The following six scripts are the finalists for the 2011 H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival® held in San Pedro:
Tesla & Lovecraft vs. Cthulhu by Anthony Todaro & Chris Keaton
Magick by Alan O'Brien
The Old Man and the Box by Bill Barnett
Death Wind by Travis Heermann and Jim Pinto
The Lurkers by Daniel Hartman, Jr.
The Dark Red Hills by Stephen Cedars
The winner wil be announced at the festival on Saturday night.
From New Horizons:
I am sorry to report that Roger will not be able to attend the Lovecraft Film Festival. Complications have assailed his latest project, and as a result, he will be out of the state filming for the month of September. He acknowledges the time you have spent helping arrange this event and regrets that he must now decline the invitation.
We will still show a 35mm print of "The Haunted Palace" starring Vincent Price.
The 2011 H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival® in San Pedro will be the first to screen a newly restored 35mm print of "Berkeley Square" from 1933. Print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive.
Lovecraft liked the movie, and it inspired him to write "The Shadow Out of Time". The grandchildren of director Frank Lloyd will introduce and share their memorabilia of the picture, which was Lloyd's favorite. He also directed "Mutiny on the Bounty" with Clark Gable (Best Picture). Read more
The short films playing at the San Pedro 2011 festival, which will be seen and judged by Guillermo del Toro, are:
"Black Goat" by Joseph Nanni
"Call of Nature" by Rick Tillman
"Curse of Yig" by Paul von Stoetzel
"Idle Worship" by Theo Stefanski
"Pickman’s Model" by Michael Shlain
"The Raven" by Christopher Saphire
"The Ritual" by Will Wright
"Shadow of the Unnamable" by Sascha Renninger
"Static Aeons" by Gib Patterson
Thanks to all our entrants, it was very tough to program this block.
Stay tuned for the programming schedule for the 2011 Portland festival.
Website updates in the works with schedule, event and film information. Ia! Ia!
VIP reception tickets have been added to the 2011 San Pedro festival.
The reception will be Friday, September 16, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., just before the festival opens. Located in the annex of our partners the Grand Vision Foundation, just 50 feet from the theater, join the filmmakers, authors, artists and vendors for an intimate gathering with food and specialty cocktails (non-alcoholic beverages will be available, as beer and wine). Read more
HPLFF®-Los Angeles organizer Aaron Vanek will moderate a panel at this year's San Diego Comic Con about "H.P. Lovecraft in Comics and Film" with Andrew Leman (HPLHS co-founder, director of "The Call of Cthulhu" and producer of "The Whisperer in Darkness"), Frank Woodward (director of "Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown") artist Adam Byrne ("The Strange Adventures of H.P. Lovecraft") and writer Michael Alan Nelson ("Fall of Cthulhu").
Thursday, 7/21, 8-9pm
Legendary movie icon Roger Corman will be in attendance at the 2011 H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival® to accept the "Howie" award for contributions to Lovecraft cinema.
Corman was the first director to tackle Lovecraft with his 1963 adaptation of "The Case of Charles Dexter Ward" as The Haunted Palace, starring Vincent Price.
We will be screening The Haunted Palace at this year's festival.