Unnamed Footage Festival 666 announces first wave of films
If you love found footage, you’ll be happy to hear that the Unnamed Footage Festival is back! The film festival, which features movies in the found footage genre, will be back in San Francisco from March 23 through March 26.
For the sixth annual Unnamed Footage Festival, the organizers are going with a satanic theme, referring to the fest as UFF666. Featured will be found footage horror, screenlife, mockumentaries and POV films.
Pre-fest, The UFF666 team will be co-presenting a 15th anniversary screening of iconic found footage flick Cloverfield. The movie will be presented in 35mm at the Alamo Drafthouse on the evening of March 21 as part of their Terror Tuesday weekly programming.
Opening night will begin on Friday, February 17 with the Recalibration Party at the Artist’s Television Access gallery, then features and shorts will be presented at the Balboa Theatre. San Francisco’s newly renovated 4-Star Theater will take over for the remainder of the weekend.
The Unnamed Footage Festival has released the first wave of featured films for 2023
One of the most anticipated films will be Tinsman Road, the second film for Robbie Banfitch. Banfitch is also responsible for The Outwaters, which won the Unnamed Footage Festival’s Best Feature Jury Award in 2022.
Tinsman Road is described as a thriller about a man trying to solve the mystery behind his sister’s disappearance. Additionally, two short films created by Banfitch will also be featured. Card Zero and File VL-624 were both designed as supplements to The Outwaters, so fans of that film should be especially interested.
Other films that will be presented during the Unnamed Footage Festival include:
Safe Word – In this Japanese mockumentary, wrestler turned pop star Misa the Killer consents to being filmed for a documentary. The owner of an S&M lounge recruits Misa as a dominatrix, and the star begins to revel in the liberation she finds with S&M.
The Tunnel: The Other Side of Darkness – This Australian documentary takes a look at found footage film The Tunnel, which was released ten years ago. It delves into the filmmakers’ challenging the norms behind financing and distributing independent films, as well as the making of The Tunnel.
The Tunnel – Ten years after its original release, The Tunnel is back. An investigative journalist and her crew go into underground tunnels to explore rumors of a government cover-up.
R#J – Carey Williams (Amazon’s Emergency) and Timur Bekmambetov (Searching, Missing, Unfriended) worked together on this screenlife version of the story of Romeo and Juliet.
Everybody Dies By the End – A documentary crew films a legendary director finishing up his final horror film. Described as a “splattery showbiz satire”, Everybody Dies By the End features Vinny Curran in a crazed performance as the director.
Razzennest – In this arthouse film, South African filmmaker Manus Oosthuizen and indie film critic Babette Cruickshank work together to record the audio commentary for Oosthuizen’s documentary Razzennest. Things don’t work out the way anyone would imagine.
Sex House – The Onion presents this reality tv spoof, in which six single people move into a mansion designed specifically for sex. As a satire of shows such as MTV’S Real World, this film swings from comedy to horror seamlessly. Sex House was originally released on YouTube as a series, but for the Unnamed Footage Festival it is being presented as a 75-minute feature.