HIGH WYCOMBE’S popular annual Fisheye Film Festival will return this year - in a special virtual format.

This year’s festival will take place in two halves, beginning with a 10-day online International Film Competition between Friday, April 23, and Sunday, May 2.

The festival will continue in the autumn, with the aim to host Fisheye’s wider programme of in-person events and film screenings when coronavirus restrictions are safely lifted.

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Spring screenings and events will take place via Zoom and Fisheye Film Festival’s Eventive platform.

Tickets range from £2 upwards with a pay what you can format, Festival Passes are available from £15.

Fisheye Film Festival “bring the world of films to our screens” through their carefully curated programme for audiences to explore.

This year’s event features an exciting range of short film showcases from their international competition, feature film screenings, Q&As and industry panels.

Rounding off the event is a ‘live’ online awards night, recognising the work of talented up-and-coming filmmakers.

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Audiences can discover a new and eclectic mix of films created in 2019 and 2020, including shorts, micro shorts and features across a range of genres - reflecting the concerns and inspirations of filmmakers in the UK and across the globe.

Each short film showcase contains one or two films submitted by rising young talent.

Screenings and events are open to all and everyone is invited to join in the conversation at online Q&As and discussions about the films.

Or why not team up with your friends and arrange a watch party to enjoy a screening (or two) at the same time - with virtual chat and (real) popcorn?

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Interactive events such as workshops and Q&A sessions will take place via Zoom, with details to access shared with ticket holders in advance of each event.

To make Fisheye Film Festival accessible to people on a low income, the festival uses sliding scale ticket prices for events.

Browse all events and screenings on the Eventive platform online at watch.eventive.org/fisheye – then book your tickets to be immersed in a new world of film from home this spring.