This year’s virtual Festival took place in June, and we had SO MUCH FUN! If you didn’t make it, here’s a quick rundown of how we put together our first online Festival.
Socially distant photoshoots
In the run-up to the Film Festival we publicise our screenings as much as we can. This year we decided to make our social media posts more eye-catching with some dressing up. We were both in lockdown, so we had to be creative with what we could find around the house! Here are some of the outtakes:
The countdown begins…
As the hours count down, we got all our tech set up. An important part of hosting a Film Festival is looking smart for the big night (we’re all about looking professional, and acting silly).
And we’re live!
People joined from Mexico City to Melbourne and everywhere in between. We aimed to recreate the wonderful film fest feeling of watching and experiencing movies together, even across those huge distances. It was amazing to see filmmakers and attendees engage with one another via the text chat.
Our favourite piece of audience feedback came from a BSFF regular: “the friendly and excited atmosphere was translated to an online format”. It seems we did something right!
The winners are announced
Well done everyone who entered a film, it was an amazing lineup!