“For 13 years, Stephen Savage and colleagues have valiantly brought an annual selection of indie flicks to screens around Idyllwild, the arty, forested village on Mt. San Jacinto above Palm Springs. In “normal times” this added a week of colorful conversations in local restaurants and pubs, as filmmakers from around the globe chatted about their shared love of the art form.
However, the Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema will once again be online this year. Viewers can obtain the names of the official film selections on the festival’s website. Some films have trailers that can be found on YouTube or the filmmakers’ social media. The grand jury, including Roger Taylor (drummer of the rock band Queen), Anne Archer (actress/producer), and Alan J. Levi (director credits include NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles) will view the films privately. Audience members will not be able to view the films, but the awards ceremony will be streamed online on March 13 for free…”