Why do I say that? Well, it's simple. This festival is truly about the films and the filmmakers. "But Horror Nerd, aren't they all like that?" you might ask? NO! They are not! Festival creator, organizer and director LC Macabre (Elsie Ginsberg) has created a festival where filmmakers, actors, actresses, performers and film fans can all come together to share their mutual love of indie film making in an atmosphere of friendship and collaboration. It gives film fans like myself a chance to interact with a diverse group of talented film makers and it gives film fans a chance to watch over 100 indie films, and to then discuss among themselves.
All of this happens in a truly fun, inviting atmosphere, with various panels and discussion groups happening throughout the day, which gives fans even further opportunities to glimpse into the world of film.
This all culminates in an incredible red carpet gala and awards ceremony which really makes all of us feel like celebrities.....but more on that in a bit.
On both days, I was able to re-watch several of the films, this time with friends, and then we spent the night discussing the films. I was in film-nerd heaven. Some more friends rolled into the hotel on Friday evening, and we spent the night talking, drinking and eating into the wee hours of the morning. I can't stress enough the spirit of friendship and camaraderie that pervades this event. The Horror Nerd was truly in his element!
I've been to a lot of film festivals, and none of them have anything like this event. From being escorted along the red carpet by a beautiful woman, to being interviewed by the press, to sitting for a dinner filled with great food and entertainment, it really was an amazing experience. There were singers, dancers, magicians, comedians, an amazing fashion show and tons of other entertainment.
Everyone was dressed in their nice clothes. (I must say, the ladies in attendance all looked dazzling, and the guys looked good too!) We all really felt like celebrities for one night.
There was a lot of great entertainment and, of course, the awards presentations. It's always a pleasure to see film makers, actors and actresses express the joy they feel at being recognized for their work.
Folks, I am telling you, if you don't come to Macabre Faire in 2017, and if you don't buy a ticket to the red carpet gala, you really are missing out on something exceptional.
I cannot overstate how much I love this festival. You might be thinking, "Horror Nerd, you're friends with the festival organizers, aren't you biased?" Well, I might be, but don't forget, I became friends with all of these great people AFTER I fell in love with the event. It was the event itself that I was impressed by, which motivated me to become friends with the people who put this amazing event together, and I am now proud to call Elsie and Adam Ginsberg "friend". In fact, the entire Macabre Faire Family are now valued friends of mine, and I look forward to seeing them at various conventions and other events throughout the year.
I am telling you folks, if you don't go to the Macabre Faire Film Festival in 2017, you are really missing out on something special. Click on the image below to go to next year's event page on Facebook!