Today, Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond announced that its Monroe Park campus will have a phased reopening for students, with fall classes starting on August 17. What does this mean for the Poe Film Festival, you ask?
Our festival venues are VCU theaters – at the beautiful new Institute for Contemporary Art and at the VCU Student Commons Theater. We are exploring options to feature a live festival at these theaters, assuming we can comply with local restrictions on social distancing, etc.
Keep your fingers crossed. If everyone behaves (a big “if”), we can hold a tremendous 2020 festival (without Zoom). A big thanks to all of our filmmakers for their patience and understanding during these difficult days.