Mutant Fest will be the first day of Joe Bob’s Drive-In Jamboree, Happening JJuly 16-18, which will be held at Drive-in Mahoning. Mutant Fest is a celebration of low budget exploitation films made outside of the Los Angeles and New York financial support systems. Joe Bob Briggs launches an open call for films, feature films and short films, and promises no entry fees.
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“The whole point of the festival,” Briggs said, “is to bring attention to films that don’t have a marketing budget. Some of these guys are mortgaging their homes to make the film, then find they can’t. not enter major festivals without spending several thousand dollars on various fees charged – fees required simply for “consideration”, not guaranteeing anything. We have a team in place to screen films continuously until the deadline May 1st film depository. We also have an educational component, with industry professionals running hands-on filmmaking seminars on incredibly low budgets. These are basically “how to get free stuff” classes. . “
Virgil Cardamone, Partner and Lead Programmer of Mahoning Drive-In, added, “We are thrilled to be able to showcase incredible independent talent and support young filmmakers with Mutant Fest every season! What could be cooler than seeing your work presented by Joe Bob Briggs and splashed across the legendary Mahoning Screen! “
Two award-winning feature films and ten award-winning shorts will all screen at Mahoning on the night of July 16, with Briggs hosting and presenting the awards. The finalist films will be screened throughout the day at a location to be announced at a later date.
Filmmakers can find out more and submit their films via Film Freeway at https://filmfreeway.com/MutantFest. Submissions will remain open until May 1.
Joe Bob’s Drive-In Jamboree will take place July 16-18, 2021 at Mahoning Drive-In in Lehighton, PA. In addition to Mutant Fest on July 16, the other days will include a live dual version of the popular Briggs TV format, a family event with live zombies and monsters, and days filled with bands, contests, vendors, of side attractions. , and much more. You can find more information about Mahoning Drive-In at MahoningDIT.com.
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