Film festivals are often considered the epitome of a social event.
This year, however, it appears that there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the future of film festivals.
The National Geographic Society (NGS) has released a series of documentaries titled the Keep Film Festival: A Documentary Anthology featuring the films of Jodi Poulton.
The documentaries will premiere at the annual FilmFest in Toronto on June 25, 2018.
These new documentaries, which will be presented in chronological order, offer an unprecedented view of the festival from the vantage point of the filmmakers who created it.
The film festivals that make up the Keep films are often overlooked, and they often suffer from a lack of diversity.
In fact, the only non-white filmmaker in the film festival lineup is the only woman, who happens to be a white person.
The documentary series will showcase the diverse talent of the films featured on the Keeps films, including directors like Julie Delpy, Nastja Säde Rönkkö, Michael Haneke, and Robert De Niro.
There will be a variety of documentaries that explore the culture and art of the film festivals, as well as the ways the festivals continue to evolve.
The films include, but are not limited to: The Last Word: The Story of The Keep by J.R.
R Tolkien; The Keep: The True Story of the First Film Festival by Jodie Foster; The Watchtower: The Making of The Last Watchtower by James Cameron; The Story Of The Keep (film festival, 2014); The Keepers: The Untold Story of Jodies film festival, 2018; and The Keep, the documentary by Jody Hill and the Keepers.
While the films will all be available to watch online, the filmmakers have also shared their film festival plans on Facebook.
There is also a “Save the Keep” campaign that is being run to raise money for the Keep Festival.
It is hoped that the Keep festivals will continue to be influential and are the perfect opportunity for more people to see the films they love.
In a statement, NGS said, “The Keep FilmFest is a unique event for all who love cinema and want to see it reflected in a way that will be appreciated by everyone.
The Keep Film Fest is an opportunity for filmmakers, editors, artists, writers, directors, and other cultural voices to show what the Keep’s films have to offer and showcase their work.”
We can’t wait to see what the new documentaries will bring to the Keep festival.
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The Keeps are nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Documentary Feature and Best Film.