Festival Founder's blog
Guest judge Guillermo del Toro announces the 2011 H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival® Brown Jenkin Short Film Awards (the 6" award was sculpted by Bryan Moore of Arkham Studios), the awards were presented by the festival founder Andrew Migliore and the HPLFF-LA festival director Aaron Vanek at the Grand Warner in San Pedro on September 17, 2011.
- Runner up - Black Goat by Joseph Nanni
- Co-Winner - Static Aeons by Gib Patterson
- Co-Winner - Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven by Don Thiel III & Christopher Saphire
Chris and Don were there at the Warner Grand theater to accept their award, we sent the statue to Gib who was in New York at the time. Apparently Chris and Don said they were literally covering their mouths and waving their free hand to stay silent and listen to Guillermo's praise.
The festival founder also gave special consideration to "Shadow of the Unnamable" by Sascha Renninger for Best Short Lovecraft Adaptation.
Once again we thank all the filmmakers for their submissions this year. Read more
Website updates in the works with schedule, event and film information. Ia! Ia!
We will be forming a new steering committee and executive committee for the HPLFF Portland festival in early 2011.
Director Stuart Gordon (Re-animator, Feed, Stuck) and director David Prior (AM 1200) will be on the committee with others to be named.
The current plan is to have the Portland festival in early May of 2012 which pushes out the Portland festival by 6 months from where it has traditionally been held. The plan is also to have the executive committee and positions flushed out by March of 2011. Read more
The festival will be held Friday Sept. 16 (7-midnight), and Saturday Sept. 17 (4pm-midnight). There will be 13 hours of programming, vendors, guests and more.
Easy parking, pay for two hours on Saturday, then it's free.
The festival hotel will be the Crowne Plaza.
Look for more info from festival director Aaron Vanek next year!
Thanks to all the filmmakers and screenwriters and authors for another great year.
You can see the 2010 Portland Awards by clicking on the link. We will also be putting up the Special Jury Award to the Vancouver Film School for the Best Spirit of the Festival Award.
"Picture in the House", "Silas and the Tomb" were also both nominated for Best Adaptation.
"40 years" has won the Festival Director Award for best Cinema-photography and Sound Design.
"The Tell-Tale Heart" by Michael Swertfager has won the Festival Director Edgar Award for Outstanding Effort.
Congrats to all and our deepest thanks!
Thank you. FireQuake!
We apologize to all those of you have been trying to email us here at the festival. We've had D.O.S. attacks on several of our email boxes thanks to all those spammers out there. Still getting 1000's of emails. We are blocking IPs and it should settle down. So again sorry if you sent anything in the last couple of weeks and if we haven't responded. cheers
Ticket Sales for 2010 Portland, Oregon (Oct 1-2-3)
TICKETS via BoxOfficeTickets.com
You can also purchase the tickets at the door the day of the show.
Thanks to Lee Moyer and Brian Callahan and an idea from your's truly, we have our 2010 T-Shirt. What does it all mean Elwood?