your connection and/or device require, we'll adapt the bit rate and send an appropriate stream to optimize your viewing experience.

Files are NOT available for download. The films selected to the Fan Boy Film Festival are only available to be streamed.

Titles can be watched on the web, on your tablet, or smartphone. For many titles, you can also download a video file that can be played on many devices. Video download files that we provide are a standard H.264 video.

Depending on how a title is set up for purchasing, you can either purchase to own (download or stream from the web) or rent (stream from the web for a limited duration).


When you purchase a title on config->item('site_name');?> you can watch it in a number of ways. You can download a video to your desktop, laptop, or mobile device so you can watch it even if you don't have an Internet connection. This ensures the best quality possible because you aren't relying on the speed and reliability of your Internet connection.

You can also stream the title through a web browser on a myriad of supported screens ranging from your desktop computer to a mobile device - no more messing with downloading apps.


Like purchasing, you can stream a title to your browser by renting a title at a reduced price for a specified amount of time. This means that you will only have streaming access to the video for a duration the filmmaker decides (usually 24 hours), starting at the time that you begin watching the video.

You can view all your purchases on your Purchases page.

You can view the titles you have rented or own on your Library page.

We understand some other festivals prevent public online screenings, to help with this dilemma we have required viewers and voters to     register a free account and be logged in. This removes the films from the "public" domain and keeps it private to registered users only.

If you can see your film on the main page of our site in the correct section (Short/Smart/Feature) then you have successfully entered the Fan Boy Film Festival.

Full films are not shown on the website until July 15th.  Until July 15th only trailers will be shown. If you have not uploaded a trailer a still image will be in its place.

There is no cost for filmmakers to submit and showcase their work upon being selected for the Fan Boy Film Festival.

Once you have completed all of the required fields, uploaded your film you can check the main category galleries to check and see if your film has been submitted correctly.  if your film is showing in the gallery it has been submitted. If there are any issues you will be contacted prior to the beginning of the festival. 

There is no cost to view and vote on films !

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