An totally unique and unapologetic celebration of fun exploitation (horror, thrillers, fantasy, sci-fi, erotic, comedy) and psychotronic (look it up) 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. We showcased the previously unseen world of Japanese Pink movies and were the first festival to have VAMPYRES (1975) star ANULKA DZIUBINSKA in attendance for a charity screening of VAMPYRES. We were also featured on IFC, RUE MORGUE, DREAD CENTRAL and LA WEEKLY. Our second event at LAEMMLE'S MONICA 4 was even bigger.
Past festivals have honored "Final Destination" creator JEFFREY REDDICK, Cosplay Superstar BRIGITTE BERLIN and Exploitation Superstar CHRISTINE NGUYEN. We feature all women judges and an all women panel on INDIE HORROR FILMMAKING. We are home to the SCREAMQUEEN-ATHON featuring a host of horror actresses including BEVERLY RANDOLPH, and American Horror Story's NAOMI GROSSMAN - raising money and funds for the KEEP A BREAST FOUNDATION.
We also launched the BOOBS & BLOOD magazine and offer all entrants the chance to have their work distributed through our partner FilmFest Distribution.
Past guests have included Fred Olen Ray, Mary Carey, Vernon Wells, Yutaka Ikejima, Bill Oberst Jr., Camden Toy, Lynn Lowry, Reiko Yamaguchi, 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.
The festival is famous for featuring entertainment before screenings and covering everything from British Horror to the latest cult Japanese offering.
We want to see all your amazing work - from traditional to experimental, from slow burn to high octane, from creepy ghost stories to bloody horror - just be creative. And make it fun. BTW we're not interested in hardcore porn, overly grim works or torture porn. Those are for other festivals.
The event features classic B-Movie guests, and filmmakers will get to walk the red carpet and have their photos taken on the festival step and repeat.
Networking is also an essential part of this event, with ample time set aside for indie film networking, particularly on awards night.
We also hold raffles and raise money/awareness for our charity of choice - the Breast Cancer Charity KEEP A BREAST FOUNDATION.
Official selection films will be screened at the 2021 edition of the festival. Red carpet and award prizes will be given out then.
Winning entries not only win awards and prizes but also have the opportunity of being distributed (a non-exclusive contract) worldwide through our partner FILMFEST DISTRIBUTION.
Our venue is the unique Mayflower Club. We take it over and re-design it, making our own. It offers a great networking experience - with a full bar, lounge and refreshment area for informal socializing before and after screenings.
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.