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28TH WOODS HOLE FILM FESTIVAL (WHFF)
July 27, 2019 @ 12:00 am - August 3, 2019 @ 12:00 am
28TH WOODS HOLE FILM FESTIVAL (WHFF): With 54 feature length and 110 short films, the WHFF, which runs from July 27-August 3 at seven venues within walking or biking distance of one another in Woods Hole and Falmouth, offers a diverse and exciting mixture of narratives, documentaries, and animation, submitted from around the globe—from Cape Cod to Concord, NH and Peru to Poland. More than half the films are by first-time filmmakers and more than 120 filmmakers will attend their screenings, with an unprecedented 15 festival alumni returning with their latest films. The festival’s three hallmarks—science, music, and short film programs—are well-represented this year. The “Bringing Science to the Screen” program alone includes twenty films about everything from scientific breakthroughs to science fiction. Given the current political climate, there are also several films about refugees and immigrants, as well as LGBTQI/A issues. This year also introduces a new category not generally found at film festivals: animal “makeovers.” There’s even a “Kids Day” on Sunday, July 28, from 2-4 p.m. Panel discussions include: “Expanding and Extending the Life and Impact of a Film,” the third in a series about science and storytelling presented by the recently launched WHFF and Science Initiative and moderated by Falmouth resident Beth Murphy of The Groundtruth Project on July 29; “Evolution of a Story,” co-presented by Women in Film and Video New England and moderated by its president, Alecia Orsini, a discussion with several filmmakers about their journeys in filmmaking, on August 1; and a discussion of film criticism hosted by Cape Cod Times film critic Tim Miller with Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr, Boston Society of Film Critics President Tom Meek, Patriot Ledger film critic Dana Barbuto, and freelance critic Allyson Johnson (The Young Folks) on August 3.Visit www.woodsholefilmfestival.org for a complete schedule and to purchase tickets online. Tickets are also on sale in person during the festival at the box office, located at the Old Woods Hole Fire Station, 72 Water Street in Woods Hole.