How to Screen
 

Please use this guide to see how to log in and book tickets for the series.

Beginning 2020, the IDA Documentary Screening Series is available exclusively for IDA members. To join us for in-person Los Angeles screenings and to access on demand films, become an IDA member to gain instant access!


Purchase, renew, or confirm your IDA Membership

  • PURCHASE: For those new to IDA, head to documentary.org/membership to purchase your annual membership. All membership levels include access to Screening Series.
  • RENEW: To renew your membership, please click here for instructions.
  • CONFIRM: If you have an active IDA membership, ensure you have set up your new MyIDA login and confirm that your membership details are up to date.

Your MyIDA Login

Once you have confirmed your active membership on MyIDA, you’ll need the login credentials for the Screening Series. We recommend saving it in a secure digital Password Manager.

Please note that you must use your MyIDA login to access the IDA Documentary Screening Series. Even if you are using the same email on a separate Eventive account, it will not grant you access. Please follow the step-by-step guide on this page.


RSVP for in-person screenings

If you are located in southern California or will be in Los Angeles this fall, join us safely, back in theaters for 19 screenings just like the old times.

Please note that the following video is from 2021, but its information is still correct.

  • On the Eventive schedule page, events tagged with “In Theater Screening” are in-person events.

  • Click on the film name to learn more about the film and the screening location

  • To RSVP for a showing, log into Eventive with your MyIDA credential

  • The “LOGIN” button is located in the upper right corner. Please note that if you are already logged into Eventive with another account, you must log out first.

  • If you are already logged in to your My IDA Account on documentary.org, please log out before proceeding to the next step.

  • On login page, click “LOGIN WITH MyIDA ACCOUNT”

  • Input your login name (username or email) and password

  • Click “Log In”

  • If your membership is active, you’ll be automatically redirected back to the Screening Series homepage.

  • Click “MEMBER RSVP” button to reserve tickets for an in-person showing.

  • Members are welcome to bring a plus one guest, simply select “2” for ticket quantity during checkout.


Pre-ordering for digital screenings

All Screening Series films are available on-demand to members all around the world!

Please note that the following video is from 2021, but its information is still correct.

  • The date and time of a film is when the screening will first become available to watch on-demand.

  • Each digital screening has a 7-day unlock period. Once you hit play, you have 24 hours to watch the film.

  • For screenings that do not have an in-person component, a digital moderated filmmaker conversation will be available at the same time as the movie itself.

  • Members can pre-order films to receive email reminders of when the films’ viewing windows open.

  • To pre-order, log into watch.documentary.org with your MyIDA credential

  • The “Login” link is located in the upper right corner. Please note that if you are already logged into Eventive with another account, you must log out first.

  • If you are already logged in to your My IDA Account on documentary.org, please log out before proceeding to the next step.

  • On the pop-up, click “Login with MyIDA account”

  • Input your login name (username or email) and password

  • Click “Log In”

  • If your membership is active, you’ll be automatically redirected back to watch.documentary.org

  • Click on the film poster of your desired screening

  • Click the "Pre-order now for free" button

  • Select “Pre-order with "your name" ($0)...”


Watching digital screenings

  • To access all your pre-ordered digital showings, click on the circle with your initials at the top right corner on watch.documentary.org

  • Select "My content library" from the dropdown

  • When a screening is available on-demand, the "Pre-ordered successfully" button will become a watch button.

  • Please note that once you hit play, you have 24 hours to watch the film.

  • Want to watch on your TV with Chromecast, Fire TV, Roku or Apple TV? See the Eventive Help Guide.


Canceling in-person screening RSVP

If you and your guest are no longer able to make an in-person screening at the Landmark, please cancel your tickets.

  • Head to My Tickets on Eventive

  • Find the film you can no longer attend

  • Click “MANAGE”

  • Select "Cancel tickets..." from the dropdown


For help, please contact us at screenings@documentary.org