ONLINE — The Catskill International Film Festival is launching virtually this year from Friday, October 23 at 7 p.m. to Sunday, October 25. It is free for all who want to see independent …
ONLINE — The Catskill International Film Festival is launching virtually this year from Friday, October 23 at 7 p.m. to Sunday, October 25. It is free for all who want to see independent films from all over the world.
This year features a variety of 52 films of various categories and genres ranging from shorts, documentaries to feature-length productions. There will be two workshops available to inspire creators: One workshop is dedicated to navigating a tight budget on an indie film and the other is about stretching resources and wearing multiple metaphorical hats on a set. There will also be many Q-&-A sessions to give the audience the opportunity to discuss the films in great detail. The audience also has the power and ability to vote for four different awards during the event (best picture, comedy, sci-fi and documentary). The event will conclude with a virtual award ceremony on Sunday.
Anthony Gagliardo and Charles Marinaro wanted to plan an event free of charge open to the public that would inspire others to get creative during this challenging time. In Marinaro's words, "COVID-19 hadn't broken our spirits; instead, it made filmmakers challenge themselves and think outside the box creating their best work yet."