The International Film Festival
Antigua and Barbuda
The 5th Annual International Film Festival of Antiguan & Barbuda will be held from October 30th to November 1st, 2020. Due to the present Coronavirus-19 pandemic this year’s Film Festival will be a hybrid of digital screenings, drive-ins, and virtual events.
We will maintain our mission, which is to showcase and bring together the works of global indigenous peoples and highlight our local culture and heritage. Thus we will showcase a global array of independent filmmakers and artistic works that will enlighten and inspire its audience on the tropical historical islands of Antigua and Barbuda. Our digital platform will afford us the opportunity to connect with audiences all over the world.
This year, IFFAB will be partnering with COMMFFEST again and this Canadian partnership will no doubt add to the educational aspect of the event. IFFAB has also partnered with Wadadli Short Film Festival as we prepare to present CARIFESTA 2021 to the Caribbean and the rest of the world. These collaborating events will unfold a unique blend of film, filmmakers and audiences that will create a dynamic atmosphere to provoke thought, and stimulate the further understanding and exploration of ideas, attitudes, and emotions that can foster change.
This year IFFAB will present its annual Awards to outstanding individuals for their contributions to the film industry. This will be a virtual presentation which the audience will be able to experience from the comfort of their home. In the coming weeks, additional information on the Awards and the 2020 honourees will be announced.
The Covid-19 pandemic has left a global health crisis and a financial predicament on governments and private companies alike. This has made it even more difficult for the film industry to establish the much needed alliances and partnerships. As a non-profit, IFFAB is in need of financial support and will appreciate all who assist us in this endeavour.
Worldwide COVID-19 Film Production Guidelines
Updated 11 September 2020
As the world begin to reopen, official production protocols and safety guidelines relating to COVID-19 are being released by countries, states and organizations. To help keep track of the latest information across the globe, we will update this page, Worldwide Covid-19 Film Production Guidelines, with relevant information as it becomes available.
Please note that multiple guidelines will likely apply to each production, including national, local, and organizational such as guilds, unions, trade groups and other NGOs.
Looks Like James Bond’s No Time To Die Almost Went To A Streaming Service After All
PUBLISHED: OCT. 24. 2020 11:54 AM
Since its initial delay earlier this year, questions about No Time To Die’s premiere have run rampant. While fans have wondered when they’ll finally get to see Daniel Craig’s last outing as James Bond, it appears MGM has been working behind the scenes to figure out the best strategy for the film’s release. Despite what we’re hearing from official sources, it appears they may have come near to inking a streaming service deal after all.
Brian Tallerico February 25, 2020
“Wendy,” a passion project for Benh Zeitlin, the director who shook Sundance and then the rest of the world with “Beasts of the Southern Wild” almost a decade ago, plays out like listening to someone else tell you about their dream. It clearly means something to its creator, but Zeitlin and his collaborators never quite figured out how to make their vision connect with viewers.