An unapologetic celebration of exploitation (horror, thrillers, fantasy, sci-fi, erotic, comedy) culture. With the emphasis on FUN and FUNDRAISING for Breast Cancer Charity the KEEP A BREAST FOUNDATION.
Our first event was held at Quentin Tarantino's NEW BEVERLY CINEMA in Los Angeles and was a massive success. Past festivals have honored "Final Destination" creator JEFFREY REDDICK, Cosplay Superstar BRIGITTE BERLIN and Exploitation Superstar CHRISTINE NGUYEN. Past guests include Fred Olen Ray, Mary Carey, Vernon Wells, Yutaka Ikejima, Bill Oberst Jr., Camden Toy, Lynn Lowry, the Chiodo Bros., Michelle Bauer, Barry Williams, the Suicide Girls, Yumi Yoshiyuki and Kevin Tenney. Past Award Winners include Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino and Dee Wallace.
We publish the (Rondo Awards nominated) BOOBS & BLOOD magazine and offer all entrants the chance to have their work distributed through our partner FilmFest Distribution.
As it has been for so many of us, 2020 and the first half of 2021 have been tough and filled with obstacles. As a festival our primary concern is to keep the event going and to try to make it a live event as soon as possible, in whatever way we can. The real success of any festival is in getting filmmakers together in-person, to celebrate their work and be able to network - with colleagues and industry insiders.
Having said that, we were devastated to hear that our previous venue and home has now had to close permanently due to the economic impact of the pandemic. With so many similar venues also closing, we thought we would have to close for good too. But, after a long and hurried search, and at the 11th hour, we were lucky to find a new venue. We were able to secure it for our live return with a celebratory Awards Night on Saturday Oct. 2nd 2021.
For the winners there'll be live music, celebrity guests, prizes and complementary photo ops on the festival step and repeat.
We will be giving out awards for both 2020 and 2021 on the night and screening select highlights from both year's entries. Having lost our primary venue at such very late notice means we won't be able to screen 'official selections' this year. But we hope you understand and will join us in celebrating our live return at our special party. We're just very thankful we've found a new home at such late notice.
And as a "Thank You" to all our winning 'official selections' for both years, entry will be free (RSVP required - as space is limited). We will reach out to everyone as we get closer to the date.
We're excited to be at our new venue and home, and the event promises to be a night to remember. We look forward to seeing all our old friends and making new friends too.
We continue to monitor the Covid-19 situation from a global perspective. Our priority is to create a safe environment for all attendees, following the health and safety protocols set forth by the state of California.
Be safe and well.
The BOOBS & BLOOD Team
WINNERS will be offered the opportunity of having their work distributed worldwide through our unique partnership with FilmFest Distribution (see www.filmfestdistribution.com for more details).
Our rules are very basic but necessary. Please read all of the rules thoroughly before you enter.
1. Entry Rules
We accept ANY films, produced ANY year, in ANY category you feel is grindhouse or exploitation-genre related (horror, action, sci-fi, martial arts, animation, film noir, teen comedy, erotic, blacksploitation etc).
Submit the film/screenplay digitally through FilmFreeway exclusively. You may have multiple entries. We do not offer a waiver fee. Entry fees are non-refundable. We do not return submission entries. All selections are final.
Any foreign language films must have english subtitles.
For the selection process a digital screener must be submitted via FilmFreeway. Screenplays must be submitted as a digital PDF via FilmFreeway.
We reserve the right to use extracts from submissions for festival publicity and marketing purposes.
5. Awards include (but are not limited to):
Best of the Fest (for film and script)
Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Horror Comedy
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Production Design
Best Music Score
Best Special Effects
Best Unproduced Screenplay (Feature)
Best Unproduced Screenplay (Short)
6. Legal Terms & Conditions
The film contains no genuine acts of violence or animal cruelty.
Entrant warrants that they have the full & uncontested legal right (incl. full rights to the use of the film’s music) to enter their film/screenplay work to BOOBS & BLOOD and that the said work is not subject to nor threatened by any litigation.
Entrant holds BOOBS & BLOOD, its owners, management, juries, subsidiaries, agents, sponsors, affiliates, and etc. harmless from any and all claims of liability resulting from my entry. Entrants agree to defend and indemnify BOOBS & BLOOD, its directors, officers, employees, contractors, consultants, volunteers, judges and agents against any and all claims, demands, actions, or lawsuits arising out of or related to the screening of the submitted film, performance of the music, or displaying of the art.
BOOBS & BLOOD has the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to change the festival date or location, if deemed necessary or unavoidable, to ensure a successful festival. In such a case the festival would continue as normal, just at another venue/date TBD or operate online-only if deemed necessary or unavoidable.