I spoke to Dov Kornits from a Filmink Presents a distributor of films into the Australian New Zealand market, films that aren't mainstream blockbusters. We discuss the relationships between filmmakers, distributors, cinemas and you the audience and more specifically about a couple of films he has coming out through an On Demand streaming service set up by Classice Cinemas. Tammy’s Always Dying & Talking About Trees.
Tammy’s Always Dying will be available to stream from May 21 – June 3, 2020 and Talking About Trees from May 28 – June 10, 2020, exclusively through Classic, Lido, Cameo and Ritz Cinemas’ On Demand Streaming Service for $14.99 each.
The New Normal International Film Festival NNIFF an initiative of media students from 'The Festival Experience' studio led by Cerise Howard, based at RMIT is running online June 4-6th through a live stream of short and selected feaure films and engagement with filmmakers focusing on the themes of social distancing, personal growth, isolation from loved ones, or the relationship with environment. They are still open for entries with the deadline a slim one day to go May 22 submissions via FilmFreeway page on The New Normal International Film Festival site. Get in touch with them if you have something you want to share in the moving image line that fits.
Sunday May 24th the Mojo Film Festival will be held as usual to celebrate World Schizophrenia day On Schitzy Inc's Youtube channel. The 15 finalist films are all made by filmakers with lived experience of major mental illnesses and Schizy In is an arts organisation led by and for a global community of people who believe that healinf from the post traumatic stress of these mental health experiences comes from being creative, curious and courageous.