Events Archive

BleedFest Film Festival began July 17, 2010. After initial spotting, it became regular every month starting in December 2010 and ending November 2011. There are no future BleedFest events scheduled.

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November 18th, 2011
Filmmaker Humanitarian Award – Documentary Feature “Rats & Bullies”
World premiere – “Better than Bullies”
Fotokem Screening Studio in Burbank, CA.

Halloween HERROR event!
Sunday October 23rd, 2011

Tickets are $10 cash for any portion of the event. Come for any portion of the event!
Dress in full costume to win prizes and get in at half off!

El Cid Restaurant in Silverlake
4212 Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90029
Free street parking or $7 valet
Tapas and bar drinks for sale. Full menu is at bottom of this page.

Our charity this month is CHILD FIND OF AMERICA

1:00pm-1:30pm RED CARPET EVENT photos by Winston Burris, interviews by and INd TV

1:30-1:45pm SEATING – drinks and food ordering


THE CABINET (12 minutes 15 seconds) horror. Writer/director Karen Lam
In this suspenseful retelling of the Bluebeard fairytale, Lizzie discovers her lover Michael’s macabre secret when she is left alone in his home overnight.

THE BABYSITTER (5 minutes) horror. Writer/director Kristen Gray-Rockmaker An unhappily married couple arrives home only to stumble upon a terrifying scene.

ESCAPE FROM HELLVIEW (6 minutes 42 seconds) animated horror from Israel. Writer/director Hadas Brandes
Little Tommy is put to bed by his mother, but he decides to go on an adventure instead of going to sleep.

THE INTRUDER (12 minutes) supernatural horror. Introduced by writer Vanessa Newell
Eva Swan plays Aemelia, a mature daughter on a routine visit to see her mother – only this time, something unusual has permeated her once familiar childhood home.

T IS FOR TORTURE (4 minutes) horror comedy. Co-Writer/director Elisabeth Fies and Co-writer/producer Brenda Fies. Introduced by star and December 2010 Partnership Award winner Dave Reda
Our entry in the ABCs of Death contest for their 26th film director. Thank you for voting! International votes count too, and it’s really fast and easy to vote for us. It’s okay if you’ve already voted for another contestant, you can vote once for every short you like!

CERTIFIED (9 minutes) drama horror comedy. Introduced by producer Kimberley Browning and BleedFest Best Actress Winner Rebecca Spicher.
In rural 1950′s America, a postman’s first day takes a terrifying turn when a precocious young girl tells him of her family’s horrible tragedy.

SWALLOWED (15 minutes) horror comedy. Introduced by September Partnership Award Winner writer/director Darrell Wheat
A slightly overweight high school Cheerleader devours a tapeworm. Now, eating right and making weight, she steps over her anorexic rivals to claim her spot on top of the cheerleading pyramid.

2:55-3:10 BREAK – networking, bathroom, drinks and food ordering

3:10-3:15pm RAFFLE

3:15-4:45pm FEATURE – L.A. Premiere – THE SELLING (93 minutes) supernatural horror comedy introduced by director Emily Lou
A too honest for his own good real estate agent buys a property to flip for a profit . . . only to discover the house is haunted.

4:45-5pm Q&A with director, stars, and producers

Sunday September 25, 2011
1-5pm Admission is $10 cash at door, free street parking
El Cid Restaurant in Silverlake
4212 Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90029
Tapas and bar drinks for sale. Full menu is below.

Charity Fundraiser: Impact Personal Safety



1:45-2:40pm SHORTS
MISSED CONNECTIONS (13 minutes) romance
introduced by writer/director Elizabeth Brissenden

SILVER PATRIOT (8 minutes) film noir serial
introduced by star and executive producer Kari Nissena
This Film Noir serial pits a Femme Fatale against Rivertown’s finest, as a crime of passion sheds light on a devious villain’s plot to kill the city’s superheroes.

SCORN (1 minute) horror
introduced by writer/director Lisa Coffelt
A sultry woman who likes it kinky with hot candle wax. Every man’s fantasy in the right circumstances… or payback for the wrong man.

