Film Reels

Our commitment is to independent artists everywhere!  And that means not everyone can be here.  Let us take the show to you!

SCIFF is proud to curate a virtual program, hosted by Jonathan Mankuta,  that will be broadcast LIVE during the entire course of the festival.  It will consist of screenings from filmmakers who couldn’t make it in person, interviews of local performers, sponsors, politicians and much much more.


Can’t come to us?!  No problem.  We got you!

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Virtual Host

Jonathan Mankuta
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Growing up as the class clown of his NY childhood schools, Jon entered the world of stand-up comedy as he studied for what he thought would be a future career as a lawyer, but after getting cast in his first film role (DEPRAVED) because they needed someone “tall with good comedic acting skills”, Jon was bitten by the acting bug and has since worked regularly as an actor (and occasional producer) in various films and TV shows (such as SNL, LOST, HOLLYWOOD TREASURE, and VEEP, to name a few), as well as voiceover for the animated MARVEL SUPER SQUAD, and a weekly comedy podcast. 

He lives bi-coastal between Hollywood (because he loves working) and NY (because he loves good bagels and pizza).