Your Rules, Terms and Conditions


  1.      Introduction.AFI DOCS 2016 MOBILE APP Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is a sweepstakes sponsored by the American Film Institute, 2021 North Western Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027 (“Sponsor”). ONE (1) winner will be selected for the Prize. The winner will be selected in a random drawing from among all entries received pursuant to these Official Rules. All applicable federal, state, municipal and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited. Residents of the States of Alaska, Florida, Hawaii, New York and Rhode Island are not eligible for the Sweepstakes.
  2.      Timing.The Sweepstakes begins on MAY 15, 2019 at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) and ends on JUNE 13, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. PT (“Promotion Period”). The drawing of the winners will be completed by JUNE 13, 2019 and the winners will be notified no later than 11:59 p.m. PT on JUNE 14, 2019.
  3.      Eligibility.The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including the District of Columbia), except for the States of Alaska, Florida, Hawaii, New York and Rhode Island, who are at least eighteen (18) years of age, and who download the AFI DOCS 2019 mobile app and register for the Sweepstakes in the app. Employees, officers and directors of Sponsor, their respective parents, subsidiaries and agents, as well as the immediate family (defined as parents, spouses, children, siblings and grandparents) and household members of each such employee, officer and director are not eligible. By participating, entrant agrees to abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects.
  4.      How to Enter.Entrants can enter by downloading the AFI DOCS 2019 mobile app and registering for the Sweepstakes in the app, including providing the entrant’s name, mailing address, phone number and email address, or you can enter for free and without donation/purchase by sending an email to [email protected] during the Promotion Period with the subject line “AFI DOCS 2019 MOBILE APP Sweepstakes Entry Request,” along with the entrant’s name, mailing address, phone number and email address in the body of the email. Limit one (1) entry per person/email address regardless of the method of entry. Automated entries, and use of an automated systems or devices to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. Entrants may not enter/register with multiple email addresses nor may entrants use any other device or artifice to enter/register multiple times or as multiple entrants. Any entrant who attempts to enter with multiple email addresses under multiple identities or uses any device or artifice to enter/register multiple times may be disqualified and forfeit any prize won, in Sponsor’s discretion. In the event of a dispute as to any entry or registration, the authorized account holder of the email address used to submit the entry will be deemed to be the registrant/entrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by the organization responsible for assigning an email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. The potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder. Entry constitutes acceptance of these Official Rules.
  5.      Selection of Potential Winner.Sponsor will randomly select ONE (1) winner from all eligible entries received. Entrants selected must comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. The potential winner will be notified by email, phone or post mail no later than 11:59 p.m. PT on JUNE 14, 2019. If a potential winner cannot be contacted within TEN (10) days of the first attempt to contact him/her, the prize will be deemed returned as undeliverable. In that event, an alternate entrant will be selected in his/her place at random from among all eligible entries received. Only three (3) alternate drawings will be held, after which the prize will remain unawarded.
  6.      Prize.One Prize will be awarded. The Prize is one (1) AFI DOCS 2019 Priority Pass. The Prize is non-transferable, and no substitution will be made. Approximate value of the prize is $275, and the winner is responsible for accommodations and travel to/from AFI DOCS 2019. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the prize with another prize of greater or equal value if the designated Prize should become unavailable for any reason. The winner is solely responsible for any and all applicable fees and taxes associated with prize receipt and use.
  7.      Odds of Winning.Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. All valid entries will have an equal chance of winning.
  8.      General Conditions.Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes should a virus, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper operation of the Sweepstakes. In such event, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prize at random from among the non-suspect, eligible entries received up to the time of impairment. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules. Any attempt by any person to deliberately damage Sponsor’s website or undermine the legitimate operation of this Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil laws, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
  9.      Release.By receipt of the Prize, winner agrees that Sponsor, its respective parents, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, and the agents, employees, directors and officers of these companies (the “Released Parties”) are not liable whatsoever for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize or from winner’s participation in the Sweepstakes.
  10.      Limitations of Liability.The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; (2) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctions, interruptions or disconnections in phone lines or network, hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; (5) late, lost, undeliverable, damaged or stolen mail, including electronic mail; or (6) any injury or damage to persons or property, including but not limited to entrant’s computer, which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes, receipt or use or misuse of any prize, or from downloading any material from Sponsor’s website(s), regardless of whether the material was prepared by Sponsor or a third party, and regardless of whether the material is connected to Sponsor’s website by a hypertext link. If, for any reason, an entrant’s entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another entry in the Sweepstakes, provided that, if it is not possible to award another entry due to discontinuance of the Sweepstakes, or any part of it, for any reason, Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered herein. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. In the event that production, technical, programming or any other reasons cause more than the stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate, unawarded, eligible prize claims.
  11.      Disputes.Entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. For all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant, Sponsor — in connection with the Sweepstakes — shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of California, U.S.A.
  12.      Data Collection.Sponsor collects personal information from you when you enter the Sweepstakes. The information collected is subject to Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, which can be found online at
  13.      Winner List/Official Rules.Winner List requests will only be accepted after the promotion end date (listed above) and no later than 11:59 p.m. PT on JULY 29, 2019. For the Winner List, send an email to [email protected]with subject line: AFI DOCS 2019 MOBILE APP Sweepstakes — Winner List.
  14.      Internet/Social Media.This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with any social media or Internet provider.
  15.      Sponsor.American Film Institute, 2021 North Western Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027.