Friday, 05 June 2020 07:00
Eesti Elu / Estonian Life Online
Dear Fellow Estonians and Friends of Estonia,
We are giving away free passes to Fine Arts Film Festival.
In order to get a free pass please take a 10 question survey about Estonia and Los Angeles.
and we will reply to you with a FREE PASS to see 92 amazing movies.
Here is the link to the survey :https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HTNJNG5
FAFF 2020 CELEBRATES GLOBAL CREATIVITY
92 Films from 27 Countries - Opens June 8-14 on Vimeo
In an incredibly challenging time in the history of our world, and while most of the worlds museums and galleries are closed, Venice Institute of Contemporary Art (ViCA) is proud to announced the 7th Annual Fine Arts Film Festival (FAFF), to be held June 8-14, 2020. FAFF – the world’s largest art film festival – will present 92 films from 27 countries online using the Vimeo platform.
FAFF will feature profiles of renowned artists including Marcel Duchamp, Salvador Dali, or assemblage artists Jesse Lott and Lonnie Holley and most importantly, artists forgotten and newly discovered.
The director of the festival, Juri Koll, is an Estonian American living in Los Angeles, and has chosen 2 Estonian films for this year's program - Snowflake, and Funeral Diaries, which was a controversial entrant in last year's Est Docs. All the films in the festival tell stories of comedy, tragedy, famous and infamous art, music, dance, and performance world figures will be presented in this not-to-be-missed seven-day online event. Live Q&A’s with filmmakers and artists will begin soon and be broadcast during the festival, including one tomorrow June 4 at 11am featuring the Estonian filmmakers of Snowflake.
The festival is dedicated to presenting the finest new films about art in the western capital of the art world – and now globally – to highlight the world art community. The films — narratives, documentaries, experimental, and hybrid genres — tell stories about how art is made, how artists survive, how they think and work, and what makes creativity our most important skill, and our best hope for mankind.
“Considering the world situation, the fact that we received so many more submissions this year, and are able to select so many more films is very gratifying,” says Juri Koll, Founder and Director of ViCA, which produces the festival as part of its ongoing exhibition programs. Koll adds, “We’ve had to pivot quickly to get this online with permission from all the filmmakers. We are very proud to be screening many great and never-before-seen films from fine filmmakers from around the world - and half of them are women. We didn't set out to achieve this, it's just a wonderful new reality these past 2 Festivals. Films about art and creativity are a labor of love, and the film and art worlds have always intertwined. It's easily forgotten how much blood, sweat, and tears go into the work we do. We expect this festival will amaze audiences with intelligent, cutting edge, eloquent, passionate, and incredibly engaging films.”
Ticketing information is available on the ViCA website. Eight curated series of films (running an average of 6 hours each) are being offered at $10 per series. A festival pass for all films will be available for just $20.
Enjoy the quiz and movies, Renee