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Major Vegan Film Festival Goes Online Amid Coronavirus Crisis

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The International Vegan Film Festival has announced its third annual event will be held online due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The festival, which will feature digital screenings, panels, filmmaker Q&As and more, says it has ‘had to adapt to prioritize the safety, comfort and well-being of the community’.

A full list of films playing in the festival will be available in late September, but PBN can reveal three films that will be included: Regan Russell – A Short Documentary, Butenland, and INVISIBLE.

‘Accessible and innovative’

In a statement sent to Plant Based News, the festival’s Executive Director Shawn Stratton said: “This year has given us an opportunity to think creatively about how we can make the festival more accessible and innovative than ever before, and we are excited to deliver a memorable experience that honors all the reasons we’ve become known as the premier event for vegan-themed content creators and film enthusiasts.

“One of the reasons I started the International Vegan Film Festival was to help people discover outstanding vegan-themed films they have not heard of before or may never had an opportunity to see.”

‘Outstanding films’

Stratton added: “I also wanted to give vegan-themed filmmakers another platform to highlight their work to more audiences. You can discover and re-discover the enormous positive impact becoming vegan can have on health, farmed animals, and the environment through the film festival.

“With the festival now going online, we are making it even easier for people to discover these outstanding films.”

The International Vegan Film Festival will take place on October 10-17. You can learn more about the event here

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