Partnership Award Alum Screening:
MY UNDEADLY (6 minutes) horror comedy
introduced by star Michelle Tomlinson, writer/director/BleedFest Inanna Partnership Award Alum Dave Reda
Sometimes brains aren’t the only things zombies crave in this non-traditional horror tale.

Dana Buning

June Audience Award Winner Screening:
ZEKE (14 minutes 30 seconds) thriller comedy
introduced by writer/director Dana Buning
winner of a silver Student Academy Award

June Audience Award Winner ZEKE

World Premier:
Scene from Tara Cardinal’s
LEGEND OF THE RED REAPER (3 minutes) fantasy action feature
For a thousand years, the Reapers guarded mankind from the demons that wait in the dark. Now, at the beginning of a new age, the Reapers are betrayed and slaughtered. Only one Reaper remains – Red, and she’s out to exact revenge.

2:40-3:00 BREAK – networking, bathroom, drinks and food ordering
3:00-3:05pm RAFFLE

DAWN OF THE DRAGONSLAYER (100 minutes) fantasy feature
introduced by writer/director Anne K. Black and writer/producer Kynan Griffin

Will and his father live a simple and pastoral life in the mountains, unconcerned with the goings-on of the neighboring lowlands. When Will’s father is killed by a dragon, Will must journey down the mountain and use a mysterious family connection from years earlier to start squiring for Sterling, a once-wealthy land owner and knight. Unwelcomed for his backward, mountain ways, Will is put to work on the struggling farm. He soon befriends Sterling’s headstrong daughter Kate, and the two of them begin working together to uncover the secrets of their families’ connection and to prepare Will for his final battle with the dragon, in which he will avenge his father’s death and prove himself a man.

4:45-5pm Q&A
Writer/director Anne K. Black, writer/producer Kynan Griffin and more!

September’s Inanna Partnership Award Winner is Darrell Wheat, director of SWALLOWED. Due to his schedule, Darrell will appear and screen in October’s BleedFest Event.


Join us for the Film Radar and BleedFest Fieldtrip to see MISS REPRESENTATION at the Los Angeles Sunset Laemmle Sunday August 28th, 2011 at noon, and food and discussion afterwards across the street at… Greenblatt’s! MISS REPRESENTATION is part of the IDA’s (International Documentary Association) DOCU Week that qualifies it for an Academy Award nomination, and BleedFest gave it their Best Picture Inanna Award.

Tickets are $8 and will probably sell out so get yours now!

Film info:
2011 (89 minutes)
Runs Friday, August 26th – Thursday, September 1st at the Laemmle Sunset 5 Theatre

Miss Representation exposes how mainstream U.S. media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence. Produced and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the documentary film challenges the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself.

Miss Representation features provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics like Condoleezza Rice, Lisa Ling, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Rosario Dawson, Paul Haggis, and Gloria Steinem. Miss Representation presents startling facts and statistics that leave audiences shaken and armed with a new perspective. MissRepresentation first premiered in the documentary competition at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message that young women and men overwhelmingly receive is that a woman’s value and power lie in her youth, beauty, and sexuality–and not in her capacity as a leader. While American women have made strides in leadership over the past few decades, the U.S. still ranks 90th in the world for women in national legislatures. In the U.S., women hold only three percent of clout positions in mainstream media companies.

Miss Representation is more than a film, it is also a nation-wide, multi-generational social action campaign that empowers women and girls to challenge limiting labels so that they can realize their full potential and transform our culture for the betterment of all.

Join the campaign – unite with others to eradicate gender stereotypes and create lasting cultural and sociological change that will benefit not only women but the world at large.



June features Master of Horror Lucky McKee receiving the Partnership Award! The feature film is the westcoast premier of badass documentary I AM NANCY directed by Arlene Marachel starring Heather Langenkamp, with both in attendance for a Q &A!

