The team behind The Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival, which took place earlier this November, have announced a new program of screenings titled “The Best of Buffalo Dreams”, which will showcase the award winners and crowd favorites from the film festival. Out of the 85 films that were shown, several of the award winners will be having repeat screenings in the coming months.
The Buffalo Dreams Festival was a huge local success, attracting its biggest draw yet, and over 30 filmmakers attended to present their films in person. At the award ceremony, the films and those behind them were bestowed awards in forty different categories, including Dedication to Indie Excellence for Troma pioneer Lloyd Kaufman, the Indie Genre Spirit Award to cult filmmaker Albert Pyun, and Local Service Awards for Buffalo-Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark and Buffalo Film Office Director of Operations Rich Wall.
“We exceeded our expectations as far as attracting out of town filmmakers to Buffalo,” says Buffalo Dreams founder, Greg Lamberson. “These are people who stayed in Buffalo hotels, enjoyed Buffalo restaurants, visited Niagara Falls, and supported each others’ film screenings. It was a great week for our festival launch, and a great week for Buffalo.”
From the press release:
On Wednesday, November 27th,at 7:00 pm, the Screening Room presents Don Thacker’s Motivational Growth (Best Cult Feature, Best Actor, Best Screenplay, Best Special Make-Up Effects), about sentient mold (voiced by Re-Animator’s Jeffrey Combs) that takes over the life of a depressed shut-in. 9:30 pm, the German suspense film On Air (Best International Thriller, Best Directors), about a serial killer who calls in to a pirate radio station host, with dire consequences, is guaranteed to have viewers on the edge of their seats.
On Saturday, November 30th, Brendan Steere’s Animosity (Best Horror feature, best Actress Tracy Willet) screens at 7:00 pm. At 9:30 pm, the local short Broken Wings (Best Western New York Short, Best Action Short, Best Western New York Screenplay), which examines the nature of a mysterious pulp superhero, plays with Pearce’s Judas Ghost (Best International Horror Feature). Four more features will screen Friday, January 10th and Sunday, January 11th. Admission is only $7 per feature, or $10 per double feature.
The encore screenings will be taking place at The Screening Room Cinema Café, located at 3131 Sheridan Drive, in the Northtown Plaza.