The Bram Stoker International Film Festival has begun its annual search for fresh cinematic blood to fill the screens in England October 25-28. Set high upon the cliffs of the iconically gothic town of Whitby, the festival draws hundreds of vampire fans and filmmakers from around the world in a celebration of the life and work of Bram Stoker, the legendary author of Dracula and Lair of the White Worm.
The festival promises a selection of thirty independent narrative features, documentaries, and shorts and not "the Hollywood films at the local multiplex", many of which will receive their world debut in Whitby. This week a new promotional video, viewable in the column on the left of this article, was released which includes interviews with the actors and directors of a few of the featured films.
Awards are also given out by the Program Committee upon the conclusion of the weekend. The recipients of the 2011 Bram Stoker Film Festival Awards included:
Best Film — Shadows
Best Director— The Vicious Brothers for Grave Encounters
Best Short— An Evening with my Comatose Mother
Best Horror / Comedy — Vamperifica
Best SFX —The Millennium Bug
Best Screenplay — Axed
Audience Award — Vamperifica
Tickets to the Bram Stoker Film Festival range from £8 to £100 for a full four day pass, which includes all of the events and screenings. For more information on how you can attend this October or submit your film for consideration visit www.bramstokerfilmfestival.com.