The Bushwick Movie Competition is true across the nook. The thirteenth annual competition, which kicks off Oct. 21 and runs till Oct. 25, might be held solely on-line this 12 months.
Beginning Oct. 21, competition attendees will log onto a safe streaming platform, just like Hulu or Netflix, the place competition movies might be out there for viewing. The Bushwick Movie Competition can also be internet hosting 10 interactive business panels, the place viewers members can converse with business professionals, filmmakers and expertise.
Stay music and different content material, together with video games and particular contests, may even be live-streamed in the course of the week.
In earlier years, the competition has attracted over 3,500 attendees and greater than 1,500 movie submissions from 60 nations world wide.
This 12 months, the competition was threatened by COVID-19 and different challenges. However, with a little bit of assist from native volunteers, the competition was in a position to be moved solely on-line.
“It’s positively a testomony to our ardour and our dedication to impartial storytelling to work actually laborious over these previous months to make sure that, regardless of all the things, we are able to nonetheless provide this service not solely to filmmakers in our group but additionally to individuals who actually imagine within the energy of storytelling,” Kweighbaye Kotee, the founder and director of the competition, advised Bushwick Each day.
Fittingly, the theme of the 2020 competition is transformation. To signify that theme, the competition has determined to make this 12 months’s image the butterfly.
“Our butterfly glows and emerges from the electrical energy surrounding it, symbolizing profound transformation and honoring the power it has to manifest to get there,” Kotee stated within the competition’s press release. “We’ve needed to endure many challenges this 12 months: COVID-19, lack of black lives by the hands of police, the passing of beloved heroes, local weather change wildfires, devastation in Beirut.”
“This 12 months, we not solely have a good time our filmmakers for at all times reminding us of our braveness and perseverance via their characters, however we additionally have a good time one another and the way a lot we’ve got reworked as a worldwide group.”
Tickets might be out there a la carte and by means of multi-film packages. A single movie move is $7. Attendees can even buy considered one of three ticket tiers for a number of movies beginning at $25 for five movies as much as $150 for limitless entry to the complete catalogue of over 100 movies. Stay music, video games and particular contests, may even be live-streamed. A ticket to all 10 panels presently prices $25.
“We don’t need to lose focus of our Bushwick viewers,” Kotee advised Bushwick Each day. For that cause, there are additionally a variety of discounted ticket packages out there, together with a $35 bundle for Bushwick group members.
A full listing of ticket choices is out there here.
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