Intersect, one of the largest independent film festivals in America, has announced the official exhibitor lineup for Intersect Ascot (previously Aspen Arts and Design). Intersect is now the new name for the re-imagined art fair. It will also be a web-only event starting in 2020, following COVID-19, due to which it will resume its regular physical presence in Ascot in 2020.
It's important to note that online events are separate from the actual festival itself. This means that if you plan to come to this exhibition to see the best of what's happening, you'll need to have a reservation prior to visiting Intersect. You will also have to pay for transportation if you wish to attend the festival or events onsite. If you don't mind paying a bit more than usual, online tickets will work just fine.
Of course, you should know that this is not a free-for-all where you can walk around, have fun, mingle with people, shop, eat and drink, etc. Although there are a variety of booths and entertainment, you are only allowed to walk around inside the showroom, talk to the staff, shop for merchandise and food and so forth. So if you're in town specifically to see the show, make sure you reserve a room for your stay ahead of time. If you're planning to just hang around outside, make sure you arrive well in advance, as lines will start forming very early and you may not be able to walk in at all.
There are a number of other things to expect at Intersect as well. As one of the most respected names in the industry, Intersect makes a good choice for any film lover. Their exhibits are often the first to receive special notices from the major studios and have the best chance to get screenings. They often showcase new, upcoming and up-and-coming talent. They also put on screenings of classic films and some of the more obscure classics.
Other shows are also featured at Intersect, and you'll find everything from art to music to sports at the exhibition. Some of them may be worth visiting just for their own sake. There's no need to feel limited to only one show at Intersect; you can check out the entire event if you wish.
If you're wondering about what the festival looks like, well, you won't have to worry. Because Intersect is a live event, they've taken steps to recreate the look of a traditional movie premiere, with lighting, projection and sound effects that can't be duplicated. To really get the true experience of this interactive show, consider booking a room in advance and reserving a hotel nearby, just in case.