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CBUS Filmmaker Releasing Horror Anthology

Hope Madden Hope Madden CBUS Filmmaker Releasing Horror Anthology

In time for the holiday shopping season—no, the other holiday shopping season—is a Halloween-ready anthology of horror short films collected by local filmmaker and film festival organizer Jason Tostevin. Hellarious, distributed by Film Spawn and available for pre-order now, contains seven shorts hand chosen by Tostevin, whose appreciation for short subject filmmaking has always impressed. […]

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Nightmares Film Festival Inks First-Look Deal

Hope Madden Hope Madden Nightmares Film Festival Inks First-Look Deal

It may seem a ways off, but when October 24 rolls around, we won’t be the only people seeing what’s going on at the fourth annual Nightmares Film Festival. The genre fest that calls Gateway Film Center home has just inked a deal to make sure film distributors check it out, too. Gunpowder & Sky, […]

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Nightmares Film Festival Returns to GFC

Hope Madden Hope Madden Nightmares Film Festival Returns to GFC

“NFF is what all film festivals should be.” So says Jason Hignite, Film Festival Director for HorrorHound, of Columbus’s own Nightmares Film Festival. “It nurtures and encourages filmmakers,” Hignite continues. “It supports the independent film making scene. It promotes ‘Better Horror.’ To top it all off, it’s in a gorgeous venue.” Gateway Film Center hosts […]

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Universal Monster Mash at Gateway Film Center

Hope Madden Hope Madden Universal Monster Mash at Gateway Film Center

2018 is here and it’s alive! Alive! At least it is at Gateway Film Center, where Universal Studio’s classic set of monster movies is coming to the big screen. All month long, GFC will screen the biggest names in monster movies. “Chris [Hamel, GFC president and programmer] has been working on putting together a Universal […]

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Nightmares Film Festival, Year 2 at Gateway Film Center

Hope Madden Hope Madden Nightmares Film Festival, Year 2 at Gateway Film Center

Tis the season for scary movies, and Gateway Film Center has a whole slew of gifts for you. The Nightmares Film Festival—four days of festival-caliber indie horror and big-name genre premieres—returns for its second year October 19 – 22. Jason Tostevin, festival co-founder and programmer, sees big things for year two. “The word is out,” […]

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Locally Made Mockumentary Rakes In Festival Noms

Hope Madden Hope Madden Locally Made Mockumentary Rakes In Festival Noms

Mark Stewart wears many hats. He consults, does video work for the non-profit Move to Prosper, and sits on the board of directors for Mid-Ohio Food Bank. He’s also a filmmaker—apparently a pretty good one. Mock and Roll is his first screenplay, and it’s already racking up nominations on the film festival circuit. “I retired […]

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Film Festival of Columbus Returns to Town

Hope Madden Hope Madden Film Festival of Columbus Returns to Town

Film Festival of Columbus – FFOCOL – makes its sixth appearance in the city this week. Running Thursday, June 15 through Sunday, June 18, it brings with it several hotly anticipated new films including director Ana Lily Amirpour’s sophomore effort The Bad Batch, the ensemble period comedy The Little Hours, and the Midwest premier of […]

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