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.
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!