Salem Film Fest (SFF), one of New England’s largest all-documentary film festivals, will celebrate its 13th year by presenting more than 80 features and short films online in a virtual film festival – Friday, July 10 – Thursday, July 30. The festival was postponed due to COVID-19 just days before launching this past March.
Salem Film Fest will be partnering with eventive, a leading virtual festival platform for online viewing and video-on-demand and live streaming, as well as content delivery via streaming TV apps. Viewers may access films via Salemfilmfest.com or directly through the eventive platform https://salemfilmfest2020.eventive.org.
This year’s festival lineup includes more than 30 documentary features, including the World Premiere of SOMEWHERE WITH NO BRIDGES, by Charles Frank, a meditation on loss after a fisherman goes missing in Martha’s Vineyard, and the North American premiere of THE GOOD DAUGHTER, which examines arranged marriage in Taiwan by Needham based filmmaker Sally Wu, who won SFF’s Doc-a-chusetts Pitch competition in 2016.
All festival profits from ticket sales for films included in the retrospective will be donated to organizations and individuals dedicated to combating racism and creating opportunities for African-Americans in the arts.