Deadline’s Contenders Film Day 2 – Watch The Livestream

Pete Hammond
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The second day of Deadline’s Contenders Film kicks off Sunday at 8 a.m. PT, returning after a big Day 1 on Saturday to complete a slate of 49 films from 16 studios and distributors, one that features a hugely impressive lineup of talent numbering 150 speakers over the course of the weekend for our annual awards-season event.

Click here to register and join the livestream, and follow along all day with coverage on Deadline as well as on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram via @Deadline and #DeadlineContenders. See the full schedule of panels below.

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Due to obvious health and safety reasons, and following guidelines about gatherings set by the CDC, Contenders is going virtual, after success doing so starting with Contenders TV in the spring and then again with Contenders International and Contenders Documentary. It has boosted the global reach of the event, and although we miss seeing everyone in person, it has been exciting to include stars and filmmakers from around the world as they talk about their movies and share inside stories about bringing them to the screen.

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The motion picture industry has certainly been impacted by this pandemic, especially with movie theatres shut down in many places around the world, and that has in turn affected the way that we view those movies, thereby making this a season like no other. Though many films originally slated to be contenders for this awards season have shuffled off to next year and beyond, the sheer quantity, and fortunately quality of those you will see on display at our 2021 Contenders Film weekend is proof of a remarkably resilient industry.

Also, the interesting thing is that so many of the films on hand, although conceived and shot before the pandemic took hold, are so ironically relevant in light of the shutting down of normal life and the way we live now. Call it art imitating life, but the need for human connection is real, and that is why, in our own way, we carry on the tradition of The Contenders—to keep us collectively connected to one thing we all have in common: our love for the movies.

Click here to catch up on yesterday’s panel coverage, and see below for today’s lineup and schedule:

(all times PT)


8 a.m. – WELCOME

8:04-8:15 a.m. – Focus Features

Demian Bichir
Robin Wright

8:15-8:38 a.m. – Universal

News of the World
Paul Greengrass
Helena Zengel

The Invisible Man
Elisabeth Moss
Leigh Whannell

8:38-9 a.m. – Apple TV+

On the Rocks
Sofia Coppola
Youree Henley

Tomm Moore
Ross Stewart

9-9:12 a.m. – Hulu

The United States vs. Billie Holiday
Lee Daniels
Andra Day
Paolo Nieddu

9:12-9:53 a.m. – Netflix

The Prom
James Corden
Ariana DeBose
Keegan-Michael Key
Jo Ellen Pellman

Over the Moon
Cathy Ang
Peilin Chou
Glen Keane
Gennie Rim

The Forty-Year-Old Version
Oswin Benjamin
Radha Blank
Peter Kim

The White Tiger
Ramin Bahrani
Priyanka Chopra Jonas
Adarsh Gourav
Rajkummar Rao

9:54-10:04 a.m. – MORNING BREAK

10:05-10:14 a.m. – Walt Disney Studios

Dan Scanlon

10:14-10:26 a.m. – Kino Lorber

Never Gonna Snow Again
Michał Englert
Małgorzata Szumowska
Alec Utgoff

10:26-10:40 a.m. – Sony Pictures Classics

The Father
Anthony Hopkins
Florian Zeller

10:40-10:52 a.m. – Gravitas Ventures

Our Friend
Casey Affleck
Dakota Johnson
Jason Segel

10:52-11:05 a.m. – A24

First Cow
Orion Lee
John Magaro
Jonathan Raymond
Kelly Reichardt

11:05-11:16 a.m. – DreamWorks Animation

Trolls World Tour
Walt Dohrn
Justin Timberlake

11:16-11:43 a.m. – Amazon Studios

I’m Your Woman
Marsha Stephanie Blake
Rachel Brosnahan
Julia Hart
Jordan Horowitz
Arinzé Kene

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Maria Bakalova
Sacha Baron Cohen
Jason Woliner

11:43 a.m.-12:13 p.m. – LUNCH

12:14-12:35 p.m. – Warner Bros

Judas and the Black Messiah
Dominique Fishback
Daniel Kaluuya
Shaka King
LaKeith Stanfield

The Little Things
John Lee Hancock
Jered Leto

12:35-12:57 p.m. – Bleecker Street

The World to Come
Casey Affleck
Mona Fastvold
Vanessa Kirby
Katherine Waterston

Wild Mountain Thyme
Jamie Dornan
John Patrick Shanley

12:57-1:12 p.m. – Neon

Francis Lee
Kate Winslet

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