Alex and Orla are joined by critic and programmer C. J. Prince to examine the future of virtual film festivals from the perspectives of critics, distributors, festival programmers, and new audiences.
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This episode features Editor-in-Chief Alex Heeney, Executive Editor Orla Smith, and the debut of special guest C. J. Prince.
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On this Episode
- Introduction (1:02)
- The different virtual formats (3:00)
- Berlin as the model virtual film festival (10:45)
- Building festival reputations through virtual formats (15:52)
- Geoblocking, rights holders, and distribution issues (19:02)
- COVID corner (24:24)
- The programmer perspective (38:14)
- Re-imagining the value and future of a film festival (49:30)
- Virtual film festivals and accessibility (1:05:16)
- Wrap-up and hopes for the future (1:11:21)
- Read Alex’s review of Ammonite
- Read C. J.’s list of the ten best shorts from TIFF 2021
- Sign up for updates on the first book to ever be published on the films of Norwegian filmmaker Joachim Trier
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