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GenreBlast Film Festival

GenreBlast Film Festival

Contact

5417 Standing Oak Rd.
Midlothian, VA 23112
804-525-8424 (voice)

Web: http://www.genreblast.com
Email: genreblast@gmail.com

Contact: Nathan Ludwig, Festival Director

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Objective

GenreBlast is an international independent genre film festival coming to you from the awesome Alamo Drafthouse Winchester in beautiful Winchester, VA!

GB3 will happen Sept. 6-9, 2018 and will feature the best of truly independent films from around the world - specializing in action, horror, sc-fi, fantasy, martial arts, grindhouse, exploitation, Korean thrillers, Japanese gangster flicks, Chinese action movies, French horror, midnight movies, shoestring budget weird cinema, and everything under the sun! We really welcome all genres of interesting, original, exciting and daring moviemaking! All countries and walks of life are welcome here!

We also have a fantastic screenplay contest that is growing larger every year! In our third year, we will really highlight screenwriters by hosting a screenwriting seminar and even having live script readings with professional actors!

Our discussion panels at GenreBlast 2 were a big hit and we're bringing them back again for the threequel! Raw, uncensored real talk about indie filmmaking, gender bias, distribution, criticism, and much more will come your way from the mouths of some of the best indie talent out there!

After-parties, lively conversation, networking galore, TONS of movies, informative Q&A's and the chance to make new lifelong industry friends - all nestled in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley hamlet of Winchester, VA! Your movie will be shown in front of a lively, enthusiastic crowd of cinephiles and industry peers that don't walk around with their heads up their asses 24/7! What a refreshing way to attend a film fest!

Come September, you'll wish you were at GenreBlast!

#alltheflavors

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Earlybird January 11, 2018 $20 short scripts, $25 feature scripts 25
Regular March 8, 2018 $25 short scripts, $30 feature scripts 81
Final May 10, 2018 $30 short scripts, $35 feature scripts 144
Extended July 12, 2018 $35 short scripts, $40 feature scripts 207

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Notification: by July 26th, 2016

Rules

Email us if you have any questions about anything before you submit. We are especially on the hunt for quality FEATURE films directed by women, POC and LGBTQ filmmakers. If you are one or know of some, please let us know. We will work with you.

We want to make it an even playing field for anyone who submits via FilmFreeway. We don't play favorites, we don't pander to anyone and we don't kiss up to the big festivals or follow trends. We program what we think will play well over the weekend. It's that simple.

Feature films and scripts qualify as at least 60 mins/pgs and up. Short films and scripts qualify as 59 mins/pgs and under. Pretty simple.

We will not post your work or any excerpts of your work anywhere online. That would defeat the purpose of having a live film festival.

By submitting, you agree that you own all copyrights and intellectual properties to your work. Any violations of that agreement will result in immediate disqualification from the festival and a cheerfully vulgar rejection letter.

GenreBlast reserves the right to use any part of your submission for promotional purposes regarding the festival itself. This includes Facebook, Twitter, local advertising, promo trailers and other related venues. Don't freak out, this stuff is pretty routine. We just might use a clip or still from your work to help promote the festival so we can sell tickets for people to see your awesome flick. That means we like you.

Submitting to GenreBlast Film Festival does not guarantee selection. Neither does liking us on Facebook or following us on Twitter. Cash bribes might work, but why risk it? We reserve the right to disqualify anyone based on violation of rules & regulations, objectionable content (although we can handle a lot) rude behavior via email or social media, poor sound and/or video quality (as in unwatchable) or due to a love of Kevin James films.

International films not in English MUST be subtitled or dubbed in English. We Americans are stupid. We need subtitles because we're too lazy and arrogant to learn a second language. Do us a favor and make sure your awesome foreign film has those lovely ENGLISH subtitles. Thanks! Seriously though, dubbing blows. Don't do it.

Pretty much anything is fair game as far as content is concerned. We love violence, raunch, gore and outrageous situations, just make sure it all comes with a plot.

Feel free to contact us with any non-idiotic questions. If it's a good question, we'll get right back to you. If it sucks, we'll just ignore you.

If you're not sure about something, please email us before you submit. We'll answer your queries as quickly as possible.

DO NOT MAIL ANYTHING TO THE DRAFTHOUSE UNLESS WE KNOW ABOUT IT. IT WILL BE THROWN IN THE GARBAGE IMMEDIATELY. THANK YOU.

Happy submitting!

Awards

First prize in the top categories will receive a trophy, sponsor swag, possibly cash prizes and potentially more!

Runners up in each category will receive a certificate and possibly an assortment of cool sponsor prizes.

Attending filmmakers/screenwriters will receive a weekend pass to the festival along with exclusive filmmaker lanyards to identify you as a special snowflake as well as VIP loot bags and the royal treatment you so richly deserve that can be lacking in a lot of festivals. We will treat you right, baby!

There will be a combined awards ceremony for screenwriters and filmmakers on Sunday afternoon followed by an after party to remember - the GenreBlast Aftermath Party!

The weekend will also be filled with other parties and informative and entertaining panels and discussions. You'll be in genre movie heaven.

Some of the categories for awards include:

Screenwriting Awards:

  • Best Short Script (and runners-up and honorable mentions) TROPHY AWARD
  • Best Feature Script (and runners-up and honorable mentions) TROPHY AWARD
  • Best TV or Webisode Script (& runners-up & honorable mentions) TROPHY AWARD
  • The Nuclear Pen Award (best multi-script writer's award)
  • The Thunderdome Award (best action/adventure feature script)
  • The Leaders of the Boo School Award (best supernatural horror feature script)
  • The Horrormeister Award (best classic horror feature script)
  • The GenreBlender Award (best cross-genre feature script)
  • The Gutbuster Award (funniest feature script)
  • The Nailbiter Award (best suspense/thriller feature script)
  • The Interdimensional Award (best sci-fi/fantasy feature script)
  • The WTF Award (best WTF feature script)
  • Best Hour Long TV Pilot or Webisode Award
  • Best Half-Hour TV Pilot or Webisode Award
  • The Dark Visions Award (twisted short script)
  • The Ready To Go Award (polished short script)
  • The Comedy Is Brevity Award (funniest short script)
  • The Outside The Box Award (freshest short script)
  • The Hot Take Award (most topical short script)
  • The Cryptkeeper Award (most likely to be an episode of a certain horror anthology)

Plus more categories could be added when selections are made...

GenreBlast Film Festival

Contact

5417 Standing Oak Rd.
Midlothian, VA 23112
804-525-8424 (voice)

Web: http://www.genreblast.com
Email: genreblast@gmail.com

Contact: Nathan Ludwig, Festival Director

Report Card

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GenreBlast Film Festival

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5417 Standing Oak Rd.
Midlothian, VA 23112
804-525-8424 (voice)

Web: http://www.genreblast.com
Email: genreblast@gmail.com

Contact: Nathan Ludwig, Festival Director

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GenreBlast Film Festival

Contact

5417 Standing Oak Rd.
Midlothian, VA 23112
804-525-8424 (voice)

Web: http://www.genreblast.com
Email: genreblast@gmail.com

Contact: Nathan Ludwig, Festival Director

Report Card

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Professionalism: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 0    
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