Wednesday, January 26, 2011
BleedFest Hosts Blood Drive and Women in Horror Month Screening Event
Take a look at the two incredible women above. Boys and grrls, it's an honor for us to know these women. Brenda (left) and Elisabeth (right) Fies are not only incredibly gifted film makers, but also strong feminist voices, festival creators and heads of the gore~geous Bleedfest, and pretty much two of the coolest people currently walking the Earth. Bleedfest has become a bloody force to be reckoned with and is back with a vengeance this February. This month is a VERY special month as WOMEN IN HORROR month is on us again. Time to celebrate and recognize the outstanding achievements of women and to give a little back. Not only will this month's edition be in honor of Women In Horror, they will also be giving back. How they find the time to be SO radcore is beyond me.
In short, we adore these women and LOVE Bleedfest!! Here's what you have to look forward to this month!!
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 WiHM 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 premiere 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:
BLEEDFEST BLOOD DRIVE
Time: 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: CAP Theater - Blood Mobile
Address: 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
Location: CAP Theatre
13752 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
$10 cash at door for all day ticket and open bar
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 Producer
NIGHT 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
*******Ballots given to audience*************
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 Lori Bowen
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
*******Ballots collected from audience*************
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
SLAUGHTERED written and directed by Kate Glover (83 minutes)
Everyone's getting slaughtered in the pub tonight!
Do NOT miss this incredible festival!! They really should've had you at "open bar" and believe me, boys and grrls, there's nothing like a Bloody Mary after giving a pint of blood. Totally hits the proverbial spot.