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Negative Fest Hits South Florida June 15-16

FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL HORROR & GENRE FILM FESTIVAL
5 FEATURES · 22 SHORTS · 15+ COUNTRIES · 15+ PREMIERES
JUNE 15 – 16, 2018 · THE MOVIES OF LAKE WORTH · FLORIDA
FULL SCHEDULE AVAILABLE & TICKETS ON SALE NOW:
negativefest.com

(LAKE WORTH, FL)– Negative Fest, an all-new festival bringing International Horror & Genre Film to South Florida. Negative Fest’s feature length US & Florida Film Premieres include Dead By Midnight (US), Luciferina (Argentina), Snowflake (Germany) & Blood Fest (US). Opening night is a special 35th Anniversary screening of David Cronenberg’s Videodrome and short film blocks include Student, Florida-Made, Female-Filmmaker Focus and even cutting-edge music videos.

Negative Fest is programmed by festival director Michael Favata. Michael Favata is also the creator and curator of one of Florida’s longest running horror film series, Palm Beach County Grindhouse. It’s been screening cult horror films in theaters monthly since 2015.

“I set out to create a film festival with an International focus with something for every Horror & Genre film fan while keeping ticket prices affordable. I feel like i’ve acomplished that. In addition to the feature films there’s specialized blocks including Student, Florida, Female Filmmakers and even cutting-edge music videos.”

FEATURE FILMS

BLOOD FEST
Florida Premiere
Owen Egerton / 2018 / United States

Fans flock to a festival celebrating the most iconic horror movies, only to discover that the charismatic showman behind the event has a diabolical agenda. As festival attendees start dying off, three teenagers – more schooled in horror-film cliches than practical knowledge about neutralizing psycho killers – must band together and battle through various madmen and monstrosities to survive.

DEAD BY MIDNIGHT: 11PM CENTRAL
Florida Premiere
Torey Haas, Tony Reames, Eric Davis, Jay Holloway, Anissa Matlock / 2018 / United States

It’s Halloween at WKIZ when the malicious Mistress of Midnight arrives to host her annual horror movie marathon ‘Dead by Midnight’. When the WKIZ staff begins disappearing only to turn up in the increasingly darker films, it’s up to line producer Candice Spelling to stop the Mistress of Midnight before her final and most diabolical film goes to air.

LUCIFERINA
Florida Premiere
Gonzalo Calzada / 2018 / Argentina

Natalia is a 19-year-old novice who reluctantly returns home to say goodbye to her dying father. But when she meets up with her sister and her friends, she decides instead to travel the jungle in search of mystical plant. There, instead of pleasure, they find a world of Black Masses, strange pregnancies, bloody deaths and for the nun herself, a sexually violent clash with the Devil himself.

SNOWFLAKE
US Premiere
Adolfo Kolmerer & William James / 2017 / Germany

Hunting down the murderer of their families in a near-future Berlin, a gang of lowlife characters all want revenge on each other, but along the way they must contend with a myriad of wicked fairytale types—assassins, madmen, a blood-covered angel, and an electric-powered superhero—all apparently come to life through a screenplay written by a demented but clueless dentist.

VIDEODROME
35th Anniversary
David Cronenberg / 1983 / Canada

When Max Renn goes looking for edgy new shows for his sleazy cable TV station, he stumbles across the pirate broadcast of a hyperviolent torture show called Videodrome. As he struggles to unearth the origins of the program, he embarks on a hallucinatory journey into a shadow world of right-wing conspiracies, sadomasochistic sex games, and bodily transformation.

For the latest Negative Fest news & updates, visit negativefest.com. Follow Negative Fest on Facebook (facebook.com/negativefest), Instagram (@NegativeFest) and Twitter (@NegativeFest) and use the hashtag #NegativeFest.

ABOUT NEGATIVE FEST
Negative Fest (The Florida International Horror & Genre Film Festival) is a 2-day festival celebrating the past, present and future of Horror & Genre Film on June 15-16, 2018 at the Movies of Lake Worth in Lake Worth, Florida. 5 Features, 22 Shorts, 15+ Countries & 15+ Premieres. A special Videodrome 35th Anniversary screening. Short & Feature Length Florida, US & World Premieres & Cutting-edge Music Videos.

TICKET PRICES & TIMES
$13 Friday, June 15th 8PM-Midnight
$13 Saturday, June 16th 3PM-7PM
$13 Saturday, June 16th 8PM-Midnight
$30 All-Access Pass (includes admission into all 3 blocks at a $9 savings)

Tickets are available online at negativefest.com/tickets and will also be available for purchase at the Movies of Lake Worth on the weekend of the festival.

VENUE
The Movies of Lake Worth (7380 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth FL, 33467) features large-screen full digital projection and Dolby digital surround sound. The theater also has comfortable seating and a full snack bar that includes beer and wine.

DIRECTIONS
Negative Fest 2018 at the Movies of Lake Worth, is located 1 Mile East of the Lake Worth Turnpike Exit on Lake Worth Road.

WHERE TO STAY
If you’re attending the festival from out of town, the recommended hotel is the Hampton Inn Lake Worth-Turnpike (8205 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth, FL 33467). Located just off the Lake Worth Turnpike Exit, 1 mile West of the festival.

Negative Fest is sponsored by the Movies of Lake Worth, Morbid Movies, FilmFreeway and Horror & Sons.

Negative Fest

Coming this summer to South Florida at the Movies of Lake Worth is the first ever Negative Fest on June 15th to the 16th. Two days of cult film screenings, special guests, music videos and independent shorts & features!

Negative Fest is a genre film festival created to celebrate the past, present and future of Horror, Science-Fiction, Fantasy, Thriller, Animation, Experimental, Grindhouse, Action and Suspense.

Besides being the festival director for Negative Fest i’m also the director of programming for the Palm Beach County Grindhouse Series which features monthly screenings of cult horror films hosted by Morbid Movies at the Movies of Lake Worth.  I’ve been screening cult horror films in theaters monthly since 2015 and have been featured locally in the New TimesPalm Beach PostSun Sentinel and nationally on Horror Movies Uncut & Horror News.

In addition to being shown at the festival, films selected for Negative Fest will have the opportunity to be screened before monthly Grindhouse Screenings and will be featured on morbidmovies.com.

If you or someone you know is a filmmaker, submissions open today! Earlybird Submissions end January 31st and the final Extended Deadline is April 30th, 2018.

Negative Fest 2018’s categories include Feature Length (over 40 minutes), Short Film (under 40 minutes) & Music Video (under 10 minutes). Horror, Science-Fiction, Fantasy, Thriller, Animation, Experimental, Grindhouse, Action, Suspense, Found Footage, and other related genre films will all be considered for festival selection.

Negative Fest accepts entries via FilmFreeway and Withoutabox. Please read all Entry Rules & Guidelines before submitting.

Submit on Withoutabox

 

The full festival schedule, special guests and online tickets will be announced closer to the summer. For more information visit negativefest.com and follow Negative Fest on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter.