In response to the many challenges impacting the film community amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and the concerns of safety and security that presently come with physical exhibition and festivals, a collective online initiative is being launched by organizers of a number of American genre festivals for the upcoming fall season to offer a singular experience for U.S. audiences.
Together the Boston Underground Film Festival, Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, North Bend Film Festival, The Overlook Film Festival, and Popcorn Frights Film Festival are joining forces under the banner of NIGHTSTREAM to present a dynamic and accessible virtual festival, to run from Oct. 8-11. Earlybird badges are on sale now.
Organizers just dropped a trailer for NIGHTSTREAM. Directed by Kevin Fermini, it features music by Dream Division; give it a spin below.
Proceeds from all pass sales will be shared with all artists showcased, as well as charitable causes and struggling small businesses in each of our festival’s home cities, and with each of our organizations to recoup expenses from our canceled physical events, and help sustain us through these turbulent months so that we can all return to public gatherings when it is safe to do so.
Expect a full slate of feature and short film programming along with unique live events, panels, conversations, masterclasses, and more, all tailored to each festival’s unique flavor.
Are you a fan of The Overlook Film Festival? Are you excited to see how NIGHTSTREAM develops? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! You can also carry on the convo with me personally on Twitter @josh_millican.