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Festival 2020

WELCOME

The 29th Woods Hole Film Festival will take place from Saturday, July 25th through Saturday, August 1, 2020.   The Woods Hole Film Festival is dedicated to presenting the best independent film from emerging filmmakers from around the world. The film program includes 188 films: 42 feature narratives and documentaries and 146 short drama, comedies, documentaries and animations. 

Due to the pandemic, the 29th Woods Hole Film Festival will be an eight day VIRTUAL EVENT. 

WHAT IS A VIRTUAL FILM FESTIVAL?
Dates: Saturday, July 25 – Saturday, August 1, 2020
Our goal is to create a virtual Woods Hole Film Festival that is as close as possible to an in-person Woods Hole Film Festival experience in scope and style. The Festival experience will include: Film Screenings via the WHFF Streaming Platform; Live events via video and web-conferencing, including Q&A’s with filmmakers; Workshops and Panel Discussions with the Filmmakers-In-Residence and other special guests; Special Events; Music; Coffee & Conversation; Meet the Programmers; Screenplay Winner Staged- Reading; Awards Presentation, virtual group clog dancing and more.

HOW TO FESTIVAL

There are a number of options available to you to experience the Virtual Woods Hole Film Festival. If you purchase a pass, you will be able to log in to the streaming platform and watch a film at your leisure at any time during the Festival. Passes are on sale now. You will also be able to partake in the live events at their scheduled time. Links to the live events will be provided to you prior to the scheduled event time.  And, although you may watch films at any time, the Festival will post a suggested “watch” time that coordinates with the live Q&As. The other events will also take place at a scheduled time. The schedule will be posted on the website shortly. During the Festival, you will also be able to purchase a ticket to a film or event “on demand”.

During the week prior to the Festival we will host a number of Meet the Filmmaker opportunities which will be free and open to Festival ticket and passholders.

FESTIVAL PASSES: Festival Passes are the best way to experience the 29th Woods Hole Film Festival. Passes are on sale now. Click here for information and to purchase a pass.

BECOME A MEMBER. Support the Festival by becoming a Member or by purchasing a hat or t-shirt. Member discounts apply to the Festival and year round screenings. Click here for more information about our Membership program.

MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES:

PLATINUM: Individual $750, Dual $1400 – members receive 1/2 full access passes, $2 discount on individual tickets to the film festival and year round screenings, concierge ticket purchasing assistance, priority reserved seating at all screenings, access to all festival events, two festival items, hats, tshirts and posters, two passes to Dinner & A Movie, free festival guide, email newsletter.

GOLD: Individual $500, Dual, $950 – members receive $2 discount on individual tickets to the film festival and year round screenings; email newsletter; half price full festival pass; 10% discount on ticket packages; concierge ticket purchasing assistance; priority reserved seating at all screenings; access to all festival events; 2 passes to Dinner & a Movie; free festival guide; hat or tshirt.

SILVER: Individual $125, Dual, $230 – members receive $2 discount on individual tickets to the film festival and year round screenings; email newsletters; 10% discount on full festival pass; 10% discount on ticket packages; festival event access (1 event); free festival guide; hat or t-shirt.

BRONZE: Individual $60, Dual $110 – members receive $2 discount on individual tickets to film festival and year round screenings; email newsletter.

FESTIVAL MERCHANDISE

All Festival Merchandise is hand-designed and made by local artisans. Festival T-shirts are made in the US and screened in Falmouth, MA at Howlingbird Studios. Please support us by purchasing a great T-shirt or Hat. On sale now online and at the Festival office. Click here to purchase online.

Why is this year different?

In the early days of the spread of COVID-19 throughout the US, we watched with great concern as film festivals large and small decided to cancel or postpone their events. From early March to now, more than 179 festivals around the world have either cancelled or postponed their live events and at this time, the future of in-person festivals is uncertain.
Shortly after the spate of cancellations, and as the universal scope of the pandemic became clear, the festival world came together to support each other and to figure out how to save film festivals.
The result was the creation of the Virtual Film Festival.
Over the past few months we have been working very hard to plan the best course of action for the 29th Woods Hole Film Festival. We are adamant about doing whatever we can to present this year’s Festival in a structure that incorporates all of the elements of the Woods Hole Film Festival, accounting for health and safety. We hope you will enjoy the Festival and consider supporting us with your DONATION. In this challenging time your donation matters more than ever.
Please check back often for updates or sign up here for the Festival newsletter so you can receive timely information.