Might & Fright Film Festival Judges Announced

Thursday, 12 May 2011 14:53 Written by  Jordan DeSaulnier
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Might & Fright Film Festival Judges Announced

The Might and Fright Short Film Festival is a unique forum for emerging talent to showcase their original short films in the comic book and horror genres.  Naturally, the festival is held in conjunction with the Long Beach Comic and Horror Con, on October 29th and 30th.  Genre fans and filmmakers will be positively psyched to hear that the festival has announced this year's panel of judges for Might and Fright.  The judges feature faces familiar to genre fans, including Jonah Hex comics and Immortals graphic novel writer Jimmy Palmiotti, Metalocalypse and Venture Bros director Jon Schnepp, as well as 300, Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles and Game Of Thrones actress Lena Headey.  Read on for the rest, as well as more info on Might and Fright.

Here's the full press release:

Los Angeles, CA, May 9, 2011.  Might & Fright Film Festival is proud to announce this year's panel of judges.  The list includes Lena Headey, Jon Schnepp, Jimmy Palmiotti, Brianna Evigan and Jim Krueger. It is definitely an all-star lineup of people coming from the worlds of Comics, TV, & Film. We believe that the group of judges we have assembled for the inaugural Film Festival shows that this will be a fun-filled weekend that the fans can really support with their creative and innovative entries. The judges and organizers of Might & Fright Film Festival are excited to see what the fans are doing in today's world of short films.

MIGHT AND FRIGHT JUDGES' BIOS

Briana Evigan is an American actress and dancer, best known for her leading roles in "Step Up 2: The Streets," "Sorority Row," "S. Darko," Burning Bright," and most recently the horror film "Mother's Day" by "Saw II" director Darren Bousman.

Lena Headey is a British actress who is best known for her appearances in The Brothers Grimm (2005), 300 (2006), and the series "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" (2008).  She currently stars in HBO's "Game of Thrones" (2011).

Jim Krueger is a comic book writer and creator best known for his award winning Earth X trilogy with Alex Ross for Marvel Comics, as well as Avengers, X-Men, Star Wars, The Matrix Comics, Micronauts, Galactic, Justice, Avengers/Invaders and Batman.  His original works include The Foot Soldiers, Alphabet Supes, The Clock Maker and The Last Straw Man.

Jimmy Palmiotti is a multi-Award winning character creator with a wide range of experience in advertising, production, consulting, editorial, film writing, development and production, media presentation and video game development that include Nike, Nickelodeon, Universal Pictures, Disney, Warner Brothers, DreamWorks, Lion's Gate, Vidmark, Starz, Fox Atomic, Alliance Films, New Line, Spike TV, MTV, 2kgames, Midway, Radical games, Activision and THQ games.  His current work includes: "Animated Superhero Squad" and "Claws 2" for Marvel comics; "Jonah Hex," "Deathstroke," and "Ame -Comi"for D.C.COMICS; "The Last Resort" for I.D.W; "Back to Brooklyn" and "Random Acts of Violence" for Image comics; "Time Bomb" for Radical Comics ; and "Booksmart" for Kickstart.

Jon Schnepp
is an American producer, director, actor, editor, writer and cinematographer. His company, Schneppzone, has worked on many shorts and television shows. Schnepp has directed "The Upright Citizens Brigade, The Venture Bros., Marvel's Black Panther, and Metalocalypse", as well a top-secret horror film.

About Might and Fright Film Festival: MAD Event Management, Long Beach Comic & Horror Con, and Comic Book Sunday! are proud to announce Might & Fright Short Film Festival 2011 to be held Saturday & Sunday, October 29-30, 2011 at the Long Beach Convention Center (LBCC) in downtown Long Beach.

This announcement comes on the heels of the second year's show at the Long Beach Convention Center. It will be added to the slate of ever-growing events built into the third year's show in 2011. This won't just be another Short Film Festival since we will focus on showcasing the best films out there with a comic book or horror feel to it.   We want to find the best short films from across the country that concentrate on genre material and give them a home to be screened in front of an audience that will appreciate the work.

For more information on the Long Beach Comic and Horror Con, head right over here.

To learn about short film submissions, ticket prices, and all the other important information on Might and Fright Film Festival, take a peek at the fest's official site.  We'll see you there come October, along with judges Lena Heady, Jimmy Palmiotti, Jon Schnepp, Briana Evigan, and Jim Krueger.

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