Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival is not a convention; we don’t have guests sitting at tables all day trying to sell DVDs. The filmmakers who attend our festival do so at their own expense, to show their work, interact with the audience, and engage fellow filmmakers. The directors and volunteers of Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival are proud that so many filmmakers are joining us for this year’s event! The festival provides a great opportunity for new and aspiring filmmakers – and film fans – to interact and network with established and up and coming genre pros. The best thing you can do is attend the screenings of their films, discuss the films, and thank the filmmakers for coming. These filmmakers are our Guests of Honor. Distribution GOH: <strong>Paige K. Davis</strong>, from our distributor Sponsor Alternative Cinema. Once again Paige will conduct a workshop on indie film distribution which is not to be missed. The workshop will be held Saturday morning, 11/9 at 10:30 am, at a location TBD. It is free to all attending filmmakers and All Festival Pass holders, and to Day Pass holders who buy their pass in advance. Admission is only $5.00 for everyone else. <strong>Feature Filmmakers</strong>: <strong>Isaac Ezban</strong>, who attended Buffalo Screams Horror Film Festival to screen his amazing short COSAS FEAS, returns to Buffalo to screen EL INCIDENTE/THE INCIDENT, his debut feature, which is garnering acclaim and awards at major film festivals around the world. Isaac is traveling all the way from Mexico City to share this stunning piece of work. THE INCIDENT screens Sat 11/8. <strong>Brett Kelly</strong> screened his comedy MY FAIR ZOMBIE for us last year, and returns to screen his hilarious James Bond spoof SPYFALL this year. Brett has built a filmmaking empire in Ottawa, Canada. SPYFALL screens Sat 11/8. <strong>Jerry Landi</strong>, the creator of the KRACKOON films, returns to Buffalo to screen his new short, DEMONIC FREQUENCY. <strong>Christopher Giroux</strong> and several members of Black Fawn Films, all from Canada, will attend the US premiere of their terrifying horror film THE DRWNSMAN om Satuday, 11/8. They promise to “take Buffalo by STORM!” <strong>Ryan Bellgardt</strong> from Oklahoma screesn his thrilling time travel adventure ARMY OF FRANKENSTEINS, which he directed and co-wrote, on Sunday, 11/9. <strong>Alex Drummond</strong> screens his apocalyptic horror comedy THE SHOWER, which he wrote and directed,on Sun 11/9. <strong>Lynne Hansen</strong>, screenwriter of HE’S NOT LOOKING SO GREAT, which premiere at Buffalo Dreams last year, returns to screen CHOMP, her directorial debut, which screens Sat 11/8. Novelist <strong>Jeff Strand</strong> screens GAVE UP THE GHOST, a short film based on his short story, and his first produced screenplay. <strong>Matthew A. Brown</strong> is expected to screen his stunning revenge thriller JULIA, which he wrote and directed, on Monday, 11/10. <strong>Drew Thomas</strong>, the screenwriter and director of the high octane SF action film CHANNELING, will screen his impressive creation on the closing night of our fest, Thurs 11/13. <strong>Local Filmmakers</strong> Several key member of THE ROMANS, a crime drama produced in Buffalo, are expected to attend the Gala Premiere of their film on Friday, Nov. 7th, including director and co-writer <strong>Korey Green</strong>, executive producer and co-screenwriter <strong>Larry Quinn</strong>, cinematographer <strong>Matt Quinn,</strong> and several members of the cast. <strong>Ken Consentino</strong>, who screened his debut feature CRIMSON at Buffalo Dreams, presents his latest production, the zombie thriller WITHIN on Sunday, 11/9. <strong>Rhonda Parker</strong> screens her debut feature, the romantic comedy FRIENDS DON’T LET FRIENDS – DATE FRIENDS on Wed, 11/12. Brother and sister filmmakers Elizabeth and Andrew Noxon will screen their psychological thriller ELIZABETH BATHORY on Wed 11.12. <strong>Hernan Caraballo</strong> screens both a short, ROLLERGIRL, on Sunday, 11/9, and a feature, MOSTLY DEAD (featuring Lynn Lowry), on Mon 11/10. <strong>John Renna</strong> (It’s In Back) and <strong>Julian Dickman</strong> premiere their new zombie short SEPULCHER on Sunday, 11/9. <strong>Drew Bialy</strong>, who stars in GAVE UP THE GHOST, screens the comedy ROAD TEAST, which he wrote and stars in.
