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BUFFALO DREAMS HOSTS GALA PREMIERE OF ‘THE ROMANS’

Posted by on Oct 9, 2014 in News Blog

Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival, which runs at Dipson’s Eastern Hills Cinema for one week beginning Friday, November 7th, will feature the gala Buffalo premiere of The Romans as its opening night film at 7 pm.  The feature film was directed by Korey Green, who co-wrote the screenplay with producer Larry Quinn.  A contemporary urban interpretation of the Julius Caesar tragedy, The Romans was filmed entirely in Buffalo with Broadway and Hollywood Star Stephen McKinley Henderson (Lincoln, Porgy and Bess) , Jon Abrahams (Meet the Parents, Boston Public) and a cast of locals including Byron Brown, Jr., Jon Cesar, Deja Stevens and Tony Littles.  A longer version of the film won Best Film and Best Director at the San Diego Black Film Festival in February.  The Buffalo Dreams event will be the first time the film is seen by a Buffalo audience, and the first time it is seen in its final form including music and score by former Rick James musical director Kenny Watkins.  A Q & A with key members of the creative team follows the premiere.

“This is a coup for us,” says Buffalo Dreams co-director Gregory Lamberson.  “The Romans is a Buffalo film with real production value, and this premiere demonstrates that horror films only comprise a portion of our programming.  From our inception we’ve supported local films of all genres, and The Romans is a genuine example of what Buffalo’s film community can do.  We’re proud to present this significant entry in our city’s growing film legacy.”

Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival is devoted to bringing the finest independent science fiction, fantasy, horror and action films from around the world to Buffalo, and to spotlighting the work of the most talented filmmakers in Western New York.  The festival received over 250 film submissions this year, and a list of all selections will be announced soon.  An awards ceremony will be held at the theater on Sunday, November 9th.  Admission for all screenings is $9.00, and advance tickets will be available through the Dipson Theatres website in late October.  The Eastern Hills Cinema is located in the Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Road in Williamsville.

Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival: www. buffalodreamsfilmfest.com

The Romans: www.blackrosefilmsusa.com

Dipson Theatres: www.dipsontheatres.com

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Submissions Are Closed

Posted by on Sep 30, 2014 in News Blog

Submissions for our 2014 season are closed, thank you for your interest.  We received a record number of screenplay and film submissions this year, and look forward to hosting our best festival yet.  Our new venue is the Eastern Hills Cinemas, located in the Eastern Hills Mall on Transit Road in Williamsville, and our new hotel is the Hampton Inn on Buell Street, across the street from the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.  We will announce selections no later than October 10th, and look forward to seeing you Friday, Nov. 7th – Thursday, Nov. 13th!

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Submissions Are Closed

Posted by on Sep 30, 2014 in News Blog

Submissions for our 2014 season are closed, thank you for your interest.  We received a record number of screenplay and film submissions this year, and look forward to hosting our best festival yet.  Our new venue is the Eastern Hills Cinemas, located in the Eastern Hills Mall on Transit Road in Williamsville, and our new hotel is the Hampton Inn on Buell Street, across the street from the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.  We will announce selections no later than October 10th, and look forward to seeing you Friday, Nov. 7th – Thursday, Nov. 13th!

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Submission Deadline Approaching

Posted by on Aug 10, 2014 in News Blog

Submissions for our 2014 season are closed, thank you for your interest.  We received a record number of screenplay and film submissions this year, and look forward to hosting our best festival yet.  Our new venue is the Eastern Hills Cinemas, located in the Eastern Hills Mall on Transit Road in Williamsville, and our new hotel is the Hampton Inn on Buell Street, across the street from the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.  We will announce selections no later than October 10th, and look forward to seeing you Friday, Nov. 7th – Thursday, Nov. 13th!

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2014 CALL FOR ENTRIES

Posted by on Dec 7, 2013 in News Blog

Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival is calling for entries for its 2014 edition, which will run from Friday, November 7th – Thursday, November 13th.  The festival celebrates multiple genres – science fiction, fantasy, horror, action, thriller, animation, cult and fan films – in three divisions: National, International and Western New York.  The mission of the festival is to bring the best independent films from around the world to Buffalo, New York, and to celebrate the work of the most talented regional filmmakers.  In 2013, Buffalo Dreams screened 85 films from around the world: 26 features, 59 shorts, 27 international films, and 13 Western New York productions.  Thirty filmmakers visited Buffalo to attend the event.

For 2014, the festival is expanding the scope of its programming even further: music videos will now be eligible for competition in all three divisions; shorts will be split into two categories, micro-shorts running six minutes or less and shorts running seven to thirty minutes; and dramas and comedies will be considered in the Western New York division.  The festival is also launching a Best Original Screenplay contest for unproduced feature length screenplays in all genres.

“Music videos are a vibrant part of filmmaking, and the music scene is a big part of Buffalo, so we want to embrace that area of creativity,” says festival co-founder Gregory Lamberson.  “Splitting the shorts into two different categories makes sense because six minute shorts and thirty minute shorts are very different.  This allows films of similar lengths to compete on a more even playing field, and it opens the door to films created for the 48 Hr. Film Festival.  As far as the additions to the Western New York division go, we want to show the best films this area has to offer, regardless of genre.  In our other divisions, we’re still focused solely on the specified genres.  It was always our plan to include a screenplay competition, but there was just too much to do launching the festival in its first season to tackle that as well.  Now that final ingredient has been added.”

Submissions are open through Without a Box, and Early Bird specials run through February 1st, 2014.  For additional information, visit Without a Box: https://www.withoutabox.com/login/12559

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