Following the postponement of the annual Arrow Video FrightFest, the team has put together an online virtual event, including 25 films, to take place from Friday August 28th to Monday August 31st.
As well as film screenings (available only to viewers in the UK), there will be special guest intros, Q&As, and the popular short film showcase.
FrightFest co-director, Ian Rattray, said: “Although we can’t recreate the special atmosphere of our public gatherings, we hope our online event will go some way to bringing the fans and filmmakers back together, not just to watch some great new films but also to carry on the community spirit that FrightFest is famous for. And, of course, we welcome genre fans who have been unable to attend in person before and who will be joining us for the first time.”
Arrow Video will continue as headline sponsor and Mike Hewitt, Head of Sales and Marketing commented: “We’re incredibly proud to be acting as headline sponsor of the UK’s premiere genre event, FrightFest, for a third year running. In these changing and challenging times, we need to adapt to new ways, and although we are clearly sad that this year’s August event will not be in a physical form, we are really pleased and excited that the team have decided to retain the summer genre festival spirit in a new online format. We hugely look forward to working with the team in making Arrow Video FrightFest Digital Edition a hugely engaging and successful experience this August Bank Holiday.”
Watch this space for further announcements and the line-up of films that will be screened.
FrightFest will return to its physical home in London’s West End in October for a specially extended Halloween programme.