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Bushwick Film Festival Reveals Details for Virtual Movie Industry Conference

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The Press Release:
The Bushwick Film Festival (BFF) has revealed details for their Virtual Movie Industry Conference, taking place on October 24 & 25 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Eastern Time. The conference will include relevant media conversations and masterclasses with talented filmmakers and leading film industry professionals such as Katori Hall (Starz’s P-Valley), Reinaldo Marcus (Warner Bros. King Richard), Kitty Green (Hulu’s The Assistant), Deniese Davis (HBO’s Insecure & A Black Lady Sketch Show) and others. Their live curated panels will address important topics and answer questions in areas such as ‘The Streaming Revolution,’ ‘How to Get An Agent,’ ‘From Book to Screen’ and more. See below for a full program breakdown. Passes can be purchased here: https://bit.ly/2GQelhq. For more information, please visit watch.bushwickfilmfestival.com.

Due to Covid-19 event restrictions, the Bushwick Film Festival is going virtual this year from October 21-25 and will include over 100 independent films from 30 different countries. Movies can be viewed at watch.bushwickfilmfestival.com, a secure streaming platform sponsored by Spectrum.
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The Lower East Side Film Festival Announces Virtual Fest

LLESFF stands with Black Lives Matter and is committed to continuing efforts that elevate and empower BIPOC voices in the independent film landscape. We acknowledge that there are many financial barriers for indie filmmakers, especially in final production and festival submission stages. LESFF will announce a new pilot program that financially supports BIPOC filmmakers through grants, submission fee waivers, and access to resources and partnerships with the existing LESFF alumni network to ensure that more of their films have the opportunity for festival circuit visibility and impact. More details on the initiative to be announced at this year’s event.

The Press Release:
The 2020 Lower East Side Film Festival (June 18 – 29, 2020) invites you to experience innovative feature films and specialty short showcases, exclusive industry livestream Q&A’s, trivia nights, and more throughout the virtually interactive festival. The Lower East Side Film Festival (“LESFF”) has moved online and is excited to expand viewership to a broader audience demographic while continuing their mission of supporting independent filmmakers. The first five days of the online festival will roll-out premieres of feature films, short film showcases, and virtual events. The entirety of the program will remain live for the following week to allow festival goers 11 full days to soak up everything LESFF 2020 has to offer.
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OZY Fest Returns To NYC On July 25th

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The Press Release:
OZY Media announced today that their flagship festival experience OZY Fest will be returning to New York City for a one-day event on July 25, 2020. The event will take place on the Great Lawn in Central Park that serves as the heart of the city. Tickets for the event are available now.

Headliners confirmed for this year include musician Miguel, TV personalities Tan France and Karamo Brown, comedians Dulcé Sloan and Tig Notaro, politicians Andrew Yang, Dan Crenshaw, Julián Castro and John Kasich, and chef Marcus Samuelsson, as well as activist Gloria Steinem, author Chelsea Clinton, actress Jameela Jamil, and sports stars Baker Mayfield, Amy Purdy and Alex Rodriguez. Additional artists and personalities to be announced in the coming weeks.

“OZY Fest is the IRL actualization of all that is OZY, think TED meets Coachella,” said Carlos Watson, CEO and co-founder of OZY Media. “Our goal is to bring culture to life for a day and inspire curiosity in everyone so they can engage more fully with the world around them.”
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Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Announces Fall Festival Dates

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The Press Release:
Festivals at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts allow guests to experience an array of local talent in addition to a unique blend of farmers markets, artisan and crafters, fresh food offerings, special events, family activities, and educational programming.

Tickets are now on sale for The Big Sip. Tickets for Wine Festival and Craft: Beer, Spirits & Food Festival are on sale Friday, March 6 at 10:00 AM, available for purchase at www.BethelWoodsCenter.org, Ticketmaster, and by phone at 1-800-653-8000. Purchase before June 1 for early bird prices. New this year, Members and Season Lawn Pass holders will receive discounted general admission to all ticketed festivals. Four-packs, group bundles, and combo tickets are available for additional savings while supplies last.

The Big Sip: Saturday, May 23 | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, VIP Admission Begins at Noon
$40 General Admission, $80 VIP, $15 Designated Driver. All ticket prices increase $5 the week of the event, and again the day of the festival. General Admission 4-packs are available for $144 while supplies last.
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Tribeca Film Festival Announces 2019 Jury

The film fans in the readership have been responding with enthusiasm to the number of announcements regarding the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, and if you’d like to peruse the alerts that ran before this new one just click HERE to open a tab of them in your browser. There is a lot to read in this next one so I suggest maybe working up another cup of coffee and setting up a light snack before you dive in. Here we go.

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The Press Release:
The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, today announced the 2019 jury members who will select the winners in the film and immersive competition sections. The jurors will award work in ten different categories and honor new voices and prominent members of the creative community with unique art and monetary awards. This year’s jury features acclaimed filmmakers, award-winning actors, noteworthy producers, and cultural leaders including Angela Bassett, Rebecca Miller, Orlando von Einsiedel, Steve Zaillian, Drake Doremus, Famke Janssen, Jenny Lumet, Tig Notaro, Chloë Sevigny, and more. The 18th annual Tribeca Film Festival takes place April 24-May 5 in New York City.

For Tribeca’s 18th edition, more than 51 industry leaders were selected to honor feature length and short film categories, comprised of narratives and documentary films, as well as Storyscapes, the juried section of the Virtual Arcade, presented by AT&T. The jurors will also present the Tribeca X Award, celebrating excellence in branded storytelling at the intersection of advertising and entertainment. For the first time this year, Tribeca X will expand to four categories: best feature film, short film, episodic, and VR.
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