Tags: Mayhem 2019

Mayhem Film Festival open call for short films and  launch of Early Bird passes

Mayhem Film Festival open call for short films and launch of Early Bird passes

Posted: Fri, 07 Jun 2019 10:58

Early Bird passes are now on sale for Mayhem Film Festival 2019, which will take place at Broadway, Nottingham on 10-13 October.

Early Bird passes allow access to the full festival, including all films and special events. The passes are available for a limited period of time for just £70 for four days of exciting previews, premieres, special guests and events, showcasing the best horror, sci-fi and cult features and shorts from around the world. To buy an Early Bird pass, please visit http://www.mayhemfilmfestival.com/tickets or contact the Broadway box office on 0115 952 6611.

Mayhem is also on the lookout for short films for its ever-popular Short Film Showcase. Ahead of its 15th edition, Mayhem will be accepting local, national and international entries, hoping to compile another selection of outstanding short films for what remains a much-loved part of the festival's programme, and still one of its most popular screenings each year.

Now a four-day event, Mayhem originally started as a single compilation of short films, and the short film selection still holds an important place in the festival's schedule. Mayhem 2018 was the biggest edition yet and the festival continues to expand, welcoming more special guests, celebrating new and emerging talent, and highlighting bold and exciting new feature and short films from the dark edges of genre and beyond.

The call for short films is now open and filmmakers can submit their entry, for free, until midnight on Friday 16 August. Submissions must be less than 18 months old and under 22-minute long. To submit your short, complete the submission form at http://bit.ly/MayhemShorts2019

Tags: Mayhem 2019, Tickets, Early Bird Passes

Mayhem Film Festival announces 2019 dates + film recommendations

Mayhem Film Festival announces 2019 dates + film recommendations

Posted: Thu, 21 Feb 2019 16:34

We're excited to announce our 2019 dates! We'll be back at Broadway Cinema, Nottingham on 10-13 October 2019!

In the meantime, we have a number of recommendations for you for the next few weeks.

Our co-directors, Chris Cooke and Steven Sheil, will introduce a screening of Lars Von Trier's The House That Jack Built on Sunday 10 March.

In a mesmerising career best, Matt Dillon plays failed architect turned serial killer Jack who leads us through the thought process behind his increasingly more depraved acts of murder which he names "incidents". As he retells his crimes to Verge, as if they were all individual works of art in themselves, the audience is invited to question the nature of artistry, where its limits lie and when is far too far? And with pitch black humour and undeniable cinematic vision, von Trier delights in taking us there.

There's no redemptive narrative arc to The House That Jack Built; it's murder as farce, and if you can stomach it, you're in for one hell of a trip." – Sci-Fi Now

Feminist horror film collective The Final Girls present a selection of short films from some of the most exciting new female voices in international genre cinema. Films that delve deep into the darkest corners of the human existence, bringing an unforgettable array of monsters and horrors to the screen. The Final Girls bring the second edition of their sold-out tour We Are The Weirdos to Broadway, Nottingham on Thursday 28 February, shining a spotlight on some of the up-and-coming filmmakers and their fresh (and perverse) takes on the horror genre.

The programme is touring the country. Click here to check your nearest screening.

In space no one can hear you scream… By transplanting the classic haunted house scenario into space, Ridley Scott produced a work of genuinely original cinematic sci-fi that remains shockingly fresh even after repeated viewings. Alien is back on the big screen nationwide for its 40th anniversary and in glorious 4K on Friday 1 March.

Broadway, Nottingham are bringing back Shin'ichiro Ueda's fantastically inventive One Cut of the Dead by popular demand from Monday 4 March. The film is still being shown around the country so check your local listings if you're not in the Nottingham area.

It starts as a zombie apocalypse film shot in one take until… well, until it isn't anymore. We can't tell you much about this one, you're just going to have to trust us when we tell you this is one of the most joyous, inventive and laugh-out-loud funny films of the year. Made on a tiny budget, the film became an instant box office hit in Japan despite its complete lack of marketing campaign. It's just *that* brilliant!

"The only thing more fun than the 37-minute single-take opening is what comes next." - Film School Rejects

Opening around the country on Friday 8 March is Ali Abbasi's astonishing new film Border.

Tina is not like everyone else. She looks different and she can sense or smell how people feel – a skill that makes her an invaluable border control agent. When she meets Vore, who shares her physical traits and seems to know things she doesn't, her life is disrupted completely. Equal parts folktale, harrowing crime drama, love story and pitch-dark fantasy, Border is a remarkable film challenging the borders of morality, beauty, gender and sexuality in the most unexpected manner.

"An exciting, intelligent mix of romance, Nordic noir, social realism, and supernatural horror that defies and subverts genre conventions." - Variety

Finally, Jordan Peele's highly-anticipated follow-up to Get Out, Us, hits British screens from Friday 22 March.

After spending a tense beach day with their friends, the Tylers, Adelaide and her family return to their vacation home. When darkness falls, the Wilsons discover the silhouette of four figures holding hands as they stand in the driveway. Us pits an endearing American family against a terrifying and uncanny opponent: doppelgängers of themselves.

Tags: Mayhem 2019

Mayhem Film Festival is Supported by

  • Broadway
    Last Exit to Nowhere