Four of the country’s largest film festivals have come together to create AMPLIFY! – an exciting, UK-wide online film festival launched Friday, 6 November 2020.
The new initiative, featuring over 60 films and events, boasts a varied and entertaining programme for everyone and anyone across the country looking for things to do at home during the latest lockdown.
Blasting brilliant new cinema directly into homes across the UK, AMPLIFY!’s online film festival (November 6–22) presents distinctive features, a free shorts programme, hot topic docs, engaging Q&As and industry events.
This exciting first-of-its-kind initiative has been co-curated by FilmBath, CINECITY (Brighton), Cambridge and Cornwall Film Festivals for the purpose of giving everyone something to look forward to in these challenging times.
Programme highlights include 20 UK premieres such as Viggo Mortensen’s directorial debut Falling (preview link – expires on 9 November), a Cannes 2020 official selection fresh off its successful screening at San Sebastian International Film Festival, where Mortensen was honoured with the Donostia Award for his work. Following its Sundance Film Festival screening earlier this year, Luxor, starring Andrea Riseborough, hits the UK screen along with Patrick (De Patrick), which casts Flight of the Conchords’ Jemaine Clement in a Belgian dark comedy about a nudist camp.
Other UK premiere highlights explore what it means to be human in Robolove; a journey into adulthood in I never cry; an outsiders view of Brexit Britain in Cat in the wall; and a drama about a woman trying to find a fictitious husband in Open Door; and Thor Klein’s Adventures of a Mathematician which portrays the story of Stanislaw Ulam, a brilliant Jewish mathematician and one of the greatest scientific minds of the 20th century.
And MOSCA recommends the New Voices Shorts, free to watch short dramas and documentaries from local filmmakers aged 16–25!