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Actress/Producer Amy Shi’s “Vampire’s Tale”

  Photo Credit: Tshombe Sampson Amy Shi is quickly becoming a cult favorite actress in the short film world. Her short “Zalla” in which she starred and also directed, was named a finalist in the sci-fi category at the 2019 French Riviera Film Festival held in Cannes in May. “Zalla” was also named a finalist at the 2018 Canada Golden Maple International Film Festival and the Macao International Film Festival. Shi stars in the lead role in the new horror short &...

LIFE is Already Scary, Now It’s a Scarier Reynolds & Gyllenhaal Movie, Thanks

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Corresponden   t   What is it with ‘ripped from the alt-news headlines’ movie plots lately? KONG: SKULL ISLAND has a hollow earth slash reptilian b-story, even a CIA mind control “Monarch” reference on a briefcase. Now LIFE, starring Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal, has a waterborne microbe from Mars mass-extinction horror twist. While scary stories about hostile life on Mars is a running theme since B-movies in the 50&r...

Wu Xia - A Martial Arts Tango

'Wu Xia' means Martial Arts Knights, and it takes two to tango. Follow the two as they are readied to confront the 5 elements to see if they are worthy of the opponent. An all martial arts style extravaganza set in a distant future.

'Liza, the Fox-Fairy', 'The Prime of Life' Win CDFF Audience Awards

  9 November 2015 For Immediate release   OTTAWA, ON – The credits have rolled and the ballots are in! The audiences of the second annual Cellar Door Film Festival name Liza, the Fox-Fairy (Liza, a rókatündér) and The Prime of Life (La force de l‘âge) as the winners of the Audience Award for Best Feature Film and Best Short Film, respectively. Liza, the Fox-Fairy, directed by Károly Ujj Mészáros, is a dark fantasy/comedy f...

Tickets Now on Sale for Cellar Door Film Festival!

OTTAWA, ON – Cellar Door Film Festival (CDFF) returns for a second year of strange and unusual cinema. After a successful first year featuring a sold-out opening night and enthusiastic audiences, Ottawa’s first film festival devoted to films in the speculative genres is opening up the cellar again to showcase sinister and supernatural films to Ottawa audiences. Advance tickets and festival passes are now available through Universe at a discounted price. Things go bump in the night ...

Other Worlds Austin SciFi Film Festival

About Other Worlds Austin

Other Worlds Austin is dedicated to bringing the best of SciFi to Austin, Texas. The festival programming team looks past budgets or the Hollywood push to find great stories and give them an Austin premiere. In addition to its year ‘round programming, the 2nd Annual Other Worlds Austin SciFi Film Festival takes place December 3-5, 2015 at the Galaxy Highland 10. For more information, go to OtherWorldsAustin.com

Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Film Festival

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A not-to-be missed annual juried festival showcasing animated and live-action science fiction, fantasy, and horror-tinged short films from around the globe. EMP Museum in partnership with SIFF presented the tenth annual Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival this year. This celebration of artistic excellence brings together cinema enthusiasts, filmmakers, and artists for a showcase of illuminating and unconventional films. Admitted films are judged by a nationally recognized jury comprised of luminaries in the fields of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. The festival brings together industry professionals and genre experts to encourage and support new, creative additions to science fiction, fantasy, and horror cinematic arts.

Cellar Door Film Festival Announces 2015 Line-up!

    Cellar Door Film Festival Offers Audiences a World Tour of Speculative Cinema!   Festival returns with a mix of horror, sci-fi, and fantasy films from around the world.   29 September, 2015 For Immediate release   OTTAWA, ON – Cellar Door Film Festival (CDFF) returns for a second year of strange and unusual cinema. After a successful first year featuring a sold-out opening night and enthusiastic audiences, Ottawa’s first film festival devote...

Cellar Door Film Festival Announces New Venues for 2015!

  2015 CDFF Venues Announced!   This year marks the second season for the Cellar Door Film Festival, and our festival team is thrilled to share the news about our chosen film screening locations. We look forward to welcoming our 2015 festival audiences to these exciting venues:     *OPENING NIGHT!*   THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5th   The Mayfair Theatre - 1074 Bank St.   One of Ottawa’s last two neighbor...

