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WHY call it the HOLLYWEED FILM FESTIVAL ?

Did you know that in 2017, after marijuana was legalized in California, an artist/prankster climbed up to the sign, at night, in the rain and altered the world famous sign from Hollywood to Hollyweed, thus causing an international news story and creating a psychological disruption for the business as usual residents of Los Angeles. We aim to disrupt business as usual with the Hollyweed Film Festival. You know the drill, submit your film, pay the fee and never hear back from whatever festiva...

The Hollyweed Film Festival New Low $10US Entry Fee

The Hollyweed Film Festival is proud to announce a a limited time low entry fee off of $10 US for short and longform films All Genres including: Action, Adventure, Alternative, Animation, Art, Avantgarde, Biography, Classics, Comedy, Comedy Drama, Crime, Culture, Dance, Dark Comedy, Documentary, Family, Fantastic, Fantasy, Film Noir, Flash, Health, History, Horror, Human Rights, Independent, Kids, LGBTI, Live Action, Medical, Melodrama, Mockumentary, Music Video’s, Mystery, Nature, News...

A Look At 'Goodbye How Are You?'

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by Jared Feldschreiber A Serbian “documentary-satire” that doesn’t really have a genre other than the fact, “thank goodness you don’t live in Serbia.” Broken up in 24 vignettes in a mere one hour, this deadpan and morbidly hilarious take on “modern” Serbia looks like a society so backward even Sasha Baron Cohen’s Borat would complain about its primitiveness. It’s a sad tale, to be sure, but an important one that gives strange insig...

Afuera

Director: José Permar.

The willpower fights versus the pleasure of the comfort inside of “Alfredo”, a coarse representation of the modern sedentary man. One morning the electricity goes off, and takes the televisión with it, his loyal and distractor friend. When Alfredo finds out that he has been locked in, spends the rest of the day in an ridiculous odisey to escape from home.

COTTAGE COUNTRY (Canada, 2013) - premiered at the Fantasia International Film Festival

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Although Canadian film offer usually lags behind others,  Cottage Country, which had its North American premiere at the largest genre film festival in North America  - extraordinary Fantasia Film Festival (Montreal, July 18 – August 7, 2013), is really worth of mentioning. The real gem of this year’s very strong Fantasia program was Peter Wellington’s Cottage Country, a highly inspiring satire written by successful Canadian writer Jeremy Boxen that blends well-balance...

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Director: Nathan Hong.

A zombie attempts to prove his agent wrong when he's told he's too nice to make it in "the biz".

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Director: Nathan Hong.

A zombie attempts to prove his agent wrong when he's told he's too nice to make it in "the biz".

A Zombie's Life: Dead Man Acting

Director: Nathan Hong.

A zombie attempts to prove his agent wrong when he's told he's too nice to make it in "the biz."

A Zombie's Life: Dead Man Acting

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Director: Nathan Hong.

A zombie attempts to prove his agent wrong when he's told he's too nice to make it in "the biz".

Macabre Faire Film Festival

Macabre Faire Film Festival Mission:

To provide a respectful, competitive, celebratory and affordable film fest event that is judged by a panel for independent filmmakers to enter their Strange-ifical, Weird-ifical, Horror-ifical, Sci-fi-tastical, Fantastical and Macabre-licious films to be viewed by the fans with the opportunity to win awards, increase film visibility via press and possibly obtain distribution. All this while maintaining manageable entry fees.

What's it all about?

TwitchTwitch Productions presents Long Island's only Macabre Faire Film Festival 2x a year with its main focus always being the "Official Selections" and its filmmakers/crew.

For starters the word "Macabre" is pronounced: Ma-Cob. The "re" is hardly ever heard. What does it mean?

Although it is an adjective meaning: disturbing and horrifying because of involvement with or depiction of death and injury, we usually approach the Macabre Faire Film Festival with a lighter touch in the sense that, not all of the films screened have been a gore fest. Of course, there isn't anything wrong with adding some gore to a macabre film fest but, when we hear the word "Macabre" we remember those hauntingly fascinating films that starred legendary greats such as: Vincent Price & Peter Cushing. Or those fantastic Gothic horrors like those from "Hammer" films. These names in themselves represent what "macabre" means to us. What we are saying is that the word "Macabre" doesn't have to be about the hardcore gore, violence or scare but instead it could be about what you don't see or hear but, somehow manages to reach your fear's core. Let's also not forget those fantasy films or comedies with their horror twists. Truth be told that those exist too and yes, we welcome them. How can we not? Would you have turned down something like "The Evil Dead's: Army of Darkness" which is both a fantasy, a comedy and a horror wrapped into a tight burrito? Yeah, we wouldn't either. So folks, this is what many of the films selected for the Macabre Faire Film Festival have to offer. About the only thing we may have to say "No Thanks" to would be a romantic comedy/drama... unless, there's a monster or weird dark force that takes over then we may reconsider.

We have had judges and guests such as director Stevan Mena "Bereavement", Eileen Dietz "The Exorcist", Doug Jones "Hell Boy", Cleve Hall "Monster Man", Michael Gingold "Fangoria", Nick Nicholson "CNN Film Critic", Evan Ginzburg "The Wrestler" and others.

Trophies & Award Certificates will be presented.

Also note: Elsie Ginsberg is currently the Acquisitions Manager for the popular interactive live streaming: www.MonsterChannel.Tv With this said, all films submitted to the Macabre Faire Film Festival become eligible to be part of the channel's programming. All films will undergo review by the Monster Channel's additional management team for consideration. If a film is not chosen as an Official Selection for the Macabre Faire Film Festival this does not mean that the film may not be considered for programming on the Monster Channel. Forms from Fourth Castle that grants permission to showcase your film to Monster Channel's captured audience can be found with the Film Fest forms at: www.MacabreFaireFilmFest.com

Keep in mind, the Monster Channel is a bonus feature to submitting your film to the Macabre Faire Film Festival and completely optional. Programming shall begin streaming on the Monster Channel of the selected original films by the later part of 2013.

