Well, it is Dragon*Con related…
Your humble festival director is in a picture surrounded by more important people in this month’s Asimov’s (seen here). My much cuter wife is the reason for my appearance. The shot is from the Nebula award ceremony (actually at the shuttle launch which we attended as part of the festivities) where Eugie Foster (that much cuter wife I mentioned) won the 2009 Nebula Award for Best Novelette for Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast.
Well, it is Dragon*Con related…
And the award goes to…
Each film was placed into a judging category. Three films were then chosen by the judges as the finalists in each category, with one going on to be given 1st place. Below is listed the three finalists and the first place films.
|1st Place||The Bolt Who Screwed Christmas|
|The Cow Who Wanted to Be a Hamburger|
|Animated Science Fiction|
|1st Place||Tales from the Afternow: Little Rocks|
|One Small Step|
|Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey|
|1st Place||The Sacrifice|
|1st Place||Whaling and the Inherent Dangers Therein|
|Chase Thompson, a film by Chase Thompson|
|The Tedious Existence of Terrell B. Howell|
|1st Place||The Pledge|
|1st Place||The Tea Master|
|The Hatter’s Apprentice|
|1st Place||Sunday Punch|
|Desert of the Real|
|1st Place||Alice Jacobs is Dead|
|1st Place||The Necronomicon|
|Night of the Punks|
|1st Place||Mnemosyne Rising|
|The 3rd Letter|
|1st Place||Doctor ‘S’ Battles the Sex Crazed Reefer Zombies: The Movie|
|Born of Hope|
|Pushin’ Up Daisies|
A Best Animated Film was chosen from the 1st place winners in the animated categories, and a Best Short Film was chosen from the winners in the live-action short film categories.
Best Animated Film: Yamasong
Best Short Film: Sunday Punch
Finally, four additional awards were presented for films/filmmakers that deserved additional recognition.
|Frank DanCoolo: Paranormal Drug Dealer|
|Spirit of Dragon*Con Comcast Award|
|Mike Salva/Death Row Diet|
2010 Dragon*Con Independent Short Film Festival is officially over, and what a wild ride it was. So many wonderful films brought to us by skilled filmmakers, informational and entertaining panels, and very little sleep.
I want to thank everyone involved: My staff, the larger Dragon*Con volunteers, and all of our guests, panelists, and filmmakers. My staff and I will be taking a long nap. I’ll have all the awards and festival info posted after I wake up–which may be a few days.
Last night I was fortunate enough to see the pre-screening of Roberto Rodriguez’s Machete, which was created from the the fake trailer featured in Rodriguez’s and Tarantino’s 2007, Grindhouse. Recurring in Roberto’s movies is actor and special effects master, Tom Savini. I was excited to see him playing Osiris Ampanpour, a bounty hunter, in this over the top gore-fest of a movie because I will see him in person this weekend at Dragon*Con.
We at the Dragon*Con Film festival are pleased to once again present him as a panelist at the year’s 2010 Dragon*Con Film Festival. A longtime guest and trouble maker at Dragon*Con, Mr. Savini will be joining us at the film Festival this Saturday September 4th at 2:30pm, with “An Hour with Tom Savini”. This panel has proven nothing but exciting in the past years at our festival.
Check out the rest of our Panel and Film School Seminars at the Dragon*Con Film Festival.
We’ll see you all starting tomorrow!
Did you miss seeing the PBS documentary, Four Days at Dragon*Con, when it aired on WPBA? Did you love it so much that you wish you could watch it again? Well you can see it again or for the first time at Dragon*Con!
We’re screening it in the Documentary block on Sunday at 11:30AM in the Learning Center (Hyatt) along with another Dragon*Con documentary, Conventional Wisdom.
All of the several zillion hours of Dragon*Con activities can now be found in the Pocket Program. Download it here.
We have just added a block of animated short films to screen in the Animation Track Room. This “Con Block” will feature:
- The Bolt Who Screwed Christmas
- The Cow Who Wanted to Be a Hamburger
- Death Row Diet
- DemiUrge Emesis
- The Lighthouse Girl
- The Painter of the Skies (O Pintor De Ceos)
- The Sacrifice
- Shocking, Bloody Robot News!
- Tobacco Man
- Window Pains
Saturday, 11:30 AM
Check out our Film Blocks page to see when you can catch all of the Festival films.
Dragon*Con draws people from all over the world, and it also brings films. Our line up this year includes an array of shorts, comedies, animations, fantasy, sci-fi, and horror madness for the pass holders of Dragon*Con 2010.
Artistry may come naturally, but skill you need to learn, and the D*CIS Film Festival’s Film School is here to teach film making skill. The seven sessions will cover various technical topics of filmmaking and are listed on our schedule here.
