Senses of Cinema: “Closer Than Ever? The 1st Long Distance Film Festival”

“What those hundreds of viewers were presented with was a festival that managed to avoid turning into a mere receptacle of COVID-themed shorts, but sought instead to showcase films that dealt with questions that long predated the health crisis, and which the forced isolation only made more pressing… “

Long Distance Film Festival was featured in the latest issue of Senses of Cinema! We are all very gratified at their enthusiasm, support, and the kind, thoughtful words written about our selection.

Read the full festival report by critic Leonardo Goi here.

Kinoscope: “Watching in the Time of Quarantine: Jason Ooi and the Long Distance Film Festival”

I had the pleasure of interviewing with Kinoscope critic Steven Erickson this past week in preparation for the upcoming festival. We talk about the challenges of this kind of undertaking, the differences between physical and digital film festivals, and thoroughly tease at parts of our official selection!

The official program will be released tomorrow — be sure to follow our social media pages to keep in the loop!

Interview can be found on the Kinoscope publication here.