I know all of you Fellow Fans have heard of “B-Movies”; typically the low budget second movie in a double feature…movies that were bad, or so bad they’re good…movies that demand multiple viewings and you can’t help but quote…you know, our bread and butter.
I’d wager, however, that many of you have never heard of “Z-Movies” have you? According to the organizers of the ZedFest Independent Horror And Sci-Fi Film Festival, Z-Movies (or as ZedFest folks like to call them, “ZedFlicks”) were usually the independent microbudget flicks with unknown cast members, made by equally unknown filmmakers that had the drive and dedication to complete their films. They were the early incarnation of grindhouse and drive-in flicks. Actually, many of what are considered an old B-Movies today were actually “Z’s” back when they first came out.
In the opinion of these fine folks, the “Z’s” are better. With their mission statement and explanation, they say it better than I do:
Zed Fest Horror And Sci-Fi Film Festival was founded to honor and acknowledge filmmakers and screenwriters who persevere against all odds to get their films made and tell their stories. In our competition we search for the Filmmakers and Screenwriters that embody the spirit of passionate movie making itself.
A perfect example is the cult classic Robot Monster, a 1953 Z-Movie that was the first Sci-Fi film in 3D, directed by Phil Tucker. This film inspired us because of Tucker’s dedication and tenacity to complete his film project. One heroic act (to us) of Tucker’s was that, faced with the fact that he could not afford to have a robot costume made for his classic film, he recalled that he knew a guy with a good gorilla suit. Finishing up the look with a space helmet made out of papier-mâché, he just kept going.
If that’s not passion for your work, we don’t know what is…and that is the type of film maker and screenwriter we would like to encourage with our ZED FEST HORROR/SCI-FI FILM FESTIVAL.
Lovers of indie films and “ZedFlicks” in the Burbank, CA area later this year should definitely check out the ZedFest, and if you happen to be one of those indie screenwriter/filmmakers with the chutzpah to see your vision through, it’s not too late to submit your own work for the Festival!
SHORT FILM AND FEATURE FILM ENTRIES
FINAL DEADLINE POSTMARKED BY
Super Short 1-4 Minutes $25
Short 5-15 Minutes $35
Featurette 16-39 Minutes $45
Feature 40+ Minutes $50
Documentary 40+ $50
Prizes To Include
Certificate Zed Fest Film Festival 2014
Top Prize Winner $1000 Phil Tucker Award
Event pass if you would like to attend our Festival
Screenwriting software and other screenwriting prizes
ZED FEST SCREENPLAY COMPETITION 2014
Guidelines To Enter:
Log line and Full Screenplay to
FIRST PLACE $500.00
SECOND PLACE $200.00
-Zed Fest Film Festival Certificate
-Scripped – Membership
-Script Pipeline – Membership
-Virtual Pitchfest- Free Pitch Logline & Contact Info on Zed Fest “Script’s For Sale” web page.
* Bonus Prize Screenwriting Sofware
DEADLINE: OCTOBER 10TH, 2014
Finalists Announced November 2, 2014
Winners Announced November 16, 2014
Entry Fee $50.00
EVENT DETAILS FOR THE 2014 ZED FEST
Zed Fest Independent Horror And Sci-Fi Film Festival 2014
3435 W. Magnolia Blvd. Burbank, CA
Sat & Sun Nov. 8 & 9 2014 7:00pm
Special Early Bird Prices Offer ends September 1st
$13 each night or $20 For both Nights
ZED FEST HORROR SCIFI FILM FESTIVAL 2014
will be headlined by a pre 1990’s Classic Horror Feature that will be announced soon.
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