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International Vegan Virtual Film Festival

by Soraya Alcalá
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With the spread of COVID-19 and the resulting international quarantine, the International Vegan Film Festival recently made the decision to go virtual, making all of the festival’s films available to viewers from around the globe.

The International Vegan Film festival is excited to announce that festival “attendees” are now able to virtually purchase a movie ticket or festival pass to watch the films at their leisure, from October 10-17 through the online platform, Eventive.

For the last two years, the International Vegan Film Festival has featured unique, thought-provoking, and relevant vegan content. Many films featured in the last two years have gone on to win major awards, including Alex Lockwood’s 73 Cows, which won a BAFTA award in 2019 for Best Short Film.

There are 28 films in total at this year’s festival–including two from Mr. Lockwood– all ranging in length, theme, country of origin, and content. Film categories include animal rights, food choices, ethics, sustainability and climate change. The films fall into both the fiction and documentary genres.

Films that could once only be seen by attending the festival in person will be a part of the virtual film festival this October.

Films Available in Spanish

For the first time, the International Vegan FIlm Festival will be screening a collection of 6 films in Spanish or with Spanish subtitles. Festival director Shawn Stratton said that “With Spanish being the second most widely spoken language in the world and native to 20 countries, screening films in Spanish aligns with our mission to be the leading film festival for vegan-themed films.” In the coming year the Festival plans to offer the films in more languages.

The International Vegan Film Festival’s mission is to: “Be the leading film festival for vegan films that inspire people to choose a healthier, more environmentally-friendly and compassionate lifestyle through the consumption of plants and animal-free alternatives.”

Stratton says that he is “very excited to give audiences around the world an opportunity to view a diverse collection of vegan-themed films in the screening.”

Judges for this year’s festival

  • Miyoko Schinner – CEO of plant-based artisan cheese brand, Miyoko’s
  • Dale Vince – CEO of the world’s first renewable energy company, Ecotricity
  • Jim Amos – Writer and COO of Scout22, a vegan PR company
During the week of October 10-17, the films will be screened to ticket holders on the Eventive website. Full festival passes are CAD $50 & $45. Individual film block tickets are for CAD $10. One film block is approximately 90 minutes in length covering 1 to 6 films. To purchase tickets, t-shirts made of recyclable material and see all the film descriptions visit www.theivff.com.

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