New Normal International Film Festival 2020

Published by: Bronte Pitcher (Marketing/PR) | 17-May-2020
The New Normal International Film Festival has arisen in response to the unprecedented times we currently find ourselves in. Join us online from June 4-6 on various streaming platforms as we discuss 'the new normal'.
At a time of vast social isolation, The New Normal International Film Festival aims to keep the spirit of cinema alive, fostering a sense of community and celebration in filmmakers and lovers worldwide. Through a livestream of short and selected feature films, and engagement with the filmmaking community we seek to explore the concept of the New Normal', aiming to discuss what we consider as normal' both in the past and present, whilst looking to a possible shared future.

Films are to be submitted via FilmFreeway by May 25.

Link to FilmFreeway:

We will be live-streaming on our website, and on YouTube, Facebook and Twitch simultaneously through the use of Streamlabs OBS.

Production crew

Programming team: Amelia Leonard, Chloe Delos Santos, Ellie McFarlane, Kebby Xie
Design team: Andrew Atkins, Mo Miao, Shaylie Li, Wanda Xue
Marketing & PR team: Bronte Pitcher, Jason Wang, Polina Andreeva
Operations team: Anaqi Anzari, Jaie Mcguiness, Lydia Jia, Erin Mahoney

The Festival Experience' - Media Studio
The Festival Experience' is a media studio under the Bachelor of Communications of RMIT. This studio steeps students in all that constitutes film festival culture. Students are working collaboratively to stage a film festival online.

Cerise Howard - Studio Leader
Cerise Howard is a co-curator of the Melbourne Cinémathèque who co-founded the Czech and Slovak Film Festival of Australia and was its Artistic Director from 2013-2018. A co-founder also of tilde: Melbourne's Trans & Gender Diverse Film Festival, she has long been engaged with international film festival culture.

Contact us
Amelia Leonard, Chloe Delos Santos, Jaie McGuiness and Ellie McFarlane are available for interviews.
For interview requests, please contact Bronte Pitcher at

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