Florida Film Festival visionaries add virtual film screenings to program

Those interested can stream select festival films online through May 15

Movie production generic image (Pixabay.com, Pixabay.com)

ORLANDO, Fla. – Florida Film Festival has a vision for the future of film screening and it’s virtual.

Festival officials announced Monday they will be adding a virtual reality and new media component to their programming.

[TRENDING: Orlando restaurant makes changes after problems with high school students, parents | Twitter moving to Florida? Here’s what Gov. DeSantis said about it | Become a News 6 Insider (it’s free!)]

This new, exclusive online program — VISIONS — will be available through May 15.

“VR and New Media is such an exciting and innovative world, and we’re really thrilled to bring our audience these works,” Tim Anderson, Florida Film Festival’s programming coordinator, said in a news release. “The pandemic has afforded us an opportunity to utilize online streaming services to expand our offerings, and we think it’s a natural fit to showcase this broad range of new voices through the very medium that these projects were created for.”

The films are different from the ones shown during the in-person festival in April.

Tickets for online films range from free to $35 and can be purchased here.

To see what films are available for virtual streaming, visit the festival’s website.

Check out Riff On This. Every episode of the podcast can be found in the media player below:

About the Author:

Samantha started at WKMG-TV in September 2020. Before joining the News 6 team, Samantha was a political reporter for The Villages Daily Sun and has had freelance work featured in the Evansville Courier-Press and The Community Paper. When not writing, she enjoys travelling and performing improv comedy.