12 Aug Beating Covid19, watch these famous Film Festivals online in September
Amid the Covid19 pandemic, it’s not been an easy time for film. But Corona is not the end of the film festivals. Though, world-famous Cannes festival postponed due to the outbreak, many other festivals consider social distancing and lockdowns are not the end of creativity. A clutch of world-famous film festivals are moving online and becoming more accessible than ever for fans around the world. See the famous festivals which are going to take online route to beat Covid19 to take art Cinema to the people.
Locarno Film Festival
Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland has already begun. This festival is considered as one of Europe’s most prestigious festivals. The Festival that has started from August 5 will end on 15 August. In the Open Doors Screenings section there will be 20 titles available for viewing worldwide exclusively online on the Locarno Film Festival website. Apart from online screenings, there will be VOD platforms, short films, and journeys into the history of cinema.
Free, August 5-15,
Venice International Film Festival
The 77th Venice International Film Festival is organised by La Biennale di Venezia and directed by Alberto Barbera. It will take place at Venice Lido from 2 – 12 September 2020. Venice is on course to be the first major international festival to take place in a physical context since the pandemic hit earlier this year. Venice festival has added Luca Guadagnino short film ‘Fiori, Fiori, Fiori’ and U.S. school shooting thriller Run Hide Fight as out of competition screenings. Guadagnino’s 12-minute short sees the director travel to Sicily from Milan with a small crew during the pandemic.
San Francisco Documentary Film Festival
San Francisco Documentary Film Festival or SF DocFest is planning a virtual edition for its 19th year and will screen 25 features, 20 shorts, and offer special events and Q&As.
Toronto International Film Festival
Toronto International Film Festival is the biggest festival in North America. Both in-person and digital movie screenings will be organized this year. Moreover, there will be drive-in events and virtual red carpet premieres.
September 10-20, 2020
BFI London Film Festival
BFI London Film Festival will have both online and in person. The 12-day-long festival will have a mix of virtual events and cinema screenings across 12 days. There will be 50 virtual film premieres with Q&As or introductions. Previews will be held in cinemas around the country.
October 7-18, 2020
Raindance Film Festival
The London-based Raindance Film Festival will be a mix of online and in-person events. There will be industry sessions, panels and gigs, as well as panel discussions, online screenings and VR experiences.
October 28-November 7,
The Atlanta Film Festival
The Atlanta Film Festival + Creative Conference (ATLFF), presented by WarnerMedia, announced today that the 44th annual event will now take place from Thursday, September 17 – Sunday, September 27, 2020. The festival was originally scheduled to take place in the spring, but was postponed last week due to precautions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to the date announcement, the festival has also shared the lineup of creative works, feature-length and short films selected from a record-breaking 8,500+ submissions for the 2020 event.
Zurich Film Festival
Organizers of the Swiss festival said the event will be held in late-September. The Zurich Film Festival, together with the San Sebastián Film Festival organizes a film market for independent productions. The aim of the Zurich Market initiative is to revive the film business and to bring together the most important players in Zurich.
September 24-October 4
Vancouver International Film Festival
The 39th edition of the Vancouver International Film Festival, running September 24 – October 7, will be presented as an online festival available to all British Columbians. To ensure the best possible user experience, VIFF is developing VIFF Connect, a new online streaming platform designed in partnership with CineSend, a Toronto-based industry leader in media solutions. This year, VIFF is offering an online program of 100 features, shorts, creator talks, as well as experiential and educational programming.
September 24-October 7