Support / FAQs
What are the benefits of the annual digital subscription?
- Half the price of print subscription.
- You receive access to each issue before it hits the newsstands.
- No waiting for postal service deliveries.
- You can search all issues by key word across (past & present issues).
- You get the current issue & back issues to 2007 (more archives coming).
- All emails & URLs are hyperlinked so direct contact is a click away.
- PDF downloads so you can store it with all your other digital media.
- You can increase or decrease the font sizes.
- You can translate it to: Italian, French, Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese.
- You can view it in simple text (without photos or graphics) for easy printing.
How do I access my digital issues once I subscribe?
You can access the latest issue by clicking the link on your user profile page. If you purchased a digital subscription prior to Nov 21, 2011, use this link to view your digital subscription.
How do I read the magazine online?
The magazine can be read on your computer in a clickable format duplicating the print edition (same graphic design & pagination as our print issue). All issues are yours to keep as long as you download the PDF versions. Your ability to read the issues online lasts for the duration of your subscription. Digital subscriptions are valid for one calendar year, encompassing four issues of Filmmaker.
Is there a sample issue I can read?
Yes – click here to visit a sample issue.
How do I subscribe?
Click here to purchase an annual subscription for $10 (4 quarterly issues) or look for “Buy Digital” on every page above the current issue cover.
I already have an account, why do I need to create another one?
Why can’t I see anything?
To view the digital version you need to have the free version of Flash installed on your computer. If you decide to download the PDF version to your desktop, you’ll need to have the free Acrobat Reader installed on your computer.
Why does my computer freeze after clicking “Download PDF”?
You may not have enough memory available on your computer. Close your browser completely, restart your computer, and try again. You’ll find it easier to read if you save a copy to your desktop and open it instead of through your browser. You can also try first opening Adobe Reader on your computer then trying the “Download PDF” button.
I can’t use Flash – is there text navigation available?
Unfortunately at this time BlueToad does not have that available but we hope they do in the near future. After you download the PDF you should be able to use the screen reader locally.
After I click on the top links (Archives, etc…) how do I get back?
Look for the Exit and “X” symbol at the top right of the page.
I’m still having issues, who can I contact?
Please contact for help.
Can I read my digital issue on my iPad?
Yes. There are two ways to read our digital edition on the iPad. You can access the digital issue page through Safari on our iPad and view it in flip book format. Click here from your iPad to see what it looks like. Or, simply download our digital issue page as a PDF and read it in iBooks, Goodreader, or another PDF viewer.