Welcome to the Edinburgh TV Festival
At its heart, the TV Festival is a celebration of creativity and inclusivity. We exist to bring people together to share ideas, celebrate achievements, and help the industry to be the best in can be.
The Festival is a place for learning and inspiration, heated debates, differing opinions and of course, lively parties.
However, the Festival is not a place for inappropriate, disruptive, or abusive behaviour, either in person or online. We are committed to providing an environment that is welcoming, accessible, and inclusive for all Festival guests and delegates, and for all team members and volunteers. We are all responsible for our own actions, and we are all entitled to a safe Festival experience.
By participating in Festival events, you agree to respect and embrace our shared code of conduct. We will not tolerate harassment or harmful behaviour in any form. This includes, but is not limited to:
• Offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, ethnicity, or religion, in person or via online platforms
• Deliberate intimidation
• Harassing photography
• Sustained disruption of talks or other events
• Inappropriate physical contact
• Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following
• Unwelcome touching or sexual attention
• Invasions of private space and personal boundaries
• Violence or aggression
• Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviour
ETF will act if it feels any individual or group has failed to meet the standards set by this Code of Conduct, including but not limited to revoking the individual or group's Festival passes without refund.
If at any time you are made to feel unsafe, if you experience or witness a violation of this Code of Conduct at the Festival please contact a member of staff, venue security or volunteer – they can be easily identified by their badges. They will help or find someone who can.
If you tell us about an incident, your immediate safety will be our first priority. We will listen from a position of belief and keep what you have told us in confidence unless otherwise agreed. We will recommend support services and agencies as appropriate.
If you prefer to let us know about your concerns in writing, please contact email@example.com
We welcome any comments and suggestions that can help us to develop our Safer Festival Policy.