The Ridgefield Independent Film Festival (RIFF) will run Oct. 14-18 with live screenings at the Ridgefield Theater Barn and virtual screenings. \u201cWe knew we would have to adapt the RIFF program due to the global pandemic this year. The good news is, we feel we\u2019ve truly risen to the occasion by creating a fantastic hybrid program allowing for both live and virtual screening options.,\u201d RIFF director Megan Smith-Harris said. This year\u2019s festival will feature 60 shorts and feature-length films from around the world. Even with the COVID-19 pandemic\u2019s continued presence the festival has adapted to provide audiences with a safe viewing experience. "The Barn is thrilled to be hosting RIFF again this year,\u201d Ridgefield Theater Barn executive director Pamme Jones said. \u201cWhen the pandemic hit, one of the first calls we had was with Megan and we committed right then and there to making RIFF a reality in 2020. The festival brings world-class cinema and interaction with the filmmakers to Ridgefield and is a staple in the arts and culture scene here in town. We need the festival to go on!\u201d The festival will kick off with a screening of \u201cGay Chorus: Deep South,\u201d a documentary that follows the San Francisco Gay Men\u2019s Chorus as it tours the South after the 2016 election. For more information about the festival, visit riffct.org.