2020 Klamath Independent Film Festival to be presented in-person and simultaneously online via Eventive.org
With COVID-19 concerns at a premium, added safety protocols are being implemented for the 2020 Klamath Independent Film festival and limited ticket availability, while the entire festival will be simultaneously offered in an on-demand style thanks to Eventive Virtual Festival.
Taking place Sept. 18-20 at The Ross Ragland Theater in Klamath Falls, Ore., in person audiences will be limited to 100 people total inside the facility. Tickets will be exclusively sold in advance to maintain proper crowd limitations (ticking info coming soon!)
After extensive judging criteria, Klamath Film is proud to present 37 made-in-Oregon films for the eighth annual Klamath Independent Film Festival. Festivities will commence in traditional style with one featured film opening the festival on Friday evening. This year’s selection is The Last Blockbuster – a delightfully nostalgic documentary look at the last existing Blockbuster video store in existence, located in Bend, Ore.
Events will continue on Saturday, Sept. 19 starting at 11 a.m. with a day filled with feature films; from the comedy-horror 1 Dead Dog to heartfelt documentaries such as the loving tribute to a lost father: This is Time: A Musical Life, and a loving tribute to the age of mom & pop video local video rental businesses with At the Video Store. Also showing will be a humanizing look at the issue of illegal immigration with a film about a Southern Oregon resident who made themes of his opportunities – Illegal.
On Sunday, Sept 20 starting at 11 a.m. will be a block of K-12 Student Films, including selections from Klamath Film’s first Online Film Fellowship — an intensive week-long film camp for teens and first-time filmmakers. The day will continue with “Long Shorts” both in documentaries and narrative storytelling, short films from northern Oregon, and Southern Oregon shorts. Following each program block will be a Q&A with filmmakers — presented both in-person and virtually via livestream.
Culminating events will be an awards ceremony honoring the best in filmmaking at this year’s Klamath Independent Film Festival. The ceremony will also be live-streamed.
For a full schedule of events see below.