Monday, August 10, 2020

Poet, Filmmaker and Actor Kalpna Singh-Chitnis speaks with KUCI's Janeane Bernstein about her 2020 Silent River Film Festival happening NOW Virtually!

2020 Silent River Film Festival

August 7th-16th, 2020

View the trailer of the 2020 Festival 

LISTEN or WATCH the conversation 
with Kalpna Singh-Chitnis

Founded in 2011 by writer and filmmaker Kalpna Singh-Chitnis, the “Silent River Film Festival” (SRFF) is known as a premier platform for independent filmmakers worldwide.

The Silent River Film Festival was founded on the 40th anniversary of the City of Irvine. It is known as the first international film festival of the city nestled in the heart of beautiful southern California.

Since 2011, the festival has showcased over 300 films from 38 countries. It is known for bringing new and established filmmakers together to share their best works of films and Cinema and Causes on one platform.

After a short hiatus, the Silent River Film Festival is proud to be back, this time as a virtual fest. Due to the pandemic and its adverse effect on our industry, the festival will now take place globally online.

The 2020 Silent River Film Festival will open to international audiences from August 7th-16th, 2020.

Press Release
July 28th, 2020
Irvine (Greater Los Angeles), California, USA

Some of the industry's finest filmmakers come together to share their best works of film and love for cinema at the 2020 Silent River Film Festivaltaking place globally online from
August 7th-16th.

After a short hiatus, the festival returns in digital form, in the wake of COVID19, subsequently gaining its original status, independent from the Silent River Film and Literary Society, a non-profit.  Founded by writer, filmmaker, and actor Kalpna Singh-Chitnis, the Silent River Film Festival has been established with a vision to discover, recognize, and celebrate the spirit of
independent filmmakers. 

The festival's mission is to bring the best works of film from
East and West, and Cinema for Causes to raise awareness about important issues.
This year's entries were received from twenty countries, and with thirty-three hand selected films, the festival will present its fifth edition.

Silent River Film Festival

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