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Festival Description and Call for Entries 2020
IFF 2020 is planned to be a truly immersive virtual festival. The festival will gather some of the most innovative films made in isolation, and then escape this August to watch them together, as our avatars, in front of giant screens in otherworldly environments, with the creators introducing their creations in person.
The most important consideration for IFF is that submitted films should be created in isolation, during the 2020 pandemic. Works that were started earlier but then finished in large part due to being stuck indoors could also qualify, although feel free to contact us if you're not sure
Categories: They will be formed by what's being submitted. The festival accepts live action, stop motion, 2D animation, 3D animation, 360, comedy, drama, documentaries, dance, music videos and more. The festival is encouraging people to experiment with both storytelling and technique.
Length: Films between 1 and 15 minutes in length, although shorter/longer may be considered.
Prizes and jury of experts TBA.
Screenings: The planned start date for screening films is Thursday, August 13th. The final day of the festival is Sunday the 16th.
Venues: Each day will feature different themes, taking place at one or more extravagant virtual venues, inside the popular free social platform VRChat. VR headsets aren't required though, as any Windows-based computer with an adequate graphics card can log in using Desktop Mode. The public will also be able to attend free of charge.