Official Selections for Video Nasty 9:

Attack of the Handface People
Todd Redenius
USA

Clowns Are Real
Erik Ros
NETHERLANDS

Croak
Matt Barrett
USA

Elegy
Chad Gardella
USA

Gelosia
Adriano Ingrao
GERMANY

Goodbye God, I’ve Gone To Bodie
Kirby Wright
USA

Haematophilia
Walt Bladt
BELGIUM

Meat
Antoine Osorio
FRANCE

Singularity
Alex Thornburg
USA

The Bootyman
Charlie Dunn
USA

The Defiler
Artturi Rostén
FINLAND

The Future Is So Bright (I Gotta Wear Shades)
Julien Eon
FRANCE

The Jerry Show
Stephen Stull
USA

Vertical Lines
Miles Shephard
USA

What’s For Dinner
FarmWig Hill Films
USA

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VIDEO NASTY 9! Festival of the Weird
TRASH! EXPLOITATION! HORROR! SEX! GRINDHOUSE! DOCUMENTARY!

We seek the no-limits filmmakers who show us the underbelly of society.
If other festivals think you're too weird, then you're probably right for us.

Awards & Prizes

Winners in each category.

***Meet our judges***

GREGORY J. SMALLEY
Founder and editor in chief of 366 Weird Movies (366weirdmovies.com) and a member of the Online Film Critics Society.

SARAH FITZPATRICK
Award winning, independent film producer raised in Washington State and currently living in Los Angeles. She co-owns and manages the genre themed YouTube channel Whereistherockhammer with her husband, writer/director John Fitzpatrick, and has produced the horror film festival darlings “Skypemare” and “Brentwood Strangler” along with the digital horror series “Scary Endings” and dark comedy series “Phantom Rabbit Hitman.” Sarah loves to watch independent horror both online and at festivals and enjoys being a part of the greater horror community. In her spare time, she can be found out on the trails with a horse or a mountain bike.

PAUL MALLECK
Lover of horror, Malleck has amassed over 3500 physical titles, 90% on VHS. He's been producing Dormarth's Horror Review for 15 years now, as it is one of the oldest horror VHS zines. He is currently working on his 20th issue. Malleck has been featured in Adjust Your Tracking, Rewind This!, Plastic Tapes Rewound, and VHS: The Schlockumentary. He's also had small roles in the Bracken Basement Production films Costume Contest, Family First: Bloodthirst, and Weedwolves. He also has a squatching featurette on the blu-ray extras for Valley of the Sasquatch.

MICHAEL HABERFELNER
Born and residing in Vienna, Austria, Michael runs the film website www.searchmytrash.com (est. 2005) with a focus on indie and horror movies and interviews with established as well as up-and-coming film people. Michael has also been involved in making movies in capacities ranging from writing to producing and editing. His filmography includes the feature A Killer Conversation and the horror comedy shorts Talk of the Dead, The Night Monica Came Back, and First Impressions Can Kill. He's currently working on his next feature There's No Such Thing as Zombies. Michael has also published a novel (German language only) and various short stories in various publications.

JUAN FRANCISCO CALERO HUESO
After graduating in Film and winning several writing contests in Spain, Juan Francisco started his career as a TV editor seventeen years ago. Since then, he has worked in the post-production and camera departments on countless shorts, music videos, TV series, and feature films. His postproduction work has won and been nominated for several awards, including Oscar nominations for the VFX on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. As a writer/director, his Spanish web series The Chronicles of Maia was picked up for co-production by one of the biggest Spanish networks due to its production value and narrative quality despite its low budget. He is the creator of The Fiction Anthology, a platform to produce and promote independent genre shorts and web series.

JOSH SCHAFER
Josh Schafer is the Editor-in-Chief and Head Videovore at Lunchmeat Magazine and LunchmeatVHS.com – your #1 destination for the appreciation, celebration, and preservation of VHS collecting and culture! He has also co-produced the VHS culture documentary Adjust Your Tracking, appeared in various VHS-centric productions and is a co-founder of The Museum of VHS.

Rules & Terms

*Keep it trashy; keep it legal!

FILM COMPETITION GENERAL RULES & GUIDELINES:

- Films must be submitted online through FilmFreeway.

- Films will be screened from digital files (and a DVD back-up is encouraged.)

- No limits on completion dates.

- We currently do not accept works-in-progress. So please only send us the completed film you would want to be screened if accepted.

- You may submit films that have already premiered or played at other festivals.

- Once an entry payment has been processed we cannot provide a refund.

- You MUST include your physical address either in your entry or in your cover letter. Please do not submit a film without giving us your address, which we need for our records.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

LENGTH REQUIREMENTS:
(including credits)
No minimum or maximum limits.
Shorter films have a greater chance of being included.
But if you have a two-hour feature and it's fabulous, we'll include it.
And if you can do something brilliant in 60 seconds, that might be long enough.

PLEASE NOTE:
Video Nasty does NOT waive entry fees. So we keep them low to begin with. Starting with our $7 early bird.

RETURNS & ACKNOWLEDGMENTS:
DVDs and press materials will not be returned. Include a self-addressed, stamped postcard for each submission if you wish acknowledgment of the receipt of your entry and/or materials.

THANK YOU!

11 Reviews

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    David Teixeira

    So awesome to be a part of this. So grateful to be a part of so much weird and nasty minds out there. Great communication, couldn't be there in person but they kept me on the loop every time and they were always so generous with me... amazing people. Hope to meet them someday ! Anyway it was quite an experience. Thank you !

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    Response from festival:

    Thanks, David. We loved your film and hope to see more of your work in the future!

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    Wally Chung

    Though I was unable to attend, it's festivals like this that keep independent cinema alive and well. Good communication. Thanks for screening my short animation. I hope to make the next one when I finish my next film!

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    Response from festival:

    Thanks, Wally. Your work shows so much creativity. We have high hopes for your next project!

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    Todd Sheets

    Truly an awesome film festival... one that truly has a thumb on the pulse of the Horror underground.

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    Response from festival:

    Thanks, Todd. We were very impressed with Dreaming Purple Neon, and we're excited to see all the great things happening in your career right now. You deserve it!

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    FarmWig Hill Films

    A great fest to submit to in a great venue. Communication was excellent and everyone seems cool as hell. We were very proud to screen our film here and it makes us want to make something else NASTY just for next year's VIDEO NASTY FILM FESTIVAL!

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    Response from festival:

    Thank you. We appreciate you being part of Video Nasty and look forward to your next project!

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    Mike Messier

    Very cool theme for a festival that celebrates films that are outside the box, rude, blunt whatever you want to call it. I was not able to attend but great communication with VIdeo Nasty team and they had a very quick update about their festival once it concluded. Hope to meet them some day. - MIKE

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    Response from festival:

    Mike, we loved screening your short, and the audience really enjoyed it. Keep on trucking!