The Guelph Film Festival is going ahead this year, but with a different look. We will be presenting our 2020 Festival online (November 6-14). This is a challenging time, and while we cannot be together in the ways we want to be, our stories are more important than ever.
Which is why we will be presenting an amazing festival of documentary films that embody and explore our commitment to social justice, our environment, and community building. We believe documentary film can be a catalyst for conversations about change in a time of crisis, as well as being an opportunity to learn and uplift. .
Nine days of amazing documentary films with local relevance and global reach. Through our program, you can explore the world without leaving your home with films like The Dilemma of Desire, an exploration of “cliteracy” and the clash between gender politics and female sexual desire, and Coded Bias which explores the intersection of facial recognition software and racism. These, along with a groundbreaking line-up of Indigenous-made shorts, exclusive feature length and short documentaries, entertaining kids’ programming (including Tiny Docs by Tiny People), exciting community partnerships, and dynamic panel discussions means that our 2020 festival will be one to remember.
One of the world’s first documentary film festivals, The festival began as the Guelph International Film Festival in 1984. Our festival showcases international, national and local films, with visiting directors, community discussions, and an ever growing film series for children, including a new french language series. The aim is to inspire both community engagement and appreciation of the arts by connecting people with stories of global reach and local relevance.
Each pass, offered on a sliding scale from $35 to $75 ($150 value), will give you On-Demand access including:
Access to the ENTIRE program (all of the films & events) for the full duration of the festival
The program includes 8 feature films, 9 short films, and a collection of Tiny Docs by Tiny People (short 2-min documentaries made by local kid filmmakers)
3 exclusive live streaming events featuring panel discussions with exciting guests from around the world on topics of social and environmental justice
How to get tickets?
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time:
November 6 – 14, 2020
The Guelph Film Festival Online 2020 On-Demand platform will look and feel very much like any other online film-watching platform (such as Netflix or Crave).
How to watch the films:
Go to our website and click “Buy Passes.” Upon purchasing, you will receive your digital ticket from Showpass.
Follow the “Watch Here” link in your ticket email (watch.guelphfilmfestival.ca).
Clicking on that link will bring you to CineSend (our online platform host). You will need to create a CineSend account by entering your email and choosing a password.
That’s it! Starting Nov 6 @ 4pm you can browse and watch all of the films at your convenience for the full 9 days of our festival.