I’m sorry to say that Iranian filmmaker Afsaneh Zamani will not be able to attend the screening of his film, “The Infinite” at the Dragon*Con Independent Short Film Festival as his VISA request was denied. Luckily, her film is well able to represent itself.
It is screening Friday and Saturday, both times in the 11:30 am block.
With only 11 days to go and the schedule announced, lets peek at what you’ll see at this year’s Dragon*Con Independent Film Festival.
The documentary about Dragon*Con, screening at Dragon*Con.
Oh Dragon*Con, you so crazy!
The announcement you have all been waiting for, this year’s lineup for the 2010 Dragon*Con Independent Film Festival!
Of the hundreds submitted, we have chosen the following amazing, shocking, funny, odd, curious, and unforgettable films. Congratulations to all of our filmmakers.
We’ll see you in just a few short weeks, so it’s time to get your Googling on!
A Complex Villainelle by Nathan Billington, Rebecca Forth, Bart Ovaitt, Ryan Porter – USA
Bygone Behemoth by Harry Chaskin – USA
Charlie the Breast Fed Hamster by Jeremy Rubin – USA
Cornerboys by Jamieson Ridenhour – USA
Death Row Diet by Mike Salva, Tom Snyder – USA
DemiUrge Emesis by Aurelio Voltaire – USA
Help! Tangent Man! by Mark Smith – USA
One Small Step by Damien Slevin, Australia
Quantum Quest by Harry Kloor, Dan St. Piere – USA
Shocking, Bloody Robot News! by Mike Fisher – USA
Sketchi by Lily Sun – Canada
Skylight by David Baas – Canada
Steeples by Bryan Papciak – USA
Tales from the Afternow: Little Rocks by David T. Krupicz – Canada
The Bolt Who Screwed Christmas by John Wardlaw – USA
The Breakup by Elizabeth Dashiell – USA
The Cow Who Wanted to Be a Hamburger by Bill Plympton – USA
The Lighthouse Girl by Ryan Miller, Jenna Smith – USA
The Painter Of Skies by Jorge Morais Valle – Spain
The Sacrifice by Stephen Jennings – USA
Tobacco Man Andrew Racho – USA
Window Pains by Paul A Tillery IV – USA
Yamasong by Sam K. Hale – USA
ZTS #1 The Quackening – Redux by Norm Fassbender – Canada
ZTS #2 The Return of the Ducks of Death by Norm Fassbender – Canada
ZTS #3 Outhouse of a 1000 Zombies by Norm Fassbender – Canada
ZTS #4 The Begunning by Norm Fassbender – Canada
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Dragon*Con Film Festival Presents
Pushin’ Up Daisies
Thursday, July 22, 7:00 PM in Marietta, GA.
A fledgling filmmaker returns to his small, rural hometown to make a documentary about flowers and their significance at the major stages of human life: birth, death, marriage, etc. Hopelessly obsessed with capturing truth and reality, the filmmaker is none too pleased when a sudden, inexplicable zombie uprising turns ‘reality’ on its head.
Writer/director of the film, Patrick Franklin, will also be in attendance to answer questions following the movie. “Pushin’ Up Daisies” is set in Georgia and features footage from several small Georgia towns including Washington, Crawfordville and other surrounding communities.
Complimentary tickets to the film can be obtained by visiting the Rockledge Clubhouse at 2075 Powers Ferry Rd, Marietta, Ga. 30067 or you can RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Free popcorn and beverages will be served at 6:30 p.m. – 30 minutes prior to the movie in the Rockledge party room directly across from the theater. The film starts promptly at 7 p.m. in the Rockledge Movie Theater.
Rockledge Clubhouse, 2075 Powers Ferry Rd, Marietta, GA. 30067
Don’t miss our second free “Dragon*Con Film Festival Presents” screening on June 10th at 7pm. Come out to see some of the best animated films from Dragon*Con’s history and a few from our future.
Enter the Sandbox
Back to Life
The Bone Orchard
Voice talents will include Mark Hamill, Tim Curry, and Lance Henriksen.
2075 Powers Ferry Rd, Marietta, GA 30067.
I-75 North to Cumberland Blvd exit. Take right at end of exit ramp. Travel approx. 1 mile and take right at Akers Mill. Go approx 1 mile and take left on Powers Ferry Rd (under the bridge). Rockledge is approx. 400 yards ahead on the right (You will see the large Clubhouse at the front of the community). The movie theater is on the 3rd floor of the clubhouse.
Only one more day to submit to the 2010 Dragon*Con Independent Film Festival. Don’t miss your chance,
We will start making decisions in about a week (and finish in some unknown quantum twisted time later) and post the selected titles here.