Nine horror shorts by women including world premiers of SLASHDANCE by Cindy Baer, HARD TO DO directed by Elisabeth Fies, written by and starring Kit Williamson, A HAMMER FELL ON JERUSALEM: AND BE AT REST by Lori Bowen who will by flying in from Florida for a personal appearance. There will be a special screening of NEIGHBORS by Robyn Simms and Stephen Johnson of Fewdio. The June charity is Impact Personal Safety, and there will be a full contact live demonstration of the world’s most effective self defense techniques for women by director Heidi Hornbacher. Comedian Candice Rankin returns for a live preview of the second part of her incredible One Woman Show UNDER THE HOOD.
Schedule & appearances subject to change.
Bleedfest: Summer Scares
Sunday June 5th, 2011
TIME: 11am-3:50pm
Location: CAP Theatre
13752 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

$10 cash at door for all day ticket and open bar

11:00am-11:15am Red Carpet, Mixer, Open Bar

11:15am-11:30am Self Defense Demonstration
June Charity: Impact Personal

11:30am-11:35am Screenwriting Award
-DEAR JOHN (5 minutes)
written by Sharon Davis & Cameron McCulloch

11:35am-11:55am Shorts – Exclusive Sneak Peaks

writers/directors Brenda Fies and Elisabeth Fies
Q&A with stars Casey Whalen and Sarah Walsh

-HARD TO DO (8 minutes) director Elisabeth Fies, writer Kit Williamson Q&A

11:55am-12:15pm BREAK: Open Bar, Red Carpet, Mixer

12:15pm-12:25pm Live One Woman Show
Part 2 of Candice Rankin’s UNDER THE HOOD

12:25pm-1:30pm Shorts in Competition
-SLASHDANCE (8 minutes) by Cindy Baer Q&A

-TEPPAN DEAD (7 minutes) by Hilary B. Lavin
-NEIGHBORS (4 minutes)
by Robyn Simms and Stephen Johnson Q&A

-ZEKE (15 minutes) by Dana Buning

-WE’RE JUST LIKE YOU (6 minutes)
by Chelsea Christer Q&A Cast and Crew

presented live to director Lucky McKee (MAY, THE WOMAN), Q&A

1:40pm-2:10pm BREAK: Open Bar, Red Carpet, Mixer, I AM NANCY DVD purchasing and signing

2:10pm-2:15pm LIVE MUSIC
Jamie Coon sings theme song “I AM NANCY”

2:15pm-2:20pm Audience Award Certificate presented

2:20pm-2:25pm Film Radar Award Certificate presented

Co-presented with Lori Bowen
I AM NANCY, 2011 (71 minutes)
Directed and produced by Arlene Marechal, produced by and starring Heather Langenkamp
Also starring Wes Craven, Robert Englund, Jessica Craven, and the fans of five horror conventions
In the autobiographical I AM NANCY, the focus is squarely on Heather Langenkamp and her unique experience playing Wes Craven’s legendary teen heroine Nancy Thompson. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, Heather asks the burning question: “Why Freddymania, and not Nancymania?” After personally experiencing the Freddy Krueger marketing craze, the rise of horror convention fandom and the phenomenon of eight Nightmare On Elm Street films, Heather reflects on the relevance of heroes in this modern age of monster lovers. Prepare to put yourself in Nancy’s shoes and think about Elm Street in a whole new way.

3:30pm-3:50pm Inanna Award presented live to director/producer
Arlene Marechal & producer/star Heather Langenkamp, Q&A



Sunday May 1st, 2011
TIME: 11am-4:00pm

Location: CAP Theatre
13752 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
$10 cash at door for all day ticket and open bar

Our May Charity event is for SOJOURN. Bring any household donations on their list and get in to BleedFest for half price!

Schedule subject to change, personal appearances dependent on schedule.
Monthly charity to be announced soon.
May IndieGoGo campaign

11:00am-11:15am RED CARPET, OPEN BAR, MIXER

11:15am-11:40am BADASS SHORTS 

-BULLET, 2010 (7 minutes) by Rebecca Drummond

-TAKE OUT, 2010 (8 minutes) by Bridget Palardy

-ASSASINS –Webisode THE SHOWDOWN, 2011 (6 minutes)
by Barbara Stepansky

11:40am-11:55am SCREENWRITER AWARD

AWKWARD EMBRACES -Webisode: THE FLASHBACK, 2011 (8 minutes)

