We are thrilled to announce the Top 5 finalists of our REMAKE / RIP OFF / RAMPAGE!!!! bumper contest for Fantastic Fest 2015. First you're hearing of this? Get all the details HERE, and strap in for some extremely entertaining 30-second videos.
We received nearly 150 entries, and there were so many terrific submissions that I don't envy our jury (of Birth.Movies.Death. contributors Phil Nobile Jr, Britt Hayes and Siddhant Adlakha and Alamo Drafthouse V.P. of Special Events Henri Mazza) the task of whittling them down to four. But they managed it admirably, and we'll get to those four below.
But first! We're happy to announce the Audience Award Winner. This is the entry that received the most audience votes and correlating views, and it's a doozy. You guys have chosen well! The Audience Award goes to Ryan Gates' OLDBIRD:
And now, in alphabetical order, our jury-selected Top 4!
Congratulations to all of our finalists! And if you want to see the rest of the submissions, check 'em out HERE.
So what now? The Top 5 bumpers will be presented by Doug Benson before his Movie Interruption of Roar on Wednesday, September 30, and the grand prize winner will be selected by the audience there. And that lucky filmmaker will win two grand from our wonderful sponsors, SourceFedNERD!
Thanks to everyone for participating. Your efforts are what make Fantastic Fest special.