THE EVENT DATE WILL BE SEPTEMBER 15th 2018 AT THE MERCED FAIR GROUNDS ALONG SIDE THE CALIFORNIA REPUBLIC COMIC CON!
The Violette Films will host The Violette Film Festival at The Merced Fair Grounds on September 15th 2018 along side the California Republic Comic Con from 10am to 5pm. The event benefits local and international filmmakers and is the largest film festival in Merced County. The festival will showcase films from the central valley along with films from around the world including film premiers, A fan film contest, documentaries and more.
About the Festival
Our festival was started in 2017 with one thought in mind...To give all filmmakers young and old a fair chance at a worlds stage.
Our festival is designed to be fun for all ages and we encourage all film makers, from first timers to experienced professionals, to submit films for the world to see. We understand not everyone has access to huge budgets and expensive equipment so our festival stands as an outlet for the underground, Indie and amateur film makers to show the world what they are made of side by side with industry professional and student films. In our first year we had films from all over the world from France to Iraq, Canada to Mexico and films from right here in the central part of California. At our festival you will not be turned down or away due to budgets, equipment, money or production limitations...everyone has a voice and a story to tell...as long as the story is clear and entertaining, we will be honored to screen it. Weather it is filmed on a iPhone or red epic cinema camera, we are looking for stories to share!
LIST OF FILMS FOR THE 2018 FESTIVAL
Mumpsimus and Halcyon Discord
A tale of a sassy little Girl
Binding the Shattered Harp
Gift & Friendship
Star Wars: Birth of a Sith
The Mars Interrogation
Little Ghost Girl
Vinashi - One who destroys
Strawberry or Lemon
AP - 101
Stranger Things: The story of Henry and Dale
Star Wars: Dresca
We will also have a showing of our new film HALCYON at the event along side a few other local shorts!
Festival is Saturday September 15th at the Merced Fair Grounds TIOGA BUILDING Along side the CALIFORNIA REPUBLIC COMIC CON!!! FESTIVAL RUNS FROM 10:30AM to 4:45PM with an awards ceremony closing the night from 4:45 to 5Pm
7 prizes for 2018! TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON! Please note it is possible to win multiple awards.
OTHER THINGS HAPPENING AT THE EVENT.
Our film festival will be going on along side the California Republic Comic Con, Buying a ticket at the door or at Red Sky Comics in Merced will get you in to the Comic con and the Festival. The cost of the admission will give them access to the Comic Con, Venders, Food, Celebrity Guest Meet and Greets. So while the film festival is going on, when your film is not being screened and you have free time you can go explore and check out the great things that will be surrounding the festival! Special thank you to Colossus Girl Entertainment for this opportunity to put on this festival along side their comic con!