Q&A Jessica Mills
11:55am-12:10pm PRODUCER AWARD

THE GIRLS ON FILM –Webisode: THE TOWN, 2011 (6 minutes)

Q&A with Ashleigh Harrington, Jeff Hammond

12:10pm-12:20pm PARTNERSHIP AWARD
Screening of trailer MOTHER’S RED DRESS, 2011 (2 minutes)
Q&A recipient John Paul Rice with director Edgar Michael Bravo
 and editor Brian Nelson

12:20pm-12:30pm SNEAK PEAK
ACCOMPLICE, 2011 (5 minutes)
by Brenda Fies
Q&A stars Jessica Cameron, Trista Caruso, Brian Hunt, director Brenda Fies

12:30pm-12:55pm BREAK: Open Bar, Red Carpet, Mixer!!!

12:55pm-1:00pm LIVE STAND-UP COMEDY
First 5 minutes of UNDER THE HOOD one woman show by Candice Rankin

MOMZ HOT ROCKS, 2009 (90 minutes) by Kate Perotti
Introducing Joy Rose, mother of 4, lead singer of Housewives on Prozac and founder of Mamapalooza Festivals, Frump from Texas, Placenta from California, the Mydols Detroit and a comic from Nashville. The concept and reality are humorous, fast paced and intense. Each of the bands is a completely different entity, each member with unique passions, duties and agendas. Being in a band is likened to being in a marriage and these groups of women formed during and after family life. Never mind the laundry, the balancing act only intensifies as tasks increase with both family and blossoming new musical careers.

2:30pm-2:50pm BREAK

I WAS A TEENAGE FEMINIST, 2005 (62 minutes) by Therese Shecter
When did feminism become a bad word? Why is it that young independent, progressive women in today’s society feel uncomfortable identifying with the F-word? Join filmmaker Therese Shechter as she takes a funny, moving and very personal journey into the heart of Feminism, circa 2005. Armed with a video camera and an irreverent sense of humor, Therese talks with Feminist superstars, rowdy frat boys, liberated Cosmo girls and Radical Cheerleaders, all in her quest to find out whether Feminism can still be a source of personal and political power.


April 3rd is ThrillHer:
Suspense films by women.
Canadian filmmaker Maude Michaud will be present for a retrospective of her shorts and two world premiers. The feature film is the world premier of the anthology I HATE L.A. The genre suspense feature includes work by filmmakers Barbara Stepansky, Maude Michaud, Heidi Hornbacher, Marichelle Daywalt, Tyrrell Sheffner, Elisabeth Fies and Brenda Fies. Drew Daywalt will be receiving the Inanna Partnership Award. Lori Bowen of Hallowscreen Film Festival will co-present the Shorts In Competition block. Schedule subject to change, appearances dependent on schedule.

BleedFest Film Festival’s Charity for the Month of April is featuring a Donation Collection Station for: American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles-Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Relief Fund.

Sunday April 3rd, 2011
TIME: 11am-4:00pm

Location: CAP Theatre
13752 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
$10 cash at door all day ticket and open bar

Photography display and book STILL LIFE by Tim Aldridge of TMA Photo.

11am-11:20am Red Carpet, Mixer

11:20am-12:25pm RETROSPECTIVE – Maude Michaud
THE PORTRAIT, 2008 (10 minutes) — WORLD PREMIERE
RECESSED, 2005 (9 minutes)
SNUFF, 2009 (4 minutes)
REFLECTION, 2009 (15 minutes)
ELIZABETH, 2011 (3 minutes) — WORLD PREMIERE
Sneak Peek: RED, 2011 (4 minutes)
Inanna Award presented to Maude Michaud, Q & A

YOU ARE SO UNDEAD (5 minutes) written by Lisa Hunter

co-presented by Lori Bowen’s Hallowscreen Film Festival
STRIP POKER, (4 minutes) by Karis Yanike
MILTON (2 minutes) by Angela Pritchett and Mariah Smith
FRIDAY NIGHT FRIGHT, 2009 (6 minutes) by Ashley Maria
CANDY, 2010 (6 minutes) by Sage Hall
CANARY SUICIDES (5 minutes) by Natalia Provatas and Valerian Zamel
Q & A with present filmmakers
Audience votes by applause
Inanna Certificate Award presented Audience’s Choice
Film Radar Award presented by Raymond McDermott

