Tuesday, June 17, 2008

film fest friday, way late... Horror Screenplay Contest & Edinburgh International Film Festival

I should've posted something earlier this week, but better late than never. To come clean, I'm actually on vacation this week, so it's going to be a slow one as far as posts are concerned. I'm down in L.A., meeting up with a few people, so hopefully I've got some cool stuff to post about over the next few weeks. Anyhow, this was a film festival post from a few days ago that I forgot to put up...

I've received a few emails about this, so I figured I'd post it up for everyone. Now, being honest, I have no clue of what this is really about and going through the site doesn't really help. There's tons of links to sponsors, contests, a store, an opportunity to mentor, scripts for sale... So, I don't really get what they're trying to accomplish with. After a bit of thought, they may just be a landing site that's getting click through dollars from all the 'sponsors', I don't know. Either way, here's the email that was sent to me AND it's kinda worth looking through the site, I don't know...

2008 HORROR SCREENPLAY CONTEST - http://www.horrorscreenplaycontest.com/

Final Submission Deadline Approaching
Entry Deadline: July 15, 2008
Enter now if you dare!
Presented by http://www.screenplaycontests.com/ - The #1 choice for screenplay contests!
OVER $5,000.00 in cash and prizes!
Entry Fee: $35.00
Limited to 500 entries!

Also, for our UK readers, the Edinburgh International Film Festival is coming up on June 18-29. They sent me an update on their Night Moves section and it's worth just seeing what's playing there... here's what they sent me:

The EIFF’s Night Moves are for those who like their cinema experiences dark, risky or just plain scary. Stay up past your bedtime with our wild and wicked late-night selection.

The Night Moves selection is:
Cadaver (23 & 27 June)
International premiere of the hot new South Korean horror – catch it first here.

Just Another Love Story (20 & 22 June)
A brilliantly bizarre, visceral noir thriller from Denmark.

Mum and Dad (21 & 25 June)
Dysfunctional doesn't come close - this genuinely shocking, darkly witty Brit horror pushes all the boundaries.

Shiver (25& 28 June)
Terrifying and tender by turns, this nocturnal thriller offsets the rebel cool of Donnie Darko with some heart-stopping shocks.

TimeCrimes (19 & 21 June)
What if you found evidence of a crime…which you yourself were about to commit?
This fiendishly clever Spanish time travel thriller – set for an English language remake–follows middle-aged Hector into a nightmare.

Trail of the Screaming Forehead (24 & 26 June) Can anyone stop the alien foreheads as they rampage through Longhead Bay, sucking the souls of the innocent and turning them into zombies?

Like these? Try this…

If you like the above you may also be interested in Blood Car and Fear(s) Of The Dark. Both these films can be purchased at the concession rate of £6.40 each.

Blood Car (19 June)- Under The Radar
The tale of a vegan who inadvertently invents a carnivorous vehicle, this movie roars straight from the heart of the underground to pull into EIFF. Sex,violence,laughs,shocks - this has it all in tasteless abundance. Blood Car is one of several films in our new section Under the Radar, which celebrates the true spirit of ‘cult’ film.

Fear(s) of the Dark (20 &27 June)- Animation An interplanetary cast of bogeymen haunt this scary, stylish animation portmanteau. The comic book legend Charles Burns lends his inimitable gifts to this sweetly creepy set of black-and-white graphicworks.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the Filmhouse, or by phone on 0131 623 8030.

That's it for now, I hope to report back in soon...

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