Block Island Film Festival goes virtual

The second annual Block Island Film Festival will be kicking off this week on a virtual platform due to the pandemic. The festival will commence Tuesday, Sept. 1 and will run until Saturday, Sept. 5. Block Island Times reporter Rosemary Connelli spoke with Cassius Shuman, who is the executive director of the festival, and was a reporter for The Times from 2014 to 2019.
Q: Hi Cash! Please introduce yourself, and your affiliation to the Block Island Film Festival.
CS: I am the founder and executive director of the Block Island Film Festival. We are in our second year and will be using a virtual platform due to the pandemic. We would have loved to have an in-person event but COVID-19 prevented that from happening. 
Q: Can you give me a brief background of the Block Island Film Festival, and how it originally came together?
CS: The Block Island Film Festival was founded about two years ago when I thought an annual film festival would do well on Block Island. After consulting with a few friends, in Hollywood and on the island, we decided to give it a go. We couldn’t be happier. And we have now

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