Cellar Door Film Festival is Now Accepting Submissions!

Cellar Door Film Festival is Now Accepting Submissions!   December 12, 2014   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   OTTAWA, ON – Following a successful first season, Ottawa’s speculative genre festival is opening the Cellar Door once again! Cellar Door Film Festival (CDFF) is now accepting submissions for the second year of the festival, scheduled for November 2015.   Filmmakers are invited to submit speculative films of both s...

Season #4, MiSciFi 2017 is in orbit and ready!

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The Annual Celebration of Science Fiction and other works of Fantastic film are upon us, AGAIN!!  MiSciFi is ready for the 2017 season.  We will select about 50 films to be screened this season.  Some will be revealed for the very first time this January 13th to 15th in Miami, Florida.  The MiSciFi event is an annual celebration for the fantastic filmmaker.  Downtown Miami at the Hyatt Regency becomes a place for enthusiasts, filmmakers, fans and cosplayers to attend on...

Cellar Door Film Festival Welcomes Guests to Inaugural Edition of CDFF!

CELLAR DOOR FILM FESTIVAL WELCOMES SPECIAL GUESTS TO INAUGURAL EDITION OF CDFF   Festival guest list includes Montreal filmmaker Maude Michaud and actor Alex Goldrich of DYS- OTTAWA, ON – Nov. 4, 2014 –  With the start of its inaugural season just days away, Ottawa’s Cellar Door Film Festival (CDFF) is set to host several exciting guests and filmmakers Among those coming to Ottawa for the festival are Montreal filmmaker Maude Michaud (pictured) and actor Al...

Cellar Door Film Festival Programmers' Picks

Whenever someone asks a member of the CDFF programming team what to see, the answer is always “Everything!” but our programmers undertook the difficult task of choosing personal favourites among the collection of horror, sci-fi, and fantasy films within the CDFF’14 line-up. To help audiences with their ticket choices, here are the Cellar Door programmers’ picks for some of the most notable shorts and features playing at the festival. (But we promise that you’ll wa...

Tickets Now on Sale for Cellar Door Film Festival!

  The Cellar Door Film Festival (CDFF) is excited to announced that tickets are now available for the inaugural edition of the festival! CDFF invites film fans to purchase advance tickets online at a discounted price of $9, while tickets may be purchased at the door on the day of the event(s) for $12 (cash only). All screenings take place at Club SAW in Arts Court, 67 Nicholas St, Ottawa, ON. Tickets may be purchased here: https://www.uniiverse.com/cdff2014 Screenings are as follo...

Cellar Door Film Festival Announces Line-up for CDFF'14!

Ottawa’s Cellar Door Film Festival is excited to announce the line-up for its inaugural festival, which screens in Ottawa November 7-9, 2014. All screenings take place at Club SAW and are generously supported by CDFF’s presenting sponsor, The School for Studies in Art and Culture at Carleton University, as well as supporting sponsors the Alumni Association of Carleton University, GNA Heating and Cooling, The Haunted Walk of Ottawa, and Used Ottawa. CDFF presents Ottawans with their...

Other Worlds Austin Announces Centerpiece Film

Other Worlds Austin, Austin’s first and only festival dedicated to SciFi filmmaking, is proud to announce the Centerpiece Film for the festival which makes its debut December 4-6, 2014. Time Lapse, directed by Bradley King and written by King and BP Cooper, follows three roommates who discover a machine in a neighboring apartment that shoots out a Polaroid image from 24 hours into the future.  Exploiting this information for their personal gain, the friends find themselves caught in...

CDFF Launches Indiegogo Campaign to Bring the Strange & Unusual to Ottawa Screens!

  What is Behind the Cellar Door...   Cellar Door Film Festival (CDFF) aims to be Ottawa's first showcase of speculative cinema while celebrating the creativity of the Ottawa film scene and spotlighting the city as a setting for the sinister and supernatural.   But we need your help.       What We Need & What You Get Festivals like this rely on the generosity of people like you.  ...

