Film Fear marks five years for Fort McMurray horror festival

By SHELLEY TERMUENDE, Connect Weekly

Film Fear will be hosting a costume contest with great prizes.  SUPPLIED PHOTO

Film Fear will be hosting a costume contest with great prizes. SUPPLIED PHOTO

On October 24, the Fort McMurray Filmmakers Association will frighten audiences to some of the best cult and local horror films in honour of All Hallows Eve for the fifth annual Film Fear festival at the Keyano Recital Theatre at 8 p.m.

Tito Guillen, co-founder of the Fort McMurray Filmmaker’s Association is quick to warn potential viewers that Film Fear is an R-rated event as there will be gore, swearing and mature themes in the shorts and feature film.

The Fort McMurray Filmmakers Association was officially established under the Alberta Societies Act in 2013 and has been presenting learning workshops, local film screenings and hosting events celebrating film in the Fort McMurray community for many years.

Founding member, Todd Hillier says he has always had an interest in film, and credits meeting his YMM Podcast co-host Tito Guillen eight years ago for the Fort McMurray Filmmakers Association’s establishment and creating the goal of satisfying the niche of local film in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.

Not only is the association supporting local film makers, the club also welcomes beginners to the art, as well as fans.
This year’s Film Fear event will mark the fifth year for the spooky festival. A big year in terms of a film festival’s notoriety and Film Fear’s loyal fan base continues to grow.

The night is slated to fill four hours with some of the scariest local works and will feature local Film Fear veteran actors as well. Selfie from Hell, Conventional, The Outer Darkness and the web series Straight to Video are some of the films and shorts set to be screened.

Film Fear is an 18+ licensed event. Tickets are $13.00 and available at the Keyano Theatre Box Office.

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