1:15pm-1:45pm BREAK: Open Bar, Red Carpet, Mixer

1:45pmTrivia giveaway with Carl Manes of I Like Horror

1:45pm-3:30pm FEATURE
I HATE L.A., 2011 (84 minutes)
Big laughs mix with gory kills in this TWILIGHT ZONE-esqe suspenser where tension in Hollywood boils over and its inhabitants finally reveal the flawed monsters they really are. I HATE L.A. is a bold new feature film of eleven interlocking horror vignettes written and directed by seven lady directors.

Q & A filmmakers: Marichelle Daywalt, Elisabeth Fies, Brenda Fies, Heidi Hornbacher, Maude Michaud, Tyrrell Shaffner, Barbara Stepansky

3:30-3:45pm BREAK

SUICIDE GIRL (6 minutes) by Drew Daywalt
LAUNDROMAT (2 minutes) by Drew Daywalt
Inanna Certificate Award presented to Drew Daywalt

The theme of our March 6th event is FantAsian:
Fantasy and musicals by female Asian filmmakers.
Deepika Daggubati will be present for a Q &A after her feature WAKING DREAMS, as will Anna Biller for a retrospective of her shorts including THREE EXAMPLES OF MYSELF AS QUEEN. Special guests to be announced. Carly Lyn will receive her Inanna statue for A FOUNDLING, and Nora Jesse will receive the Best Producer certificate award for her satirical short GRANDPA. Susan Bell will accept the Partnership certificate award for FIELDS OF MUDAN.

Our Charities for the Month of March are BRIDGE TO ASIA ~ you need to be able to READ THIS LIST on their website & bring us an approved educational or text book.
Or you can Donate Cash to THE ASIA FOUNDATION-WOMENS EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM & get into BleedFest for only $5- HALF OFF!

March 6th Evite
March 6th Facebook Event Page
BleedFest Facebook Group Page

Full March Schedule:
March BleedFest Event: FANTASIAN
Sunday March 6th, 2011
TIME: 11am-4:00pm (come and go as you please!)
Downloadable/printable PDF: march_BleedFest_schedule

Location: CAP Theatre
13752 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Free unlimited street parking.

$10 cash at door for all day ticket and open bar
(Mimosas, Bloody Marys, red and white wine)
$5 with cash donation to Asia Foundation Women’s Empowerment Fund or bring an approved book donation to Bridge to Asia.

Schedule subject to change, personal appearances dependent on schedule. Special appearances by Lil Zane, The Garza Sisters, Sulekha Naidu, filmmakers Steve De Jarnatt, Deepika Daggubati, Anna Biller, Carly Lyn, Susan Bell.

11am-11:30am Red Carpet, Mixer, Open Bar

FAIRY BALLET, 1998 (11 minutes)
A VISIT FROM THE INCUBUS, 2001 (26 minutes)
VIVA, feature trailer 2007 (2 minutes)
“Biller paints feminist fantasies with her lush 35mm film stock, fetishistic detail, trademark humor and intelligence. Not content to be a regular multi-hyphenate, Ms. Biller acts, writes, produces, directs, scores, sings, and creates the spectacular settings and costumes. Ms. Biller both worships and reimagines our celluloid history with her blend of wit, camp, y chromosome perspective, and love of movies. It is a cinematic crime that she has not been given a Hollywood deal.”
– BleedFest Film Festival

Inanna Award presented to Anna Biller
Q & A with Anna Biller

12:45pm-12:50pm A FOUNDLING TRAILER
Inanna Award presented to Carly Lyn of A FOUNDLING (screened at BleedFest in January)
“An important film. We were thrilled to play the sci-fi/western/drama A FOUNDLING in January to a warm and enthusiastic crowd ready for a smart, genre-bending film steeped in feminist film theory and issues of race, gender, other, and literal alienation. It is beautifully shot and directed, with fine acting performances.” – BleedFest Film Festival