Submission Deadline Approaches for Cellar Door Film Festival!

  The submission deadline for Ottawa's Cellar Door Film Festival (CDFF) approaches quickly! CDFF wants to remind filmmakers that the deadline to submit for the inaugural edition of the festival is August 15th.  2014 promises to be a strong year for Ottawa's first festival of speculative cinema. The CDFF team is very excited by the range of local, national, and international films that have been submitted thus far, so it encourages prospective filmmakers to sub...

Urban Action Showcase

 

 

 

 

The Urban Action Showcase is a 3 day Independent Action Showcase and Film Festival premiering minority filmmakers specifically in the Action Film Genre. Action is the genre of choice of fans and Studios alike when it comes to Summer Blockbusters not to mention 9 out of the top 10 highest grossing films to date all have Action at its core! The Danger, Thrill, and Excitement of the Action genre keeps us all at the edge of our seats from the small screen to the big screen and it would seem that the Action genre has it all accept for one very important factor, Diversity. Without equal opportunity and diversity any positive message can be misconstrued. By focusing on the thrill and excitement of the Action genre and recognizing the need for integration the Urban Action Showcase sets itself apart from other film festivals as the only one of its kind!

With the initiative of social responsibility and ethnic diversity, the Urban Action Showcase advocates minority actors, filmmakers, producers, and industry professionals of the Action film genre through workshops, panel discussion, screenings and events. Through strong networks and sponsorship support the Urban Action Showcase endeavors to encourage major studios to both include and pioneer more ethnically diverse casts and projects in the Action genre for example the Fast and Furious franchise. The Urban Action Showcase will continue to grow meeting and exceeding expectations with the help of our partnering sponsors and Indie Action fans across the nation. The Urban Action Showcase Indie Action Film Festival welcomes film and television Animation and Live Action Shorts and Feature narratives in all aspects of the Action genre.

The Urban Action Showcase is Executive Produced by Action Scene Combat Productions a full service production company pioneering ethnically diverse works in the Action film genre founded in 2000 by Demetrius Angelo the creator of the Urban Action Showcase.

http://www.UrbanActionShowcase.com

Macabre Faire Film Festival

Macabre Faire Film Festival Mission:

To provide a respectful, competitive, celebratory and affordable film fest event that is judged by a panel for independent filmmakers to enter their Strange-ifical, Weird-ifical, Horror-ifical, Sci-fi-tastical, Fantastical and Macabre-licious films to be viewed by the fans with the opportunity to win awards, increase film visibility via press and possibly obtain distribution. All this while maintaining manageable entry fees.

What's it all about?

TwitchTwitch Productions presents Long Island's only Macabre Faire Film Festival 2x a year with its main focus always being the "Official Selections" and its filmmakers/crew.

For starters the word "Macabre" is pronounced: Ma-Cob. The "re" is hardly ever heard. What does it mean?

Although it is an adjective meaning: disturbing and horrifying because of involvement with or depiction of death and injury, we usually approach the Macabre Faire Film Festival with a lighter touch in the sense that, not all of the films screened have been a gore fest. Of course, there isn't anything wrong with adding some gore to a macabre film fest but, when we hear the word "Macabre" we remember those hauntingly fascinating films that starred legendary greats such as: Vincent Price & Peter Cushing. Or those fantastic Gothic horrors like those from "Hammer" films. These names in themselves represent what "macabre" means to us. What we are saying is that the word "Macabre" doesn't have to be about the hardcore gore, violence or scare but instead it could be about what you don't see or hear but, somehow manages to reach your fear's core. Let's also not forget those fantasy films or comedies with their horror twists. Truth be told that those exist too and yes, we welcome them. How can we not? Would you have turned down something like "The Evil Dead's: Army of Darkness" which is both a fantasy, a comedy and a horror wrapped into a tight burrito? Yeah, we wouldn't either. So folks, this is what many of the films selected for the Macabre Faire Film Festival have to offer. About the only thing we may have to say "No Thanks" to would be a romantic comedy/drama... unless, there's a monster or weird dark force that takes over then we may reconsider.

