Livestream Discussions

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Livestream Discussions

Go in-depth into Festival films through virtual Q&As and Coffee Talks with Festival filmmakers. All recordings of past Livestream Q&As are available to view free on YouTube.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, Oct 23 @ 12:00pm

Q&A: Cinema Sabaya

Livestream Q&A with director Orit Fouks Rotem. Learn more about the film…

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Past Events

Thursday, Oct 14 @ 4:00pm

Q&A: The Gravedigger’s Wife

Livestream Q&A with director Khadar Ayderus Ahmed. Learn more about the film…

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Friday, Oct 15: 10:00am

Green Screens: Exposing Environmental Crises in Cinema

From the Amazon rainforest to the Arctic ice caps to Southeast Asian super typhoons, a number of urgent, topical, and captivating films at this year’s Festival’s tackle stories of climate change and environmental crisis. Join directors Holly Morris (Exposure), Luiz Bolognesi (The Last Forest) and Carlo Francisco Manatad (Whether the Weather is Fine) discuss their works and the issues.

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Friday, Oct 15 @ 12:00pm

Q&A: Commitment Hasan

Livestream Q&A with actor Umut Karadag. Learn more about the film…

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Friday, Oct 15 @ 4:00pm

Q&A: My Brothers Dream Awake

Livestream Q&A with director Claudia Huaiquimilla. Learn more about the film…

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Saturday, Oct 16 @ 12:00pm

Q&A: Silent Land

Livestream Q&A with director Agnieszka Woszczyńska. Learn more about the film…

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Saturday, Oct 16 @ 2:00pm

Q&A: Captain Volkonogov Escaped

Livestream Q&A with directors Natalya Merkulova and Alexey Chupov. Learn more about the film…

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Sunday, Oct 17: 10:00am

Pandemic Cinema: Film Art in the Age of Contagion

A shared experience unlike any in recent history, the COVID-19 pandemic has presented problems for filmmakers both practical and aesthetic. Join directors Miguel Gomes (The Tsugua Diaries), Radu Jude (Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn) and Rob Jabbaz (The Sadness) as they discuss their drastically different ways of representing the pandemic on screen.

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Sunday, Oct 17 @ 12:00pm

Q&A: Nobody Has To Know

Livestream Q&A with director Bouli Lanners. Learn more about the film…

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Sunday, Oct 17 @ 4:00pm

Q&A: Citizen Ashe

Livestream Q&A with director Sam Pollard. Learn more about the film…

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Monday, Oct 18 @ 12:00pm

Q&A: Babi Yar. Context

Livestream Q&A with director Sergei Loznitsa. Learn more about the film…

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Monday, Oct 18 @ 4:00pm

Q&A: 107 Mothers

Livestream Q&A with director Peter Kerekes. Learn more about the film…

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Tuesday, Oct 19  @ 12:00pm

Q&A: Robust

Livestream Q&A with director Constance Meyer. Learn more about the film…

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Tuesday, Oct 19  @ 4:00pm

Q&A: Wandering Heart

Livestream Q&A with director Leonardo Brzezicki. Learn more about the film…

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Wednesday, Oct 20  @ 12:00pm

Q&A: The Odd-Job Men

Livestream Q&A with director Neus Ballús. Learn more about the film…

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Wednesday, Oct 20  @ 4:00pm

Q&A: Sundown

Livestream Q&A with director Michel Franco. Learn more about the film…

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Thursday, Oct 21  @ 12:00pm

Q&A: Amira

Livestream Q&A with director Mohamed Diab. Learn more about the film…

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Thursday, Oct 21  @ 4:00pm

Q&A: Amparo

Livestream Q&A with director Simon Mesa Soto. Learn more about the film…

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