Thursday Mar 19, 2020

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The film community

adapts amidst festival

and premiere cancelations

When SXSW announced it was canceling its annual festival in response to the global pandemic COVID-19, it sent shock…
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By Ina Pira
vimeo.com

When SXSW announced it was canceling its annual festival in response to the global pandemic COVID-19, it sent shock waves through the arts community. In light of the deep uncertainty facing artists, creators, and freelancers, we wanted to share some examples of how our community is responding, with the hope that it might inspire you to come up with your own creative solutions. Emily Ann Hoffman, whose short 'Blackheads' was set to world premiere at SXSW, organized a 48-hour release on Vimeo during the time it would have screened at the festival.

'After working so hard for so many months,' says Hoffman, 'I was eager to put the film out in the world and feel the energy of an audience watching it. Platforms like Indie Wire and Short of the Week are also offering ongoing coverage of films….

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