Friday, July 1, 2011

South Africa's Celludroid Film Festival to Honor Richard Stanley

Festival director Paul Blom reports that his upcoming Celludroid Film Festival brings a "wild lineup of Science Fiction, Animation and Fantasy movies."

Apart from film screenings, Celludroid will honor South African horror/sci-fi filmmaker Richard Stanley (Hardware and Dust Devil).

I've seen both films several times, and though produced over 20 years ago, they hold up to contemporary films. Hardware is a powerful and beautiful post-apocalyptic horror/sci-fi thriller, whereas Dust Devil infuses a heavy dose of mysticism to its weirdly horror tale.

Only the latter film was shot in Africa, and Stanley makes effective use of the Dark Continent's unique landscapes.

Celludroid will screen at the Labia Theatre in Cape Town, South Africa. The event runs from July 5-14, 2011.


For a behind-the-scenes look at horror film festivals and the festival directors who manage them, see Horror Film Festivals and Awards. This book also includes a directory of over 200 horror film festivals, and a list of festival award winners from dozens of festivals over several decades.

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