While Cineplex has announced it will start re-opening some of its cinemas in Atlantic Canada on July 3, organizers of the 2020 FIN Atlantic International Film Festival are taking a more cautious approach with an online and re-branded FIN AIFF Stream.
“In this most unusual time, FIN is reacting to the uncertainty of the current situation with the well-being of our audience as our main priority,” says FIN’s executive director Wayne Carter in a media release. “We are fortunate to have the ability to take our festival online this year and in a ‘silver lining’ situation make the festival easily accessible to movie lovers throughout Atlantic Canada for the first time.”
FIN AIFF Stream will run on the festival’s new online streaming platform that will have capacity limits and feature industry-grade anti-piracy measures. Tickets will be sold through FIN’s online box office which will be valid for the duration of the festival. Celebratory elements of the in-person festival will also be moved online with enhanced social media initiatives, panel discussions and interactive Q&As.
“FIN’s new and accessible online experience will not only continue a 40-year tradition of bringing people together to enjoy the best in screen content but will also provide an important bridge to future years when FIN can once again safely host in-person gatherings,” say organizers in the release.
The full program for FIN AIFF Stream will be announced online on Wednesday, August 19. Visit finfestival.ca for more information.