GRANDPA, 2009 (2 minutes) produced by Nora Jesse
“There’s someone I’d like you to meet.”
Inanna Certificate Award accepted by producer Nora Jesse, writer/director Andy Novak. Q&A.
“A cute AND provocative take on the current climate of race relations versus gender politics. Kind of amazing that 32 years after Yoko Ono’s provocative quote and Lennon’s song immortalizing this ‘slave of the slave’ stance, women are still subservient to men across all cultures.” – BleedFest Film Festival

1:00-1:30pm BREAK Red Carpet, Mixer, Open Bar

1:30-3:20pm FEATURE
WAKING DREAMS, 2007 (92 minutes)
comedy/romance/fantasy/musical by Deepika Daggubati
Bollywood meets Texas, when a dreamer discovers the world of professional gamers.
Inanna Award presented to Deepika Daggubati
Q & A with writer/director Deepika Daggubati, actress Sulekha Naidu, producer Kalyan Vindhya
“We started BleedFest to show ambitious films like WAKING DREAMS. Deepika’s tyro feature is a brave and bold act of courage allowing a glimpse into the female Indian American culture, and the pressures still constricting modern Indian American women. The movie utilizes a vibrant backdrop of fantasy, humor, and whimsy while telling a humanist story about a female protagonist straddling two cultures and a global recession, in the middle of a quarter life crisis. The feature was a huge undertaking with a large cast of industry vets, shot on two continents, with elaborate dance numbers and even animation. We’re thrilled that WAKING DREAMS is coming to DVD to find the audience that will appreciate Ms. Daggubati’s fine work.”
– BleedFest Film Festival

3:20pm-3:30pm BREAK

FIELDS OF MUDAN (23 minutes) by Stevo Chang
Drama 2004
A young Asian girl, Mudan, is forced into modern day slavery by a brutal child brothel owner. Mudan soon befriends another young girl in the brothel, and starts dreaming of a better life with her mother in America.
Inanna Certificate Award accepted by Associate Producer Susan Bell. Q & A.
“The sex slave industry is an issue near and dear to our hearts. We are proud to present this fine, moving short. Another stellar achievement from Florida State University.” – BleedFest Film Festival

February BleedFest

Date: 02/06/2011
Time: 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Organization: BleedFest
Location: CAP Theater – Blood Mobile
Address: 13752 Ventura Blvd.
Collection Goal: 20 pints with 2 donors per 15 minutes
Book Your Donation Appointment Now!

Sunday February 6th, 2011
TIME: 11am-4:00pm

Location: CAP Theatre
13752 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
$10 cash at door for all day ticket and open bar

Special Appearances by rapper Lil Zane, writer/director Katt Shea (Poison Ivy, Carrie: The Rage 2), writer/director Stacy Title (The Last Supper, Snoop Dogg’s Hood of Horror), shorts filmmaker Lori Bowen flying in from Florida, actress Tara Cardinal (The Legend of the Red Reaper, Vivid), Devanny Pinn (Song of the Shattered, Piranah), writer/director Kevin Tenney (Witchboard, Night of the Demons), actress Michelle Tomlinson (Manson Rising, Brain Dead), actress Megan Franich (30 Days of Night).
Unconfirmed Actor Appearances (dependent on their Sunday shooting schedule): Rachel Grubb (Vivid), Eric Hart (Halloween 4), Kelly (Ms Horrorfest).

Music composer Chuck Cirino will be selling and autographing CDs. Filmmaker Marichelle Daywalt will be taking orders for Arbonne skincare, wellness, and cosmetic products, and donating 15% of orders taken at BleedFest to the Red Cross and 5% to BleedFest in honor of Women in Horror Month.

Journalists attending the event include Nic Brown (B Movie Man), Miguel Rodriguez (Monster Island Resort Podcast), Carl Manes (I Like Horror Movies), Heidi Martinuzzi (FanGirlTastic) Beth Accomando ( Cinema Junkie).
Ed Magik TV and will be conducting interviews on the red carpet.
Photography by Winston Burris and Kevin Hahn.

Schedule subject to change, personal appearances dependent on schedule.

