Online Film Festivals

Online Film FestivalsAfter the first 40 or so days (forty days!) of shelter-in-place, our online movie options are beginning to feel limited. But, with a little research, our staff has put together a list of online film festivals as well as two local theaters who are continuing to show their scheduled features.

So, get out the air popper and pull up a seat. There is some great stuff out there for viewing.

Roxie Virtual Cinema
In a unique partnership with some of the most inventive film distributors, 50 percent of each ticket purchased will go to support the Roxie Theater in San Francisco and help them return to our mission as a vibrant, community-centric non-profit cinema once this turbulent period is behind us.

Smith Rafael Film Center
The Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center is bringing its programs to you while we all stay safely at home. You can also sign up for their newsletter for weekly updates.

Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2020: Virtual
Through May 17th

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is the largest film festival of its kind, showcasing the best and brightest in environmental and adventure films, and inspiring a love of nature. Once you’ve signed up, each Wednesday you’ll receive an email with a link and password to watch the films.

A four-week series to enjoy on-demand in the comfort of your own home. Festival-viewers can expect to see award-winning environmentally inspired short films. The event is free.

SF Urban Film Festival
The SF Urban Film Fest leverages the power of storytelling to spark discussion and civic engagement around urban issues with a diverse, engaged audience. They have published many of their 2020 offerings online.

DC Environmental Film Festival
The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital has gone online. It is the world’s premier showcase of environmentally themed films.

Reelabilities Film Festival Boston
Registration is free for all online screenings.

PBS Online Film Festival 2019
The links are all live so you can watch the winning films from last year’s festival while they gear up for 2020.

More film festivals
And, Festival Scope is a great resource for researching more online film festivals.

Netflix hack
And, here is an article with an amazing Netflix hack. Use these codes (there are thousands) to search by category through Netflix and bypass the limited selection that you come across through regular browsing.


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