Much like with the digital technology that has swept independent film festivals throughout the world since the early 2000s, for many reason the virtual theater is quickly becoming the first, best choice for festivals, and the new home of Independent film screenings worldwide.
The virtual theatre is the future of film festivals, as more and more festivals are now screening films online and even the big festivals such as the Sundance Film Festival and the Tribeca Film Festival are moving to online screenings.
You hear so much about the environment and global warming it got us thinking. When you realize how much power is used during the film fest – electricity for the building, natural gas for heat and the gasoline the people use to get to the fest it left one hell of a carbon footprint. By doing the whole festival online it actually helps cut down on greenhouse gases.
Festivals are making the leap to cyber screenings because of many reasons, including that it allows for so much more exposure for the films. It is expected that, just like the extinction of the 35mm projectors that were replaced with digital, one day in the not too distant future all film festivals will screen almost exclusively online, with only few live presentations, if any.
Unlike most other Film Festivals, ours is different because it offers a unique method of viewing films in an online film festival that is totally secure and safe for a filmmaker’s project, and even those that provide online fests cannot duplicate the safety and security that our virtual theater offers.
Very different from other festivals streaming films online, films in this festival cannot be downloaded, the films HAVE NO EMBEDDING CODE and our HTML code if copied and pasted, the films will not play, therefore they CANNOT be placed on other websites.
The virtual theatre system and screening platform is completely secure and can be viewed from any computer, and mobile device.
The Cutting Edge International Film Festival is reaching new heights, and is on the forefront independent film screening.