Film Festivals and Markets Pushing past COVID-19

Everything this year has been flipped upside down. Every film festival is deciding on how to proceed and adapt to the current changes. The IndieWire recently posted a full list of every film festival still happening both in-person and online, and here I wanted to give a rundown of the standouts.

New Directors/New Films, New York

December 9-20

This festival will take place virtually this December. The event celebrated daring work and will screen 24 features and 10 shorts.

Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah

January 28-February 3, 2021

The festival is planning on a full seven-day run, showcasing a mainly virtual program. In-person screenings will be limited.

True/ False Film Fest, Colombia, Missouri

May 5-9, 2021

This festival was originally scheduled for May 2020, but it has been moved to May 2021. The theme will be “The Nature of Uncertainty,” the festival will occur outside, and there will be a drive-in, private screenings, and online screenings as well.

Slamdance Film Festival, L.A

February 12-25, 2021

This festival will screen 25 Feature films and 107 short films.
The festival will be hybrid with online panels and drive-in screenings in L.A. The festival is also launching a new program geared toward creatives with disabilities called Unstoppable.

It is encouraging to see film festivals trying to find ways to adapt and keep going with the crazy world we are currently living in.


Read The IndieWires full list of Film Festivals Here


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