11am-11:10am RED CARPET, MIXER

HORROR OF OUR LOVE by Dave Reda (7 minutes)

Inanna Award presented to Katt Shea

11:30-11:50pm AWARD: Best Female Producer
NIGHT OF THE HELL HAMSTERS Produced by Elisabeth Pinto (17 minutes)

11:50-12:00pm AWARD: Best Social Commentary
Inanna Award presented to Stacy Title

12:00-1:15pm SHORTS: In Competition
*******Ballots given to audience*************

SUCKATHUMB by Xstine Cook (10 minutes)
THE PATCHWORK MONKEY by Susan Bell (10 minutes) Q & A
ESSENGER by Lori Bowen (4 minutes)
AFTERSHOCK by Lori Bowen (3 minutes) Q & A Lori Bowen
MIRROR MIRROR by Sophia Segal (4 minutes) Q & A
MEOW by Sarah Brown and Cyriak Harriss (3 minutes)
A NOIVA (AKA: THE BRIDE) by Ana Almeida (7 minutes)
THRENODY by Tyrrell Shaffner (12 minutes) Q & A
ANNIVERSARY by Marichelle Daywalt (6 minutes) Q & A

*******Ballots collected from audience*************

1:15pm-1:40pm BREAK: Open Bar, Red Carpet, Mixer

PSYCHOSEXUAL by Elisabeth Fies starring Christina Wickers (9 minutes)

HOME by Cam McCulloch (11 minutes)

2:05pm-2:25pm AWARD CEREMONY
Award presented to Marichelle Daywalt
Award presented to Tara Cardinal
Inanna Statue presented to Cindy Baer (Audience’s Choice from December)
Inanna Statue presented to Anne Norda (Audience’s Choice from January)
Inanna Statue presented to the Audience’s Choice
Raymond McDermott of Film presents the Film Radar Award to Best Horror Short

2:25-2:35 BREAK: Open Bar, Bathroom Break

2:35-4:00pm FEATURE
SLAUGHTERED written and directed by Kate Glover (83 minutes)
Everyone’s getting slaughtered in the pub tonight!


Schedule & appearances subject to change.

Sunday January 2nd, 2011
TIME: 11am-3:30pm
Location: CAP Theatre
13752 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

$10 cash at door for all day ticket and open bar

11:00am-11:30am RED CARPET, MIXER

11:30am-1:00pm FEATURE FILM
A FOUNDLING by Carly Lyn (90 minutes)
A western, sci-fi, feminist, period piece starring two Asian women
and an alien baby. Made by a young female filmmaker. Really.

1:00pm-1:15pm Q & A: Carly Lyn and actors

1:15pm-1:45pm BREAK: Open Bar, Red Carpet, Mixer

~~~~~~~~~~~~Ballots given to audience~~~~~~~~~~~~
1:45pm-2:15pm IN COMPETITION: feature trailers
FUGUE by Barbara Stepansky Q&A
IN MEMORIUM by Amanda Gusack
AMERICAN MARY by The Soska Sisters
LEGEND OF THE RED REAPER produced by Tara Cardinal Q&A
~~~~~~~~~~~~Ballots collected from audience~~~~~~~~~~~~

LUNAR by Mando Franco (14 minutes)

2:35pm-2:50pm BREAK: Open Bar, Red Carpet, Mixer

2:50pm-3:40pm SHORT FILM GOULASH
DRUG(ged) by Brenda Fies (7 minutes) Work in Progress, Out of Competition
THE BOARDER by Susan Bell (9 minutes)
SUPER MORNING by Julia Camara (3 minutes) Q&A
UGLY ON THE INSIDE by Whitney Boe (17 minutes) Q&A
CONSUMED by Elisabeth Fies (6 Minutes) Out of Competition

3:40pm AWARD CEREMONY Audience Award presented


DECEMBER 5, 2010
CAP Theatre
13752 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
$10 cash at door for all day ticket and open bar

Schedule subject to change, personal appearances dependent on schedule.

10:45am-11:15am RED CARPET, Mixer

Works in progress:
Titles are top secret and will be revealed at event

11:40-12:00 BREAK: Open Bar, Red Carpet

In Competition:
ALGESIA by Cathy Alberich (15 minutes) Q & A

MOCKINGBIRD by Marichelle Daywalt (3 minutes) Q & A

MORBID CURIOSITY by Cindy Baer (6 minutes) Q & A

DEAD BOYFRIENDS by Xstine Cook (7 minutes)

Dead Boyfriends

Dead Boyfriends by Xstine Cook

BAD GIRLS by The Soska Sisters (7 minutes) View BAD GIRLS online
(39 minutes total program)
*******Ballots collected from audience*************

Best Music Video:
11:11 by Sophia Segal (6 minutes) View online

Partnership Screening and Award:
THE HORROR OF OUR LOVE by Dave Reda (6 minutes)

1:05-1:25pm BREAK: Open Bar

Out of Competition:
SCREAM MACHINE Written by Julia Camara (15 minutes)

UP UNDER THE ROOF Produced by Danielle Stallings (20 minutes)

2:10pm Award Ceremony
Reveal of the new Bleedy Award design
Bleedy presented to the Audience’s choice

IN THEIR SLEEP aka “Dans ton sommeil” FRANCE (90 minutes)

By Caroline du Potet and Eric du Potet, plus two producers from INSIDE. The film stars Anne Parillaud, Arthur Dupont, Thierry Fremont, and Jean-Hugues Anglade.

After the brutal death of her 18-year-old son, Sarah’s life is in pieces. Late one night her car accidentally hits Arthur, a young man the same age as her boy, who suddenly emerges out of the forest and onto the road. Wounded and frightened, he is running from a mysterious assailant, hunting him down after Arthur caught him red-handed in the act of burglary…

Sarah sympathizes with him, taking him in, only to be tracked down by the burglar whose murderous rage towards Arthur forces her to take action. Unbeknownst to Sarah, things aren’t quite the way they seem, but by the time she realizes it is too late to turn back.


JULY 17, 2010

“I had the pleasure of attending the first Bleedfest event in July when they screened In Memorium, Dead Hooker in a Trunk, Simone, and The Commune…It had that magic that the best film festivals have of introducing me to wonderful films, people and partners in crime. While the original vision was to spotlight women in the horror genre, Brenda and Lis have broadened the scope to all genres.”  – Miguel Rodriguez, Monster Island Resort Podcast


IN MEMORIUM written and directed by Amanda Gusack
Psychological horror (2005) 71 minutes.
On July 27, Dennis Wade was diagnosed with terminal cancer. On September 25th, he began to document his illness. On September 27th…the cameras recorded something else.

“Scarier than PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, oozing with heart, talent, and insight into what we are really afraid of. A little miracle of a microbudget that is one of our favorite movies of all time.” – BleedFest Film Festival


DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK written and directed by Jen and Sylvia Soska
Grindhouse (2009) 92 minutes. Dead Hooker in a
Four friends set out on an everyday errand and end up in a fight for their lives when they discover the body of a dead hooker left in their trunk. Buckle up for the ride of your life filled with gun fights, extreme violence, blood, guts, gore, and goats.

“Sassy, hilarious, genuinely entertaining filmmaking done with a genius cinematic eye. These broads have bigger balls than the male auteurs they just put to shame. And they would probably flash them at you.” – BleedFest Film Festival


THE COMMUNE written and directed by Elisabeth Fies
Psychological thriller (2009) The Commune
When Jenny Cross has to spend summer vacation with her deadbeat dad in his creepy commune, she thinks clean living and boredom will kill her. But some fates are worse than death. Starring Emmy-winner David Lago, Chauntal Lewis, and Stuart G. Bennett.
“A true piece of feminist art.” – Bitch Magazine

SIMONE (short) written and directed by Jenine Mayring
Psychological thriller (2009) 9 minutes.
When you can’t tell the difference between memories…and nightmares…who do you trust? SIMONE is a psychological thriller that exposes the ultimate dating nightmare.

“Deftly avoids preciousness as it exposes frightening familial boundaries and the dangers of twins’ codependence.” – BleedFest Film Festival