We have had judges and guests such as director Stevan Mena "Bereavement", Eileen Dietz "The Exorcist", Doug Jones "Hell Boy", Cleve Hall "Monster Man", Michael Gingold "Fangoria", Nick Nicholson "CNN Film Critic", Evan Ginzburg "The Wrestler" and others.

Trophies & Award Certificates will be presented.

Also note: Elsie Ginsberg is currently the Acquisitions Manager for the popular interactive live streaming: www.MonsterChannel.Tv With this said, all films submitted to the Macabre Faire Film Festival become eligible to be part of the channel's programming. All films will undergo review by the Monster Channel's additional management team for consideration. If a film is not chosen as an Official Selection for the Macabre Faire Film Festival this does not mean that the film may not be considered for programming on the Monster Channel. Forms from Fourth Castle that grants permission to showcase your film to Monster Channel's captured audience can be found with the Film Fest forms at: www.MacabreFaireFilmFest.com

Keep in mind, the Monster Channel is a bonus feature to submitting your film to the Macabre Faire Film Festival and completely optional. Programming shall begin streaming on the Monster Channel of the selected original films by the later part of 2013.

The Macabre Faire Film Festival currently takes place at the Best Western Mill River Manor Hotel in Rockville Centre, NY offering 3 screening rooms. This allows us to screen between 25-50 films per event (totals vary according to amount of days allocated for the event). It is presented by our umbrella company "TwitchTwitch Productions" which is family owned and operated. The brand "Macabre Faire" may be recognized by many because of it's affiliation with the "Macabre Faire" convention-like party events that take place through out the year occasionally for a weekend long gathering.

Our Macabre Faire events and Film Festival have a reputation for being a very friendly environment with a wonderful celebratory ambiance within an intimately sized space. Here's what Fox 5 News had to say about it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oVRMl4BQwQ&feature=share

NYC HOLLARWEEN Horror Fest

The GrayMarkit Distribution HOLLARWEEN Horror Fest Thur OCT 18 - 25, 2012 From 6PM to 12AM MANHATTAN New York City. We are more just a festival we are an east-coast horror/sci-fi film distributor. We are looking for well made horror movies, shorts, trailers, and music videos with reasonable $10, $20, and $30 submissions fees and presenting film makers with a chance to make money. If your movie is rejected, we send a letter with specific reasons why we passed on your film, as evidence we watched it. As opposed to just taking your money and sending a vague templated rejection letter. Accepting submissions between now through 9/30/12. email: graymarkit@hotmail.com http://graymarkitfest.webs.com

A world of HORRORS!!!

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Wow, it is really surprising just how many really, finely made horror films are out there right now. We are almost to the half-way point in our submission entries for 2012. The number of smart, well-made horror films is truly awe-inspiring! Just glad we set out 6 days to run movies and shorts! Oddly, for every twenty horror subject films we receive, we get one sci-fi or fantasy film??? Interesting. Which begs the question... are we in a time where filmmakers feel more deeply in tou...

The Wicked West Film Fest 2011

The Wicked West Film Fest 2011 is being held in conjuction with the Zombie Precinct Haunted Attraction taking place in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada in October, 2011 within the new Fremont ("Screamont") East Entertainment District. There will celebrity appearances, awards, and other related activities. It will be the first horror film fest to take place in downtown, which is pretty scary in itself. Surprised  There will be a monstrous amount of press. Only horror and scifi genre films will be accepted. No gratuitous or overly explicit sex scenes. 

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Inma, tired of her social situation, has just take a clear resolution. She doesn't care what's going on around. She's gonna do it nothing else matters.

Shriekfest Final Call for Entries June 30th postmark

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Shriekfest Film Festival  CALL FOR ENTRIES!     The main goal of http://www.shriekfest.com/ is to help support independent film, independent filmmakers, and screenwriters in the horror/thriller/scifi/fantasy genres   The 9th annual Shriekfest, the Los Angeles International Horror/Thriller/SciFi/Fantasy Film Festival and Screenplay competition is currently accepting submissions for it's 2009 festival to be held October 1-4th, 2009.   The festival is dedicated to screening and recognizing...
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