SketchFest Seattle presents the 8th Annual Comedy Film Challenge. Comedy filmmakers from around the country (and Canada!) vie for the title of Audience Favorite. Also present will be three comedy & film luminaries to present a Juried Award. Jurors this year include solo performer Jennifer Jasper, filmmaker Jade Justad, and producer Krk Nordenstrom. Film! Prizes! Food! Booze! Hilarity! It’s all at the SketchFest Seattle Comedy Film Challenge!
Join Minneapolis film maker John Ervin for a free Happy Hour screening of his new project THE TIKI WAR on Monday, June 29, at 5:30 pm!
THE TIKI WAR: “Mad Men” meets “Breaking Bad” in this exploration of mob-ruled Chicago, rum-soaked Cuba, post-war Korea and pre-Kennedy Washington.
Over the course of one busy, bloody hour, the night before President Kennedy’s inauguration, “The Tiki War” follows three rival club owners and two luckless entertainers as they battle over territory, honor, heroin and Cuba’s most potent rum.
For more info on “The Tiki War” go to www.thetikiwar.com.
Will the Thrill with legendary grindhouse director William Grefe, in town early for our SHATFEST: THRILLVILLE’S TRIBUTE TO WILLIAM SHATNER! screening of his classic “Impulse” Thursday June 11 at Central Cinema
THE BONEBAT SHOW’S “COMEDY OF HORRORS” FILM FEST is proud to announce the complete Official Selections for their fifth evening of comedy/horror features, shorts and live music, to take place at Central Cinema in Seattle, WA on April 25th, 2015.
We are proud to present the following features, in their Seattle big-screen premieres:
Wolf Cop! From Echolands Creative Group, and Cinecoup, and RLJ Entertainment, directed by Lowell Dean, starring Leo Fafard, Amy Matysio, and Sarah Lind.
“As a series of strange and violent events unfold, an alcoholic policeman realizes that he has been turned into a werewolf. Could his transformation be part of as part of a sinister conspiracy? His investigation reveals that he may be part man and part wolf; but he is all cop.”
Feartown, USA! From Annum Films, directed by Brandon Bassham, starring Anna Callegari, Cody Lindquist, and Amber Sophia Nelson.
“On St. Blevins Day (the most debauched of regional holidays), four boys looking to lose their virginity, a girl haunted by a dark secret, a lonely teenager, and an escaped mental patient all meet at a party in the woods. They were looking for fun but what they found… was TERROR!”
These features will accompany the following Official Shorts Selections, which will compete for the annual audience-selected Bonebat Viewers Choice Award for Best Short:
“Friggers”, Ireland, Andrew Parkhill, Director.
“The Lion’s Mouth”, Geofilms, Spain. Alfonso Garcia Lopez, Director.
“I love You So Hard”, Rather Good, UK, Joel Veitch, Director.
“Til Death”, Hands Off productions, USA. Jason Tostevin, Director.
“M is for Miracle”, Altotoga, Spain, Álvaro Núñez García, Director.
“Big Shot” Shorts, France, Girelle Productions. Maurice Huvelin, Director.
“Father Mud”, Little Studio Films, USA, Jameson Hesse, Director.
“White Rice”, Holbrook Films, USA. Ben Holbrook, Director.
“The Grey Matter”, McCoubrey Brothers, USA. Luke and Peter McCoubrey, Directors.
“Herring”, Klomp Animation, Netherlands. Davor Bujakovic and Junaid Chundrigar, Directors.
“First Date”, The Ubiquitous Studio 42, USA. Steven DeGennaro, Director.
“Supervillain”, Kino Lora, Spain. Joaquin Lora Jiménez, Director.
“La mano de Nefertiti”, Elsenor Studio, Spain. Guillermo GarcÍa Carsi, Director.
“The Bright Side”, Norway, Ninjafilm. Thomas Lind, Director.
“Buenas Manos”, Altotoga, Argentina. Francisco Bendomir, Director
“The Dinner guest”, JT Films, USA. John Tuccillo Jr, Director.
“The Black Forest”, Banatu Filmak S.L., Spain. Paul Urkijo, , Director.
“Boxgirl”, Dark Vessel, USA. Rocky Curby, Director.
“Saw Burger”, USA, Low Carb Comedy, Zoran Gjovic, Director.
“Magic”, BYP Media, Spain. Iker Arce, Director.
“Experimotion”, La Academia de Animación, Argentina, Lula Gómez and Jordi Piulachs, Directors.
“Monstro!”, Toonlets, USA, Chris Romano, Director.
“Selfie”, Fraught Productions, UK. Geoff Harmer, Director
“Marrying the Sea”, Ireland, Sarah Walsh, Director.
“Escape from Midwich Valley”, Artpark, France, PH Debies, Director.
“The Terrible Typewriter”, Hillewood, Sweden. Marko Kattilakoski, Director.
“The Outer Darkness”, Bloodycuts UK. Ben Franklin and Anthony Melton, Directors,
“Lesley the Pony has an A+ Day”, The Superhumanist, USA. Christian Larrave, Director.
“Alientampon”, Germany, Chinzilla Films. Jan Zenker, Director.
“Galilycan”, USA, Low Carb Comedy, Zoran Gjovic, Director.
