Monday, January 31, 2011

February's Bleedfest Film Festival


Elisabeth Fies's Bleedfest returns this coming Sunday with a Women In Horror month inspired lineup of films. A blood drive supporting the event will also take place as well as some very special guest appearances including the one and only Kevin 'Witchboard' Tenney.

The event itself costs dinero and it survives on moola donated by kind folks like you. If you can spare some extra schillings, please donate a few to this fantastic event which has allowed for a brighter spotlight to be shown on independent filmmakers and their works.

The official press release, event schedule, and donation link can be found below.

BleedFest Hosts Blood Drive and Women in Horror Month Screening

Event January 26, 2011-- Los Angeles, California-- Monthly female genre film festival BleedFest is throwing an epic event February 6th, 2011 in honor of Women in Horror Month. There will be a Blood Mobile parked outside the CAP Theatre from 10:30am-4:30pm. Donation appointments can be made by clicking on this link: http://bleedfest.givesblood.org/ All donors are eligible for half off tickets to the BleedFest Film Festival until the event is sold out, in addition to a pint for a pint Baskin Robbins coupon.

The BleedFest Women in Horror Month screening event begins at 11am and ends at 4:00pm. There will be three red carpet opportunities with a dozen press partners and photographers from Getty Images and PR Photos. The event will feature an open bar with Bloody Marys. Screenings include short horror films written, directed, and produced by female filmmakers, including wunderkind Xstine Cook, international filmmaker Ana Almeida, tyro horror writer/director Tyrell Shaffner, festival stalwart Susan Bell, BleedFest co-founders Elisabeth Fies and Brenda Fies, Lori Bowen with a short and a music video, alumna Marichelle Daywalt with the world premier of THE MANY DOORS OF ALBERT WHALE starring Tara Cardinal and Kit Williamson.

The feature film is the US premier of SLAUGHTERED, a slasher whodunit by Australian writer/director Kate Glover. VIP guests include Lil Zane, award recipients Katt Shea and Stacy Title, genre journalist Nic Brown from Kentucky, underground filmmaker Lori Bowen from Florida, actresses Tara Cardinal and Michelle Tomlinson, and horror director Kevin Tenney. Carl Manes of I Like Horror Movies will reprise his popular horror trivia with giveaways. A showing of Dark Art and Fine Art will be available for purchase by internationally renowned horror photographer April A. Taylor.

The Awards Show will include the audience’s choice for best short in competition, and Elisabeth Pinto will receive the Best Producer Award. Horror icon Katt Shea will be given the Inanna Trailblazer Award. Stacy Title will be awarded the Inanna Best Social Statement Award. The Inanna Award was designed exclusively for BleedFest by amazing horror filmmaker and mask-maker Neal Harvery of Rubber Gorilla.

BleedFest sponsors are Film Radar, Werewolf for Hire.com and B Movie Man, WriteWord PR, Burris Image, Monster Island Resort, Rubber Gorilla, Christina Wickers.com, Love That Rebecca.com.

BleedFest operates on donations, and is holding an IndieGogo Fundraising campaign at: http://www.indiegogo.com/BleedFest-Film-Festival-genre-movies-by-women

BLEEDFEST BLOOD DRIVE

Date: 02/06/2011

Time: 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Organization: BleedFest

Location: CAP Theater

Blood MobileAddress:

13752 Ventura Blvd.
Collection Goal: 20 pints with 2 donors per 15 minutes

BleedFest Film Festival

February: WOMEN IN HORROR MONTH

Sunday February 6th, 2011

TIME: 11am-4:00pm

Location: CAP Theatre

13752 Ventura Blvd.

Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

$10 cash at door for all day ticket and open barhttp://www.bleedfest.com/

Special Appearances by Lil Zane, Katt Shea, Stacy Title, Lori Bowen, Tara Cardinal, Kevin Tenney, Michelle Tomlinson, Nic Brown. Schedule subject to change, personal appearances dependent on schedule.

11am-11:10am RED CARPET, MIXER

11:10am-2:20am PARTNERSHIP AWARD RESCREENING

HORROR OF OUR LOVE by Dave Reda (7 minutes)

11:20-11:30am TRAILBLAZER AWARD

Inanna Award presented to Katt Shea

11:30-11:50pm AWARD: Best Female ProducerNIGHT OF THE HELL HAMSTERS Produced by Elisabeth Pinto (17 minutes)

11:50-12:00pm AWARD: Best Social Commentary

Inanna Award presented to Stacy Title

12:00-1:25pm SHORTS:

In Competition

SUCKATHUMB by Xstine Cook (10 minutes)

THE PATCHWORK MONKEY by Susan Bell (10 minutes) Q & A

ESSENGER by Lori Bowen (4 minutes)

AFTERSHOCK by Lori Bowen (3 minutes) Q & A

MIRROR MIRROR by Sophia Segal (4 minutes) Q & A

MEOW by Sarah Brown and Cyriak Harriss (3 minutes)

A NOIVA (AKA: THE BRIDE) by Ana Almeida (7 minutes)

THRENODY by Tyrrell Shaffner (12 minutes) Q & A

THE MANY DOORS OF ALBERT WHALE by Marichelle Daywalt (5 minutes) Q & A

1:25pm-1:45pm BREAK: Open Bar, Red Carpet, Mixer

1:45-2:04pm WORKS IN PROGRESS

HARD TO DO by Elisabeth Fies & Kit Williamson (8 minutes)

PSYCHOSEXUAL by Elisabeth Fies (8 minutes)

2:04pm-2:15pm PARTNERSHIP AWARD HOME by Cam McCulloch (11 minutes)

2:15pm-2:25pm AWARD CEREMONY

Award presented to Marichelle Daywalt

Award presented to Tara Cardinal

Inanna Statue presented to Cindy Baer (Audience’s Choice from December)

Inanna Statue presented to the Audience's Choice

2:25-2:35 BREAK: Open Bar, Bathroom Break

2:35-4:00pm FEATURE

SLAUGHTERED written and directed by Kate Glover (83 minutes) Everyone's getting slaughtered in the pub tonight!

1 comment:

Carl Manes said...

Got my blood ready to go!