Released by Joe Student, Content Marketing & Media Relations, The Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc.
Screening films from the frightening to the fantastic, the 17th Annual Nevermore Film Festival is scheduled for the Carolina Theatre of Durham from February 12-14, 2016. Tickets for this annual celebration of horror, sci-fi and fantasy films are on sale now. Single film/program tickets are $10 and can be purchased online (CarolinaTheatre.org) or at the Carolina Theatre Box Office, located at 309 W Morgan Street, Durham NC. Ten-Passes, which allow the bearer to choose 10 screenings to attend, are $80 and can be purchased online or at the box office.
Scaring and thrilling audiences since 1999, the Nevermore Film Festival is a juried competition festival which seeks brand-new genre films in the categories of horror, science fiction, mystery, thriller, animation and action-adventure. More than 500 features and shorts have screened at the festival over the past 16 years.
For the first time in its history, the Nevermore Film Festival is presenting an international collection of animated and dark fantasy shorts in a program called “It’s Only A Nightmare, Charlie Brown.” Countries represented include Iran, Greece, Germany, China, Singapore, and the United Kingdom, among others.
Eleven feature films and 41 shorts will be screened during this three-day event, including the following highlights:
- Everlasting (US, 86 minutes)
A teenage filmmaker named Matt (Adam David) finds his life thrown into turmoil when he receives a mysterious package containing a blood-stained rope and a DV tape that shows the murder of his girlfriend, Jessie (Valentina de Angelis). Director Anthony Stabley and crew are scheduled to be in attendance and conduct an audience Q&A on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. Nevermore Jury Award: Best North American Feature
- Idyll (Slovenia, 84 minutes)
After a night of carousing, a group of amateur photographers and models head for a fashion shoot in the remote Slovenian woods. On their way to the location, they come across some mysterious locals. (In Slovenian with English subtitles). Nevermore Jury Award: Best International Feature
- Scrawl (United Kingdom-UK, 81 minutes)
Simon Goodman is a 16-year boy living in a rundown seaside town. With his best friend Joe Harper, they create a comic book called “Scrawl” as a way to escape their reality. Annie Williams (Annabelle Le Gresley) gets wrapped up in the boys’ new world, along with Joe’s sister Rosie and suddenly, with the appearance of a mysterious girl, Hannah (Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Daisy Ridley), events in the comic book start to come to life.
Other Nevermore Jury Award winners include:
- Best Long-Form Narrative Short: The Fisherman (Spain)
- Best Animation Short (tie): She’s Mine (UK) and A Brief Encounter (Iran)
- Best International Short: A Bite to Eat (UK)
- Best North American Short: Bad Guy #2
See a full schedule of Nevermore Film Festival film and short capsules at www.nevermorefilmfest.org
The Nevermore Film Festival is a juried competition festival which programs brand-new genre films from around the world. The festival seeks submissions for horror, science fiction, mystery, thriller and action-adventure films and shorts. It has gained an international reputation as one of the premiere genre festivals in the US. The name comes from Edgar Allen Poe’s narrative poem, The Raven, published in 1845 and famous for the character’s repetitive answer, “Nevermore.”
Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which manages the city-owned Carolina Theatre at 309 W. Morgan Street, Durham, NC 27701. Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc. is dedicated to presenting vibrant, thought-provoking film and live performances that contribute to the cultural and economic vitality of downtown Durham and the Triangle Region. For more information, visit the theatre website at carolinatheatre.org.