“Brent Sims’ Grave Shivers”, USA, Sims Films. Brent Sims, Director.
“Bad Guy #2”, The Bear Media, USA. Chris McInroy, Director.
“Dead Hearts”, Save The Clock Tower Pictures/Odd Human Films, Canada. Stephen W. Martin, Director.
And a special screening of “Dirdy Birdy Redux”, Stretch Films, USA, John R. Dilworth, Director.
The festival received full funding via Kickstarter for the second straight year in November of 2014. Additional trailers, links and images for all films can be found at our official festival site.
The “Comedy of Horrors” Film Fest, recently named one of the Top 5 Coolest Comedy Film Festivals on the Planet by MovieMaker Magazine, and the world’s ONLY dedicated Comedy-Horror film festival, is hosted by Steve and Gord of THE BONEBAT SHOW podcast. The fifth edition will take place Saturday, April 25th, 2015 from 2:00 pm to 12:00 am at Central Cinema in Seattle, WA. The Fest will include two comedy/horror features, over four hours of short films, prizes galore from our generous sponsors, and live music from San Francisco’s own Lester T. Raww’s Graveside Quartet and The Pine Box Boys.
CENTRAL CINEMA is Seattle’s only Dine-In Cinema, located in the Central District at 21st & Union, and is famous for their amazing selection of independent and cult classic films, as well as their full dinner menu, organic popcorn and cocktails.
The BoneBat “Comedy of Horrors” Film Fest is an R-rated event, due to strong language, graphic sex and intense violence. And that’s just from the hosts, wait ’til you see the films!
Tickets are on sale now at www.bonehand.com for the early bird price of $35.00/$40.00 after April 10th, 2014.
THE BONEBAT FILM FEST is sponsored by Mac and Jack’s Brewery, Corner Comics, Scarecrow Video, Flying Saucer Pizza, Games and Gizmos, Dolcetta Artisan Sweets, Paizo Publishing, Dark Horse Comics, Oni Press, Vortex Movies and Music, Charging Hippo Brewery, Stalker Farms, Jerry Kuch and GT Printing Equipment.
THE BONEBAT SHOW is a comedy and pop-culture podcast which features independent music. The show is hosted by Steve Holetz and cartoonist G J Caulkins of www.mightywombat.com, has aired roughly every three weeks since September 2007, and has just released it’s 128th episode. The Podcast- and Parsec Award nominee can be found at www.bonebat.com.
For additional information about the festival, or to buy tickets, please visit http://www.bonehand.com/bonebatff.html
For the past ten years and counting, the Found Footage Festival has toured the country, with co-founders founders Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett presenting their carefully curated found video treasures on the big screen. Tomorrow and Friday, the Found Footage Festival land at Seattle’s Central Cinema. In advance of the shows (one on Thursday, two on Friday), David Schmader at The Stranger chatted up Nick Preuher about all things FFF.
Just saw this article on Capitol Hill Seattle about the Harvard Exit Theater closing and it is heartbreaking.
The news about The Varsity is just as bleak. Just as the Egyptian is coming back to life it feels like the real estate rug is being pulled out from under such cool theaters.
Joe and Nick are coming to Seattle and bringing their Found Footage Fest back to Central Cinema, this time for two nights. In the past we have had to squeeze three back-to-back shows into one night to accommodate their hectic tour schedule. This year we get to spread it out a little over both Thursday and Friday December 4th & 5th. Joe and Nick are so funny it literally hurts to go to their show. Vol. 7 is their latest installment of new material dug up from the FFF cave. These shows always sell out but there is still some room at all three showtimes. Don’t let your procrastinating self miss out this year, go get some tickets now before its too late………
Seattle’s 5th “Comedy of Horrors” Film Fest, presenting features, shorts & live music, to be hosted 4/25/15 by The BoneBat Show!
The “Comedy of Horrors” Film Festival is the world’s only film fest dedicated to the Horror Comedy genre. Entering it’s fifth year, it has already landed in MovieMaker Magazine’s Top Five Coolest Comedy Film Fest’s WORLD WIDE! The past couple of fests have been super fun and here is your chance to get it in early to help Bonebat go large.
The “Comedy of Horrors” Film Fest is a one-day (until now) entertainment extravaganza which includes feature length films and shorts from around the world, all featuring some mix of comedy, horror, or horror-comedy. Somewhere in the middle of all that, there’s live, independent music. And prizes galore, courtesy of our generous sponsors! Not the colored pixels that pass for rewards in some circles. The “Comedy of Horrors” gives away real, physical items of value that you can take home and enjoy. If funded, this festival will take place on Saturday, April 25th, 2015 at Central Cinema in Seattle, WA.
Scarecrow Video staff and The Grand Illusion are working on turning the most amazing video store ever into a non-profit video library organization. Give them some props on their Kickstarter so they can make the transition happen.
Recently we had Kevin and Sean, the guys who founded DealFlicks, stop by the theater on their way to Canada. After seeing what they do at DealFlicks we signed up Central Cinema. All summer we will be offering Summer Matinee Madness of 3-for-1 admission to our weekend matinees all the way through September. Now you can duck out of the sun for an air conditioned break at the movies and bring two friends along for free. What a nice way to split a pitcher! Check out our theater page on DealFlicks and score some sweet deals.