“The Show Must Go On!”
GroundSwell Pictures announced today that the fifth-annual Indigo Moon Film Festival will be held virtually this year out of concern for the health and well-being of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The virtual edition, to take place October 9-15, 2020, promises more than 50 films, live panels, filmmaker talkbacks, and special events.
Said Indigo Moon co-founder Pat Wright: “I am incredibly proud of our dedicated board and the work they have done to meet the challenges of this moment and present the festival this year. The format is different, but our mission of inspiring change through film is not.”
The slate of films for the upcoming Indigo Moon Film Festival will be unveiled in August at a virtual event. IMFF is working with Eventive to stream the festival’s fifth film season online. Ticketed festival-goers will stream films through a virtual portal for a limited number of days. Several filmmakers and experts will lead discussions live on Zoom following the screenings and will be recorded for viewing later.
The festival is longer this year to allow audiences from around the globe to see even more films than they would during the typical festival weekend.
IMFF organizers are also working to organize a fun outdoor film event for the community to enjoy. Specifics will be announced closer to the festival when the status of the pandemic will be better known.
According to Jan Johnson, Co-founder of IMFF, It would have been easy to cancel the film festival and wait until next year, but the board of Indigo Moon Film Festival says “The Show Must Go On!”
Indigo Moon Film Festival was started in 2015 to fill a need for this under-represented cultural art in our region. With a firm belief that Film Inspires Change, IMFF is delighted to be presenting films from diverse voices in an effort to foster understanding and positive change.
Indigo Moon Film Festival is supported by the Arts Council in part by contributions from businesses and individuals and through grants from the City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County and the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.
Source: GroundSwell Pictures, Fayetteville, North Carolina