Naples movie fest affords little bit of every thing

For a Naples Worldwide Movie Pageant one yr into a pandemic, Govt Director Shannon Franklin and her liaison at Artis—Naples, David Filner, had been watching entries with further anticipation.

Here is what they discovered:

  • Extra, extra, extra. The competition acquired greater than 900 movies, roughly 13 % greater than in 2020, and a brand new document. 
  • A mixture of pre-pandemic and pandemic filmmaking.
  • A brand new fascination with brief movies.

The pandemic has figured into the upcoming Oct. 21-24 competition in methods which are each pointed — one brief is titled ” Fall in Love in a Pandemic” — and extra refined.

 “What I believe we observed was there have been movies that had the chance to shoot every thing earlier than the pandemic, and so they completed these movies over the last 18 months,” Franklin mentioned. “So that they take pleasure in having been made in a world earlier than the pandemic, and we nonetheless see a number of these tales which are with none affect, both creatively and virtually, in how they’re shot.”

Then got here COVID-19.

“Storytelling-wise, there have been a number of scenes that had been about connection, coming collectively, considerate viewpoints on the significance of group, and the challenges — and the methods to beat these challenges,” she noticed of the 2020-produced works.

“From a simply technical standpoint, a number of the movies that had been shot in the course of the pandemic, you’ll be able to see they’re being very considerate of their creativity, not simply in storytelling, however in a sensible method to shoot issues. There are a number of tough one-shots round people, issues shot on Zoom, on the pc, on telephones, most likely an affect on how many individuals within the room to inform the story.”

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