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Mayhem Film Festival reveals Short Film Showcase as tickets go on sale

Mayhem Film Festival reveals Short Film Showcase as tickets go on sale

Posted: Tue, 12 Sep 2017 09:06

With just one month to go until the start of its 13th edition, Mayhem Film Festival have just revealed the line-up for their Short Film Showcase, which will screen on the Saturday of the festival.

This year's line-up include the following films (in alphabetical order):

AFTER PARTY (WORLD PREMIERE)// Dir.Liam Banks, UK, 8m27

AMY // Dir. L. Gustavo Cooper, US, 6m46

BLOOD SHED // Dir. James Moran, UK, 13m18

CRESWICK // Dir. Natalie Erika James, Australia, 9m31

DON'T EVER CHANGE (UK PREMIERE) // Dir. Don Swaynos, US, 9m48

FEEDING TIME // Dir. Matt Mercer, US, 12m54

IN THE DARK, DARK WOODS (UK PREMIERE) // Dir. Jason Bognacki, US, 4m3

LIZ DRIVES // Dir. Mia'kate Russell, Australia, 8m

REAL ARTISTS // Dir. Cameo Wood, US, 12m

TEDDY BEARS PICNIC //Dir. Thomas Hodge, UK, 5m27

UNDRESS ME // Dir. Amelia Moses, Canada, 13m27

WHAT METAL GIRLS ARE INTO (UK PREMIERE) // Dir. Laurel Vail, US, 15m

Mayhem Film Festival originally started as a single collection of short films before growing into the four-day weekend it is now, and so its Short Film Showcase remains at the heart of the festival with its traditional Saturday slot, and one of the most popular and beloved events of the programme each year.

"This year we have something for everybody: from scary short shockers, to thought provoking science fiction, from the genuinely creepy, to the full-on gory, all from some of the most promising new directors out there around the world... and closer to home." - Chris Cooke, Mayhem Film Festival Co-Director.

Mayhem's full line-up was revealed last week and individual tickets, day passes and full festival passes will go on sale at 10AM on Tuesday 12 September.

Mayhem Film Festival takes place on 12-15 October 2017 at Broadway, Nottingham.

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Mayhem reveals full 2016 line-up

Mayhem reveals full 2016 line-up

Posted: Thu, 08 Sep 2016 11:55

We are proud to reveal our full line-up ahead of our 12th edition on 13-16 October at Broadway, Nottingham.

Joining The Duke St Workshop, who will open the festival with a live performance of Tales of HP Lovecraft featuring cult horror actor Laurence R. Harvey (Human Centipede II and III); and Steve Barker who will be presenting his new film The ReZort; we will also welcome British director Gareth Tunley for a screening of The Ghoul; and Billy O'Brien for I Am Not A Serial Killer. Astron-6's Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski will close the festival with a screening of The Void and will be joined by producer Casey Walker. We previously welcomed Adam Brooks, Matthew Kennedy and Conor Sweeney from cult film collective Astron-6 in 2014.

One of Mayhem's most diverse editions, the programme also includes Italy's They Call Me Jeeg Robot and the UK Premiere of Headshot from Indonesia's Mo Brothers – both previously announced – as well as preview screenings of Julia Ducournau's remarkable debut and Cannes-hit, Raw, Emiliano Rocha Minter's "fairy tale for adults", We Are The Flesh, hilarious horror-comedy Don't Kill It from the director of Big Assed Spider and starring Dolph Lundgren, and Kiyoshi Kurosawa's latest film, Creepy, about a criminal psychologist and his suspicious neighbours. From the archives, we will screen Mario Bava's Planet of the Vampires, which has been restored and remastered under the supervision of Nicolas Winding Refn, as well as H.G. Lewis's Blood Feast.

With a total of 17 screenings and events, our 2016 edition will also see the return of Mayhem's Short Film Programme and the fiendish Mayhem quiz, The Flinterrogation hosted by author David Flint.

Early Bird Passes for the full festival are still on sale for £60 until Thursday 15 September. Individual tickets, day passes and full festival passes at the regular price of £70 will go on sale on Friday 16 September at 10am. We are currently experiencing some issues with our online booking but you can still purchase Early Bird Passes by calling the Box Office on 0115 952 6611.

The Duke St Workshop live featuring Laurence R. Harvey is made possible with the support and partnership of Kino Klubb.

Mayhem Film Festival takes place on 13-16 October at Broadway, Nottingham.

You can see our full line-up HERE.

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Mayhem launches new website, call for short films and early bird passes

Mayhem launches new website, call for short films and early bird passes

Posted: Tue, 05 Jul 2016 11:02

WELCOME TO OUR BRAND NEW WEBSITE!

We know it was a little tricky to find out all you needed to know about Mayhem in the past, so we've created this new platform offering easy access to essential information about the festival, as well as its history and legacy. We hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.

We're currently working on this year's festival - our 12th edition (!!) - and we have a couple of announcements to make.

Firstly, our Early Bird passes are now available to purchase! Early Bird passes give you access to the full festival, which will take place at Broadway, Nottingham on 13-16 October 2016. The passes are available for a limited period of time and cost just £60 for four days of exciting previews, special guests and events, showcasing the best horror, sci-fi and cult features and shorts from around the world. To purchase an Early Bird pass, please click HERE or contact the Broadway box office on 0115 952 6611.

Secondly, we are now accepting short film submissions for our Scary Shorts strand. Mayhem originally started as a single compilation of short films, and the Scary Shorts remains the most loved and one of the most popular screenings in the festival's schedule. There is no fee for submissions, and we are accepting local, national and international entries. You can submit your film for free until midnight on Friday 19 August - simply email Melissa Gueneau at mayhemfilmfest@gmail.com

That's all for now! We will bring more news about this year's programme very soon. You can sign up to our newsletter if you would like to receive all of our announcements straight into your inbox, or just keep an eye on our website.

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