Festival of Films recently revealed its schedule for the week of Jan. 1, 2012, including a number of free new movies online.
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Festival of Films has just announced its latest schedule of free indie films, documentaries and funny videos online for the first week of 2012. Available online at http://www.FestivalofFilms.com, the website serves as a resource for people looking to watch free full movies online and on their phones.
Festival of Films will start off the year with "Life in a Day," a 2011 documentary featuring an arrangement of user clips shot on June 24, 2010 and submitted via Youtube. Joining Festival of Films' selection of free documentaries online, "Life in a Day" includes material culled from some 80,000 user submissions and 4,500 hours of footage.
"We were interested in adding 'Life in a Day' to our collection of new free movies online because of its unique crowdsourced composition. Created in celebration of Youtube's fifth birthday, the film is also a nod to the British Mass Observation movement of the 1930s, where a group compiled the diaries of hundreds of participants into articles and books for public consumption," said Andy Schupak, President of Festival of Films.
Visitors looking to watch documentaries online will be in luck on Wednesday, Jan. 4 and Friday, Jan. 6, when Festival of Films will upload "Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead" and "Mental Illness in America." Following a pair of men struggling to recover from the effects of obesity, steroids, and illness, "Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead" offers an unconventional story about friendship and self improvement. Airing on Friday, "Mental Illness" explores the criminalization of mentally ill patients in one of the country's largest prison networks.
In addition to documentaries, Festival of Films will be presenting a number of features films the week of Jan. 1, beginning with Monday's airing of "Passion of the Priest," a 2004 drama set in London in the 1970s. Adapted from a novel by Piers Paul Reed, the film captures an excommunicated monk's struggle to reconcile his faith. On Saturday, Festival of Films will add to its selection of free new movies online with 2007's "The Little Traitor," based on Amos Oz's novel "Panther in the Basement." Set in Palestine in 1947 shortly before Israel became a state, the film tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a native Palestinian and a British officer.
Festival of Films will be bolstering its selection of short films online on Tuesday, Jan. 3 with "Flung," an emotional short from writer/director Fiona Walton. The 10-minute film chronicles the interactions of a trouble child and an isolated old man whose lives turn out to be more similar than they originally imagined.
Rounding out the week, Festival of Films will present a series of current and classic clips, a weekly feature the site uses to juxtapose footage from different eras. On Thursday, Jan. 5, the website will feature clips from some Best Picture candidates from the upcoming Academy Awards, including "The Debt," "The Descendants," "Hanna," "Midnight in Paris," and "The Skin I Live In." Festival of Films will supplement these clips with a scene from "West Side Story," the Best Picture of 1961, and the full footage of "Dante's Inferno," the 1911 Best Picture, for users looking to watch free full movies online.
Learn more about Festival of Films at http://www.FestivalofFilms.com or call 631-319-0160. Information about the site and its movies and short films online is also available on Facebook and Twitter at http://www.facebook.com/FilmLovers and http://twitter.com/FestivalofFilms.