Good news everyone! If you were – like us – lamenting on what to do with your bank holiday weekend now that FrightFest has been put on hold, fear not (or should that be fear lots?), as FrightFest will be holding a digital edition on those dates!
Taking place on Friday 28 August to Mon 31 August, Arrow Video FrightFest will be presenting 25 films, as well as additional online content including special guest intros, Q&As, and a short film showcase. Plus, they have said there will be some free live events (which are at the planning stage).
“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,” said Ian Rattray, FrightFest co-director. “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.”
Passes and individual tickets for FrightFest will be available and go on sale in early August. The line-up of films will be announced in the coming weeks.
“We’re incredibly proud to be acting as headline sponsor of the UK’s premiere genre event, FrightFest, for a third year running,” added Mike Hewitt, Head of Sales & Marketing at Arrow Video. “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.”
Arrow Video FrightFest Digital Edition will take place on 28-31 August.