The Charlottetown Film Society wasn’t convinced it could honour its core commitment to provide a film festival for Island filmmakers and film buffs celebrating and showcasing films from and about Atlantic Canada in 2020.
Luckily, filmmaker and Society board member Emma Fugate was determined ChFF20 had to happen. “I am so pleased Cheryl Wagner and Mary-Helen McLeese––our dream team for all five previous years––have agreed to step up,” shared Fugate.
Slated to run October 23–25, ChFF20 will be a combination of screenings with limited seating and digital access to all the selected films via the Full Festival pass. Plans are afoot to complement screenings with a number of lively panels featuring industry pros sharing their experiences and answering questions via Zoom.
“ONWARD! was the title we worked under for ChFF19, as we celebrated the development of our local industry, screening the works of the first graduates of the Film 4Ward program,” Cheryl Wagner explains. “For ChFF20, with its challenges and changes, I am labelling our little festival ONWARD ANYWAYS…and Any Way Needed.“
City Cinema is now open with limited seating under new manager Marshall Harrington’s direction.
Tickets will go on sale in October at charlottetownfilmfest.com