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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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RETURN TO NUKE ‘EM HIGH VOL. 1 EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PREVIEW AT BUFFALO DREAMS FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL

Posted by on Oct 10, 2013 in News Blog

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

RETURN TO NUKE ‘EM HIGH VOL. 1 EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PREVIEW AT BUFFALO DREAMS FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL

CONTACT: Greg Lamberson,

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An exclusive sneak-preview of 40 year-old Troma Entertainment’s Return to Nuke ‘Em High Volume 1, directed by legendary auteur Lloyd Kaufman, will be held at Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival in Buffalo, New York on Saturday, November 9th at 9:30 pm at Dispon’s Amherst Theatre, 3500 Main Street. Kaufman will be present for a Q&A following the event. Return to Nuke ‘Em High Volume 1 will begin U.S. theater distribution in January 2014. Kaufman will be honored with the festival’s Dedication to Excellence in Independent Filmmaking Award on Sunday, November 10th. Previous recipients of the award include Debbie Rochon and Roy Frumkes. Admission is only $8.00.

At Kaufman’s request, all proceeds from this exclusive preview will be donated to the Niagara Arts & Cultural Center (NACC), a 501(C)(3) non-for-profit organization in Niagara Falls, where much of Return to Nuke ‘Em High Volume 1 was shot. Kaufman says “I am delighted to express my appreciation to the NACC and to return the generosity of the loving Niagara/Buffalo citizens that do so much to support independent art and Troma.”

“This is a coup for our festival,” says Buffalo Dreams co-director Gregory Lamberson. “Lloyd created The Toxic Avenger, a seminal film which has influenced a whole generation of mainstream filmmakers from Tarantino to Eli Roth to NukeEmLloydJames Gunn. Genre fans are now waiting to see Return to Nuke ‘Em High Volume 1 in order to discover what happens next in Tromaville. We get to preview the film and honor Lloyd Kaufman the same weekend.”

 

 

NukeEmMeltReturn to Nuke ‘Em High: Volume 1 is a hilarious, thoughtful sci-fi Event Film with themes ripped straight from today’s headlines: the contamination and degradation of the world’s food supply, rampant bullying, LGBTQ love triumphing over prejudice and violence. The film is a revisiting of Troma’s 1986 cult Class of Nuke ‘Em High.

Troma Entertainment is one of the longest-running independent movie studios in United States history and Kaufman’s body of work has been cited as influence by Peter Jackson, Quentin Tarantino, Takashi Miike, Eli Roth, and James Gunn just to name a few.

 

Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival will show over 80 movies from around the world Friday, November 8th – Thursday, November 14th. Visit

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