Buffalo Screams Horror Film Fest Expands and Re-Brands as Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival
Upstate New Yorkers should be pleased to hear that the Buffalo Screams Horror Film Fest is expanding this year to include the science fiction, fantasy, thriller, action, animation, cult, and fan film categories and will now be known as Buffalo Dreams. Read on for more details and info.
The new venture was founded by filmmaker and novelist Gregory Lamberson and Chris Scioli, who previously collaborated on Buffalo Screams. Buffalo Dreams will run for a full week at the Dipson Amherst Theatre from Friday, November 8th–Thursday, November 14th.
“We built Buffalo Screams into a successful and respected international film festival,” says Lamberson, “but we wanted to expand our scope and saw the opportunity to re-brand. Our mission statement with Buffalo Dreams remains the same – to bring the best independent genre films from around the world to Buffalo and shine a spotlight on local filmmakers who create quality films. Horror films will be a large part of our mix, but we want to showcase other genres as well, and now we can include westerns, martial arts, animation – anything that we consider cool.”
“Holding the festival at the Amherst Theatre is important to the festival’s success,” adds Scioli. “The theater is located across the street from the University of Buffalo South Campus and shows specialty films. We want to build the largest possible audience for the films we show, and the college demographic is key. Our goal is to program the best film festival in Western New York, and we’re making a long term commitment to build an event that will become a cultural fixture in this area.”
Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival will screen short, medium length, and feature films in competitive categories. Film submissions will be made through Without a Box, and the call for entries will be made soon. Keep your eyes on BuffaloDreamsFilmFest.com for updates.
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