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2013 Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Fest: Full 85-Film Lineup Announced; Albert Pyun to Receive Indie Genre Spirit Award

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2013 Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Fest: Full 85-Film Lineup Announced; Albert Pyun to Receive Indie Genre Spirit Award When Buffalo Screams expanded and re-branded as the Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival, we knew they had big ambitions. With a whopping 85 films on their slate for 2013, we’d say they’re well on their way!

From the Press Release:
Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival has announced an ambitious slate of 85 films which will screen between Friday, November 8th, and Thursday, November 14th, at the Dipson Amherst Theatre in Buffalo, New York.

Several distinguished genre filmmakers are scheduled to attend:
– Lloyd Kaufman, who will receive the Dedication to Filmmaking Excellence Award, is screening Return to Nuke ‘Em High Vol. 1, billed as a Sneak Preview, as a fundraiser for the Niagara Arts & Culture Center (NACC) in Niagara Falls;
– Roy Frumkes will screen Animosity, which he executive produced for writer-director Brendan Steere; and
– Brett Kelly will screen the horror comedy musical My Fair Zombie.

Albert Pyun receives the Indie Genre Spirit Award in absentia; Road to Hell, his homage to Walter Hill’s Streets of Fire, will screen.

Pyun, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, is unable to attend the festival due to worsening health. “We’re honoring Albert because he represents what this award stands for,” says festival co-chair Gregory Lamberson. “He’s been a tireless force in independent cinema since the 1980s, with films like Radioactive Dreams, Cyborg and Captain America. No matter what studio interference and budgetary challenges he’s faced, he’s continued to build a body of work in multiple genres. To many people these are just B movies, but to him, they’re his art. While others have talked about making movies and chased the perfect deal, he’s done what he loves.”

Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival will show 26 features and 59 short films over seven days. According to festival co-director Chris Scioli, 45 of those films were produced in the United States, including 13 filmed in Western New York; 13 were submitted by Canadian filmmakers; and 27 entries are international or international/US co-productions.

“We wanted to create an international film festival unlike any other in Buffalo or Western New York,” says Lamberson. “Part of that plan involved expanding the scope of our programming to include science fiction, fantasy, horror, action, thrillers, animation, cult and fan films. I’m happy to say we’ll be screening quality films in every one of those categories from all over the world. Chris and I are thrilled by how many filmmakers from outside Buffalo – outside the country! – will be joining us.”

The awards ceremony will be held in the theater on Sunday, November 10th. Advance tickets will go on sale at the Dipson Theatre website this week.

Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival is sponsored by Off Beat Cinema, Alternative Cinema, Seeley and Kane’s Books and Comics, and Western New York Grip & Electric. The Festival will be preceded by Buffalo Film Expo, a one-day event comprised of film discussion panels, to be held on Sunday, November 3rd, at Holiday Inn Buffalo Airport.

2013 Film Selections:
Non-Competition Features

Return to Nuke ‘Em High Vol. 1 (USA/Western New York)
Blood Marsh Krackoon (USA)
Dry Bones (Western New York)
The Legend of Six Fingers (Western New York)

Official Feature Film Selections
Atlantis: The Last Days of Kaptara (USA)
Animosity (USA)
Buffalo Boys (Western New York)
Constant Angel (Western New York)
Dust of War (USA)
Echo Dr. (USA)
Empire Gypsy (USA)
Found in Time (USA)
Imago (USA)
Motivational Growth (USA)
My Fair Zombie (Canada)
Nightmare Box (USA/UK)
Pinup Dolls on Ice (Canada)
Project London (USA)
Road to Hell (USA)
Sick: Survive the Night (Canada)
Squid Man (USA)

Official International Feature Film Selections
Judas Ghost (UK)
The Squad (“Zveno,” Federation of Russia)
On Air (Germany)
The Tiger Mask (Japan)
Wrath of the Crows (Italy)

Official Short Film Selections
Agophobia (Canada)
Attack of the Killer Bees (USA)
Ave Maria (USA)
Bloody Mary – A Tale of Revenge (Canada)
Broken Wings (Western New York)
Brothers in Arms (USA)
Burn Brightly (USA)
Depths (USA)
Desert Road Kill (USA)
The El Chupugcabra (USA)
The Family Business (USA)
The Final Five (USA)
Five Points (USA)
Follow the Leader (USA)
The Girl in the Road (Canada)
He’s Not Looking So Great (USA)
His Name is Clown Face (Western New York)
The Horizon Project (Canada)
Kin (Canada)
Kiva (Western New York)
The Liberator (USA)
Little Man of Steel (USA)
Merinthophobia: Fear of Being Bound or Tied Up (USA)
Mirror Lake (Western New York)
Motel Charlie (Canada)
One More for the Road (Canada)
The Outlaw 3: Vengeance is Mine (Western New York)
Retention (USA)
Rhythm (Western New York)
Somnium (Canada)
The Summoners (USA)
Tasha and Friends (Canada)
The Trouble I Got (Canada)
Ugliest Man in Cartoons (USA)
Undead Playground (Western New York)
Wormchild 2: Fresh Flesh (Western New York)
Wunderland (USA)

Official International Short Film Selections
The Adventures of Sheriff Kid McLain (USA/Brazil)
Apartment 15 (Italy)
Belly of the Wolf (UK)
The Birth of a Family (South Korea)
The Blow-Ins (Ireland)
Division Azul (Spain)
Environmental Pressure and Species Adaptation (South Korea)
Eugenia (Israel)
Heat (South Korea)
In(B)etween (Spain)
Kendrick: A Grim Tale of Hatred and Revenge (Austria)
Lapsus (France)
The Last Piper (Norway)
Maid of Horror (Australia)
Memory Sculptor (Japan/USA)
Micro-Time (Israel)
Model 15 (New Zealand)
One Night at the Aristo (UK)
Refugio 115 (Spain)
Tokyo Halloween Night (Japan)
Ugry Night (South Korea)
The Wild Diaries (France/USA)

Keep your eyes on BuffaloDreamsFilmFest.com for updates.

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