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Virtual film festivals allow film fans around the world to attend events usually held in the Cape and Islands. But it also means that Cape visitors can leave their living rooms and experience festivals from bridges.
One of these options for all ages begins on Friday with the virtual edition of the 18th annual Belmont World Film Family Festival. The festival usually takes place over four days in Belmont, Arlington and Cambridge, but this year’s record parade runs for ten days over the weekend ending on 24 January. Anyone from Massachusetts can hear it.
The family festival is aimed at children between the ages of 3 and 12 and their families and offers 15 programs of current films for children around the world. It consists of about 50 animated films, documentaries and short films in various English and other languages with subtitles.
Many films are based on children’s books and many have their national premieres. Countries represented include the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
Organizers say the goal is to “provide a window into children’s lives in other cultures, races and races.”
Topics include children differentiating in the environment. Asylum seeker, master of chess in France. The famous painting by Rembrandt which can be seen at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam; The South African youth team has reached the final of the World Cup in Sweden. In honor of the pastor d. Martin Luther King Jr.
A number of workshops are also offered, including animated film modeling and movie reviews, as well as virtual questions and answers directly from filmmakers around the world.
All three programs will be available for evaluation over the course of ten days, and only workshops and lectures will be scheduled. The movie can be watched up to 48 hours after booting.
Ticket options range from $ 10 to $ 14 per event. Only $ 20 workshop; $ 40 for movies only; And $ 60 for all programs.
Information and presentation: belmontworldfilm.org