Naples movie fest presents little bit of the whole lot

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

Here is what they discovered:

  • Extra, extra, extra. The competition obtained greater than 900 movies, roughly 13 p.c greater than in 2020, and a brand new report. 
  • 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 can be each pointed — one brief is titled “Easy methods to Fall in Love in a Pandemic” — and extra refined.

 “What I feel we observed was there have been movies that had the chance to shoot the whole lot earlier than the pandemic, and so they completed these movies over the past 18 months,” Franklin mentioned. “In order that they get pleasure from having been made in a world earlier than the pandemic, and we nonetheless see quite a lot of these tales which can be with none affect, both creatively and virtually, in how they’re shot.”

Then got here COVID-19.

“Storytelling-wise, there have been quite a lot of scenes that have 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, quite a lot of the movies that have been shot throughout 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 quite a lot 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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