The Macabre Faire Film Festival currently takes place at the Best Western Mill River Manor Hotel in Rockville Centre, NY offering 3 screening rooms. This allows us to screen between 25-50 films per event (totals vary according to amount of days allocated for the event). It is presented by our umbrella company "TwitchTwitch Productions" which is family owned and operated. The brand "Macabre Faire" may be recognized by many because of it's affiliation with the "Macabre Faire" convention-like party events that take place through out the year occasionally for a weekend long gathering.

Our Macabre Faire events and Film Festival have a reputation for being a very friendly environment with a wonderful celebratory ambiance within an intimately sized space. Here's what Fox 5 News had to say about it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oVRMl4BQwQ&feature=share

Colonel Kurtz-like Transmission from Cambodia regarding Cambodian indie feature, FREEDOM DEAL

"INTERCEPTED TRANSMISSION FROM CAMBODIA", highlighting the fundraising efforts of the independent Cambodian-based Vietnam War era feature; FREEDOM DEAL, currently in fundraising development stages to shoot in Cambodia, through our crowdfunding platform at IndiGogo @ http://igg.me/p/101764?a=207478, and through other direct means. This novel reworking of a pre-existing work, ('Apocalypse Now') with sig ...

Spirit Quest Film Festival

The Spirit Quest Film Festival has opened their call for entries for their 2012 season and is currently seeking inspirational, thought provoking and intriguing films and screenplays from around the world.

Created and maintained by film festival veterans with deep ties within the industry, Spirit Quest hopes to provide submitting filmmakers and screenwriters with the exposure and attention they deserve for all of their hard work.

We're looking for anything that will move us, make us laugh, cry and learn something about ourselves and the world we inhabit in the process.

We hope to inspire, enlighten and challenge our audiences by showcasing films and awarding screenplays that explore the best (and sometimes the worst) of the human experience.

Films and stories of faith, courage and success, that celebrate and explore our diversity, our planet and our politics. From introspective meditations on relationships, to mind boggling journeys to far away places and anything in between – share your vision with us.

If you have a film or screenplay that fits any of these descriptions, we want to see it!

All genres accepted - dramas, documentaries, comedies, animation, music videos and any film dealing with the above themes.  There is even a special category for young filmmakers under the age of 18 this season.

 

Awards will be presented to the Best Films and Screenplays.

 

Scram

Scram We all get jolted from time to time, or get scrammed. 

Scram

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Director: Jahan Shah.
A short based on a sort of chaos theory, SCRAM is a fun, fast-paced clip that shows us nothing is quite as it seems - and how what we think we know about others often is only a half-truth.

THE RETURN OF DOMINIQUE DELADOOR

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Director: ZACHOS SAMOLADAS.
Secret agent Dominick Deladoor wakes up after being in coma for 6 years. His memory progressively comes back and with that comes trouble. However in the world of secret services what appears is not always what it seems to be. Who is John Valos, and why is Valos so eager to kill Deladoor? And in the end what is the role of Dominick’s father?

DAN TV(the disoriented asinine nwtwork)

Director: Dan McGowan.

DAN TV (the disoriented asinine network)

Director: Dan McGowan.

THE REVEREND KING LARRY

Crazy hillybilly preacher needs money.

Under A Vest

Director: Kal Bonner.
As darkness falls across the city a blonde with a gun investigates a noise - but all is not what it seems when deception is nine tenths of the law...

AMOUR'S UPGRADE

Director: Larisa Isaeva.
Every family goes through a crisis of relations. When there is a danger of losing love, Amour's Angel comes to the rescue. He proposes husband to upgrade amour and update the marriage relationships. How? Play a game Crazy Ray of sunshine! The husband starts game... This is a fairy tale, where all wishes are granted. There are all that is in the life of every family: friends, lovers, relatives boring, nasty teenagers in this amusing tutu of musicals. This is a funny musical satire on a family relationships, the eternal dispute between a man and a woman - who is right? The Headline of this story is: Laugh if you wanna to cry! Be happy if you wish!

The Safest Place For Fruit Is In Carmen Miranda's Hat

Director: Kal Bonner.

 

The Frumans of Frumania live in a perfect but shallow world, accessed through an apple on a market stall. In amongst the rotten bunch is Appleby Cox's-Pippin. He is generally dismissed by his fellow Frumans for his inability to be the same as them, and for his love of all things creative. Soon Appleby feels the strain of being an outcast and life at home is no better.

            Eventually rejected by his hypocritical father, Appleby is forced to start a journey in search of 'being the same', eventually encountering the evil Agent Orange and learning a harsh lesson in what really lies close to the Fruman heart - greed.

 

The Godfather´s Lover

Director: Sven Heinrich.
Edward gets involved with a sect, conducted by the “Godfather”, and he becomes his lover. After a shoot-out he ends up in prison without having committed any crime. During an interview, Edward has the chance to remember his life with the “Godfather”, who served as a Satería priest for the businessman Z and the prosecutor Don Juan.

El Amante del Padrino - The Godfather´s Lover

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HeadlinerYoung man gets involved with sect leader.Storyline:The life of a young man changes, when he gets to know a Santería-priest, who serves a businessman and a prosecutor.SynopsisEdward gets involved with a sect, conducted by the “Godfather”, and he  becomes his lover. After a shoot-out he ends up in prison without having committed any crime. During an interview, Edward has the chance to remember his life with the sect leader, who served as a Palo Mayombe-priest for the influential bus...

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