Yucca Valley Film Festival On Line Today & This Weekend

The second edition of the Yucca Valley Film Festival is being held today, tomorrow and Sunday, November 13, 14 and 15.
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the event is being streamed digitally at Xerb, which is available on the internet at https://xerb.tv/channel/yvff/virtual-events
One must scroll down to near the bottom to access the portal to the Yucca Valley Film Festival.
The event is sponsored and hosted by the Town of Yucca Valley. Festival directors this year are director, scriptwriter and producer Matt Beurois, as well as French producer, performer, singer and songwriter Auregan.
The kick-off for the event will take place today, Friday November 13, 2020, at 6:30 p.m., live on Facebook.
Beginning at 7 p.m. tonight are the opening films, The Music Box (a short) and Sweet Sunshine (a feature). At 8:45 p.m., the team that made Sweet Sunshine will take live questions on Facebook.
On Saturday at 10 a.m. are the documentaries The Maroon Bomber and Iron Duck.
At 1 p.m. the Kids Section, with the animated films Super Generic, My Tagalong, Selfie Cat, Deep Fears, Maestro, Treasure and Krampouezh, will be available.
At 2 p.m. is the hour of the Drone Films, including Bavaria; Unseen Australia, El Valle, A Journey Through the Cocle Province of Panama; Würm – A Scotland Journey; and Inclined to Beauty.
At 3 p.m., the festival goes live with William Baldwin, including the introduction with director Rouald Boulanger, on Facebook, followed by Talk, a short film, whereupon the audience is free to participate via Facebook in “Ask Me Anything, Live with William Baldwin.”
At 7 p.m. is the screening of the Short Films Section, featuring Exit Package, Ms. Rossi, The Matchmaker, Very Nick and Zach: High Desert Day, Lessons With Martha, Rum Go! R.A.S., and the Fixer, followed by a Facebook discussion.
At 9 p.m. the festival will feature Fright Night, consisting of the short films Bench, Vegan’s Blood, Hunters, Old Book, Wild Love and at 9:30 p.m. the feature film Fright Night. A panel is to follow with the lead actors.
On Sunday at 1 p.m. is the Scriptwriters Roundtable on Facebook.
At 2 p.m. five visual arts and experimental films are to be shown: Sand in My Blood, The Dawn, No Runners, Quick Fix and Things I’ve Seen in my Dreams.
At 2:30 p.m. the program will advance to dance films, which are to include Paris You Got Me, Black Canvas, Trapped, Shadow, and De-Eschatology.
At 3 p.m., music videos will be previewed, those being Nice Shoes, Lovemaking and Off the Wall – That One Girl, followed by a Facebook live panel with arts, dance and music video filmmakers.
At 7 p.m., the closing of the festival will ensue, with the awards publication, and a replay of the winners. An audience vote on the films is to take place online.
The Yucca Valley Town Council in June 2019 voted to initiate the Yucca Valley Film Festival as a family-friendly mission to entertain and gather the people of Yucca Valley and the Morongo Basin around a multi-day, annual event, based on a recommendation by the Yucca Valley Parks and Recreation Cultural Commission.

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