Naples movie fest provides little bit of all the pieces

For a Naples Worldwide Movie Competition one yr into a pandemic, Govt Director Shannon Franklin and her liaison at Artis—Naples, David Filner, had been watching entries with additional 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 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 might be each pointed — one brief is titled “Tips on how to Fall in Love in a Pandemic” — and extra delicate.

 “What I believe we seen was there have been movies that had the chance to shoot all the pieces earlier than the pandemic, they usually completed these movies over the past 18 months,” Franklin stated. “So that they get pleasure from having been made in a world earlier than the pandemic, and we nonetheless see a number of these tales which might be 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 possibly can 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, in all probability an affect on how many individuals within the room to inform the story.”

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