Introducing the Bleedy Award...
I'd be lying if I said I haven't already fantasized about winning and lovingly caressing one.
BLEEDFEST, started and headed by the fantastical film making, femme fatales, the Fies sisters, Elisabeth and Brenda, has become a phenomenon blowing audiences away by bringing them hidden gems in indie film making.
We had the esteemed honor of having DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK and BAD GIRLS play at these incredible festivals and we're way beyond honored to be back with our seductive teaser for our upcoming AMERICAN MARY.
Here's the line up for January...
Monthly BLEEDFEST FILM FESTIVAL announces January 2nd lineup:
Starts the New Year with a BANG! celebrating female filmmakers who make westerns and horror !
December 29, 2010 - Los Angeles, CA -
The highly anticipated Inanna Award (AKA "The Bleedy") a bronze statue designed by Neal Harvey of RubberGorilla.co.uk, was revealed in a video presentation at the BleedFest December 5th Awards Ceremony. The first Bleedy Award will be handed out live January 2nd. Your sneak peak: http://www.vimeo.com/17512261
The Bleedy will be awarded to the In Competition Feature Trailer chosen by the audience, and to the feature A FOUNDLING.
Three short films screened will receive an Award Certificate and Winner Laurels to add to their publicity campaigns, as well as pictures on the red carpet: period thriller THE BOARDER by Susan Bell (Bell's THE PATCHWORK MONKEY will play February 6th's WOMEN IN HORROR BleedFest), caped comedy SUPER MORNING by Julia Camara (BleedFest December alum SCREAM MACHINE, AREA Q), and western domestic abuse comedy UGLY ON THE INSIDE by Whitney Boe (MYTHIC JOURNEYS).
The In Competition category is comprised of six trailers of feature films written or directed or produced women. They are FUGUE by Barbara Stepansky (HURT, Emmy winner for THE TROJAN COW), AMERICAN MARY by the Soska Sisters (BleedFest alum DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK), BleedFest alum IN MEMORIUM by Amanda Gusack (THE BETRAYED), STOP, I'M NOT DEAD YET! by Anne Norde, GOLDEN EARRINGS by Marion Kerr, LEGEND OF THE RED REAPER produced by and starring Scream Queen Tara Cardinal (SONG OF THE SHATTERED, DOG FIGHT).
BleedFest's coveted Partnership Award is bestowed each month to a male filmmaker whose genre film has captured the spirit of BleedFest in its unusual, bold, and refreshing female protagonist. The recipient of January's Partnership Award is filmmaker Mando Franco, for his riveting and inventive short film LUNA.
BleedFest has a red carpet, an event photographer, a VIP Guest section, and an OPEN BAR for only ten dollars cash at the door.
Help us help female filmmakers! We need your financial support, and for you to spread the word that we, and genre female filmmakers exist!
JANUARY 2nd, 2011 WESTERN & GENRE GOULASH
Schedule & appearances subject to change.
Sunday January 2nd, 2011
Location: CAP Theatre
13752 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
$10 cash at door for all day ticket and open bar
11:00am-11:30am RED CARPET, MIXER
11:30am-1:00pm FEATURE FILM
A FOUNDLING by Carly Lyn (90 minutes)
A western, sci-fi, feminist, period piece starring two Asian women
and an alien baby. Made by a young female filmmaker. Really.
1:00pm-1:15pm Q & A: Carly Lyn and actors
1:15pm-1:45pm BREAK: Open Bar, Red Carpet, Mixer
~~~~~~~~~~~~~Ballots given to audience~~~~~~~~~~~~
1:45pm-2:15pm IN COMPETITION: feature trailers
FUGUE by Barbara Stepansky Q&A
IN MEMORIUM by Amanda Gusack
STOP I’M NOT DEAD YET by Anne Norda Q&A
GOLDEN EARRINGS by Marion Kerr Q&A
AMERICAN MARY by The Soska Sisters
LEGEND OF THE RED REAPER produced by Tara Cardinal Q&A
~~~~~~~~~~~~Ballots collected from audience~~~~~~~~~~~~
2:15pm-2:35pm PARTNERSHIP SCREENING AND AWARD
LUNAR by Mando Franco (14 minutes)
2:35pm-2:50pm BREAK: Open Bar, Red Carpet, Mixer
2:50pm-3:40pm SHORT FILM GOULASH
DRUG(ged) by Brenda Fies (7 minutes) Work in Progress, Out of Competition
THE BOARDER by Susan Bell (9 minutes)
SUPER MORNING by Julia Camara (3 minutes) Q&A
UGLY ON THE INSIDE by Whitney Boe (17 minutes) Q&A
CONSUMED by Elisabeth Fies (6 Minutes) Out of Competition
3:40pm AWARD CEREMONY Audience Award presented
See the Bleedfest website at www.bleedfest.com for film synopsis, filmmaker bios, links, and contact info.
COMING February 6th: WOMEN IN HORROR RECOGNITION MONTH
February schedule will be online January 3rd, 2011.
Submissions are Free to filmmakers, and BleedFest is always looking for quality genre work. http://www.BleedFest.com/submissions