The Original Artist Friendly Convention!

May 17-18, 2014

San Jose Convention Center

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Famous Monsters Film Fest

Welcome storytellers! Famous Monsters of Filmland—the magazine that has inspired generations of imaginations such as Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro, Steven Spielberg, and many more—has teamed up with Big Wow to bring you a film fest dedicated to celebrating fun and original movies and screenplays. At FM it has been our mission for over 50 years to find the next generation of filmmakers, authors, and monster makers, and help them to get a foothold in the entertainment industry.

We want your monster movies, your Sci-Fi epics, and your fantasies. We want your thrillers, chillers, and everything in between. Official entrants will be screened during the weekend of May 17th & 18th at Big Wow in San Jose, CA, one of the largest pop culture festivals in Northern California (just click around the site and check it out!). There will be special parties, prizes, and access for filmmakers. Categories will be broken down to reflect not only project length and format, there will be genre awards as well as production awards for cast and crew members. Here are the official entry categories:

Feature Film: Films over 60 minutes
Short Films: Films under 60 minutes
Screenplays: Short and Feature length screenplays
Animation: Short and Feature length animation (featuring more than 50% animated elements)

Top finishers in each category will receive prizes from our sponsors and—most importantly—will be featured in the August issue of FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND. FM is one of the top selling independent magazines through Barnes and Noble as well as Diamond Distributors. The magazine has worldwide distribution with a subscribers list that includes some of entertainment's biggest names. FM has a long history of bringing new talent to the attention of the fans and we look forward to continuing that tradition with our FM Fest finalists.

The FM Fest at Big Wow is looking for films that are consistent with FM's legacy: horror, Sci-Fi, fantasy, suspense thriller, or anything just plain weird. We look forward to seeing your creations and thank you for making FM a part of your story.

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For questions, shoot an email to: filmfest@famousmonsters.com

 

 

FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND FILM FEST SCHEDULE

 

PARENTAL WARNING: Famous Monsters Film Fest contains films that feature, monsters, violence, language, intense situations, and some intimate content. These films are not recommended for children or adolescents and are generally appropriate for a more mature audience. 

Saturday, May 17th

(Room numbers are placeholder only and will be replaced on final schedule)

ROOM 1: FEATURES

11am-1230pm - DAYCARE OF THE DEAD

1245pm-2pm - 

215pm-345pm - THE ATOMIC ATTACK OF THE SON OF THE SEAWEED CREATURE

4pm-6pm - HEAVEN IS HELL

615pm-745pm - 

8pm-915pm - JEBADIAH’S AXE

930pm-1045pm - ERIK: PORTRAIT OF A LIVING CORPSE

ROOM 2: FEATURES

1115am-1245pm - REAL HEROES

1pm-245pm - BLOOD REDD

3pm-430pm - THEY CAME FROM THE ETHER

445pm-6pm - THE GIANT SPIDER

610pm-745pm - DOCTOR MABUSE: ETIOPOMAR

815pm-1015pm - RISE AGAIN

ROOM 3: SHORTS

(Shorts are put into 55 minute blocks and will play in the order listed, meaning there will not be an exact start time)

BLOCK 1 1030am-1125am
TRICK OR TREAT/HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. ZOMBIE/THE TALE OF THE CURIOUS AND CONFUSED MONSTER/GIRL/HERO SANDWICH/THE ZOMBIE’S TRIP/DARKNESS/AND MANY MORE

BLOCK 2 1130am-1225pm
GHOST LIGHT/EL CHUPUGCAPBRA//TOMB

BLOCK 3 1230pm-125pm
THE HEEBIE-JEEBIES/OPEN HOUSE/OF A BROKEN PROMISE/THE POND

BLOCK 4 130pm-225pm
THE FAY/THE FOREVER PEOPLE/EDWARD THE DAMNED

BLOCK 5 230pm-325pm
THAT BLUE DEVIL!/MISSING/THE FEED

BLOCK 6 330pm-425pm
RISE OF THE KITCHEN APPLIANCES/ AM/FM /ZUGAR ZOMBIE

BLOCK 7 430pm-525pm
BOXED/BLACK MAGIC/SERVICE/DATE NIGHT

BLOCK 8 530pm-625pm
32/KNIGHTMARES/GAME COMPANION/JUST LIKE ME

BLOCK 9 630pm-725pm
TALES OF A 5TH GRADE ZOMBIE SLAYER/THE SOMNAMBULIST/ ECHOES OF THE VOID/ THE WORKING DEAD

BLOCK 10 730pm-825pm
DARK ORIGINS/MIME NIGHT/WHISPERS/THE WASHING MACHINE/ POSSESSED FORKLIFT OF DEATH

SUNDAY, MAY 18TH ROOM 1

ANIMATION BLOCK 11am-12pm
QUINTIPUS/ESPRESSO MANIFESTO/THE SETBACK/LIBRARY/ ATTACK OF THE KILLER BEES/LEVIATHAN AGES

12pm-2: THROWBACK

215-330: THE LAST WOLF OF EZO

ROOM 2

SHORTS BLOCK 1 1130am-1225pm
PARADIGM: THE CRYSTAL CHRONICLES/PITY/OPERHATOR

SHORTS BLOCK 2 1230pm-125pm GOING HOME/DESOLATE ROAD/BLACK MAGIC/TIL DEATH DO US PART

(note: the rest of blocks 2 and 3 are reserved for films that are still to be received and will be added to the final schedule later this week. As of now, this should reflect all films received for screening). 

 

Famous Monsters Film Fest


Famous Monsters of Filmland has teamed up with Big Wow to bring you a film fest dedicated to celebrating fun and original movies and screenplays. Click Here for Details!

Ticket Information

Big Wow! ComicFest Door Prices

Adult 1 Day: $25.00
Adult 2 Day: $35.00
Child 1 Day: $15.00
Child 2 Day: $20.00
Child Tickets are for 8-14 yrs old.

CHILDREN UNDER 8 ARE FREE.

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Saturday May 17th
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