Programmers Team for ‘My Darling Quarantine’ Fundraising Festival
Within the wake of a spate of quick movie pageant cancellations as a result of coronavirus pandemic, a number of programmers have joined palms to launch a fundraising pageant.
“My Darling Quarantine,” an internet quick movie pageant arrange by programmers from the Tallin Black Nights pageant, Cannes, Venice, Berlin and Locarno, went reside on the Speaking Shorts platform on March 16 and can proceed till the present international disaster is resolved.
Each week, seven quick movies specializing in dystopian themes will bow on the platform, and the viewers will vote for greatest movie. Half of the donations collected by the pageant will go to medical humanitarian group Medecins Sans Frontieres and the remaining to cultural establishments and employees financially affected by the virus.
Movies to be proven in the course of the first week of the pageant embody Konstantinos Antonopoulos’ “Postcards From The Finish of the World,” a movie the place a Greek household has to discover a solution to get off a secluded island within the Mediterranean when confronted with the surprising finish of the world. The movie has had a sturdy pageant run, taking part in at Sarajevo, Tampere and Winterthur, the place it received the viewers award in 2019. The “My Darling Quarantine” pageant marks its on-line debut.
The pageant is the brainchild of Enrico Vannucci, quick movie advisor for the Venice Movie Pageant and programmer for Torino Quick Movie Market, who’s presently quarantined in Italy.
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Vannucci stated: “Watching all of this example unfold whereas sitting in my pressured confinement at dwelling, I got here up with the concept to create an internet quick movie pageant about what is going on now, as a way to fundraise cash to assist the healthcare system stakeholders coping with the present drawback.”
Canceled quick movie festivals embody Go Quick – Worldwide Quick Movie Pageant Nijmegen, the Glasgow Quick Movie Pageant, Quick Waves Pageant in Poland and Canada’s Pageant Regard.