After much deliberation, the Durham Region International Film Festival (DRIFF) has decided to make some big changes to the 2020 festival. This year, they’re offering a unique, one-night, drive-in experience paired with two days of online streaming and filmmaker Q&A sessions.
Festival dates remain the same with events running October 1 to 3. The online portion of the festival will offer a select number of films with streaming, pre-recorded and live events.
The themes and structure of this year's festival have been unveiled; the full program lineup will be announced in the coming days.
DRIFF DAY 1: True North!
All that is truly Canadian. Stories that get to the heart of who we are as a country and explore Canadian identity.
DRIFF DAY 2: International Screenings and Global Discussion
DRIFF Day 2 is the International Showcase featuring work from Italy, Jamaica, Austria and Egypt.
DRIFF DAY 3: Homegrown - Virtual Screenings and Closing Night Drive-In
- Homegrown: A program featuring Ontario and Durham Region talent and stories that speak to the theme of community re-imagined.
- Student film showcase made up of six amazing shorts, 65 minutes in length.
Closing Night Drive-in Screening and Awards
Homegrown: A program of selected films featuring Ontario and Durham Region talent and stories that speak to the theme of community re-imagined.
Join in person for a drive-in experience. Take in a selection of narrative shorts and a documentary short, followed by the presentation of DRIFF 2020 Awards for Best Student, Best Feature, Best Short and Best Regional Film.