Great news for MMC!’s American friends – the Nightstream virtual film festival kicks off today and ends on Sunday!
Not sure what Nightstream is about? The festival’s collaborative responsemission statement is offered on the festival’s website.
In response to the many challenges impacting the film community amid the Covid-19 pandemic and the concerns of safety and security that presently come with physical exhibition and festivals, a collective online initiative is being launched by organizers of a number of American genre festivals for the upcoming fall season to offer a singular experience for U.S. audiences. Together the Boston Underground Film Festival (MA), Brooklyn Horror Film Festival (NY), North Bend Film Festival (WA), The Overlook Film Festival (LA), and Popcorn Frights Film Festival (FL) have joined forces under the banner of NIGHTSTREAM to present a dynamic and accessible virtual festival in October 2020.
Nightstream has a killer program with MMC! favourites Dinner in America, Survival Skills, Hunted, Anything for Jackson, Lapsis, and Climate of the Hunter on the slate, as well as intriguing titles like Quentin Dupieux‘s giant fly caper Mandibles (2020), Alister Grierson’s Aussie-Finnish horror-comedy Bloody Hell (2020), Jesse Blanchard’s horror puppet show Frank & Zed (2020), Lawrence Michael Levine’s Black Bear (2019) starring Aubrey Plaza, and Chris Baugh’s Irish road workers versus vampire flick, Boys From County Hell (2020). Numerous short programs, panels, and special events round out Nightstream, including some tantalizing offerings like “The Morbido Crypt’s Guide to Mexican Fantasy and Horror” presented by The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies, “For the Love of Horror Comics” presented by Midnight Pulp, “The Eyeslicer Halloween Special: Sleepover Pajama Party, Hosted by Gwilliam,” Arrow‘s “The Future of Horror is Female,” “Horror Camp!” with Peaches Christ, and “Indonesian Horror” presented by Shudder.
This is a great cause that has the benefit of being a slamming festival as well, so be sure to show your support for Nightstream tonight and cancel your weekend plans!