The 12th annual New Hope Film Festival announced its upcoming summer event after postponing the 2020 festival due to COVID-19. Official selections include 111 films from 16 countries and a record 16 films with local ties. The festival also selected 35 original scripts that will be listed in the official program guide. Films will be screened beginning July 23 and run through Aug. 1.
For the first time in the organization’s history, a selection of films will be available for online viewing as an extension to the many live, in-person shows scheduled at the New Hope Arts Center.
NHFF films are topical, thought-provoking and entertaining. The festival annually announces its awards in Variety.
The festival’s artistic standards are extremely high, yet neither budget nor name recognition is a determining factor for entry. The art must shine through and only the best works in each category of entry are selected. Organizers do not invite films into the festival, rather a policy is in place that maintains fairness and integrity in the selection process.