. Once a weekly, quarantine-only filmmaking challenge, The Sequestered is an archive of restless and resourceful creativity.
Created in March 2020, The Sequestered is home to over 400 original short films created during the COVID-19 pandemic. The festival encouraged submissions from all ages, locations, and levels of filmmaking experience- no fee, experience, or fancy equipment required. Each weekly prompt-based edition offered a chance to create, to be curious, and to connect amidst the chaos.
From March 2020 through January 2021, The Sequestered ran as a weekly film festival before adjusting to a monthly format through October 2021.
Past submissions to The Sequestered have been developed as longer films, started collaborative relationships, led to new career paths, and screened/awarded at juried international film festivals.
Scroll down for the official films from all our previous editions.
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