THE EVENT DATE WILL BE NOVEMBER 9TH AND 10TH 2019!
The Violette Films will host The Violette Film Festival at the historic Merced Theater on November 9Th and 10th 2019. 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 Feature Films.
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!
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9
SHORT FILM BLOCK 1 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Star Wars: Trials The Tale of Henry and Dale: A Stranger Things Fan Film Lingering Effect Virtual Vendetta Le Passage Scoundrels: A Star Wars Story Shaholly Secret
SHORT FILM BLOCK 2 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Enchanted, LLC The Lift Hypochondriac Golf Therapy On the Edge of Oblivion: A Pirates of the Caribbean Fan Film Beaches, Mountains, Paris, Rome La Fera Fish Halcyon
USA PREMIERE SHORT FILM 4:00 PM Monstrus Circus
LIVE STANDUP COMEDY ACT 4:30 PM Jimmie Menezes
SHORT FILM BLOCK 3 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM #Rubberneckers Mellow Yellow Almost Charming Stalked Are We There Yet Bench Don't Cry Over Spilt Milk Lunchtime is Over An Honest Man RANGE Guest of Honor
Q&A with filmmakers from Short Film Block 3 6:00 PM
SHORT FILM PREMIERE 6:30 PM Marceline the TV Show: Episode 1 Followed by a sneak peek of the series and Q&A with the filmmakers.
WORLD PREMIERE SHORT FILM 7:00 PM Letting Go Followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers
WORLD PREMIERE SHORT FILM 8:00 PM BISHOP Followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers
LOCAL SHORT FILM DOUBLE PREMIERE 8:30 PM Ring Toss Vox Mortum Followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers
AWARDS CEREMONY 9:30 PM
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10---------------------------------------FAMILY DAY-------------------------------------------------
SHORT FILM BLOCK 1 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM On the Edge of Oblivion: A Pirates of the Caribbean Fan Film The Boy Can See the Wind Fish Rewind Bench
SHORT FILM BLOCK 2 3:00 PM – 3:40 PM Almost Charming An Honest Man Mellow Yellow iTalk Lunchtime is Over Star Wars: Trials
SHORT FILM PREMIERE 4:00 PM Marceline the TV Show: Episode 1 Followed by a sneak peek of the series and Q&A with the creators and Marceline actress Violette Velazquez.
SPECIAL FILM SCREENING 4:30 PM Disney and Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
CLOSING CEREMONY 6:00 PM
SUNDAY FAMILY DAY WILL HOST A SPECIAL SCREENING OF THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS 4:30 PM
SCREENING IS INCLUDED WITH YOUR TICKET TO DAY 2 OF FESTIVAL OR FULL FESTIVAL PASS.