In light of the ever-changing nature of this serious ongoing health crisis, Wharton Studio Museum is currently trying to determine the best and safest way forward for Silents Roar! Film Festival 2020. At this point in time, the Ithaca School District has canceled school until April 13th, though it could be longer; and we are monitoring Ithaca College’s plans, as well.
As of now, we plan to push the festival Submission Deadline to late May (specific date yet to be determined) to give students enough time to complete their films, with the hope of holding the Screening & Awards Ceremony at Ithaca College in June. If quarantine is lifted by our new Submission Deadline, we shall proceed with the festival as planned. In the case that quarantine procedures continue and schools do not resume, we are now exploring the possibility of making the festival a virtual event and streaming the films in an online presentation. Trying to turn lemons into lemonade!
Thank you for your patience. Stay healthy and safe, and we will keep you posted. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fiona Okumu and the Silents Roar! Team