Four online festivals are among the options for home cinema during the pandemic

"Digital Panorama of Swiss Cinema", "Sesc Melhores Filmes", "Arab World of Home Cinema" and "8 1/2 Festa do Cinema Italiano" have free screenings until the end of September

"Challenge of a champion" is one of the films of the 8 1/2 Festa do Cinema Italiano.
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More than 50 cinematographic works are scheduled for free screenings and online in the next days. You films make up the agendas of four important festivals that occur concurrently and offer cultural attractions that go back to different cultures around the world. The "circuit" has already started and continues with sessions until the end of september.

With this, at a time when the social distance caused by the Covid-19 pandemic means that people cannot travel, cinema allows different ethnicities and customs to reach the homes of people who tune in to the shows.

Since lockdown which took place in March, due to the increase in the number of cases of the disease caused by the new coronavirus, several options for streaming (display platforms online) specially released for free - a way to broaden the culture and even help the public deal with this delicate moment.

Film festival programming online

Digital Panorama of Swiss Cinema

The 8th edition of the Festival features 14 feature films and 2 short programs, screened for free on the platform Sesc Digital - from 27/08 to 06/09.

Banner of the Digital Panorama of Swiss Cinema.
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Festival Sesc Best Films

15 films make up the program of this 46ª edition. The first sessions were single screenings, followed by films available for 24 hours, available for a week and, finally, with free access for 30 days. They are national and international works of various genres, which can be watched on the Sesc Digital platform - started on 19/08 and continues until 20/09.

The Brazilian feature "Bacurau" was one of the highlights at the Sesc Melhores Filmes show.
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Arab World Home Cinema Show

In addition to live debates, the event's audience will bring four new films in Brazil and a special selection with highlights from the 15 years of Mostra: from 28/08 to 13/13, the films are available at exclusive show platform and from 31/08 to 27/09, at Sesc Digital.

Invitation to the Arab World Home Cinema Show.
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8 1/2 Italian Film Festival

In the program are 20 Italian productions, of which nine are unpublished in Brazilian cinemas. The exhibitions are through the Looke website, and more information can be consulted at festival websitefrom 28/08 to 10/09.

Poster of the 8 1/2 Italian Film Festival.
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in the final stretch

2nd Contemporary Egyptian Film Festival, carried out by the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (CCBB), in online, continues until the 30/08.

The show has 24 films on the schedule. Titles can be watched in a 24-hour interval, counting from 17 pm on the day of the exhibition. The complete schedule is available at website of the event.

Publicity image of the 2nd Contemporary Egyptian Film Festival.

Home cinema during the pandemic

The virtual edition of the already traditional Varilux French Film Festival; the release of the national catalog of the SP Cinema Play; to Show Public Domain held by Cine UFSC; The MAM Cinematheque Exhibition 65 years, the debates online promoted by the Cineclube da BADESC Cultural Foundation, as well as those carried out by the Museum of Image and Sound (My), are some of the highlights among the options that previously emerged, with the aim of maintaining a cultural program and, in a way, rescuing, even at a distance, the cineclubist culture.

Other options

As an alternative to maintain activities during social isolation, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Paradigm Cine Arte also continues to value culture and is making available a program of films - which can be watched in the comfort of home, totally online. The sessions are paid, but the amount collected serves as an aid for maintaining the Paradigm.

Another option that has been gaining prominence is the cinema in drive-in. In Florianópolis, there are two in regular operation: at Arena Petry and at Floripa Airport. Programs are constantly published on the Floripa Guide schedule.

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