November 13 – 22, 2020
Well, it has been a totally surreal year since we last visited with you, so let’s put our best “Hoof” forward and gallop into the new “Virtual” world of the 2020 EQUUS Film & Arts Virtual Event!
Early in May and June when we began to see the major film festivals start to go virtual, the EQUUS team began to discuss what this year’s fest might look like if we made the move to a totally on-line film & arts fest. While it might have seemed a bit confusing at first as we started to discuss the possibilities of this. We suddenly realized the exciting new opportunities that were available with our team at Film Festival Flix, the home of the EQUUS Film Channel.
Even though there was never a time we ever considered cancelling the EQUUS Film & Arts Fest because of COVID-19 we were concerned about being able to bring the best experience to a, now, global audience. We are now extremely excited about our plans moving forward with the November festival as being a "Virtual Edition", please join us November 13 – 22, 2020 for this exciting event.
The wonderful part of this year's festival is the filmmakers who have submitted their films from around the world will be able to invite their friends, supporters and crew members to our “Virtual” festival during our 10 days, along with an added ability to view, support and enjoy these wonderful films from anywhere in the world.
Advertisers will have the opportunity to reach and engage a global audience. Adding videos for their products to the programing.
To date we have received an excellent selection of over 30 equestrian films from more than 11 countries. The filmmakers, authors, podcasters and artists that have been selected into our fest will be able to unite their fans around the world and enjoy our festival within the safety of their homes, on their own comfy couches with as much butter on their popcorn as they want.
We have had over 60 literary works submitted with 12 artist featured and podcasters, entered into our new podcast category!
We will have a dedicated interview team headed up again this year by Diana De Rosa along with Julianne Neal, Candace Wade and Lisa Mae DeMasi who will be reaching out to the filmmakers, authors, podcasters, and artist from around the world to capture their experiences of their film, art, podcast and writing process. We will give every creator the opportunity to digitally talk about their work with our on-line Zoom interviews.
So, in celebration of EQUUS Film & Arts Fest, we eagerly approach our Eighth season with the message “Pony On”.
Lisa Diersen and Diana De Rosa continue their passionate mission of being the best Equestrian Film & Arts Fest in the world. We must “Pony On” because storytelling and filmmaking, art and literary creation never stops and we support those hard-working storytellers, no matter their medium towards future success.
Tickets available starting October 15, 2020 at www.equusfilmfestival.net
Founded in 2013 by Lisa Diersen, Fest Director, an avid equestrian who has spent her life in the company of horses. Lisa’s mission is to show the world how horses can bring everyone together regardless of race, age, gender, abilities or disabilities. She presently raises, trains, and loves Lusitano horses in Maple Park, Illinois, with her faithful campion, the spunky Jack Russell, Amore.
Diana De Rosa, an international equine photographer and journalist, joined EQUUS in 2015 as co-organizer of the NYC event. Diana is a veteran equestrian photojournalist, who has traveled the world and has recorded equestrian history for over 35 years. Her story and photography have taken her to over 30 countries. An accomplished rider herself, De Rosa understands the horse world from many different angles. She also has two of her own columns on hubpages.com/@dianaderosa. Her photography can be seen at www.dianaderosa.com
The EQUUS Film Festival highlights and rewards the diverse and creative efforts of those who pay artistic homage to the horse.
EQUUS Film and Arts Fest
Contact: Lisa Diersen
Phone: (630) 272-3077