News & Updates

The Beat: LDFF Named One of “7 Best Digital Film Festivals and Online Film Challenges”

The LDFF is honored to have been recognized by The Beat as one of the “7 Best Digital and Online Film Challenges” for this moment in lock-down. We are grateful for their write-up, which highlights one of the most fundamental aspects of our festival: “One of the most open-ended iterations on our list, the Long Distance Film Festival is truly an online-based festival that intends to live entirely online via a global live-streaming marathon of selected projects. While acknowledging these trying times, the festival encourages submissions of all types…”

To read more about us, along with other efforts that remind us of the power of film as a universal and vital art form, check out the rest of the list on The Beat here. 

Long Distance Film Festival Dates Postponed

In an effort to curtail counter-programming with the recently announced We Are One online festival, Long Distance Film Festival will be postponing its screening date from June 5-7 to the weekend of June 19-21. To account for this extended timeframe, the Late Deadline and final Notification Date will be extended to May 25th and 28th, respectively. We will continue to watch and enjoy your submissions as they come in, and are very excited about how the final programs are coming together. Finally, we at the festival would like to apologize for any possible inconvenience that may have arisen from these scheduling changes, but hope that you will still be able to clear your calendars and attend nonetheless.

Mubi Awards Announcement

Long Distance Film Festival would like to thank the curated streaming service MUBI for contributing six annual memberships to our prize pool. These memberships will be awarded to our jury and audience award winners, and will allow them a year’s free access to Mubi’s ever-changing collection of hand-picked films, from new directors and award-winners alike. Whereas other streaming services are sometimes cluttered and overwhelming, MUBI instead features a rotation of thirty quality films, with a new one released every single day. The platform is available in 190 countries, with the films picked oftentimes guided by local cultures and cinema. MUBI is also one of the world’s largest communities for film-lovers, with over 9 million members around the globe streaming and downloading movies anytime, on any screen or device, anywhere.

For more information about the service, visit MUBI’s website or check out its prestigious daily international film publication, Notebook.

Kinoscope Sponsorship Announcement & A New Set of Awards!

Long Distance Film Festival is excited to announce its new sponsor Kinoscope, an online streaming platform with the shared goal of enhancing the appreciation and understanding of film as a global artform. With a wide and diverse audiencebase spread out across 70 countries, Kinoscope will be offering our three audience award winners a home on its service as part of its Spotlight on LDFF. These filmmakers will be featured alongside a prestigious group of established and emergent filmmakers alike. Those selected, along with our jury prize winners, will also receive a year-long membership to the site and its catalogue. 

We are immensely appreciative of this new collaboration, which marks a first step towards securing the future of our festival in the years to come. Keep those submissions coming!