Friday, October 29, 2010


Slight schedule change!

The short film Shed has been moved to Saturday night before Fugue and will instead be a trailer for that short and Inner Beauty will be taking Shed's former spot in front of M. The online schedule has been updated!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

New short added!

The short film 2:22 from Orlando, Florida filmmaker Steven Shea has been added to our line up! It plays in the shorts package which starts at 4:00 pm on Saturday, October 30!

2:22 Short Film - Trailer (2009) from Abyssmal Entertainment on Vimeo.

Downloadable versions of our schedule!

In an effort to reduce how much paper is used, I've created two more ways of getting our schedule in addition to the physical, printed brochure and the web-based version of the schedule.

Click here to download our schedule as an epub document hosted by MediaFire.

Click here to download the inside of our brochure as a PDF, also hosted by MediaFire.

If I'd remembered about QR codes earlier, I would've put them on the posters...ah well, next year!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Hallowscreen Festival Director on At the Movies!

Here's the video of me, Festival Director / Program Director Lori Bowen, on local access television talking up the Hallowscreen! I excised my parts from the whole show because of YouTube's length restrictions. You should definitely check out the Sarasota Chalk Festival's Denise Kowal in the video at the bottom of this post for the rest of the episode!

Lori chatting up Hallowscreen:

Denise Kowal chatting up the Sarasota Chalk Festival:

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

At the Movies with Gus Mollasis

Hey everyone (who lives in Sarasota anyway...) Tune in to BlabTV (Comcast 189) at 7 tomorrow night to see Sarasota Chalk Festival director Denise Kowal and Hallowscreen director Lori Bowen (me!) talk about our events with Gus Mollasis, host of At the Movies!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Congratulations DGA award winner Ashley Maria!

Last night, I heard from filmmaker Ashley Maria that she received an award from the Director's Guild of America for her short film Friday Night Fright! That's an amazing honour from a prestigious organization!

Congratulations, Ashley!

You can see Friday Night Fright on Saturday, October 30 at 8 pm! It shows before the feature Sorority Babes at the Slimeball Bowl-a-Rama!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Final feature added to our line-up!

Just added the feature Walking Distance from filmmaker Mel House!

Barring any unforeseen circumstances, this is the last feature we'll be adding to the festival! We're still accepting shorts for now so bring the noise, bring the funk!

Another short added to our line-up!

We're pleased to announce that we've added Brooklyn filmmaker Tiffany D. Jackson's short film The Field Trip to our line-up!

The Field Trip from Tiffany D. Jackson on Vimeo.

Looking for volunteers!

The Hallowscreen Film Festival is looking for responsible volunteers (read: no pay, except in gum and gratitude!) for our Halloween weekend event!

We request that all volunteers are 18 or older as this film festival shows mostly rated R films and as one of the functions of the volunteers will be to check IDs at the door, it doesn't seem right for the volunteer to not be able to see the movies they're carding for!

We need volunteers for the following days:
Friday, October 29, 2010, from 6pm-midnight. 6pm-9pm is the VIP party and 9 pm-midnight is the open to the public portion. The opening night film will be shown during both sections. The volunteer may be called upon to change discs as well as card attendees to verify that they are 17 or older for our films.

Saturday, October 30, 2010, from noon-midnight. Obviously, we don't expect volunteers to stay all twelve hours, but we're running films that entire time. Switching discs and checking IDs will be the main jobs for the volunteers. There is also an outdoor portion to this event, from 6:30 until 8, featuring local band World Collision playing a brand new, original score live to the silent film Nosferatu.

Sunday, October 31, 2010, from noon-midnight. Obviously, we don't expect volunteers to stay all twelve hours, but we're running films that entire time. Again, switching discs and checking IDs will be the main jobs for the volunteers.

Other functions that may be asked of the volunteers: help tearing down / putting up A/V equipment if the tech crew so asks, go-fer / errand runner, sell t-shirts that help to raise money for the Chalk Festival / Avenida de Colores.

To apply, please send your name, availability, and contact information to . Please use: "Volunteer for Hallowscreen" in your subject so the email doesn't end up in Spam. Volunteers are responsible for getting themselves to and from the event, which is in downtown Sarasota. Finally, serious applicants only, please. Please don't volunteer your time only to not show up and not even let us know that you're not showing up.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Two more films to announce!

First is The Awakened by Adrian DeLude and Eric Nichols:


Finally, to round out our special presentation, Vampire Fest Sarasota, we bring you last year's VFF Audience Choice winner, Shadowland by Wyatt Weed.


The schedule has been updated to include these films, but not to reflect start times as those have changed a tiny bit to reflect changes in run times. Start times will be updated as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Three more feature films to announce!

Today's been an exciting day and I have added three more feature films to our spectacular line-up!

Drive-In HorrorShow is an anthology of short films that I thought would be a perfect way to start our festival as our opening night film!


M from the filmmaking team of Shane and Derek Cole.


Fugue by Barbara Stepansky

World Collision video from Sarasota Comcast 19

Here's a piece that aired recently on Sarasota Comcast channel 19 about World Collision, the band who will be performing a brand new, original score live to the silent film Nosferatu.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Current festival schedule!


6 pm - 9 pm By Invitation Only: VIP Party.

9 pm - 12 am Open to the public: Opening Night Film: Drive-In Horror Show

(The opening night film will be played during the VIP party, too.)



12:00 pm - 2:00 pm ZOMBthology from Chris Kiros

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm The Awakened

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm SHORTS

Without/Within from Lori Bowen - LOCAL

Candy from Sage Hall and Jesse Kozel - LOCAL
The Field Trip from Tiffany D. Jackson

2:22 from Steven Shea
The Hunted: Vindication by Derek Conley and Brett Jones - LOCAL

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm The Call of Cthulhu

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Fugue preceeded by the trailer for the short film

Shed from Douglas Pritchard

8:00 pm - 9:40 pm Queen of Hallowscreen: Brinke Stevens

Sorority Babes at the Slimeball Bowl-a-Rama preceeded by

Friday Night Fright from Ashley Maria

9:40 pm - 10:15 pm Deadlands 2: Trapped from Gary Ugarek preceeded by

aftershock from Lori Bowen - LOCAL

10:15 pm - 12:15 am Walking Distance from Mel House


6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Nosferatu (1922) with a brand new, original score performed live by local band World Collision


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm SHORTS

Cafe from Norman Magden

Consumption from Doug Osman

Torture Girl by Jon Kerns

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm M preceeded by the short film

Inner Beauty from Douglas Pritchard

3:00 pm - 4:40 pm Dawning from Gregg Holtgrewe

4:40 pm - 6:20 pm She Wolf Rising from Marc Leland

6:20 pm - 9:20 pm VAMPIRE FEST SARASOTA

Thirst for Blood Shorts Package:

The Familiar

The Latest Vampire


You Are So Undead

The Unwelcomed




9:20 pm - 11:30 pm The Defiled from Julian Grant preceeded by the short film

Alice Jacobs is Dead from Alex Horwitz

As always, times and titles are subject to change without notice.

More films added!

We're honoured to have the following films added to our spectacular line-up!!

Shed and Inner Beauty by Orlando, Florida, filmmaker Douglas Pritchard.



Alice Jacobs is Dead by New York filmmaker Alex Horwitz

Candy by Sarasota, Florida filmmakers Sage Hall and Jesse Kozel

Candy Trailer from StarFruit Productions on Vimeo.


The Defiled by Chicago, Illinois, filmmaker Julian Grant

Dawning by filmmaker Gregg Holtgrewe

She Wolf Rising by New York filmmaker Marc Leland