Camden International Film Festival Announces New 12-Day Creative Virtual Experience And Livestream Events For Fall 2020

This year film festivals have had to change their game plan by moving to virtual and Livestream events due to the pandemic. The Camden International Film Festival (CIFF) organized by Points North Institute announced new plans for the 2020 festival with the goal to directly support independent filmmakers and collaboratively create spaces for community-building, organizing and collective imagination. This year’s CIFF and Points North Forum will a 12-day creative virtual experience with dozens of Livestream events, alongside the launch of the festival’s very own drive-in movie theatre, and screenings at a small number of reduced-capacity theatres in Maine.

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TERRENCE MCNALLY: EVERY ACT OF LIFE Documentary Virtual Panel Discussions With Rita Moreno, Billy Porter, Tom Kirdahy, Tyne Daly And Chita Rivera

Celebrating the life and legacy of the late Tony® Award-winning playwright and LGBTQ activist Terrence McNally, Floating World Pictures announces the award-winning American Masters documentary TERRENCE MCNALLY: EVERY ACT OF LIFE, now streaming on pbs.org/americanmasters and the PBS Video app now through August 31, 2020. In addition, two very special virtual online discussions and talkbacks with Rita Moreno, Billy Porter, Tom Kirdahy, Tyne Daly And Chita Rivera on July 1 and July 8, as they remember and honor the legendary McNally. Below are the dates of the live virtual discussions.

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Juneteenth Music Festival: The World’s First Virtual Global Freedom Festival Kicks Off Tonight with DJ Jazzy Jeff

With the COVID-19 pandemic, Blacks Lives Matter movement and Juneteenth happening on June 19th people are searching for ways to celebrate the 155th anniversary safely. The 2020 Juneteenth Music Festival kicked off earlier today for online, for a positive, educational and entertaining day celebrating African American history and the mission to make Juneteenth a national holiday. Though the Livestream is in full swing NOW, International superstar DJ Jazzy Jeff will take over the Virtual Juneteenth stream playing a once in a lifetime set, tonight, Thursday, June 18. 9 pm est.

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The 9th Annual A2IM Libera Awards Livestreams Tonight

The American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) 9th Annual Libera Awards will take place tonight June 18th, 6:40 p.m. EST. The Libera Awards is the largest Independent music award show in the world celebrating the successes of independent creators, artists, and professionals whose music is at the forefront of our culture. Organized annually by A2IM and presented by SoundExchange in Partnership with Merlin, the Libera Awards will be held virtually, and made free to stream on liberaawards.com.

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The Races Will Go on for the ABB FIA Formula E Championship With a Six-Race Berlin Showdown in August

Formula E  has just announced that they are set to resume CLOSED-DOOR RACING in August at Tempelhof Airport in Berlin following approval of the FIA, with six races in nine days deciding who will win the 2019/20 ABB FIA Formula E Championship. For those wondering how the races could go forward due to COVID-19, within Germany there are now more people who recover each day than there are people who become infected with the virus. In the announcement from Formula E, the Tempelhof Airport has been chosen to close out the current season, hosting three double-headers in quick succession on August 5/6, 8/9 and 12/13.

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“A NIGHT FOR AUSTIN” Live Virtual Musical Benefit with Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, Bonnie Raitt and More Streams Tonight

Since the cancellation of SXSW 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic the live music scene in Austin has taken a huge hit. In support and celebration of the “live music capital” of the world, Paul Simon, Edie Brickell, Willie and Annie Nelson, and their teams have joined forces with Luck Reunion for “A NIGHT FOR AUSTIN” virtual event. Streaming tonight at 8pm CST for two hours, “A NIGHT FOR AUSTIN” will feature appearances by Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, Gary Clark Jr. and many others who are rallying around Austin’s vital businesses to raise funds for Austin Community Foundation. The event can be watched here: https://www.anightforaustin.com/ or watched online on the streaming platform Twitch

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GLAAD Pride Guide 2020 for Virtual Events

For fifty years, the month of June has celebrated LGBTQ+ Pride traditions but due to the pandemic and the appalling murder of George Floyd that has led to nationwide protest, we have to re-think how we can ALL come together. To bring us all together safely for Pride Month, GLAAD created the Pride Guide, a platform to help LGBTQ+ people and allies navigate the hundreds of digital Pride celebrations and online events during the month of June. In acknowledgment of the inhumane murder of George Floyd, GLAAD is reprioritizing Pride Month events to support the Black community.

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Monster Energy Outbreak Virtual Tour Kicks-Off LIVE ON LOCATION Tonight

For the first time ever, Monster Energy Outbreak Tour, the leader in showcasing the biggest new names in music each year, is now set to launch a virtual series customized for fans during quarantine: Monster Energy Outbreak Presents: LIVE ON LOCATION. Debuting TONIGHT, May 29th, LIVE ON LOCATION consists of nine episodes each featuring top breakout hip hop talent performing from various locations with enhanced production direct from the artist. Taking place on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 8pm EST / 5pm PST, over three consecutive weekends in May and June LIVE ON LOCATION will be on Monster Energy’s YouTube channel located here: youtube.com/monsterenergy.

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“Let’s Stay (In) Together: A Benefit To Support The Apollo” Presented By Gibson

UPDATED 6/1/2020: In observance of Black Out Tuesday and in solidarity with artists, neighbors and the global community the Apollo Theater and Gibson have announced the “Let’s Stay (In) Together: A Benefit To Support The Apollo” live streaming benefit concert has been rescheduled from June 2 to Thursday, June 4 at 7:30 pm ET/4:30pm PT.

On March 13th, 2020, the infamous Apollo Theatre announced all “ Theater-Produced Public Programs” were canceled till June 30th due to COVID-19. Recently announced, Gibson, the leading instrument brand, has partnered with the legendary Apollo Theater for the “Let’s Stay (In) Together: A Benefit To Support The Apollo” benefit concert. The free LIVE free virtual benefit concert will kick off Black Music Month in June and will support the institution’s future following the cancellation of more than 100 programs. Viewers can tune in to watch the “Let’s Stay (In) Together: A Benefit To Support The Apollo” Livestream at www.apollotheater.org.

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International Summer and Fall Fashion Events to be Exclusively Powered by JOOR

The fashion industry has been working hard to find a way for designers to showcase their new collections virtually since in-person fashion shows have been canceled for the summer. Today JOOR, the world’s industry-standard digital wholesale platform, is partnering with  PREMIUM GROUP and the British Fashion Council to offer virtual PREMIUM GROUP Berlin and London Fashion Week as well as upcoming fall fashion events.

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