June 6, 2016IFFF 2017 In the Works
Save the date. Plans are underway for the 2017 International Freethought Film Festival for May 16th through the 18th, 2017 in Orlando, Florida.
Our Call for Submissions is open, and Early Bird entries are now being accepted via FilmFreeway.com.
For the first time, we are planning on having an awards event to honor the filmmakers. We are in need of sponsors to help us make this happen. There are many levels of opportunities to support the film festival. Click the banner below for sponsorhip information.
May 9, 2016Press Images
We have added some high resolution images for download at this link: http://www.freethoughtfilmfest.org/PressImages/
Feature film posters for 3 (Three the Movie), R evolucija, and Shooting the Prodigal are included.
May 3, 2016For Immediate Release-May 3, 2016
Nothing is Unquestionable at the International Freethought Film Festival
For Immediate Release
(Orlando, May 3, 2016)
The International Freethought Film Festival is known for not shying away from uncomfortable topics. Official selections reflect any or all of the mission statement of promoting reason, critical thinking, and freedom of inquiry. The IFFF 2016 program presents a wide spectrum of freethought themes, and takes place from Friday, May 13, 2016 through Sunday, May 15, 2014. The weekend-long event includes four feature-length indie films, 21 shorts and four filmmakers Q&A sessions. For the second consecutive season, the film festival is being hosted by Gallery at Avalon Island, located at 39 S Magnolia Ave in downtown Orlando, Florida.
A Meet & Greet reception will kick off the 2016 International Freethought Film Festival on Friday the 13th at 5:30 pm. Opening night will feature the indie comedy film, Shooting the Prodigal, followed by a Q&A with director David Powers. Joining the line up of filmmakers over the weekend are directors Mirta Mataija and Goran Zaborac, who will be in attendance from Croatia to talk about their feature documentary, R evolucija. The film examines Croatia’s economic crisis through intimate interviews of citizens who are affected by it. Sarah Barker, who teaches radio and television production at Pasadena City College, will conduct a Q&A about her short documentary, No God at the Bottom of a Glass; and filmmaker, Ariadna Ochrymovych, director of Holodomor: Voices of Survivors (Ukrainian Famine/Genocide), will also be at the event to discuss her film. On Saturday night, May 14th, an action film from Jakarta, Indonesia, will be screened. In 3 (Three the Movie), three childhood friends Alif, Lam and Mim, who grew up in the same Islamic boarding house, chose their own path. Alif becomes a special force for the country, Lam a journalist, and Mim chooses to be theologian. They are forced to confront each other with their own version of truth after a bombing incident that leads back to Mim as the suspect. The festivities conclude on Sunday night, May 15th with an after party at The Woods.
The International Freethought Film Festival is a home for independent films from around the globe that critically examine truth-claims. Reason, logic, critical thinking and science are embraced as the best ways to explain the natural world; while superstition, dogma, tradition and argument by authority are rejected as justifications for practices, policies and behaviors that are often of detriment to humans and the earth. Freedom of inquiry and expression are boldly exercised.
“From social justice issues, to questioning claims of the existence of extraterrestrials, our program continues to run the gamut of freethought subjects to spark dialogue.” said founder and executive director of IFFF, Andrea Steele-Meyer.
All access passes can be acquired for a suggested donation of $35 via Eventbrite. Day passes are also available for folks who may not be able to commit to the entire weekend. Ticket and event information is published on the film festival Website at http://www.freethoughtfilmfest.org/tickets/.
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Freethought Film Festival Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit, educational organization, exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the United States Federal tax code. Established in August, 2009, the major focus of the organization is to host an annual, International Freethought Film Festival. Its mission is to promote reason, critical thinking and freedom of inquiry through the medium of film.
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