Stanley Film Fest Adds Panels, Screenings, & Joe Dante Tribute

Ryland Aldrich, Festivals Editor



You may have caught the entire incredible Stanley Film Fest announcement earlier this month. Today we are back with some updates and additions. Most notably, the fest has announced it will be giving its Master of Horror award to Gremlins, The Howling, and Pirhana director Joe Dante.

The fest has also added a great slate of panels (including one moderated by Twitch), the Swedish/Danish thriller LFO, a student short program, and live edition of the popular Tales From Beyond the Pale program.

Adding to the 4-day celebration of horror, TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE: The Stanley Edition has been created specifically for SFF 2014. TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE is an ongoing series of audio dramas penned by luminaries from the world of contemporary horror. The Stanley Edition will proudly feature SFF attendees Martin Starr (Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead), Jocelyn DeBoer (Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead), AJ Bowen (The Sacrament), Ana Asensio and noted director and writer Larry Fessenden and additional special guests. The performance will be held at the Historic Park Theatre in downtown Estes Park on Saturday, April 26 at 4:45pm.

The Stanley Film Festival takes place April 24-27, 2014 at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado. Here are all the details of the additions:


ADDED SCREENINGS:

  • LFO - Sweden/Denmark/2013 - (Director: Antonio Tublen, Featuring Patrik Karlson, Izabella Jo Tschig, Per Löfberg, Ahnna Rasch, Lukas Loughran) - Presented by SpectreVision, a hermit discovers he can control people's minds through a unique pattern of sound frequencies, which he in turn uses on his unsuspecting neighbors.


STANLEY
 DEAN'S CUP SHORTS:

See the future of horror with short films from local, national and international students. The Competition features a Juried and Audience Award with cash prizes going to the winning schools.

  • BANEFUL, USA, directed by David Roth: Five college students break into an abandoned insane asylum in this horror/comedy mashup. BURSTUSA, directed by Hannah Waterbury: A secluded female scientist must come to terms with the killer fungus she has contracted. BAREFOOTIsrael, directed by Amit AsrafNine moments in a life of a girl as she searches for the meaning of revenge. KELLERKIND, Germany, directed by Julia Ocker: A woman gives birth to a child. But the child is absolutely different from other children. PONDEROSA DRIVE, directed by Kirsten West: A realtor staging a foreclosed cabin finds the family still settled, making it known that no one's leaving anytime soon.THE LOST BOYUSA, directed by John McSween: A father takes his family on vacation in the woods where they stumble into an ancient ritual for eternal youth. VELVET VOYEUR,USA, directed by Quinn Williams: After the tragic suicide of his sister, Hayden hires three models to partake in a dark, visceral photo shoot, in order to interpret his sister's beauty and pain. Hayden captures his vision, and his method is death. WORMBUGCanada, directed by Arlen Konopaki: After Henry swallows a bug in his sleep, very strange things start happening to him.


PANEL DISCUSSIONS:

NEW WAVE: THE SURVIVAL OF INDEPENDENT HORROR 

Saturday, April 26 1:30pm

In a genre often clogged with cliche and camp, new auteurs emerge with gruesome ideas and innovative executions that keep the horror alive. Learn secrets of the shoestring trade and production horror stories from those who lived to tell the tales.

 

PANELISTS: Ti West (The Sacrament), Larry Fessenden (Tales From Beyond The Pale, Wendingo), Glenn McQuaid (I Sell The Dead, Tales From Beyond The Pale), Travis Stevens (Cheap Thrills, Jodorowsky's Dune, Starry Eyes)

MODERATOR: Ryan Turek (Shock Till You Drop)

 

SPECTREVISIONARIES

Saturday, April 26 3:00pm

Founded in 2010 by partners Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah and Josh C. Waller, SpectreVision is a film production and music management company created to tell heartfelt, character-driven stories tackling real, social and emotional issues that test the boundaries of the horror genre.

 

PANELISTS: Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah, Josh Waller, Ana Lily Amirpour (A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night), Craig MacNeill (The Boy)

MODERATOR: Devin Faraci (Badass Digest) 

 

WHO WATCHES THIS STUFF?: BUYING, SELLING AND DISTRIBUTING HORROR TODAY

Saturday, April 26 12:00pm

Get to know the buyers, sellers, distributors, and exhibitors of the finest in world horror as they discuss the realities of peddling genre cinema in today's climate.

 

PANELISTS: James Shapiro (Drafthouse Films), Peter Van Steemburg (Magnolia Pictures) Crystal Decker Orren (Well Go USA Entertainment)

MODERATOR: Ryland Aldrich (Twitch)


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