VERO BEACH WINE + FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES DATES OF 5TH ANNUAL FEST
A HISTORIC HYBRID OF DIGITAL + PHYSICAL SCREENINGS
Vero Beach, FL (June 24, 2020) – The 5th Annual Vero Beach Wine + Film Festival presented by the Vero Beach Outlets announces a Virtual + Live offering this year! And it’s one of the first film festivals to do so on the film festival circuit. The historic event will take place over 4 weekends from August 13 – September 6, 2020.
Mindful of the times, the VBWFF Team has put together over 50 screening dates for audiences of 50 or less throughout the four weekends. The “50 for 50” socially distanced screenings will take place at the Majestic Theatre, Emerson Center and Executive Courthouse. More than 100 independent films, including Academy-Award winners, Sundance hits and world premieres will be on view.
“We’re doing our best to re-imagine the film festival as a reflection of our times,”
said Jerusha Stewart, VBWFF Executive Director. “Our filmmakers are especially grateful this year to have the opportunity to screen their works and to interact with viewers both virtually and at intimate in-person screenings.”
Named a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society, fest goers can stay in or go out to see the largest screening of independent film on the Treasure Coast this summer.
Opening the festival on Thursday, August 13, the Vero Visions Awards + Screenings will take place at the Treasure Coast Park & Watch Drive In. The awards recognize works by Treasure Coast filmmakers, films filmed in the area or featuring local talent.
The Vero Beach Wine + Film Festival is a 501 C (3) organization promoting the transformative power of film and encouraging courageous conversations in support of positive mental health, social equality and inspiring stories.
One such story, “Roger B. Chaffee-Aviator Ad Astra” directed by Daniel Joel Deal chronicles the life of the Apollo 1 astronaut you’ve never met. On the eve of his ascendancy to space, a tragic fire takes his life and the lives of Gus Grissom and Ed White. Special Guest Sheryl Chaffee, daughter of the acclaimed astronaut, will join us after the screening.
Possibly the most popular screenings at the Vero Beach Wine + Film Festival are the short film programs. A great feature film tells the story in 2 hours. Now imagine bringing an audience to tears or laugh out loud laughter in only 5 minutes. This is the genius of the short film genre. Arrive early to see the selection of comedy, dramatic and documentary stories.
Plus, special event “Sip! See! Savor Dinner Movie Screenings” will be featured this year at Sandridge Golf Club and Sky Dive Sebastian.
In August, the innovative arts nonprofit organization rolls out the red carpet for aspiring filmmakers. This year introducing an inaugural program ─ VBWFF FILM LAB. “Money, Music + Marketing for Filmmakers”, a series of panels where industry professionals and experienced filmmakers will share lessons learned.
Sip, swirl and savor 100+ fine wines from around the globe at the WOW! Wine Club. Each Saturday, a day long immersive wine experience will be presented at Vero COLAB. Deepen your knowledge of the winemaking arts and meet the tastemakers behind the vines. Exclusive price discounts on wines available for virtual and live attendees.
Many film screenings at VBWFF have gone on to significant success and distribution. We welcome you to a warm and wonderful film festival by the sea which embraces the wide lens of independent filmmaking.
Tempt, taste and toast your senses at this not-to-be missed cinematic celebration!
For more information and pass purchases, please visit vbwff.com.