Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Weird Film IV submissions open January 5

Submissions open January 5:

The screening is planned for mid-March. Things are always in flux at a winery (yes, the Fest takes place in a working winery, Urbano Cellars in Berkeley, California!), but that's the plan.

You can follow the Fest via Twitter:  @weirdfilmfest

and see old programs on the blog:
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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

WeirdFilm another success

A full house braved the cold to attend Weird Film III at the Winery, with a program of short horror and fantasy films from many countries.
The wine and mead flowed, and the plans for Weird Film IV will soon be revealed. Look for us again in the spring!

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Friday, October 2, 2015

Tips from a film festival programmer

I'm involved with Weird Film at the Winery (, a short 'genre' film series. It's for horror, fantasy, sci-fi, or otherwise Weird film, geared to a general audience (sometimes children).  That doesn't mean cheery and squeaky-clean, but not it's not Saw.


Many entries are outside the genre(s), way too long, or have poor sound quality. Help your chances thus:
- meet or stick close to the length limit
- submit something in the genre(s)
- provide a short synopsis; trailers are nice too
- plan production sound carefully - it's sad to turn down a good story because of uneven levels, poorly articulated dialog and unplanned echoey-ness
- have the rights to music in your film
- keep credits short 
- submit earlier rather than later (this is less important than the bits above)
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Monday, August 31, 2015

The Bunny Man at Fargo Fantastic Film Festival

The Fargo Fantastic Film Festival will screen my short film The Bunny Man.

This is their third acceptance of my work and my gratitude endures.

FFFF is a sister event to Valley Con, which features Tony Todd as a guest this year!
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My short film Shelter will screen at the Rome International Film Festival - Rome, Georgia, y'all.
Rome the city in Georgia the U.S. state.
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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Shelter visits Tokyo again

"Shelter" has another outing in Tokyo, courtesy of the Scream Queen herself, Mai Nakanishi.

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"Shelter" goes to the Rome International Film Festival

Rome, Georgia, that is!

The legend of Derek lives on... anchored by the wonderful acting of Sylvia Kratins as The Wife, the harassed charm of Thomas Cokenias, and the weary manliness of M (for Mysterious) Jennings.

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