Our Attending Filmmakers for 2014 will be announced in October 2014!
Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival is not a convention; we don’t have guests sitting at tables all day trying to sell DVDs. The filmmakers who attend our festival do so at their own expense, to show their work, interact with the audience, and engage fellow filmmakers. The directors and volunteers of Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival are proud that so many filmmakers are joining us for this year’s event! The festival provides a great opportunity for new and aspiring filmmakers – and film fans – to interact and network with established and up and coming genre pros. The best thing you can do is attend the screenings of their films, discuss the films, and thank the filmmakers for coming. These filmmakers are our Guests of Honor.
Paige K. Davis, from our distributor Sponso alternative Cinema.
Visiting Feature Filmmakers
Lloyd Kaufman of Troma Entertainment will present an Exclusive Sneak Preview of Return to Nuke ‘Em High Vol. 1 on Saturday, November 9th at 9:30 pm (a short film will precede the feature at 9:20). This is the first time the finished film has screened anywhere. After the screening, Lloyd will do a Q&A with the audience. At Lloyd’s request, all proceeds from this special event will benefit the Niagara Arts & Cultural Center (NACC). Buffalo Dreams will honor Lloyd with our Dedication to Excellence in Independent Filmmaking Award at our awards presentation.
Bendan Steere, the screenwriter and director of Animosity (executive produced by Roy Frumkes) is expected to attend with star Tracy Willet.
Brett Kelly (The Bonesetter, The Scarab: Avenginbg Force) returns to Buffalo to screen the hilarious musical comedy My Fair Zombie. He will be accompanied by Peter Whittaker, an actor in the film.
Jerry Landi, director of Krackoon, returns to screen Bloodmarsh Krackoon, along with producer Marc J. Makowski and stars Sal Amore and Martin Vanihel.
Simon Pearce journeys from the UK to screen his amazing directorial debut, Judas Ghost.
Ryan M. Andrews crosses the Canadian border to screen his sharp, twisty zombie opus Sick: Survive the Night.
Fellow Canadians Geoff Klein and Melissa Mira, co-producers/co-directors of the intense slasher film Pinup Dolls on Ice, will be here to pick up the pieces after screening their film.
Writer-director Don Thacker visits us from Chicago to screen the wild cult film Motivational Growth, a surefire film for fans of John Dies at the End.
Jon Keeyes, plans to attend the screening of his excellent thriller Nightmare Box.
Writer-producer Mel House and director Chris Warren will be here to attend the world premiere of their film Imago.
We expect more confirmations as we draw closer to the festival!
Visiting Short Filmmakers
YA novelist and now screenwriter Lynne Hansen escapes late Florida Fall to screen the zombie short He’s Not Looking So Great with director Gregory G. Kurczynski.
Steven Lang, the writer-director of Motel Charlie, is coming to town.
Scott Perry, creator of the In Fear Of series of horror shorts, returns to Buffalo to screen his latest, Merinthophobia: Fear of Being Bound or Tied Up. Cinematographer Steven-Mark Glassner joins him.
Writer-producer Kelly Michael Stewart, founder of Toronto’s Blood in the Snow film festival, and director Navin Ramaswaran will have the World Premiere of their short One More for the Road.
Darren Hutchings, producer and DP of the hilarious killer puppet short Tasha and Friends is joining us.
Local Feature Filmmakers
Native Western New Yorker, director Raymond Guarnieri, and producer Joel Resnikoff represent Queen City in the excellent local feature Buffalo Boys.
Festival co-director Gregory Lamberson and Michae; O’Hear present Dry Bones (non-competition).
Sam Qualiana will screen The Legend of Six Fingers, filmed in Royalton, New York (non-competition).
Jordan Warner presents Constant Angel
Local Short Filmmakers
Brianna Blank presents the animated Kiva.
Robert Gott presents Broken Wings
Will Graver presents Mirror Lake
Kellen Pembleton presents Wormchild 2: Fresh Flesh
Chris Rados presents His Name is Clownface
Mick Thomas presents Rhythm
Louis Winters presents Undead Playground
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