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WHFF Virtual Year-Round Events

WHFF Virtual Year-Round Events

WHFF VIRTUAL YEAR-ROUND

The WHFF Virtual Year-Round screening series will run from October 2020 through May 2021 and will present independent films and special live events hosted on the online streaming platform on the first and third weekends of every month. Additional events may be added as well.

WHFF Virtual Screening events will be hosted online for a four-day viewing period and will also include a live Q&A or discussion with filmmakers scheduled virtually during the viewing period. The selections will include films from the Woods Hole Film Festival, as well as independent films curated specifically for the series.

Tickets are $14 per person, $12, for Woods Hole Film Festival members and are on sale in advance. Ticket purchasers will receive a custom link to view the film at home or on their mobile devices and will have 48 hours to complete watching the film once they begin playing it.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

BEST OF THE FEST SHORTS (105 mins.)

Thursday, October 1st through Sunday, October 4th
Live Virtual Filmmaker Q&A, Saturday, October 3rd, at 7 pm EDT

A compilation of award-winning short films 7 audience and jury favorites from the 29th Woods Hole Film Festival

ABOUT THE FILMS

AS WE ARE
Audience Award: Best Documentary Short
When Evan Bertrand was diagnosed with autism at eighteen months, doctors told his mother, Andrea, to go home and mourn the loss of a “normal child.” Instead, she and her son went on to discover his gift for music together. Twenty years later, Evan and Andrea are putting on the biggest concert of his life just as they are.
• Directed by Michael R. Faulkner, USA, 2019, 25 min.

 

FEELING THROUGH
Jury Award: Best Dramatic Short
A teen-in-need’s reluctant act of kindness toward a DeafBlind man becomes a night-long journey, creating a bond between them that gives the teen hope for the future.
• Directed by Doug Roland, USA, 2019, 18 min.

 

GRAB MY HAND: A LETTER TO MY DAD
Audience Award: Best Animated Short & Jury Award: Best Animated Short
Camrus Johnson’s gift to his grieving father and a message to all to cherish every second you have with loved ones while you still can.
• Directed by Pedro Piccinini, Camrus Johnson, United Kingdom, 2019, 6 min.

 

I CAN CHANGE
Jury Award: Best Comedy Short
The night before his wedding, an underachiever receives the power to stop time, so he attempts to make major life changes his fiancé wants him to make, all before morning.
• Directed by Jim Jenkins, USA, 2020, 15 min.

 

LESSONS FROM JEJU
Jury Award: Best Documentary Short & Directors’ Choice Award: Best Cinematography
Seven months pregnant and apprehensive of the effect motherhood would have on her career as a professional freediver, Kimi Werner takes a trip to the island of Jeju in South Korea to meet her heroes, the haenyeo – a group of freediving and fishing women often regarded as Korea’s first working mother’s, in order to find a deeper understanding of what it means to pass on her own legacy to her own child.
Directed by Nicole Gormley, USA, 2020, 13 min.

 

MY OTHER SUIT IS HUMAN
Directors’ Choice Awards: Best Performance (Bethany Blake) & Best Cinematography (Zeta Spyraki)
A young couple, grieving the loss of their son, reach a difficult point in their relationship as they both struggle to cope.
Directed by Andrew Paul Montague, United Kingdom, 2020, 18 min.

 

UNDER THE LIGHTS
Audience Award: Best Dramatic Short
A boy with epilepsy is so desperate to feel like a regular kid, he goes to prom knowing that the lights will make him have a seizure.
Directed by Miles Levin, USA, 2020, 10 min.

Purchase a ticket. Receive a personal link.
Watch at home anytime between Thursday, October 1 at 8:00 a.m. EDT and Sunday, October 4 at midnight EDT.

Saturday, October 3, 7:00 p.m.:  Join the filmmakers for a “live” Q&A and discussion.

Virtual Group Watch: Start watching the program on Saturday, October 3 at 5:00 p.m. EDT
Join the Q&A: 7:00 p.m. EDT

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE
(Tickets available for purchase until Sunday, October 4, 2020 at 8:00 p.m., EDT.  You will need to complete watching the film by midnight on October 4, EDT.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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OCTOBER 15-18, 2020

MR. SOUL!

Documentary Feature by Melissa Haizlip • USA • 2018 • 90 min.

ABOUT THE FILM
Before Oprah, before Arsenio, there was Mr. SOUL. On the heels of the Civil Rights Movement, one fearless black pioneer reconceived a Harlem Renaissance for a new era, ushering giants and rising stars of black American culture onto the national television stage. He was hip. He was smart. He was innovative, political, and gay. In his personal fight for social equality, the man ensured the Revolution would be televised. He was Ellis Haizlip. The Revolution was SOUL.

From 1968 to 1973, the public television variety show SOUL!, guided by the enigmatic producer and host Ellis Haizlip, offered an unfiltered, uncompromising celebration of Black literature, poetry, music, and politics—voices that had few other options for national exposure, and, as a result, found the program an improbable place to call home.

The series was among the first to provide expanded images of African Americans on television, shifting the gaze from inner-city poverty and violence to the vibrancy of the Black Arts Movement. With participants’ recollections and a bevy of great archival clips, Mr. SOUL! captures a critical moment in culture whose impact continues to resonate.

Purchase a ticket. Receive a personal link.
Watch at home anytime between Thursday, October 15 at 8:00 a.m. EDT and Sunday, October 18 at midnight EDT.

Saturday, October 17, 7:00 p.m.:  Join Director Melissa Haizlip and WHFF Executive Director Judy Laster for a “live” Q&A and discussion.

Virtual Group Watch: Start the film on Saturday, October 17 at 5:30 p.m. EDT
Join the Q&A: 7:00 p.m. EDT

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE
(Tickets available for purchase until Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. You will need to complete watching the film by midnight on October 18.)

Watch the trailer:


CHECK BACK SOON FOR OTHER WHFF VIRTUAL EVENTS!