Unnamed Footage Festival

FOUND FOOTAGE HORROR,

FIRST PERSON CINEMA, AND FAUX DOCUMENTARY
MARCH 24TH - 25TH (2018)

THE HISTORIC BALBOA THEATRE

SAN FRANCISCO

 

The Unnamed Footage Festival is a bicoastal effort born in the San Francisco bay area. A partnership between The Overlook Theatre and the minds behind Philadelphia's Unnamed Film Festival, The Unnamed Footage Festival will be a two day film festival showcasing features along with various short films, all in the genre of found footage horror, first person cinema, and faux documentary. With this event, we want to present these films to an audience as a legitimate cinematic movement, not a mere subgenre. With an ambitious program spanning from shot on video experiments of the early 90's to new unreleased and overlooked features, the Unnamed Footage Festival will open a dialogue regarding the entertainment and artistic values of first person narrative filmmaking.

 

Footage GM/EOTD17 was found beneath the stairs by.

 

Footage UM/DCBP17 was submitted by Anonamis.

 
The Balboa Theater resides in San Francisco’s Outer Richmond District and has been an operating movie house since 1926, splitting its single screen in two in the late 70’s. Rumors of paranormal activity at the classic cinema, which is built over a former cemetery, have been circulated by staff and patrons for years, making it the perfect location for UFF.

The Balboa Theater resides in San Francisco’s Outer Richmond District and has been an operating movie house since 1926, splitting its single screen in two in the late 70’s. Rumors of paranormal activity at the classic cinema, which is built over a former cemetery, have been circulated by staff and patrons for years, making it the perfect location for UFF.

Submissions are being accepted through February 15th, with a flat submission rate of $5 per short and $10 per feature. 

Submissions are being accepted through February 15th, with a flat submission rate of $5 per short and $10 per feature. 


The Overlook Theatre is a bay area based site whose focus is promoting local events and cultivating a sense of community among genre film fans. In addition to bi-weekly screenings, weekly film release highlights, group film reviews, and think piece editorials, they have branched out into the podcast world, and are quickly coming up on the milestone hundredth episode of The Overlook Hour podcast. 

 

Founded late 2015 in Philadelphia by Madeleine Koestner and Alex Gardner, the Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival takes place in the Fall in Center City featuring a selection of the best new and undiscovered genre films. Now entering their third year, the festival has grown into a four day event gathering both fans and industry for an impressive slate of films.

 

The Overlook Hour Podcast has interviewed several found footage film makers, from Nigel Bach (Bad Ben Trilogy) to David Stieve (Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon), in a continuing struggle to share the insight and inspiration behind creating a first person film despite general horror fan stigma. New episodes are released on all major podcast platforms every Thursday.