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Film Fest Knox Introduces New Ways of Seeing

Most of the world’s film festivals are still in revival mode following more than three years of cancellations, hybridizations, shutterings and overhauls, and the persistent question of whether or not they’re still necessary to cinema culture should arguably begin with the regional film festival—a category that contains more than 95% of the world’s festivals, and also does not include Sundance.

Without getting too hung up on the terms “regional” and “independent”—the latter, in particular, is prone to very loose interpretation—these are festivals that exhibit and foster a mode of film production for which key creative decisions (including regionally-specific geography and settings) are meaningfully detached from financers. If film is to remain a vital art form, it cannot be confined to a limited number of coastal hubs.

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