- Dec. 6, 2013
-- Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival is calling for entries for its 2014 edition, which will run from Friday, November 7th
– Thursday, November 13th
. The festival celebrates multiple genres – science fiction, fantasy, horror, action, thriller, animation, cult and fan films – in three divisions: National, International and Western New York. The mission of the festival is to bring the best independent films from around the world to Buffalo, New York, and to celebrate the work of the most talented regional filmmakers. In 2013, Buffalo Dreams screened 85 films from around the world: 26 features, 59 shorts, 27 international films, and 13 Western New York productions. Thirty filmmakers visited Buffalo to attend the event.
For 2014, the festival is expanding the scope of its programming even further: music videos will now be eligible for competition in all three divisions; shorts will be split into two categories, micro-shorts running six minutes or less and shorts running seven to thirty minutes; and dramas and comedies will be considered in the Western New York division.
“Music videos are a vibrant part of filmmaking, and the music scene is a big part of Buffalo, so we want to embrace that area of creativity,”
says festival co-founder Gregory Lamberson. “Splitting the shorts into two different categories makes sense because six minute shorts and thirty minute shorts are very different. This allows films of similar lengths to compete on a more even playing field, and it opens the door to films created for the 48 Hr. Film Festival. As far as the additions to the Western New York division go, we want to show the best films this area has to offer, regardless of genre. In our other divisions, we’re still focused solely on the specified genres.”
Submissions are open through Without a Box, and Early Bird specials run through February 1st
For additional information, visit http://www.buffalodreamsfilmfest.com