The first annual ‘Medusa Underground Film Festival’ comes to Las Vegas this January to celebrate the Art of Female Filmmakers changing history from around the World! The festival will be a span of two days, Saturday, January 12th, 2019 and Sunday, January 13th, 2019 and to be hosted at the Artisan Hotel Boutique. Over a span of a weekend, there will be 50 plus captivating shorts selected from 11 countries that will be constructed on presenting the fluidity of underground and genre short form storytelling including blocks like the Erotic, Head Space, Out of This World, Comedy, Self-Loving, Science Fiction, Horror and more. Dolly Deadly filmmaker and head of Wretched Pictures, Heidi Moore who birthed the ‘Medusa Underground Film Festival’ serves as a platform and gatekeeper for women creating films that are hard to classify but yearned for by the fans. Her genius in genre bending, Heidi Moore has this to say about why she brings this type of energy to the industry:
“As a filmmaker myself, I am organizing this film festival in a way that honors the creators. A lot of times filmmaking feels like a thankless job, and I want to make sure we’re showing the creators that their contribution to the art community is important and appreciated.” – Medusa Underground Film Festival Founder Heidi Moore
The festival embraces entries from award winning and critically acclaimed Directors and Producers like Sophia Cácciola (singer & drummer of spy-core, Prison-themed band, Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling), Tristan Risk (also known as ‘Little Miss Risk’), Emma Dark (Dark, synth pop band X-KiN), Brooke Candy (American rapper and singer), Nicole Goode, Toy Lei, Dionne Copland, Tonja Atomic and many more soon to be announced. The Medusa Underground Film Festival will also include Filmmaker Q&A’s, networking, profound workshops to educate attendees, A special guest of honor (TBA), activities, an award ceremony and after parties. More to be announced over the next six weeks.
The two-day festival will have opening and closing features. The opening feature unleashes the 2017 cult/comedy/horror fusion Re-Agitator: Revenge of the Parody directed by Dylan Greenberg and plans to tie up the electrifying weekend with a mystery film to be screened before the Award ceremony.
The first wave of short films and trailers announced includes:
Alice After Wonderland – Directed by Andrea Guerrero (Mexico)
Department of Reincarnation – Directed by Sophia Cacciola (United States)
Haxx Deadroom – Directed by Dionne Copland (Canada)
I love You – Directed by Brooke Candy (United States)
Isolated Crows of Solitude – Directed by Sahar Soleimani (Iran)
Lovesick – Directed by Cassandra Sechler (United States)
Make Out Party – Directed by Emily Esperanza (United States)
Monsters – Directed by Manon Gaurin (France)
My Angel’s Home – Directed by Toy Lei (United States)
Parlor Tricks – Directed by Tristan Risk (Canada)
Plain Devil (Trailer) – Directed by Tonja Atomic (United States)
Salient Minus Ten – Directed by Emma Dark (United Kingdom)
Supine – Directed by Nicole Goode (Czech Republic)
The Apocalypse Will be Animated – Directed by Melanie Killingsworth (Australia)
What’s Inside Pandora’s Talk Box (Pilot) – Directed by Lindsay Denniberg (United States)
This event of female underground film making is sponsored and supported by 15 Second Horror Film Challenge, Wretched Productions, Troma Now Party Tours Las Vegas, Moon Cat Crafts, MPZ, Occvlta Dama, Piecing Together, and Horror Happens Radio.
For more information, please refer to MedusaUndergroundFilmFestival.com.
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