Film Festivals, Awards, and Current News:
Amber Bariaktari is one of the judges for this year’s First CON-Tact Film Festival!
For this year’s First CON-Tact Film Festival, we are working exclusively in a new theme: films that exist solely in their own universes; a “Snowglobe”. These are films that bring new worlds to life. The best films submitted, judged by our large panel, will all become Official Selections and will screen during the event.
A “snowglobe” film is a self-contained world apart from our own that gets shaken up. We, the audience, watch as the story unfolds like the settling snow (We owe this beautiful metaphor to fellow filmmaker Amber Bariaktari).
This year’s FCFF is open ONLY to fictional films that fit this category. It MUST be a “Snowglobe”. For instance, “Children of Men” would not qualify as it is set in a future Earth, but “City of Lost Children”, “Brazil”, or “Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow” would. The worlds can be similar to ours, but must be fantastical in some way and cannot be connected to our own within the story (A Narnia without the wardrobe or the world on our side of it).
So invent the universe, and tell us a story in it!
The Call for Entries
FCFF is accepting films from anywhere in the world, without restriction on runtime nor year of completion. We believe that art has no expiration date. We also have no restrictions on broadcast nor distribution, as we want people to never limit the heights they can achieve.
The Jury and Festival Director may also, at their discretion, invite specific films that purely embody the spirit of the theme to be a part of the event. These invitationals will screen, but will not be included in the running for awards as they will be our guest films.
The First CON-Tact Film Festival 2018 will take place on Saturday, May 11th, 2018 at:
81 Weldon Rd
Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey 07849
Dark Hour won Best micro screenplay at Creeper Film Festival 2017! Congratulations to Edward Martin III who wrote and is directing it and produced by Amber Bariaktari – coming soon From Hellbender Media and Bullet Dance Films.
Dark Hour won Best Short Screenplay at Shriekfest Horror Film Festival in LA! Congratulations to Edward Martin III who wrote it and is directing it! And coming soon from Hellbender Media and Bullet Dance Films! -written and directed by Edward Martin III and produced by Amber Bariaktari – coming soon from Hellbender Media and Bullet Dance Films.
Read our interview in the Willamette Week for winning best comedy for our feature film The Dead!
Bone Cold feature screenplay has just been officially selected at the Oaxaca Film Festival! written and produced by Amber Bariaktari and directed by Edward Martin III. -coming soon from Hellbender Media and Bullet Dance Films.
THE DEAD WINS BEST COMEDY FILM (2017) at the Oregon Independent Film Festival! The Dead also received an honorable mention at Experimental Forum 2017!
“The Dead” our latest feature film wins Best Comedy Film and is premiered at the Oregon Independant Film Festival in Sept 2017
“Terminal Reflections” has been accepted and screened at the Oregon Independant Film Festival in Sept 2017.
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