That One Film Festival 2020

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That One Film Festival Celebrates Experimental Filmmakers During Two-Day Event

This September 11th and 12th marks the return of That One Film Festival, Muncie’s own biennial experimental film festival. The two-day event will be a free livestreaming event available online where viewers can participate in the livestream content

The event is produced by students in an immersive learning course at the Ball State University School of Art, with artistic directors Associate Professor Maura Jasper and Assistant Professor Kristin Reeves, in partnership with the Muncie Arts and Culture Council. 

That One Film Festival celebrates the work of moving image artists from around the globe. The festival specializes in experimental, no/low budget, and avant-garde film and video art. This year, more than 275 films were submitted to That One for consideration. Of those submissions, 36  individual films have been selected for this year’s program, in addition to screenings of work by the festival’s two jurors, Karissa Hahn and Laura Parnes, and a performance by filmmaker Michael Morris.

This event is rated PG-13 for strong language, and viewer discretion is advised. All events are Eastern Standard Time.

The Opening Night stream begins at 5:45 PM on Friday, September 11th with an introduction by festival Master of Ceremonies Dennis Everette, and Muncie Arts and Culture Council Executive Director Erin Williams. The program will begin at 6:00 PM with a selection of work by Karissa Hahn, PlySpace Virtual Resident and co-juror at this year’s festival, followed by two one-hour programs. The screenings will end at 9:15 PM, after which there will be a performance by filmmaker Michael Morris. The event will conclude at 10:00 PM. The entire program is livestreamed at thatonefilmfestival.com and is free to view.

The festival will continue on Saturday, Sept. 12. Beginning at 11:30 AM, five one-hour programs will be presented throughout the day and evening, as well as a screening of work by New York artist and co-juror Laura Parnes. Viewers can tune in to the stream at any time. Each program will be followed by a short intermission. There will be a scheduled dinner break in the livestream from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. The program will conclude at 9:45 PM with the announcement of the three festival award winners. The full program of films, event times, and ratings is available at thatonefilmfestival.com. T-shirts, tote bags, and at-home viewing kits are available on the website.

For more information, please visit thatonefilmfestival.com or follow @that1film on social media. Queries can also be sent to [email protected] or [email protected]. Questions about accessibility can be directed to [email protected].

The Muncie Arts & Culture Council (MACC) is the designated Arts Partner for the City of Muncie. As Arts Partner, MACC assists with municipal initiatives where art integration can benefit economic development and Quality of Place. As an arts alliance, MACC builds community among artists and arts organizations and serves as a resource for professional growth and opportunity. Learn more about MACC and its programs and collaborations at munciearts.org.

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Friday, September 11, 2020 (All day) to Saturday, September 12, 2020 (All day)