The Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts will host its first international film festival April 24-25, with the theme of "Race, Equity and Inclusion." Six feature films, 16 short films and 7 short films shot on mobile devices will be screened online, along with Q&A sessions and discussions with panelists and artists.
"Panel topics are expected to include; race, equity and inclusion; the youth voice; the music behind films; promoting the voices of artists with disabilities; and the impact of artificial intelligence on film production," according to a press release from the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. Audiences will also be able to vote for their favorite film.
While this year's event is virtual, the press release indicates hope for expansion and in-person activities in future years.
Tickets are $20 per day or $35 for full festival pass. More information is available at filmfreeway.com.