VIFF 2021 Wrap Up Discussion Taylor Baker speaks with Thomas Stoneham-Judge of ForReel and Matthew Simpson of Awesome Friday! about the VIFF 2021 experience and a Top 3 films of the Festival round table.
The 2021 edition of the Vancouver International Film Festival ran from October 1st to the 11th. To learn more about the festival and see more of what VIFF has to offer, visit https://viff.org/Online/default.asp
That’s a wrap for Sundance 2021! In this video, Taylor Beaumont leads a conversation with Thomas Stoneham-Judge and Taylor Baker, talking about everyone’s experiences with the festival. We recap as much as possible, from the festival platform to award winners to festival favorites to honorable mentions.
The 2021 Sundance Film Festival will be upon us in just over two weeks. Although there will be a lack of snowboarding and pub-crawling around Park City this year, Sundance is committed to making us feel as together as possible while we’re apart by making the most of the virtual gathering experience we’ve all become accustom to.
Festival tickets and passes are currently on sale, and there are over 70 feature films, plus short film and Indie Series programs, talks, and “New Frontier” experiences to take in. Choose your own adventure with Sundance’s new online platform and catch films at their premier times with post-premier Q&A sessions, or view films on-demand two days after they premier. Select cities are also hosting in-person (and socially distanced) “Satellite” screenings. Single tickets are available for $15, day passes for $75, and full festival passes for $350. If you’d like to limit your viewing to just the award-winning films on February 3rd, “Award Winners” passes are also available for $100. Click HERE to buy.*
NOTE: Tickets are only available for US residents. Those outside the US can join for New Frontier programming and the screening of Life in a Day.
The festival officially runs from January 28th to February 3rd.
Jan. 28th – festival kicks off with the opening night welcome at 5pm MST, followed by the premiers of Coda and In the Same Breath at 6pm MST.
Feb. 2nd – festival awards winners are announced starting at 6pm MST.
Feb. 3rd – on-demand screening of award finning films takes place 8am-12pm MST.
Note: Short films and Indie Series programs are available for on-demand screening for the duration of the festival.
Whether you’re charting your own course through the festival, in need of guidance, or content to sit back and wait for recaps, we hope you will find some time to touch base with us here at Drink in the Movies and over at ForReel Movie New and Reviews for festival news, coverage, and updates. To get the ball rolling, I spoke with Thomas & Taylor from ForReel Movie News and Reviews to talk first impressions, festival expectations and predictions, most anticipated films, and must-know info for all those hoping to attend. We also weigh-in on how we think things might unfold for the bigger releases following the festival. Watch the video above, and we’ll see you at Sundance 2021!